LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Ignacio Unrrein (Buenos Aires, 1987) graduated as an architect in 2012 from the University of Buenos Aires and has been a doctoral student in Arts at the National University of the Arts since 2015. Besides taking part in several advanced workshops and seminars, he received a grant to attend Cromos, Art Study Center (2013-2014), he was also selected to work in the Project PAC - Contemporary Artistic Practices organized by Gachi Prieto gallery - Latin American and contemporary art (2017) and in the Artists’ Program of the Di Tella University (2019-2020). He has also participated in the International Residencies Program of the Vermont Studio Center (as a grant holder, Vermont, United States, 2019) and will attend the EKWC-European Ceramic Work Center (Oisterwijk, Netherlands, 2019).
His artistic production has been shown in several collective exhibitions both in his country and abroad, including: the Buenos Aires Young Art Biennale (2013); FASE 6.0 – Art + Science + Technology (2014); the Drawing and Installations and Alternative Media sections of the Argentine National Salon of Visual Arts (2016 and 2017); the 2017/2018 Itaú Visual Arts Prize (2018); the Drawing section of the 62nd Manuel Belgrano National Salon of Visual Arts (Sívori Museum, 2018); the XLIX Fernán Félix de Amador Salon of Visual Arts (2018); the 13th UADE National Contest of Visual Arts (2018); Cartografías y otras narrativas posibles [Cartographies and other possible narratives] (PROA21, 2018); Diálogos [Dialogues] (Proa Foundation, 2019); Diseño en Acción [Design in Action] (Proa Foundation, 2019); the 96th Salon of May (2019), Tigre Abierto [Open Tiger] (The House of Culture, Tigre, 2019), the Installations and Alternative Media sections of the Argentine National Salon of Visual Arts (2019); the Argentine Pavilion at the Jerusalem Biennale (2015); the Marchionni Art Prize (Villacidro, South Sardinia, 2017); the Malamegi Lab.10 Contest (Rome, 2018); Tapiar Buenos Aires [Brick up Buenos Aires] at Archivio Stalker. Immaginare Corviale a Km. 0 (MACro, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, 2018), and at YICCA, International Contest of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, 2019).
His works have also been shown in solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires: at the 3rd festival of the arts space Enjambre: Hacia un afuera de la escritura [Towards the outside of writing] (Intentos – Attempts, 2016); in the arts space Oficina Proyectista (Proyecto demolición de la Nueva Oficina Proyectista – Demolition Project of the New Project Office, 2017); the San Martin Cultural Center (Intento reconstruir 000001 – Attempt to rebuild 000001, 2018; curated by Carolina Jozami, Lucas Zambrano); Acéfala Gallery (Tapiar Buenos Aires – Brick up Buenos Aires, 2018; curated by Santiago Bengolea), and in Laboratorio Festival (Sindicato de Piletas Argentinas – Argentine Swimming Pools Union, 2019; curated by Alfredo Aracil).
His creative work has earned him numerous recognitions, and his projects have received the sponsorship and support of several institutions. To name a few examples, he took second place in the International Contest of Contemporary Art of YICCA (Zagreb, Croatia, 2019); first place in the Malamegi LAB 2018 contest (Rome, Italy), and was granted a FNA National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2019) and a subsidy in the frame of the Patronage – Cultural Promotion Program of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (2015).
WHO I AM
Visual Artist and Architect based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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