Nicolás Guagnini

25 steel columns of 4 x 0.12 m. each.

This piece consists of 25 straight prisms that act as the support for a portrait of the artist´s father, disappeared in 1977. Viewers are onle able to compose the image of the face from one particular viewing point. While walking around the piece, each person finds the optimum point at which the face becomes composed, and it disappears again as soon as the viewer moves on.

Nicolás Guagnini (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966) He studied Drawing with Aída Carballo and Aurelio Macchi and attended Roberto Aizenberg’s studio. In  1991 he received the «Ciudad de México» grant and in 1994, the Premio Braque, awarded by the French Embassy. Since 1995 he has been writing articles and
interviewing different artists, publishing these texts in specialized magazines. In 1997, he and Karin Schneider founded Unión Gaucha Productions, a recognized experimental film company. In 2002 he
presented the «Homo Ludens» solo show at Galería Ruth Benzacar in Buenos Aires. In 2005 he founded the Orchard Gallery in New York. Among the group shows he has participated in, those deserving special
mention include those held at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de San José, Costa Rica (2004), at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2005) and at the University of Wyoming Art Museum (2009). During 2006 he participated in the
«Desaparecidos» (Disappeared) itinerant group show, presented at the Elizabeth Dee gallery in New York, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the Centre Cultural Suisse in Paris and the Museo del Barrio. In 2008 he
participated in the «Art Forum» conference at Harvard University. During 2009 he exhibited «Wrong» at the coma Gallery in Berlin. He also worked as Adjunct Professor at the Parsons School of Design in New
York and organized the «No» conference along with David Joselt at Yale University. He participated in the «Art School» and «No Career» panels organized by Dena Yago at Columbia University and in «The
Sites of Latin American Abstraction» at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California during 2010. He currently lives and works in New York.