Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Argentina 2017May 23 - May 28, 2017
Cristian Segura is one of the most complex artists of the contemporary Argentine art scene. His early interest in art took him to work as a volunteer in museums at 14 years old, to then become coordinator of exhibitions at 19, and shortly after the director of the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Tandil in Buenos Aires at the age of 23. His experience working in a museum motivated him to create work that speaks to the inner workings of museums and cultural institutions with a critical and reflexive eye. Through various media including photography, video, and installation, Segura explores notions of the conservation of artistic histories, the dependence of political and public support, as well as the idea of permanence and perseverance of the arts when a museum becomes a victim of inadequate management or the lack of resources. The artist works in various media, including photography, installation and video, as well as interaction and dialogue with other disciplines.
Cristian Segura was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires and currently lives and works in Tandil, Argentina. Segura’s work has been the subject of many notable solo group shows at Artemisa Gallery, New York (2016), Centro Cultural del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires (2016), Galería Baro, São Paulo, Brazil (2011); Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) and at Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC (2010). His work has also been featured at the 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2012), the 6th Biennial of VentoSul, Curitiba, Brazil (2011) and the Trienal de Chile (2009). He has received residency grants from the Hangar, Barcelona, Spain (2008); Batiscafo, Havana, Cuba (2008) and El Basilisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006). His work can be found in the collections of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México City.; Museo Juan B.Castagnino+Macro, Rosario; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bahía Blanca; Fundación OSDE; Museo del Barro, Paraguay; and the Centro de Documentación Centro Cultural La Moneda, Chile, among others. Segura has been guest curator at the Fundación arteBA and the Dirección de Artes Visuales de la Nación Argentina.