Monday, April 22, 2024

Jorge Macchi

Photo portrait by Kicca Tommasi

Jorge Macchi is a  visual artist. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1963. Lives and works in Buenos Aires. In 2001 he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

He had three major retrospectives of his work: Perspectiva at MALBA Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, in 2016, Music Stand Still at S.M.A.K the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium in 2011, and The anatomy of melancholy at Santander Cultural, 2007, Blanton Museum, 2007 and CGAC, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, 2008, He represented Argentina at the Venice Biennial in 2005.

He took part in the Biennials of Liverpool 2012, Lyon 2011, Yokohama 2008, Porto Alegre 2007, Venezia 2005, San Pablo 2004, Estambul 2003, Porto Alegre 2003.

Parallel lives, Jorge Macchi. Courtesy the artist.
All the words of the world, Edouard Fraipont. Courtesy Galeria Luisa Srina, Sao Paulo.
Bone exposed, Joerg Lohse. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin Gallery, NY
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  1. […] Jorge Macchi joined us from Buenos Aires to discuss, among other things, his role in an exhibit, The Double, at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. For the show, he exhibited Vidas Paralelas (Parallel Lives), a work consisting of two panes of glass sitting beside each other and broken in the exact same way. Encountering this work gives viewers the feeling that something is very strange, but they must confront the reality as they are standing before the piece witnessing it for themselves. To hear more about this and other aspects of Jorge’s life and career, listen to the complete interview. […]


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