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Ignacio Chico

Ignacio Chico

Residence Period: 2017.08.18-2017.10.30

Ignacio Chico

Residence plan

Around my childhood and the memories of experiences of my family, my social and political concerns emerged. During this residence I will seek to engage myself with the arranging of a ceremony. This ceremony will involve exchanging a private symbolic object, a personal irreplaceable possesion between me and a Japanese citizen (in my case, something my father will give me from his days in war). It is meant to be a diplomatic encounter between two individuals and their cultural backgrounds, exchanging their family memories. I hope to build this special event as a ceremonial exhibition.

Artist profile

"El Centro en movimiento" Centro Cultural Kirchner, Arg., 2017.
"Ensayo, Pruebo, Insisto" Panal 361, Arg., 2016.
"13 Ways" School of Visual Arts, New York, USA, 2016.

Base of activity : Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ignacio Chico is a visual artist born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He studied Visual Arts focusing in oil painting media, performance, video and installation. He attended several art courses in the School of Visual Arts, NY, and Central Saint Martins, Uk, among others.
His research is based on filiation, heritage and transmission towards his family and his geopolitical background. He works collaborating and exhibiting within different institutions, participating, lately, in a group exhibition in the prestigious CCK of Buenos Aires. His studios are based in Panal 361 and Escalera.