FEDERICO VILLARINO

born 1978 in Buenos Aires

Education
studied painting at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón (actually UNA)
workshop with Esteban Alvarez 2009
workshop with Fabián Burgos 2006-2007

Solo exhibitions

2015
“Las Fuerzas Extrañas”, Fundación El Mirador
2010
“Hasta que el sol desaparezca”, Galería Jardín Oculto
2009
“Estrella Triángulo”, Galería Jardín Oculto
2008
“Medianoche”, El Aleph Arte Contemporáneo
2006
“Pampas”, Espacio Cyrano

Group exhibitions

2018
"ART.TECH", Diderot, Fundación Fortabat
2017
"Todos para uno y uno para todos", Fundación El Mirador
"Punto ciego", Fauna
"ARTFORHUM?", Fundación El Mirador
"Lago_Piedras", Espacio Lago, Madrid, España
2016
"Colección Infinita", Cordillera-Estudio Raneo-Galería Proceso, Cuenca, Ecuador
ArtLounge + MB Home Gallery
"#AbstractoFigurativo", Ungallery
"Rutas de Escape: Nuevas cartografías", Fundación El Mirador
2015
"Piedras Palace Edition III" Giarcovich/J M Alvarez/Coccoz/L Gonzalez/Villarino
Galería Piedras
"Double Check", BOS Berlin Open Studio, Berlin, Alemania
"GEOMETRIAS", Espacio Cabrera
"Double exposure"Heredia/Giarcovich/Villarino
BOS Berlin Open Studio, Berlin, Alemania
"Cruzar la línea", Tschopp/Ferrante/Elian/Paganini/Villarino
Fundación ICBC
2014
“Un bosque, un cielo y algunas presencias extraordinarias” PabloSuárez/DeMonte/Cavalcante/Villarino
Centro Cultural San Martin
“LSD Luminiscencia Sobrenatural Dominante” Villarino/Mur/Amor/Loubet
El Mirador
“El cuadro roto” Villarino/Florido/Mur/Martinovich
Centro Cultural Recoleta
"Piedras"
Galería Piedras
"SANCTA SANCTORUM" Cristofano/F.Vico/Cavalcante/Mascaro/Villarino
Centro Cultural Parque España, Rosario
2013
Group exhibition at Oasis Clubhouse - Paper Scissors Rock - Buenos Aires/Argentina
2011
"Mostro", La Fabrica de Peru
"Barro del Paraíso", Fundación OSDE
Nueva Subasta de Arte Contemporáneo, Galería Azur
Galería en ruinas, de Josefina Carón, Salta
Anniversary exhibition at Rayo Lazer
2010
"Mapa para perderse", Espacio Uva Mystic
"El diorama del mundo", Chez Vautier gallery
Jardín Oculto at Ivan Rosado, Rosario/Argentina
2009
"Talismán se busca II", Ruth Benzacar
"Problemas inauditos", Jardín Oculto
"Proyecto circular", Palais de Glace
2008
Opening Jardín Oculto
"Me río de la Plata", Marte Upmarket, Montevideo, Uruguay
";)", VVVGallery
"Jovenes Pintores", Galería Isidro Miranda
2006
"Colgada", Belleza y Felicidad
Palermofest (Casa Joven)
2005
Semana Brukman
2004
"Geometría", XvosBsAs
2003
"Bush Causa Belli", Centro Cultural de la Cooperación
"Reconquista", Casa de Chino Soria
"Pampas del sur", Facultad de Derecho
2002
"Arte Sorpresa", P. Rosales/N. Vecino/Villarino
Centro Cultural de la Cooperación
2000
Salón de otoño Museo Nacional de la Plata (SAAP)

Art Fairs
ArteBA, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018
ArteBA Focus, 2016
Mercado de Arte, Córdoba, Arg., 2016
RedDot Art Fair, Miami, 2015
Cha.CO, Chile, 2014
Poetica Móvil, Puerto Madryn Arg., 2010

Awards
2015
Finalist, Salón Nacional Fundación Banco Nación
2006
First prize “Faena”, Category: Visual Arts with the proyect "Aparicón", of urban interventions

Grants/Residence
2015
Art Residency - Factoria Santa Rosa - Santiago de Chile
2013
Art Residency - Pouch Cove Foundation - New Foundland/ Canada / October 2013
1998 - 2002
Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Buenos Aires, ARG
1995 + 1996
Berufsschule in Schwerin/Germany (Technic drawing)

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Painting was always the main pillar of my work. Even when I am producing other types of work – objects, site-specific interventions or drawings – I always come back to painting. I would not say that it is my center of gravity, but rather that, as a dynamic activity, it accompanies me along the way. Or, put differently, that the other works are the pearls on a necklace and painting is the thread.
In the most extensive series of paintings that I have produced for some years now, landscapes and geometric figures are combined. An association of two apparently distinct registers that, linked in different ways and forming scenes dominated by an unstable calm and a certain mystery, make the tension between opposites the basis of the work.
In other series – “Las fuerzas extrañas” (The Strange Forces) and “Tierra de colores” (Land of Colors) – this play of contrasts appears by way of the combination of the digital and the hand-crafted: on the hand, I produce the drawings using mathematical computer programs and, on the other, I develop the processes of preparation of the papers and canvases, which I immerse in tubs containing inks diluted in water and which I treat with mixtures of plaster and ferrites. In these processes, I also especially design and construct both the tools and the teams that I need: for example, a light table for tracing, a portable homemade projector, special rulers or large tubs for immersing the papers and canvases. The play between a moment of analytical or calculated production and another moment that is more linked to the sensible or intuitive is always present. These tools have a direct link with my industrial training (where, among other things, I learned technical drawing, welding and carpentry), to which I always make reference in my work: above all, in the construction of the objects.

SEMINARIOS:
“XUL SOLAR Y EL ESOTERISMO OCCIDENTAL: LA BÚSQUEDA DE UN CONOCIMIENTO SUPERIOR”, EN MALBA, 2012, POR PATRICIA M. ARTUNDO.
"SENSORES Y NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS APLICADAS AL ARTE" EN CCEBA, 2010, POR JOAQUIN FARGAS
“SOL LEWITT Y EL ARTE CONCEPTUAL” EN FUNDACION PROA Y FADU, 2002, DICTADO POR ALINA TORTOSA Y SILVIA DIEHL
“ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO ARGENTINO” EN FUND. KLEMM, 2001, DICTADO POR CARLOS ESPARTACO