Jorge Macchi
Argentine, born 1963
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Jorge Macchi: Threshold,
Alexander and Bonin
Sleep, curated by Paolo Colombo,
Ibid Gallery
Jorge Macchi Perspective,

Considered one of Argentina’s leading living artists, Jorge Macchi works in a wide range of mediums, from sculpture and painting to installation, video, and conceptual and performance work. Macchi often begins his process with a drawing, giving form to an image that he finds compelling; some images will remain as drawings or watercolor sketches, while others evolve into three-dimensional works or videos. “Everything starts with an image, a sort of surprise in the midst of the linearity of daily experience,” he has said. Macchi is interested in chance and the accidental, and readymades—such as newspaper clippings, city maps, and sheet music—frequently find their way into his work. In Buenos Aires Tour (2003), a collaborative mixed-media work in which Macchi cracked a pane of glass over a city map in order to determine a random path through it, music, sounds, and other materials found …

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