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MÁXIMO GONZÁLEZ

 

Born in Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina, Máximo González studied at the Institute of Art Josefina Contte in Corrientes, Argentina, where he obtained a Teaching Degree in Visual Arts.

From 1992 to 1995, Máximo worked with the Arte-Ahora group creating murals and monuments in over 20 public places in the cities of Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Formosa.

In 1996 Máximo had his first solo exhibition in Corrientes, Argentina. He then worked as Art Director for two short films in Córdoba and Buenos Aires.  In 1998 he moved to Córdoba, where alongside with other artists, created “Apeyron” (a plastic and scenic experimentation research center).  In 1999 he moved to Buenos Aires, where he studied with visual artist Mónica Girón and the curator and art critic Julio Sánchez at Universidad del Sur.  Since 2003 Máximo has lived and worked in Mexico City.

He has completed 26 solo exhibitions and special projects amongst which are the following: Project for the reutilization of obsolete vehicles after the extinction of petrol at Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid and Project B, Milano; Dream at DFMC office, Chicago; Wait at Haydeé Rovirosa gallery, NY; Chignahuapan at Skestos Gabriele gallery, Chicago IL and Voges gallery, Frankfurt; PISAR at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires; Moral and Civic instruction at Travesía Cuatro gallery, Madrid; Greenhouse effect at Art&Idea, Mexico City; Thesis of the unexplainable at Cambá-Cuá Park Cultural Center, Corrientes, Argentina.

He has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, United States, Canada, Spain, England, France, Germany, Poland and Czech Republic.  Most notably, he showed “Where have all the flowers gone?” as part of the Poetics of the handmade exhibition at MOCA LA and participated in The tree: from the sublime to the social at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Fine Line at Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO; The lines of the hand at MUAC, Mexico City; and 2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan, Latina America and the Caribbean, Puerto Rico.

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