Meet the Artist: Jorge Macchi

Argentine artist Jorge Macchi (born 1963) visits the Museum to discuss the diversity of formats in which he creates.


Having represented Argentina at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Macchi has garnered international attention for his delicate meditations on the poetics of everyday life using a variety of media and formats, from video installations to artist’s books to cut-out newspaper collages. His work is characterized by a melancholic air, with subjects ranging from acts of random violence to unrequited love, the impossibility of conclusion, and the interplay between presence and absence. Macchi’s work is included in many international collections, such as the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario; Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León; Daros Latinamerica, Zurich; University of Essex Art Museum; and Tate Modern, London.

IMAGE: Jorge Macchi, Atlas, 2006-2007.

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