Hugo Aveta (Born in 1965, Cordoba, Argentina) is one of the leading artist of international and Latin American art scene. He has just finished his residency at the MACVAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris, France, where he presented a monumental installation “The fascination Work by Hugo Aveta is in the permanent collections of Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (FNAC), France; Museo de la Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (MUNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), Italy; National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba, Argentina; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA), Argentina; Musée du Quai Branly – J. Chirac, Paris, France; Museum of Latin American Art (mollaa), California, USA, among others and many private collections. Hugo Aveta was one of artist featured in the 2017 exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Photography in Argentina: Contradiction and Continuity and traveled to PROA Foundation in Buenos Aires in 2018. Just before that, his work has been featured in Soulèvements exhibition at Jeu de Paume museum in Paris and traveled to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina; SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico. Meanwhile his work has been shown at Curitiba Biennial, key events of contemporary art in Brazil and Biennal Sur. Currently, his work is shown both at Park of Memory, Buenos Aires, Argentina with his Tracción a Sangre video - presented at our gallery in 2016) and at Museo Genaro Perez, Còrdoba, Argentina (May to July 2018 with his sound installation Ocean). His video “ When the elephants fight” was presented in Biennal South, National Historian Museum, Argentina.
He studied film and architecture before dedicating himself to photography. His works were first shown in the Fotografía Argentina. La joven generación (Argentinean Photography. The Young Generation) exhibition, organized by the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and published in Fotografía Argentina actual dos (Current Argentinean Photography Two) during the early nineties. He participated in the II Bienal de arte del MERCOSUR and his career continued with a wide variety of solo and group shows held in Argentina, France, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Uruguay.
He was awarded a grant in 2001 from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes for the production of the Teatro Aveta project, and he won the Primer Premio de Honor (First Prize of Honor) at the Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales de la República Argentina in 2002.
His work titled Morfología de un vacío (Morphology of a Void) received the Primer Premio Nacional (First National Prize), awarded by Fundación OSDE in 2006; in 2007 he received the Primer Premio Petrobras Buenos Aires Photo for his piece Historias clínicas (Clinical Histories). In 2009 he participated in the Bienal del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia, Argentina, and in Photoquai, Paris in France. His exhibition El espacio respira (Space Breathes) was held at the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa in Córdoba and he participated in the Mirando la historia en la colección fotográfica (Viewing History in the Photographic Collection) exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2010 he exhibited La humanidad de los objetos (The Humanity of Objects) at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta and participated in the international show titled Afuera (Outside) in El Panal, in Córdoba. In 2011 his works were shown at the Centro Cultural Parque España in Rosario and in the Fotografía argentina (Argentinean Photography) show at the Galerie Seippel in Colonia, Germany.
In 2012 his works were included in the Patagonie, images du bout du monde (Patagonia, Images from the End of the World) show at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France. His show Ante el tiempo (In the Face of Time) at the Fundación Migliorisi in Asunción forms part of the Bienal de Fotografía de Paraguay “El ojo salvaje” (The Savage Eye) and he is also awarded First Prize in the Bienal de Fotografía Arte x Arte [in Buenos Aires] and receives a residency scholarship at the Photoquai del Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France.
He participates in the Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil held in 2013 and also in the Exposición Territorios (Territories Exhibition) held at the Argentinean Embassy in New York, USA. In 2014 his solo exhibition Ritmos primarios, la subversión del alma (Primal Rhythms, Subversion of the Soul) was held at the NextLevel Galerie in Paris, France, and one of his videos is selected to appear in LOOP Barcelona 2014 in Spain.
In 2015 he participates in the My Buenos Aires exhibition at La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, and Migraciones en el arte contemporáneo (Migrations in Contemporary Art), at the Museo de la Inmigración, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In Buenos Aires, his work can be found in the collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo de Arte Moderno; in Rosario, in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo and the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino; in Córdoba, in the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa; in Salta, in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta; the Musée du Quai Branly de Paris also possess works by the author as do the Museum of Latin American Art de California, USA; the Fondo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo (FNAC), France in addition to private collections in Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Spain, France and Germany.