Nicolás Guagnini

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Nicolás Guagnini, Head 1, 2021

Nicolás Guagnini (b. in 1966 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) has lived and worked in New York since 1998. In 2022, he had one-person shows at MACRO Rome and FRAC Grand Large – Hauts-de-France, Dunkirk. Recent solo exhibitions include Twilight of the Idols, Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL; The Walrus, 3A Gallery, New York; Union Gaucha Productions, Artists Space, New York. Recent group exhibitions include Therapy, MALBA, Buenos Aires; 100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York; Publishing as Artistic Toolbox: 1989- 2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Sinister Feminism: A.I.R. Gallery’s 12th Biennial Exhibition, curated by Piper Marshall, New York; Bread and Roses, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Dancing Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo; Descartes’ Daughter, Swiss Institute, New York; A Drawing Show Curated by Dan Graham, Micheline Swajcer, Antwerp; and Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York.

He was a founder of Orchard Gallery (2005-2008), the film collective Union Gaucha Productions, and his writings have been published in October, Texte zur Kunst, and the recent catalogue for Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts. He also designed DICKFACE, a typography available at dickface.me

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Farces and Tirades

Farces and Tirades

10 Feb – 22 May 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art Rome (MACRO)

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Heads and Torsos

Heads and Torsos

24 Sep – 30 Oct 2021

55 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Constanza Schaffner, Koichi Sato and Nicolás Guagnini

Constanza Schaffner, Koichi Sato and Nicolás Guagnini

6 Mar – 17 Apr 2021

The Upstairs at 39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina

Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina

6 Sep – 5 Oct 2019

39 Walker

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Nicolás Guagnini - Twilight of the Idols

Nicolás Guagnini - Twilight of the Idols

17 Aug – 17 Aug 2019

Tarble Arts Center

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Human Applause

Human Applause

5 Apr – 4 May 2018

Bortolami

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Bibelots

Bibelots

23 Feb – 25 Mar 2017

Bortolami

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Bread and Roses: Artists and the Class Divide

Bread and Roses: Artists and the Class Divide

19 Feb – 1 Jan 2016

Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Union Gaucha Productions

Union Gaucha Productions

7 Nov 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

Artists Space

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Nicolás Guagnini

Nicolás Guagnini

20 Nov – 10 Jan 2014

Bortolami

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Ana and Carl and some other couples

Ana and Carl and some other couples

13 Feb – 14 Mar 2014

Andrew Roth

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: The Panel Discussion, The Tennis Match, and A Bodegon

The Panel Discussion, The Tennis Match, and A Bodegon

13 May – 30 Jun 2011

Andrew Roth

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: 77 Testicular Imprints

77 Testicular Imprints

20 Sep – 8 Dec 2007

Andrew Roth

Press

Jenny Jaskey I Love Nic Alex Kitnick The Counter-Public Sphere in the Condor Years 4 Columns Jan 2021Jerry Saltz Explore the World of Artists in Quarantine Vulture Sept 2020Gabriel Palumbo Muestra en Nueva York, Personajes de un altar personal Clarín Jun 2020Austen Brown Artist Talks Provocative, Phallic Artwork The Daily Eastern News Dec 2019Enzo Shalom Mother of Pearl: Enzo Shalom on Nicolás Guagnini at Bortolami New York Texte Zur Kunst Dec 2019Israel Lund Nicolás Guagnini: Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina The Brooklyn Rail Oct 2019Noelle Douglass Louder Than Words: How Art Serves As A Form Of Activism Marquette Wire May 2018Blouin Artinfo Nicolás Guagnini’s ‘Bibelots’ at Bortolami Gallery, New York BLOUIN ARTINFO Mar 2017 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week Artnews Feb 2017Florencia San Martin Nicolás Guagnini ArtNexus Mar 2015Alex Kitnick Nicolás Guagnini Artforum Feb 2015Daniel Gauss Nicolás Guagnini at Bortolami on 20th Street Arte Fuse Jan 2015Raimar Stange Heads: Galerie Lars Friedrich, Berlin Lars Friedrich Dec 2013Aimee Walleston Nicolás Guagnini Art in America Oct 2012David Joselit The Scream Artforum Sept 2011Nuit Banai Nicolás Guagnini, "77 Testicular Imprints" Time Out Nov 2007Holland Cotter Unresolved Chords Echo for ‘the Disappeared’ The New York Times Apr 2007John Miller Artists On Artists: Nicolás Guagnini by John Miller BOMB Jun 2006Roberta Smith September 11 1973 The New York Times Oct 2005

Writings

  1. Fetishism/Hoarding/Entropy
    Mousse Issue #46
    December 2013
  2. Some Notes on Dickface

    November 2014
  3. Italics Mine: Deformation, Modification, Exaggeration
    Texte Zur Kunst
    March 2013
  4. Pretend You’re Actually Dead
    in exhibition catalogue of Leigh Ledare
    2012
  5. Middle Man
    with texts by Dan Graham, Nicolás Guagnini, and John Miller
    2010
  6. Givens
    Regift, curated by John Miller
    2009
  7. Feedback in the Amazon
    October 125
    Summer 2008
  8. Nicolás Guagnini and Karin Schneider
    October 123
    Winter 2008
  9. Community
    Texte Zur Kunst
    June 2007
  10. Dan Graham: Beyond
    Nicolás Guagnini in conversation with Dan Graham
    May 2006
  11. The Seven Reviews of Monkeys and Shit

    2004
  12. Cable TV’s Failed Utopian Vision: An Interview with Dara Birnbaum
    Cabinet
    Winter 2002/2003
  13. Nicolás Guagnini interview
    Artforum

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Prose

Prose

Onestar Press
2016

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Ana and Carl and some other couples

Ana and Carl and some other couples

PPP Editions
2014

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Nicolas Guagnini / John Kelsey: Between Artists

Nicolas Guagnini / John Kelsey: Between Artists

Art Resources Transfer
2011

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Complete Poetry

Complete Poetry

100% Publications
2010

Book cover on plain gray background with title of The Seven Reviews of Monkeys and Shit

The Seven Reviews of Monkeys and Shit

Union Gaucha Productions
2004