Santiago Taccetti


The Artist

Santiago Taccetti was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lives and works in Berlin.
In Taccetti's work, the medium is at the core of his concerns. He chooses his materials for their chemical compositions, lending them—at the chemical level, at least—some agency beyond the artist's control. As a result, the rippled, relief-like surfaces of his canvases situate the pieces somewhere between painting and sculpture, reversing the relationship between form and surface found in his earlier sculptures. Santiago Taccetti's series of "Untiled (140 boulogne)" refers to the way in Latin America the roofs of houses, bus stops, train stations, "parrillas" (bbq joints), even trucks and buses are patched-up by the owners themselves. Following a similar process, insulate aluminum slices are patched with bitumen, giving birth to a series of pictorial works which dignify the chaotic stratification of those repairing attempts.
Solo shows include exhibitions at Rolando Anselmi Gallery, Berlin (2018, 2015); L'ascensore Gallery, Palermo (2016); Hus Gallery, London (2015); SAS, Berlin (2013); Black & White Project Space, New York (2012); Live with Animals Gallery, New York (2010); Centro Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires (2009); IILA (Insituto Italo Latino Americano), Rome (2008).
Recent group shows include: 019 Ghent, Ghent (2018); Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg (2017); Galleria Rolando Anselmi, Berlin (2017, 2014); Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2016); KSR, Berlin (2015); Gillmeier Rech, Berlin (2014); Galleria 1857, Oslo (2014); SWS, New York (2013); L'Atelier-Kunts(spiel)raum, Berlin (2013); Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York (2012); Watermill Center for the Arts, New York (2011).
Among the various prizes and residencies: Rupert Residency, Vilnius Lithuania (2018); Hawt Residency, Atina (2016); Eternal Internet Brootherhood/Sisterhood, Tuscany (2015); International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York (2014); Berlin Art Prize, Shortlisted 10, Berlin (2013); OMI Architecture, Artist Residency, New York (2013); Black & White Project Space Residency, New York (2012); Generación Prize winner, TWAIN, Caja Madrid, Madrid (2011); CONCA Grant, Consejo de Cultura de Cataluña (2010).

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