PABLO RASGADO MX
CAMPO AIR December resident
Supported by Piero Atchugarry Gallery
Pablo Rasgado (b. 1984) is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, and has been laureated with grants from the Pollock-Krasner foundation, Programa Bancomer-MACG and FONCA. He has participated in numerous residencies, including RAIR (Philadelphia), Skowhegan (Maine), Cite International des Arts (Paris), Triangle (New York), and Ecole supérieure d’ art et design Saint Etienne. Throughout his career, Pablo has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Barcelona, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Nigeria. His work is part of Public collections, such as LACMA, Colección Jumex, PAAM, CCA Wattis and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Consists of a site specific piece, constructed inside a residential lot in Pueblo Garzón. It’s design is based on the most basic architectural model of a “tapera”. The “taperas” are the colloquial name given to a house in the countryside in the Uruguayan and Argentine plains, which is generally precarious or in poor condition, and whose name can be traced to the use of “tapias”- as a construction technique-, as well as the act of” tapear “(to block) the entrances to an architectural space. This work reverses the hermetic and private condition of the original neighboring“tapera”, opening its walls to outline a public square, where the neighbors, the Garzón community, and the visitors of CAMPO Artfest can meet throughout the summer.