Joaquín Boz - cv + bio


Joaquín Boz creates earthy-colored abstract paintings that rely on his physical energy, careful scrutiny and patient refinement. He spreads, scrapes, and pushes oil paints across wood panels with his hands, creating various textures and gestures that leave behind a record of his physical presence. He uses an array of undulating loops, staccato scratches, and calligraphic marks to flirt with identifiable forms without allowing them to coalesce into recognizable images. When he is not applying paint, he is wiping it away. He is equally comfortable making works as large as 10 x 30 feet and others as small as 11 x 13 inches. Regardless of size, the paintings are composed of anti-heroic gestures that celebrate the potential of touch and the humble, earthbound nature of material things.


Born 1987, Buenos Aires
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

Education

2018
International Studio and Curatorial Program Residency, New York

2012
Workshop with Valentina Liernur

2011
Graduate Program, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2010
Art Professionalization Seminar, La Hermana Favorita, Buenos Aires

2009
Workshop with Claudia del Río

2005
Art and Humanities Department, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018
Bruselas y Nueva York, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Los días, Barro Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner)

2017
New Work, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2016
The Conversation: Joaquín Boz & Iva Gueorguieva, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Zona Maco (with Steve Turner), Mexico City

2015
White Noise, Big Sur, Buenos Aires
ARTBO (with Steve Turner), Bogotá
Inscripción en la Tierra, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Insolada, Móvil, Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions

2019
Surface Tension, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Carbon, FOCA (Fellows of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles
Arte argentino: 100 años en la colección Castagnino+Macro, Rosario, Argentina

2017
Agramaticalismos, Aldo de Sousa Galería, Buenos Aires
arteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires

2016
El procedimiento silencio, Fundación OSDE, Rosario
Diagonal Sur, Arte Argentino Hoy, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires

2015
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Extraction, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris
CAPITAL, Castagnino+Macro, Santa Fe, Argentina

2013
Motion Blur, Otero, Buenos Aires
Oh, James, eres tan inteligente, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Bienal de Arte Joven, Konex, Buenos Aires
Vergel, MCHG, Buenos Aires

2012
Xanadú, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

2010
Ahora es cuando, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires

2009
La novela del dibujo, Centro Cultural Parque de Espana, Rosario, Buenos Aires
Arqueología de los afectos, Oficina 26, Rosario, Buenos Aires

Residencies and Awards

2018
XXII Federico Jorge Klemm Foundation Award, Buenos Aires

2016
Second prize IX Central Bank National Painting Exhibition, Buenos Aires

2014
First Prize LXVIII Rosario National Salon, Argentina

2013
Braque Prize, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires
First Prize Proyecto A, Buenos Aires
Igualdad Cultural a las Artes Visuales Prize

2009
Drawing Acquisition Prize, Salón Nacional de Santa Fe, Museo Rosa Galisteo, Argentina

Bibliography

2016
Stromberg, Matt. “Zona MACO’s Curated Sections Bring a Welcome Coherence to the Art Fair,” Hyperallergic, February 5

2015
“Argentinian Joaquín Boz at Steve Turner,” Latin American Art Journal, June 18

2014
Heguera, Delfina. “Móvil en movimiento en el sur de la ciudad,” La Nacion, August 1
Masetto, Flavia. ““Insolada”: La nueva muestra individual del joven talento Joaquín Boz,” Infobae, July 29