Junio 2017

Gustavo Romano

Gustavo Romano

Buenos Aires, 1958

Using performative devices, he presents performances and creates situations involving audience participation, experimenting with different modes he uses to document the artwork – video, photography, publications, net art – and reflecting on the subject and the new technologies in a society of control.

 

By creating performative devices, G. Romano presents performances and creates situations involving audience participation, experimenting with different modes he uses to document the artwork – video, photography, publications, and net art. Diverting the objects and technological devices of our daily lives from their usual functions, his artistic creations reflect on the routine and the role of the subject in a society of control strengthened by the trends in information technology.

He has participated in a great many international events including the 7th Havana Biennial, the 1st Singapore Biennale, the 2nd Mercosul Biennial, the 1st End of the World Biennial in Ushuaia, Videonale 11 in Bonn, Transmediale 03 in Berlin, Ars Electronica 97, Madrid Abierto, and Transitio MX. He has had solo exhibitions at the MEIAC in Badajoz, the Tamayo Museum in Mexico, the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, the Ruth Benzacar art gallery, and the Recoleta Cultural Centre.
He has won, among other awards, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Fundación Telefónica VIDA Award. He was born in Buenos Aires and presently lives and works in Madrid.

www.gustavoromano.org

 

Since its first action in Berlin in 2004, the project Time Notes: Mobile Officehas set up its offices in Singapore, Rostock, Vigo, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Madrid, Munich, Mumbai and even in the World Bank’s building in Washington DC and, in each case, the participants addressed the different problems related to the local monetary exchange system and the experience and perception of one’s own time and that of others. 

In Cáceres, the Mobile Office of ‘The Bank’ moved around from its base at the El Brocense Art Gallery from June 1 to June 4 and all the weekends of that month, to different parts of the city offering the services of Lost Time Refund and Time Loans.

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