6 December 2017
Using photography as the starting point, Viviana Zargón constructs a pictorial universe of industrial imagination. In an exploration of abandoned empty spaces, Zargón portrays an exhaustion of hope as she incorporates traces of manufacturing artifacts from the Industrial era. Through the medium of photography and painting, Zargón creates a semantic configuration of reality as she reflects on the relationship between production, work, and social progress to greater understand the present.
Vivana Zargon was born in Buenos Aires in 1958. She Studied at the University of Barcelona, School of Fine Arts and was awarded the annual scholarship from Government of Catalunya, Spain given to young artists. She has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including : Galería Ruth Benzacar (Buenos Aires, 1985); Galería Julia Lublin (Buenos Aires, 1993); Brazil Art Space (Houston, Texas, USA , 1995); Galleria Banchi Nuovi (Roma, Italia, 1996); Filo Espacio de Arte (Buenos Aires, 1997); Sicardi Sanders Gallery (Houston, Texas, USA, 1998); Centro Cultural Borges (Buenos Aires, 1998); Galería Arteconsult (Panamá, 2005, 2009, 2012); Museo Calderon Guardia (San Jose de Costa Rica, 2006); Gachi Prieto Gallery (Buenos Aires, 2011); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Lima, 2015); Aluna Art Foundation (Miami, 2015); Galeria Lucía de la Puente (Lima, 2015). She has also taken an active part in many collective exhibitions at museums, galleries and institutions: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona; Museo Caraffa, Córdoba; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Bs As; Museo Eduardo Sívori, Bs As; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Bs As; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte Moderno de Rep. Dominicana; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Panamá; Latino Museum of History Art and Culture; Los Ängeles, EEUU, among others. Zargon’s works are in the permanent collections of Museo de Arte Moderno, República Dominicana; Museo de Arte Moderno de Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Cuzco y Museo de las Matemáticas, Comuna de Roma, Roma, Italia.