Nicolas Guagnini

March 1-30, 2018

Contemporary artist, writer and filmmaker Nicolás Guagnini works across disciplines to engage with concepts of labor, capital and masculinity. His exhibitions frequently mix mediums—ceramic sculptures are paired with books from his personal library, flowers, ink-soaked pedestals, critical writing and unique text design—with every component adding a layer of meaning deeply tied to the project’s philosophical basis. In addition to his individual art practice, Guagnini co-founded the cooperative gallery Orchard in New York’s Lower East Side and the experimental film company Union Gaucha Productions.

Guagnini was born in Buenos Aries in 1966 and has lived and worked in New York since 1998. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Max Mayer, (Düsseldorf, Germany; 2016, 2014), 3A Gallery (New York, NY; 2018), Lars Friedrich (Berlin, Germany; 2017), Bortolami (New York, NY; 2014), Artists Space (New York, NY; 2015), Andrew Roth Gallery (New York, NY; 2014, 2011), Miguel Abreu Gallery and Balice Hertling & Lewis, (New York, NY; 2012), and Orchard (New York, NY; 2006). Recent group exhibitions include the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery (New York, NY; 2018), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, Poland; 2016), Metro Pictures (New York, NY; 2014), Museum of Modern Art (São Paulo, Brazil; 2014), Swiss Institute (New York, NY; 2013); and Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerp, Belgium; 2012) His writing has appeared in exhibition catalogs at the Whitney (New York) and the Museum of Modern Art (Buenos Aires, Argentina), in the journals October and Artforum and in several other magazines and exhibition catalogs.

Guagnini is planning to use his residency at GHP to work on large-scale ceramics sculpture.

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