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Ad Minoliti

POSTPONED TO 2024! Playboard: Expanded Painting
17–29 July 2023

Ad Minoliti, Biosphere Plush installation view, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Photo: Rob Harris © 2021 BALTIC.



Hohensalzburg Fortress

Teaching language(s)
English and Spanish

What to bring
Booknote, brushes, tempera, cardboard, magazines for collage, scissors, glue, canvas, paper, color pencil, markers, crayon

Maximum number of participants

Participation fee
€ 640,– (reduced € 480,–)

Geometry can be a tool to represent and investigate an alternative universe, where gender theories can be applied to the pictorial language and find unusual ways of experimenting with the visual world and redesigning spaces. Away from traditional history of art and its great masters, away from the traditional political art too, we will work on alternative painting approaches: seeing technique as a feminist, queer, and political tool.

Using the traditional pictorial genres like landscape, portrait, mythological paintings, petit genre, and more, we will open to new ideas and critics on their hidden themes and paradigms. We will consider subverting the official narratives by reviewing contemporary artists from Latin America and others, especially towards queer abstraction and anti-adults practices. The childhood dimension is also a significant factor in thinking about what bodies matter and what bodies have self-sovereignty.

After a daily introduction and debate, we will work individually and in groups, collectively giving feedback during group as one-on-one sessions.

“My work is non binary geometry and alternative universe. Speculative pictorial fiction shapped for different experimental installations that refer modernism, animalism, childhood, architecture, sci-fi, and deco. I studied painting and I consider myself a painter, but I look for a bigger concept of what the medium can be beyond a technique. My work is political, but not literal. Images could work as bio-political devices because the color, forms, and sizes can affect the body and the subconscious.”

Ad Minoliti, born in Buenos Aires (AR) in 1980, makes experimental installations around geometry and abstraction, encompassing art history, architecture, queer feminism, childhood, animalism and speculative fiction. AM looks for a non-binary geometry where gender theories are applied to pictorial language using collage and mixed media.
Recent solo shows were presented in BALTIC and Tate St Ives (UK), CCCOD (FR), Antenna Space (CN), and La Casa Encendida (ES).
They participate in several residencies such as Gasworks & URRA/London, FRAC/Pays De La Loire, Cité Internationale des Arts/Paris and Kadist/San Francisco.
Their work has been exhibited at galleries, institutions and museums in countries including Korea, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Brazil, China, Bolivia and Chile. Recent projects were shown at ICA/Los Angeles, MCA/Puerto Rico, TANK/Shanghai, Fondation Pernod Ricard, MoMA/Buenos Aires, Times Museum/Guangzhou, MASS MoCA, Kunsthalle Lissabon/Lisbon and Tallinn Art Hall/Estonia.
They participated in the X Bienal del Mercosur/Porto Alegre (2015), the Aichi Triennale (2016), Front Cleveland Triennale (2018), 58th Venice Biennale (2019), 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021) and Biennale de Nice (2022).

Most important exhibitions
Biosfera Peluche, Tate St Ives, Saint Ives (UK). Furry Tales, curated by Rafael Barber Cortell, Casa Encendida, Madrid. Warm hole & hot tea, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris. Puppies, Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan. Where Jellyfish Come From: Ad Minoliti, Shuang Li and Liu Yin, Antenna Space, Shanghai (CN)2021 Biosfera Peluche, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (UK). Play Theatre, CCC OD Centre de Création contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours (FR). Módulos Afectivos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC), San Juan. 2020 Fantasias Modulares, MASS Moca, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA(US). Nave Vermelhe, Kunsthalle Lissabon.  Siembra, with Zadie Xa, Galería Agustina Ferreyra at Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico City. Construction House: Heather Rowe & Ad Minoliti, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI (US). ATRIUM PROJECT, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (US)

Education including teaching experience
BFA National Academy of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires

Great Women Painters, Phaidon Editors, 2022. Prime: Art's Next Generation, Phaidon Editors, 2002