Artists

Argentina

Luciano Pozo
OPEN Buenos Aires 2023

16.06.23 20.06.23

Luciano Pozo’s life has always developed in the countryside, in a town called Laplacette, Junín, Buenos Aires, the place where he grew up with his family. For the last few years he has been experimenting and conceptualizing an artistic practice that stems from expanded and experimental graphics. He has called this way of doing things “Florisgrafía” (he is in the process of patenting it at the IMPI) and consists of making prints on rose petals and other flowers. The backbone of his praxis, today, goes through the approach of his own identity and the research of this way of printing. When developing work and working with an organic support that receives graphic images, certain questions and technical conflicts arise: fragility of the support, durability of the work, receiving structure, image transfer procedure on petals, long-term conservation.

For Luciano, the countryside is an inspiring place, his life has always been crossed by the horizon line, the light, the sound of the wind, wild animals, spring chamomiles and pink sunsets, sunflower fields and their rose bushes. His poetic work as a visual artist is crossed by “Florisgrafía”, and the germ to develop this way of printing has to do with identity and with an insult that Luciano received as a child from the people of his town: “flor de puto” (which would rouglhy transtale as “f*cking flower”). In his own words: “I build a narrative poetics that is shaped by fragility and the rawness of words. I reflect on pain and from that point graphic pieces are generated. All my work is crossed by poetic, material and experimental research. I conceive the field of experimental/expanded graphics as a meeting place between the workshop and the laboratory”.

BIO
Luciano Pozo
1993 | Junín, Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Junín, Argentina

EDUCATION
Master’s Degree in History of Argentine and Latin American Art. Interdisciplinary School of High Social Studies-UNSAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bachelor of Arts, School of Humanities-UNSAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Professor of Visual Arts with Specialization in Printmaking and Printed Art, Xul Solar Art School of Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

EXHIBITIONS
2022 | Como una flor en el barro (solo show). Espacio de Arte Fundación Casa Pronto, Junín, Argentina
2022 | EUDAIMONIA. Museo de Bellas Arte Lincoln, MUBAL, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2022 | TODO IMPRESO ES POÉTICO. “YESO” festival gráfico. Salón de Usos Múltiples “Mario A. Meoni” Universidad Nacional Noroeste, Buenos Aires

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND OTHERS
2023 | Young Art Salon. Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Emilio Pettoruti, La Plata, Argentina
2023 | Latin American Biennial of Postal Art da Parahyba, Brazil
2022 | Activate Heritage Grant: The formation of the founding collection of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Junín. 1944
2022 | Abya Yala. Structural Origins. Bronx Art Space, Printmaking Salon and Fundraising. New York Latin American Art Triennial
2022 | Selected 14th Edition of the Itaú Foundation Award

Related Activities

Encounters, International Projects, Workshops, Exhibitions, Fellowships

OPEN 2023 | Activities
Workshops, talks and demos

17.06.23 20.06.23

From June 17th to June 20th, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Encounter of Emerging Printmakers was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. Throughout its 4 days open to the public, the selected artists shared with the public not only their works in traditional and contemporary graphic techniques, but also offered workshops, demos, participatory practices and talks, all free and open to the public.

OPEN Buenos Aires is an event of professionalization for emerging artists and dissemination of graphic practices for the local public, whether specialized or without previous knowledge in the field of printmaking in particular or contemporary art in general. As part of the application that each artist submitted, it was the artists themselves who proposed different instances of exchange with visitors to the event, bringing them closer to their techniques, their projects, their portfolios and their working methods.

The activities that visitors to the event were able to enjoy were:

  • Guided tour by David Arteagoitia (director of Open Portfolio FIGBilbao)
  • Guided tour by Luciano Pozo (OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Activation: DESPOSEÍDES (by Aniela Troglia, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Print Jam in two stations:
    STATION 1 PRINTING MATTERS: words and actions that empower (by Mariana Gayoso, OPEN 2022 artist)
    STATION 2 THE MAGIC OF XYLOGRAPHY: creative workshop by Laura Pires and Hernán Borches (OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Guided tour by Inés Gaggero (artist OPEN 2023)
  • Activation: FRAGMENTED NARRATIVES: AI in art (by Zerré, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Professional workshop: EXPLORING NEW HORIZONS: Innovation in contemporary graphics with plastic materials and bi-component resins (by David Arteagoitia, Director of Open Portfolio FIGBilbao) sponsored by CCEBA-Embassy of Spain
  • Workshop: GYOTAKU 3D: dimensional traces (by OPEN 2023 artists Santiago Crespo and Candela del Valle)
  • Activation: TEMPORARY ARCHIVES (by Amelia Herrero  OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Workshop: Florisgraphic printing (by Luciano Pozo, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Visual poetry workshop: ESTROFAS GRÁFICAS (by OPEN 2023 artists Gabriela Esterovich and Inés Díaz Saubidet)
  • Workshop: BETWEEN LIGHT AND NATURE: demo of cyanotype and chlorotype (by Clara Nerone and Rapainú, OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Workshop: KITCHEN-LITHO: alchemy in the kitchen (by Inés Gaggero, OPEN 2023 artist)
  • Workshop: VISUAL EXPRESSION AND ARTIVISM (by Darío Marroche and Pablo Pérez Torres, OPEN 2023 artists)
  • Workshop: MINIMUM MINIMORUM: the greatness of the small (by Pablo Damseaux Tabárez OPEN 2023 artist)

Encounters, International Projects, Fellowships

OPEN 2023 | Awards
Awards ceremony

20.06.23 20.06.23

From June 17-20, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Encounter of Emerging Printmakers was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. Throughout its 4 days of opening to the public, the selected artists shared their works in traditional and contemporary print media techniques with the visitors, celebrated the opening of the exhibition, offered workshops, demos and open talks and, on the last day, 9 of the 16 artists received the prizes awarded by the event’s organizers.

In addition to the 16 participation grants awarded to the finalist artists, after all the activities of OPEN Buenos Aires were completed, the following prizes were distributed:

  • 4 FIG Bilbao Awards: four artists with a stand each at the Fig Bilbao Fair November 2023 + accommodation in Bilbao (awarded to Candela Del Valle, Gabriela Esterovich, Clara Nerone and Luciano Pozo)
  • 2 grants for artistic residencies at CIEC Foundation in Betanzos, Spain in 2024 (awarded to Hernán Borches and Darío Marroche)
  • 1 residency grant at the BDC-Basque bioDesign Center in Bilbao, Spain (awarded to Santiago Crespo)
  • 1 artist-in-residence grant at La Rural, Tucumán, Argentina (awarded to Rapainú)
  • 1 artist-in-residence grant at Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (awarded to Zerré)

The prizes were awarded by the Awards Jury, formed by David Arteagoitia (Bilbao, Basque Country, Director of FIG Open Portfolio), Pedro Galilea (Salamanca, Spain, Vice President and Director of Fundación CIEC), Iñaki Alonso (Bilbao, Basque Country, President of FIG Bilbao), and Alicia Candiani (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Director of OPEN Buenos Aires and Fundación´ace) based on the quality of the works presented and the activities for the public proposed and carried out by the artists themselves.

International Projects, Workshops, Portfolio Review, Open Calls

OPEN 2023 | Critiques
Portfolio Reviews

20.06.23 20.06.23

Between June 17 and 20, 2023, the OPEN Buenos Aires: International Meeting of Emerging Graphic Arts was held at the Casa de la Cultura–Edificio La Prensa in the City of Buenos Aires. OPEN Buenos Aires is a professionalization event for emerging artists and dissemination of print media practices for the local public, whether specialized or without previous knowledge in the field of printmaking in particular or contemporary art in general. As part of the professionalization of the artists, on Sunday, June 18, a review of portfolios was carried out by a team specialized in traditional and contemporary print media, engraving and graphic and printed visual arts.

The review of portfolios was in charge of:

  • Pedro Galilea, Director of Fundación CIEC–Centro Internacional de la Estampa Contemporánea, Galicia, Spain
  • Esteban Álvarez, artist and professor at UNA–Universidad Nacional de la Artes, CABA, Argentina
  • Adriana Moracci, artist and masterprinter, director of Taller AM, CABA, Argentina
  • Micaela Trocello, artist, coordinator of the International Biennial of Engraving and Small Format Printed Art BIGAI and professor UNC–Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Alicia Valente, curator of the National Museum of Engraving and Professor at the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Throughout 3 hours, they offered portfolio reviews, feedback, work criticism, and professional guidance to both OPEN artists and independent artists who had previously signed up to participate in this free activity.

Fairs

FIG Bilbao XII
Artists in dialogue

23.11.23 26.11.23

The International Print and Paper Art Fair in Bilbao, FIG Bilbao, celebrated its twelfth edition at the Euskalduna Palace, a venue located in the heart of the city of Bilbao in Spain. The fair took place from November 23 to 26 and featured a comprehensive program of activities related to Paper Art, with Japan being the guest country.

This twelfth edition brought together more than forty national and international print galleries and publishers, as well as over 500 artists. With almost 10,000 visitors, the fair continues to establish itself as a key meeting point for print and paper art. This art event in the Basque Country also becomes one of the main cultural attractions in Bilbao, as recognized by national and international media.

Invited by its organizers and partners at Open Buenos Aires – FIG Bilbao and the ARTHAZI Association – the ´ace Contemporary Art Foundation participated in Stand #10, featuring Polish artists Alicja Habisiak-Matzack, Jolanta Rustka-Habisiak, and Tomasz Matzack from the Academy of Arts and Design in Lodz, Poland. In addition, our director, Alicia Candiani, was invited to participate as a member of the international jury in the “Cubes of Temptations,” a program aimed at Fine Arts students in their final years of education. This year, the cubes featured emerging artists from Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA) and the University of the Basque Country.

November 23 – 26 , 2023
Palacio Euskalduna
Bilbao, Spain

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
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2024 Open Call #3
Residencies 2024

Deadline 
July 31st, 2024

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