Trained as a sculptor and set designer, Guido Ignatti uses simple materials to stage situations that transform everyday urban life. Ignatti’s four installations on view at MCA Denver will form a trajectory, beginning with an intimate gallery of abstract paintings, moving through an arrangement of modified plants, and culminating with a room-sized sculpture and a mural that combines poetry and political graffiti.
By setting up environments that oscillate between the ordinary and the enigmatic, he invites reflection on art’s pleasures and pitfalls – on what art can offer and withhold. Guido Ignatti: Setup is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the US.
Guido Ignatti was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires, where he continues to live and work. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario and, in Buenos Aires, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and La Ira de Dios. His work has been shown in group exhibitions in Argentina in the Espacio de Arte Fundación OSDE and the Museums of Contemporary Art in Salta and La Plata, and he has participated in exhibitions and performances in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Hamburg, and London. He cofounded and coedited the Buenos Aires-based art magazine Sauna (2010-2014).
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website