Aráoz (Buenos Aires, 1981) produces objects, installations and
sculptures using as his references the comic, imagery from Internet
and romantic mythologies taken from gothic art. In his works,
procedures involving the surrealistic object, such as the montage of
dissimilar elements and the dreamlike, take on frantic forms similar
to nightmares in which the drives of pleasure and pain appear to
merge. Aráoz uses materials as if they were atoning for sadistic
sensations and takes them to the utmost limits of expressivity and
torsion. In narrative scenes he mixes plaster monsters, amorphous
masses of resin, trainers, neon lights and biscuits with embalmed
cats, mice and birds, thus shaping a world of emotional psychedelics
with visual references to the domestic environment of a child and an
His latest works include IMNXTC (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2013) and Librada (Galería Alberto Sendrós, 2013).
Like the stage designer of a drag terror genre with neon lights and house music, parties for Nicanor Aráoz are a ritual of liberation that are on the verge of descending into the horror of a bad LSD trip.
14.12.2017 Martín Legón / Quatrienal Shanzhai. Group Show. Museo Genaro Pérez Av. General Paz 33, Ciudad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina. Dec14—Feb18.2018
01.12.2017 Video TRES / Artists: Mondongo y Bizzio / Cameras: Pepe and Sebi Puenzo, Misael Bustos / Music: Ismael Pinkler / Guest Musician: Gabriel Chowjnik / Performer: Carolina Stegmayer / Video Montage: Misael Bustos / Film Direction: Lucía Puenzo
27.11.2017 Live show of the Centolla Society as part of Matías Duville's exhibition Romance atómico.
05.11.2017 Romance atómico MATIAS DUVILLE / Guest Curator:ANISSA TOUATI / Sound Design: CENTOLLA SOCIETY. Through December 16th
04.11.2017 La Boca, Buenos Aires. Martín Legón participates in the Special Vdeo Program curated by the artist Alen Segal. Distrito de las artes, Arenas Studios.
04.11.2017 La Boca, Buenos Aires. Martín Legón and Joaquín Boz (photo) participate in this second edition. Arenas Studios.
02.11.2017 Curated by Florencia Malbrán, "La Forma de La Boca" presents works by Irina Kirchuk, Tomás Maglione, Gian Paolo Minelli, Alejandra Seeber, Pablo Siquier and Anna Kazumi Stahl, created especially for this occasion. Through December 30th
14.10.2017 Mondongo. TRES. Performance, Túnel, 2017
16.09.2017 Projectos LA is a cultural platform for modern and contemporary Latin American galleries to exhibit in Los Angeles, EEUU. BARRO presents works by Nicanor Aráoz, Matias Duville, Mondongo and Amalia Ulman.
10.09.2017 Mondongo is part in the group show How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, L.A. USA. Mondongo, No soy tan joven como para saberlo todo, 2016. Through Januay 14th 2018.