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Biography

Born in Entre Ríos, Argentina (1971). He studied at the Institute of Art Josefina Contte in Corrientes, Argentina, where he obtained a Teaching Degree in Visual Arts.

In 1996 Máximo had his first solo show in Corrientes, Argentina. In 1998 he moved to Córdoba where created Apeyron (a plastic and scenic experimentation research center). From 1999 to 2003 lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Máximo has been living and working in Mexico City for 13 years

He has completed 41 solo shows: ‘POGO’, Hospicio Cabañas Museum, Guadalajara (MX); Magnificent Warning at Stanlee & Rubin Center, El Paso TX (USA); Playful, CAFAM, Los Angeles (USA); ‘Walk among Worlds’ at Casa de América, Madrid (ES) y Fowler Museum, Los Angeles CA (USA), ‘Something like an answer to something’, Artane gallery, Istanbul (TUR); ‘Project for the reutilization of obsolete vehicles after the extinction of petrol’ at Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid (ES) and Project B, Milano (IT); ‘PISAR’ at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires (ARG); ‘Greenhouse effect’ at Art&Idea, Mexico City (MX).

He has participated in 137 group exhibitions: ‘The possibility of everything’, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, (CA) ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’, Poetics of the handmade exhibition at MOCA LA (USA); ‘The tree: from the sublime to the social’ at the Vancouver Art Gallery, (CA); ‘Fine Line’ at Museo de Las Americas, Denver (USA); The lines of the hand at MUAC, Mexico City (MX); ‘2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan’, Latina America and the Caribbean, Puerto Rico; ‘Mexico: Poetry/Politics’, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA (USA) and at Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg (SE); ‘Tiempo de Sospecha’, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (MX).

Founder of the Changarrito Project

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Lo Cíclico, Museo de la Cancillería (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), Mexico City, MX
2015 Magnificent Warning Monument, San Idelfonso Museum, FILUX (The international Light Festival), Mexico City, Mexico
Estertor, GACX (Galería de Arte Contemporáneo de Xalapa), Xalapa (JAL), Mexico
Temperance of the distant things, ETHRA Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2014 POGO, Museo Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Take the verse by the flower, Art Careyes, Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico
2013 Figuring Exchange: Art and Money, (IMTFI) Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine (CA), USA
Walk among Worlds, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Magnificent Warning, Stanlee & Rubin Center, El Paso (TX), USA
2012 Playful, at CAFAM (Craft and Folk Art Museum), Los Ángeles, CA, USA
2011 Tartar: my arm is a sling, Valle Ortí Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Installation Walk among worlds built in Casa America for Enredados: the week of the Cultural Centers Network, organized by AECID, Madrid, Spain
Something like an answer to something, Artane gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Material Poems, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
Open Studio, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
2008 Heart of lead, Valle Orti Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Recession, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA, USA
2007 Project for the reutilization of vehicles after the extinction of petrol, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid
Progetto di reutilizzazione dei veicoli obsoleti dopo l’estinzione del petrolio, Project B Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
The Chignahuapan Project, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2006 Changarrito, MDF Gallery, Mexico City
Bureau, Pyner Contreras, London
Wait, Haydee Rovirosa Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Hotel Roesler #6, Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chignahuapan, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
2005 Moral and civic instruction, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid, Spain
PISAR, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2004 Greenhouse effect, Art&Idea, Mexico City, MX
2003 Eagle and sun (heads or tails), Polyforum de Arte Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX
2002 Photographs and Light Installations, Taller de las Artes, Salta, Argentina
Light Installation, Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001 Objects of light, Espacio 33y1/3, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000 Evento Desentido, artist’s studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boards, Rozenblum Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999 Relicatógrafos,Apeyron, Córdoba, Argentina
Objects and installation, Goldman Foundation, Córdoba, Argentina
Rastro Muerto, multimedia installation, 10 presentations, Casona Municipal,
Córdoba, Argentina
1998 Boards, Cripta Jesuítica del Noviciado, Viejo Córdoba, Argentina
1997 Paintings, objects, performance, Ecology and young art Cultural Center, Corrientes, Argentina
1996 Light and shadow, sculpture, Yapeyú Hall, City Hall, Bella Vista, Corrientes, Argentina
Group Exhibitions
2016 AFINIDADES/DISCORDANCIAS, Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City
GENIUS LOCI, Casa Díaz Morales, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
ARTE PARA LA NACION, Palacio Nacional, Mexico City
SIMULACRO, Galería ETHRA, Mexico City
VERDAD Y NO, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City
Les Sentiers de la Création, Galerie de Collége Jacques Cartier, Issou (FRA)
Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2015 Camino entre Mundos, Festival Chalk The Block, El Paso, TX, USA
Opening Quinientos cincuenta Galery, Mexico City
Ser o no Sur, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas, TAMPS, Mexico
Vignettes, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
13 works you'll be lucky to see this summer, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
ES2014 Tijuana, 8th Bienal Internacional de Estandartes / 11th edición, Ensenada (BJC), Mexico
PLAY-Semana de videoarte IV Edición, Centro Cultural Universitario de la UNNE, Corrientes, Argentina
Pautas desiguales, Galería ETHRA, Mexico City
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., New Americans Museum de San Diego, CA., USA
Enigma. Lo gestual y lo Cotidiano, Museo de la Cancillería (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), Mexico City
Ser o no Sur, Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, CHIH, Mexico City
30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Tell Me What You Think of Me, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA
2014 10 años después: Post emergencias en la Colección MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
ES2014 Tijuana, 8vo Bienal Internacional del Estandarte / 11va edición, Tijuana (BJC), Mexico
The Possibility of everything, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
Sin título, Galería Diéresis, Guadalajara (JAL), Mexico
I Am: Money matters , (ArtPrize 2014), Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University (KCAD), Grand Rapids (MI), USA
Ser o no Sur, Museo de la Ciudad, Santiago de Querétaro (QRO)+ Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chihuahua (CHIH) + Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Zapopan (JAL), Mexico
Equivocados de Cielo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo N°8, Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico
Herencia, Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", Ciudad de México, Mexico
Resonancias, Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, México DF, Mexico
Memorias Flotantes, White Spider Project, Mexico City, Mexico
A book between two stools, Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzmán de la República de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., European Foundation Centre Philanthropy House, Brussels, Belgium
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Sin título, Galería Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
2013 Transcendental evocations, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbay, India
Biophilia 3.7, Mexico City, Mexico
Arquetipos Imaginarios, Mexico City, Mexico
Principios Activos, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Semana de la Cultura Argenmex, Museo José Luis Cuevas, Centro Cultural Bella Época y Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City, Mexico
Not Just Another Pretty Face, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (IL), USA
Inaugural Group Show, The Mission Projects Gallery, Houston (TX), USA
[Pai-sa-je.m], Museo de la Cancillería, Subsecretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico City, Mexico
La mejor persona del mundo, Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, Mexico
Biophilia, Galería Mycellium Ingenium, Piso 51, Torre Mayor, Mexico City, Mexico
Materia Prima, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Quito, Ecuador
Words of Art, EDS Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
KARMADOOM buscando el equilibrio, Centro Cultural de México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Love me tender, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, (WA)
Sex, Money and Power, Art Center Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Transitios, Artpace, San Antonio (TX), USA
2012 Con pies y cabeza, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City, MX
Jornada migratorias, Claustro de Sor Juana University, Mexico City, MX
Opening Exhibition, Yet Projects Conteporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Maletas migrantes, Ambulante A.C., Museo de la Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City, MX
Codo a Codo, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, MX
Mexicanísimo Through artist's eyes, San José Museum of Art, San José (CA) and William Patterson University, New Jersey, USA
En mi ser eterno, at El Patio 77 B&B, Mexico City, MX
…Game on :), PEVETO, Houston, (TX), USA
Moi je construis des marionnettes, at LAMM, Madrid, Spain
2011 Tiempo de Sospecha, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX
Mexico: Poetry/Politics, Nordic Watercolor Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conciencia Urbana, Andrés Siegel/Arte, Mexico City, MX
Art Room Talent 2da Edición, special guest with an installation called Arrhythmia, Mexico City, MX
Cosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), USA
Summer 2011: Transition, The Mission Projects, Chicago, (IL), USA
Fragilidad: Naturaleza y Arte, Galería de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Mexico City, MX
Trans/action, Guadalupe Gallery, San Antonio (TX), USA
2010 México: Politics/Poetics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco (CA), USA.
MFAH Benefit Gala Exhibition and Auction, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (TX), USA
Cosmopolitan Routes, Houston collects Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, (TX), USA
Biennial of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, (NC), USA
Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Center for Book & Paper Art, Columbia College, Chicago (IL), USA
Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
Final Open Studio, URRA Art residences and exchanges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening exhibition URRA, Del Infinito Arte gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
In Llieu for Unity, Ballroom Marfa (TX), USA
Sinfonía de una decadencia, Centro Cultural Border. Mexico City, MX
Conversation II, Travesía Cuatro Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2009

PROGRESO! Centro Cultural España, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Sing of the Times, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Cleve Carney´s Collection, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst (IL), USA
Tarde o Temprano, Culture Institute of Zacatecas, Mexico
Partisan
, Art Chicago, Chicago (IL), USA
2nd Polygraphic Triennial of San Juan, Latin America and the Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Criteria, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago (IL), USA
Heads or tails, Red Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina
No rhyme or reason, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco (CA), USA

2008 Viva México!, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
The tree: from the sublime to the social, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
The lines of the hand, MUAC University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, MX
To the infinite and beyond, Centro de las Artes de Sevilla, Spain
Boureau, Pyner Contreras gallery, London
2007 Poetics of the handmade, MOCA, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Eat the Food, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, MOCCA, Toronto, Canada
Domestic mail, Galería NoD, Prague, Czech Republic
Viva Mexico!, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland
Microwave 5, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Media Asta, Haydee Rovirosa Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Corrientes paints well, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
2006 Present Perfect, Volitant Gallery, Austin (TX), USA
Paper cut, Vogues Gallery, Frankfurt, GER
Theatrum Mundi, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Material abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York (NY), USA
Paper, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Banners, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Sivam Visual Arts, 2006 Award, Mexico City
2005 Sensexperiment 05, International creation reunion, Lucena, Córdoba, Spain
VII Convocatoria Jóvenes Artistas, Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
Serene obsession, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York (NY), USA
Money, X-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
America Tropical, Institut du Mexique a Paris, Paris
X Salon d’art Bancomer, Institut du Mexique a Paris, Paris
Corrientes paints well, Museo de Bellas Artes de Corrientes, Juan Ramón Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina
2004 Weapons and tools, Salón Bancomer, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Invasion, occupation, expansion, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City
Newspapers, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (NY), USA
Bordermates, Mexico City
Participates with video H, in the show “Everything is going to be fine”, Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City
Domestic mail, Harto Espacio, Montevideo, Uruguay
2003 Light Installation, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art in progression, Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002 Light Installation, Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estudio Abierto San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001 Three, Sonoridad Amarilla, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1998 Consulate of Argentina in Encarnación, Paraguay
University Extention, Corrientes, Argentina
1997 Organizes Macro Muestra de Micro formato, Corrientes, Argentina
1996 Café Cultural El Mariscal with José Luis Carbonel, Corrientes, Argentina
2nd Prize sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts Ramón Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina
1994 Cambá-Cuá Park Cultural Center, Corrientes, Argentina
1993 City Hall Fair, El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina
Performance, Actions and Other Installations
2011 Intervention in the exhibition Nunca más. Nunca Menos, Museo de la Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City
2010 Group action “A white and sky blue-flight” with participation of elementary schools of Bella Vista city, Corrientes, Argentina
2002 Action, Mil gracias, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000 Installation at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Liliana Vitale concert, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999 Window installation, Pantalones de la Mona, Apeyron Córdoba, Argentina
Window installation, Ropa tendida del Bosco, Apeyron Córdoba, Argentina
Window installation, Bollo de papel, Apeyron Córdoba, Argentina
Performance, Choreo Verde, Museum of Modern Art Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina
Images Concert, Apeyron Córdoba, Argentina
1998 Installation, Blue rain, Galería Extensión Universitaria, Corrientes, Argentina
Body painting, Espacio Los Chanchos, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
Body painting, Café Cultural El Mariscal, Corrientes, Argentina
Body painting, Pub cultural Místico, Corrientes, Argentina
International Art Fairs and Festivals
5 HOUR SCULPTURE: A POP-UP ART FESTIVAL 2016, Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, CA, USA
ART MIAMI, Lisa Sette Gallery
CHALK THE BLOCK 2015, El Paso, TX, USA
FILUX, 2015, Mexico City
MACO Mexico City, 2004-2015, with Travesía Cuatro, Madrid; Art&Idea, Mexico City; Haydeé Rovirosa, NYC; Skestos Gabriele, Chicago; and Valle Ortí, Valencia
DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL, 2013, New York, USA
SWAB BARCELONA, 2010, with Valle Ortí gallery, Valencia, Spain
ART CHICAGO, 2010 with Skestos Gabriele gallery, Chicago, IL
VOLTA NY, 2010 with Valle Ortí, Valencia, Spain
PULSE Miami, 2009, 2010 with Valle Ortí, Valencia, Spain
ARCO Madrid, 2005-2013, with galleries: Travesía Cuatro, Madrid; Art&Idea, Mexico City and Valle Ortí, Valencia.
NEXT Chicago, 2009, with Valle Ortí, Valencia
BALELATINA Basel, 2006-2008, with Travesía Cuatro, Madrid and Valle Ortí, Valencia
NADA Miami, 2008, with Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
ZOO London, 2008-2009 with Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
VALENCIA.ART, 2007-2009 with Travesía Cuatro, Madrid and Valle Ortí, Valencia
AQUA Miami, 2007, with Haydeé Rovirosa, NYC
FEIRA INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE SAO PAULO, 2007, with Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo
ARTE-BA Buenos Aires, 2007 y 2011, with Terreno Baldío, Mexico City and Del Paseo Gallery, Montevideo.
SCOPE Miami, 2005-2006, with Art&Idea, Mexico City
SCOPE London, 2006, with Art&Idea, Mexico City
SCOPE NY, 2005, with Art&Idea, Mexico City
ARTASIA, Miami 2011, with Hat Art Fruit, Istambul
Artist Residencies
2015 LIZIERES, Centre de Culteres et de Ressources, París, FRA
CentralTrak UT, Dallas, Texas, USA
2014 Siena Art InstituteS, Siena, ITL
2010 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 Artist-to-Artist International Exchange, Visiting Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Conferences and Talks
2015 Talk about “Changarrito Project” at Universidad de Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
2014 Talk at Ogden Junior Public School about the installation "Walk among Worlds", Scotiabank Nuit Blanch, Toronto, CANADA
2013 Talk 'Representations of Power', Jnanapravaha, Bombay, India
Talk 'Figuring Exchange: Art and Money', (IMTFI) Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine (CA), USA
Talk about the installation "Walk among Worlds", Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Talk “Bastard Pop y reciclaje cultural”, Museo del Chopo. Participants: Viviana Martinez, Mariana Aguirre, Javier López Pulido, Misael Marín. Mexico City, Mexico
2012 Talk titled "Being Playful: Máximo González on the social significance of art making", University of Southern California; Los Angeles (CA), USA
2011 Talk at Museo Nacional de San Carlos on a exhibition named "Realidad y utopía" 200 years of Argentine Art. A vision from the Present. México City. Mexico
2010 Talk about the exhibition Volver: Mexican Folk Art into Play, Museum of Craf and Folk Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
Artist presentation for URRA Art residencies and exchanges, at Spain Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art work in video: 2004-2010, Centro Cultural España de Córdoba, Argentina
2009 Talk at DePaul University, Chicago (IL), USA
Talk at Museum of Fine Arts Ramón Vidal, Corrientes, Argentina
Conversation on The lines of the hand exhibition at MUAC, Mexico City
2008 Contact 1, Conversation at Museo de las Américas, Denver (CO), USA
Talk at Monica Giron’s workshop, Buenos Aires
2007 Talk on “Poetics of the handmade” exhibition at MOCA LA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2004 Máximo taught Special Projects at the National School of Painting and Printmaking, La Esmeralda, Mexico City
Awards
2014 ArtPrize 2014, Grand Rapids (MI), USA
2010 Premio Tequila Centenario, Zona MACO, Mexico International Art Fair