Jorge Macchi

(Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1963)

Jorge Macchi (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1963) lives and works in Buenos Aires. Considered one of the leading conceptual artists of his generation in South American art, Macchi has strong ties to the European visual culture (surrealism and Arte Povera). He works with diverse media, including sculpture, painting, and video, often combined in site-specific installations. Macchi is drawn to chance and fortuitous events, and his work often makes use of newspaper clippings, city maps, and musical scores. His influences include John Cage and Jorge Luis Borges. The recent solo shows include CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain (2017), MALBA Museo de Arte Latino-Americana de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); Centre Régional d´Art Contemporain de Montbéliard, Montbéliard, France (2015); MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); MAMBA Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (2013); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium and S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2011);  Pinacoteca del estado de San Pablo (2009), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanéo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2008). Jorge Macchi participated to the Biennials of Liverpool (2012), Lyon (2011), Porto Alegre (2007), Sao Paulo (2006) e (2004), Venezia (2005), Istanbul (2003).  He represented Argentina into Biennale di Venezia (2005). His work is part of the collections Fundación Arco, Madrid, Spain, Musee de’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY and the Tate, London, UK. Jorge Macchi is represented by Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Habana), Italia, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurigo, Svizzera, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil, Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA.




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