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Demoler Buenos Aires

Ignacio Unrrein, Santiago Bengolea

Dec, 2022

Cuaratorship and Design:

Ignacio Unrrein, Santiago Bengolea


Glenda Lazart

Institucional Support:

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Produced by Ignacio Unrrein in collaboration with Santiago Bengolea, Demoler Buenos Aires is an exhibition that proposes an installation that evokes the ruins of walls that emerge after the demolition process of some buildings in the city of Buenos Aires. Once they appear, they reveal, through the materials used to compose past spaces, patterns of colors, and shapes. They are a testimony of a time before, traces of past moments, vestiges of frozen times, ordinary, and anonymous relics whose hours are endless. The architectural patterns evidence the scenes of the styles that are testimony avidly, through the different decades, of the political, social, and economic processes that determine each decade. The supremacy of some materials, in addition to personal influences, reveals what has gradually mutated through time. Different genealogies are hidden and then revealed.

Ignacio Unrrein (Buenos Aires, 1987) is an architect (2012) from the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Since 2015, he has been a Ph.D. candidate at the Universidad Nacional de Artes (UNA). He has participated in the Artists Program of the Torcuato Di Tella University (2019), in the PAC Program: Contemporary Artistic Practices organized by Gachi Prieto Gallery (2017), and was awarded a grant by the Vermont Studio Center (2019). His artistic production has been shown in several collective exhibitions both in Argentina and abroad. His work has received the Honorable Mention in the Ceramic Art of the National Visual Arts Salon 2021, the 2nd prize at the YICCA Prize 2019 (Zagreb, Croatia), the 1st prize at the Malamegi LAB 2018 (Rome, Italy), the UNA Ph.D. Completion Grant (2021), the FNA Creation Grant (2019), the Patronage Grant from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (2015, 2020, 2021), and the Fondo Metropolitano de las Artes (2021).