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Mauro Giaconi: C.A.R.S. Online - 3D virtual exhibition by Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Mauro Giaconi: C.A.R.S. Online

Fri, 11/20/2020 to Sat, 11/20/2021

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C.A.R.S. Online is a series of virtual exhibitions curated by past participants in the Critic & Artist Residency Series at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, which was founded in 1997 to bring prominent artists, critics, and curators to the Colorado State University campus for public lectures, classroom visits, and exhibitions. C.A.R.S. Online is a combination “artist intervention” and monographic exhibition, bringing together the artists’ own work and works from the museum’s collection.

Mauro Giaconi was the museum’s Critic & Artist Residency Series visitor in Fall 2018. The artist’s work takes place in the field of sculpture, installation, and mainly drawing, which operates as the heart of all his production and starting point to generate spatial interventions and imagery that moves across the aesthetics of chaos and procedural investigation. Architecture, structure, memory and environment are all key elements in the artist’s practice, which focuses on proposing experiences that build tension between opposite concepts like construction and destruction; birth and death; confinement and freedom; depth and surface; dream and awakening.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mauro Giaconi lives and works in Mexico City. He began his training in architecture at the University of Buenos Aires before moving to the visual art at the National School of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 2001 with the title of National Professor of Painting. He has had monographic exhibitions at prestigious institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, and solo shows in Mexico City, São Paulo, Paris, Marseilles, Berlin, and New York City, to name a few. His long list of prizes and fellowships includes participation in the Artistic Research Center in Buenos Aires, the Skowhegan School of Paintings and Sculpture in Maine, and Omi International Art Center in New York. Giaconi also co-founded ObreraCentro, a non-profit independent art space, and more, in Mexico City, dedicated to interdisciplinary experimentation. He was a Critic and Artist Residency visitor to Colorado State University in conjunction with the exhibition Spatial Flux: Contemporary Drawings from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection, curated by graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History.

C.A.R.S. Online is made possible in part through a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, which works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University. This fund benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts. Additional support is provided by the FUNd Endowment at CSU and by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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