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#8 Demoler Buenos Aires

Dec, 2022

Ignacio Unrrein + Santiago Bengolea

Cuaratorship and Design

Ignacio Unrrein + Santiago Bengolea

Demolish Buenos Aires is an exhibition produced by Ignacio Unrrein in collaboration with Santiago Bengolea that proposes an installation that identifies the party walls that emerge after the demolition process of the buildings in Buenos Aires. They reveal, through the materials composing them, patterns of colors and shapes. They are a testimony of other life, 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 advanced avidly through the different decades, the political, social and economic processes that determine the supremacy of the materials, merged with personal influences that gradually mutate and overlap through time.

Ignacio Unrrein (Buenos Aires, 1987) graduated as an architect in 2012 from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and has been a doctoral student in Arts since 2015 in the National University of the Arts (UNA). He 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. Among the recognitions his work has received are the honorable mention of the jury in the Ceramic Art of the National Visual Arts Salon 2021, 2nd prize at the YICCA Prize 2019 (Zagreb, Croatia), 1st prize at the Malamegi LAB 2018 (Rome, Italy), the UNA PhD 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 Metropolitan Fund for the Arts (2021).