Supported by Fundación Ama Amoedo
Santiago Gasquet studied teaching at the Lola Mora National School of Fine Arts and engraving and sculpture at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts. He has participated in artwork review workshops with Ernesto Ballesteros, Marina De Caro, Carlos Huffman and Leticia Obeid. In 2012, he attended the Artists Program of the Torcuato Di Tella University coordinated by Mónica Giron, and, in 2013, he was a fellow of the Center for Artistic Research (CIA). He is co-director of the PIEDRAS gallery. His individual exhibitions include “Where am I?” (Emilio Pettoruti Museum of Fine Arts, La Plata), and “What am I doing here?” (PIEDRAS, 2018), among others. In 2013, he exhibited the site-specific drawing “I MISS YOU” at the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires. His work was exhibited at the Centro de Creación Contemporánea Matadero (Madrid), Museo De Arte Contemporáneo de Salta (Salta), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires) among others.
About the work
Graphite on wall and paper
The work presented by Santiago proposes a dialogue between the genre of drawing and its specific context, an attempt to expand the discipline to the spatiality of the assigned old ruin. In this intervention, graphite dust, historic architecture and nature merge into a single new form. The work seeks to use obsolete architecture, with all its nostalgic and historical value to make it shine, bringing the construction and its support systems closer to a new function