Juan Tessi

Exhibition view, "Dear Image Part II", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2020. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "Dear Image Part II", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2020. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "Manglar", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "Manglar", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "Manglar", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "Manglar", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "ULTRAMAR", Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, 2017

Exhibition view, "ULTRAMAR", Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, 2017

Exhibition view "ULTRAMAR", Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, 2017

Exhibition view "ULTRAMAR", Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid, 2017

Exhibition view, "Cameo", Malba, Buenos Aires, 2016

Exhibition view, "Cameo", Malba, Buenos Aires, 2016

Juan Tessi (Lima, Peru, 1972) lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The work of Juan Tessi has developed around the observation of the body. Not necessarily the human body, but rather the elements that compose any figure. In the same way, he explores painting itself using, other than the paint, the canvas and its limits as components of its morphology. He studied painting with Ricardo Garabito in 1989. In 1991 he won a scholarship to study at Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, where he got a BFA in 1994. He participated in the Yale/Norfolk Summer Residency in 1993 and in 1998 returned to Argentina, where he began to exhibit in both solo and group shows. In 2010 he participated in the Beca Kuitca/UTDT. Between 2009 and 2010 he organized and coordinated, in collaboration with Cristina Schiavi, the project Mark Morgan Perez Garage. Amongst his solo shows: Manglar, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2019); Frame Section, Frieze NY, with Nora Fisch Gallery (2018); Cameo, Fundación Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); Solo Projects, ArtBo, Bogotá, Colombia (2015). Selected group exhibitions include: La idea no era pensar, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2020); Camaradas Ballroomcore, Munar, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019); Cuerpos Inestables, Galería Nora Fisch, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); Zig Zag, Oxenford Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); Ultramar: Fontana, Kuitca, Tessi, Museo Thyssen, Madrid, Spain (2017); Premio Braque, Muntref, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2017); Praising the surface, chapter II of the spring exhibitions, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, EUA (2016);  Empujar un ismo,Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); Ultimas tendencias II, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012); Elogio da Diversidade. Arte Contemporanea Argentina, O Instituto Brasil – Argentina del Consulado General de la Reb. Argentina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2010); Persistência, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2006); Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000).

Selected works

Untitled, 2018
cerâmica, ceramic, permanent marker, alcohol on canvas, feathers, 210 x 141 cm.

Untitled, 2018
cerâmica, ceramic, permanent marker, alcohol on canvas, feathers, 210 x 141 cm.

Juan Tessi, The Reluctant Bride, 2018, ceramic, permanent marker, alcohol on canvas , 194,5 x 141 cm.

Juan Tessi, The Reluctant Bride, 2018, ceramic, permanent marker, alcohol on canvas , 194,5 x 141 cm.

Figura con plumero, 2018 Cerâmica, marcador permanente, álcool sobre tela, 176,5 x 185 cm.

Figura con plumero, 2018 Cerâmica, marcador permanente, álcool sobre tela, 176,5 x 185 cm.

Sophia Reany, 2018, permanent marker, alcohol, charcoal, gesso, oil on linen mounted on linen, 62 x 48 cm

Sophia Reany, 2018, permanent marker, alcohol, charcoal, gesso, oil on linen mounted on linen, 62 x 48 cm

Manglar, 2018, oil on canvas,
57 x 47 cm

Manglar, 2018, oil on canvas,
57 x 47 cm

El chico atardecer, 2018, oil on canvas,
69 x 47 cm

El chico atardecer, 2018, oil on canvas,
69 x 47 cm

Untitled, 2018, glazed ceramic, feathers,
57 x 27 x 27 cm

Untitled, 2018, glazed ceramic, feathers,
57 x 27 x 27 cm

Untitled, 2018, glazed ceramic, feathers,
77 x 19 x 19 cm

Untitled, 2018, glazed ceramic, feathers,
77 x 19 x 19 cm

Crónicas incompletas, 2018, permanent marker, alcohol, charcoal, gesso, oil on linen mounted on canvas, 169 x 140 cm

Crónicas incompletas, 2018, permanent marker, alcohol, charcoal, gesso, oil on linen mounted on canvas, 169 x 140 cm

Exhibitions

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