Biography

Andrés Paredes (Apóstoles, Misiones, 1979) is an Argentinean visual artist and designer, and holds a degree from the School of Arts of the National University of Misiones. He has participated in art clinics with the following artists and critics: Tulio de Sagastizábal, Pablo Siquier, Jorge Gumier Maier, Roberto Echen and Fabián Lebenglik.

In 2017 he formed part of the exhibition The Latin American Experience, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in 2016, his works represented the Province of Misiones at the Bicentennial of Argentina’s Independence Exhibitions in San Miguel de Tucumán, organized by the CFI;  at the CCK with the work Landscape: the Evolvement of an Idea, curated by Ana Maria Battistozzi; and in Pinta Miami. In 2015 he prepared the stage design for the International Festival of Symphonic Orchestras Iguazú in Concert and performed an intervention consisting of steel-fretworked butterflies on Florida Street, the main pedestrian street in Buenos Aires. 

His exhibitions Migrants and Memories of the Earth with No Evil were shown at the UCA Fine Arts Pavilion, at the ECO Museum of Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil, and at the FAyD Museum in Oberá, Misiones, as well as at the international Hong Kong Art Fair and Beirut Art Fair in the Lebanon. The installation called Memorious Mud was exhibited at the Recoleta Cultural Center (selection) and the Contemporary Expression Center during the Rosario 11 Week of Art, in the Province of Santa Fé. In 2013, he presented his individual exhibition Exuvia at the Areco Museum in Posadas, Misiones, and at the Museum of Fine Arts René Brusau in the city of Resistencia, Chaco. Also in 2013, he presented the individual exhibition Gurí (Child) at the Palatina Gallery in Buenos Aires and the following year de made an urban intervention – Eternal  Orchid- in Montecarlo. In 2011, he participated in the Third Biennial of the End of the World (Ushuaia, Argentina). 

His works have been incorporated to private collections both in Argentina and several foreign countries.

He lives and works between Misiones and Buenos Aires (Argentina), with one workshop in Apóstoles and another one in the Art District in La Boca. 

Artist Statement

For fifteen years, I have been looking into a contemporary rereading of the Paraná rainforest in Misiones and the depiction of its universes.

I choose insects undergoing major transformations, such as butterflies, cicadas and dragonflies, and I place on them the great metaphor of the transformation every human being pursues - the wish to redefine ourselves and change. I have applied these concepts to several exhibitions and art installations throughout my career.

At present, I am researching into my personal archaeology and genealogy, I take memories from my childhood and transform them into great participative installations, where the five senses play their role.

I am interested in working spaces that foster personal introspection and generate new landscapes with elements from the very environment.

Artist CV

Seleted Solo Exhibitions 

 

     2017     Eternal Spring, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX    

                  The Latin American Experience, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.

     2016     Seasonal Sprout, La Onion, Buenos Aires

     2015     Memorious Mud, Curator: Roberto Echen, Recoleta Cultural Center  Buenos Aires, and CEC Rosario

                  Memories of the Earth with No Evil, UCA Fine Arts Pavilion, Buenos Aires

                  Memories of the Earth with No Evil, Ecomuseu, Foz do Iguaçú, Brazil

                  Hong kong Art fair, Beirut art fair, Lebanon

                  The Jungle Shadow, Artespacio, San Isidro, Buenos Aires

                  Change Butterflies, Curators: Gabriela Urtiaga, Ana Martinez Quijano, Florida Cultural Circuit, Buenos Aires

     2014     Migrants, Curator: Alicia Menises, Art and Design School Museum, Oberá, Misiones

                  Rene Bruseau Museum, Resistencia, Chaco

​     2013     Gurí, Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

                  Exuvia, Curator: Alicia Menises, Lucas Braulio Areco Museum, Posadas, Misiones

     2012     Urges, Raúl Delavy Cultural Center, Apóstoles, Misiones / Knowledge Center, Posadas, Misiones

                  Eternal Orchid, Juan Vortisch Provincial Park, Montecarlo, Misiones

     2006     Entanglements, Monet Plaza Art Gallery, Santa María, Brazil

                  Eternal Spring, Azcue Space, Buenos Aires

                  Intrincate, Radio Libertad Art Space, Resistencia, Chaco

                  Little Lung, Poste del Rojas Gallery, Rojas Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

     2005     Entanglements, Bajada Vieja, Posadas, Misiones

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

     2016     Diagonal Sur, Argentine Art Today, Curator: Phillippe Cirulnyk, Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

                  200 Years since Argentine Independence, representing Misiones at CFI San Miguel de Tucumán

                  200 Years - Present, Past and Future, Landscape: The Path of an Idea, Curator: Ana María Battistozzi, Kirchner Cultural Center,                          Buenos Aires

                  National Identity, Marcos López (guest artist) Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

                  17 Annual Auction, Sivorí Museum, Buenos Aires

                  Zootopia, Curation: Básica TV. UV studios, Buenos Aires

                  Pinta Miami 2016, U.S.A

                  Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon

                  ArteBA, Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     2015     Cumulus FNA, Curator: Roberto Echen.  National University of the North East Cultural Center, Corrientes | ACMI, Posadas,                                  Misiones and MUBA Resistencia, Chaco

                  The Transient, Castagnino Museum, Rosario, Santa Fé

                  Exuberant, Carlos Thays Botanic Garden, Buenos Aires

                  16 Annual Auction, Sívori Museum, Buenos Aires

                  Hong Kong art Fair, China

                  Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     2014     Strength, Elsi del Río Gallery, Buenos Aires

                  Paralizing Perfectionism, Curator: Daniel Fischer, Farrarons – Fenoglio Gallery, Bariloche, Río Negro

                  Celebration, CFI Federal Halls- Buenos Aires

                  Singapore Art Fair, Singapore

                  Beirut Art fair 2014, Lebanon

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

​     2013     Itaú Cultural Award, (Selection) Usina de las Artes, Buenos Aires

                  Beirut Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     ​2012     ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     2011     Biennial at the End of the World. Curation: Consuelo Ciscar, Ana Martinez Quijano. Ushuaia

                  Versatile Break, Curator: Julio Sanchez, PROA Foundation, Buenos Aires

                  Happening, Posadas, Misiones

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     2010     ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     2009     Circular Project, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires

                  Uneven, Palatina Gallery- Buenos Aires

                  The Rojas. 20 Years of Visual Arts, Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

​     2008     International Art Fair, Caracas, Venezuela

                  Misiones Paints Well, Juan Yaparí Museum, Posadas, Misiones

                  Argentina Paints Well, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

                  ArteBA Palatina Gallery, Buenos Aires

     ​2007     Kissing Frogs, Curators: Laura Spivak, Lucrecia Urbano, Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires

                  Pinta Artfair, New york, EE. UU

                  ArteBA Fair, Palatina Gallery

​     2006     The Altered Beauty, Curator: Ana Martinez Quijano, Agalma Gallery, Buenos Aires

                  Berkwnwald-Comba-Gonzalez-Paredes, Curator: Rosa Manquillan. Palatina Gallery - Buenos Aires

                  Peripheral, Borges Cultural Center - Buenos Aires

     2005     Confluences, Mac UNa, Posadas, Misiones

                  Cultural Chandon (Selection) Timoteo Navarro Museum, S. Miguel de Tucumán

                  ArteBA Fair, Alto Paraná Space (Selection)

     2004     Alto Paraná Visual Arts Program, MMBA Lucas Braulio Areco, Posadas

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