Mauro Giaconi special project at PINTA NY 2011 - Nov 10 - 13, 2011
Mauro Giaconi is presenting his installation “Paisaje Romboidal” at Dot Fiftyone’s Gallery Booth at PINTA NY 2011
This year PINTA, the Latin American fair of modern and contemporary art, will have a brand new look when it opens its doors in the heart of New York. Our new location at 7 West 34th Street in Manhattan will accommodate fifty galleries and projects from the United States, Latin America and Europe that will showcase their best Latin American artists.
For the fifth year in a row, New York will see some of the best modern art, including work by masters of painting and sculpture from Latin America such as Fernando Botero, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam and Roberto Matta; even as geometric abstraction and concrete art have been our signature since the first edition of the fair in 2007.
The public will also be able to appreciate the rediscovery of conceptual art from the 1970s and 80s: a movement that curators and specialists are revisiting and doing an in-depth rereading of, and that has been the main focus of interest of museums and private collectors in the last few years.
Dot Fiftyone Galler proudly present the special project installation “Pasaje Rombidal” by the Argentinean artist living in Mexico, MAURO GIACONI.
Meanwhile, PINTA will offer visitors the best of the most current and contemporary artistic production of the region. The presence of the United States at the fair has always been the strongest. This year we will again host seventeen galleries from New York, Miami, San Antonio and other cities. Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela will also be significantly represented in this edition of the fair. Spain increasingly welcomes Latin American artists, whose careers unfold mostly in Europe, but who want to gain access to other markets across the Atlantic. Spanish galleries will use PINTA as their port of entry to the cultural capital of America.
Mauro Giaconi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. He presently lives and works between Buenos Aires and Mexico DF. In 1996 he begins to study Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, and in 1998 he also begins Fine Arts at the “National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon”. At the end of the year he decides to commit himself entirely to the arts, and starts to work restoring murals at building. In 2001 he becomes an accredited Painting Professor. The following year, he is taken on the staff in Carolina Antoniadis Painting Class at the same institution. Also in 2001 he is awarded the “Young Talents Phillips Prize – Argentina”, with which he shows at the C. C. Recoleta. (Recoleta Cultural Centre) and Marta Traba Gallery in Sao Paulo. In 2002 he begins visual art degree studies at I.U.N.A, and has a solo show at the “Pop Hotel Boquitas Pintadas” called “Interventions in a Hotel”, curated by Julio Sanchez. He also participates in some art contests. In 2003 he is part of the itinerant show “Boquitas Pintadas 2002” in the C. C. Recoleta, which visited several provinces of Argentina. He is also part of “Arte BA, 2003”. That same year he becomes involved in the creation of Materia Urbana Project, as a curator of the Art and Design areas. He participates of the exposition “Entrelineas” at ASga, (Alberto Sendros Gallery) invited by the curator Rodrigo Alonso. He is also selected at Federico Klemm Prize. In 2004 he gets an award at the “ArteBA Prize for three dimensional works – 2004” with his work “Cama Fetal” (Foetal Bed). He is awarded a honourable mention of the Jury at the “National Drawing Show 2004” with his work “Reposo” (Repose). He exhibits his work “Columna” (Column) at the C. C. E. B. A. (Spanish Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires) in Micro space 4 and is awarded an Accesit Prize at the “Certamen Iberoamericano de Pintura”.