The Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires | Aldo Rubino Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition:
OBSCENO | Pablo Siquier
Curated by Rodrigo Alonso.
OBSCENO presents a selection of unpublished works in our country by the artist of the MACBA collection, Pablo SIQUIER. A unique opportunity to get closer to his production.
“The paintings are frontal, direct, exhibitionist. They challenge the viewer due to their complexity and excellent workmanship, but above all, due to the unfathomable mystery of the forms that inhabit them. Powerful and silent, these forms occupy an absolute foreground, generally suspended over a clean, ascetic space.”
Buenos Aires, 1961.
He studied at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts and then in the workshops of the artists Pablo Bobbio and Araceli Vázquez Málaga. He was part of the X Group, founded in 1986 with the support of the sculptor Enio Iommi. With one of its members, Jorge Macchi, he currently shares a workshop in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Crespo.
He was an adjunct professor of the Graphic Design program at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires, Forbes chair, 1999 and a professor of the same chair between 1988 and 1998. Since 2004 and until today, he has worked as a professor adjunct of the Bisollino chair, Project Painting at the National University of the Arts.
Among the multiple exhibitions held, the individual exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2005 stands out for its magnitude. Likewise, he has made murals and installations that are found in various public spaces in the City of Buenos Aires.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Professor and independent curator. Graduate in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina, specialized in contemporary art and new media. Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), University of Salvador (USAL) and the National University Institute of Art (IUNA), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor and member of the Advisory Committee of the Master in Curating and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media, Media Center d'Art i Disseny (MECAD), Barcelona, Spain. Guest professor at important universities, conferences and international forums in Latin America and Europe.
He is a writer, critic and collaborator in books, art magazines and catalogues. Regular contributor to Ámbito Financiero (Argentine newspaper) and art.es (international art magazine based in Spain). His books include: Muntadas. With/Textos (Buenos Aires, 2002), Ansia y Devoción (Buenos Aires, 2003) and Jaime Davidovich. Video Works. 1970-2000 (New York, 2004).
Curator of contemporary art exhibitions in the most important spaces in Argentina and Latin America, and in prestigious European institutions. He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Barcelona.