Diego Bianchi

Diego Bianchi, Softrealism, 2019. Installation view at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Photo: François Doury

Diego Bianchi, El presente está encantador (the enchanting now), 2017. Photo: Bruno Dubner

Diego Bianchi, WasteAfterWaste, 2015

Diego Bianchi, Softrealism, 2019. Installation view at Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris. Photo: François Doury

Diego Bianchi (b. 1969, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bianchi envisions artistic practice as a space for trial and error – rehearsing the situations he creates by embracing a level of uncertainty. Through installation, sculpture and performance, Bianchi explores the processes of obsolescence and decay, as well as the absurd connections that exist between things in the world. He punctuates the worth of ‘worthless’ entities through utilising them in his immersive spatial environments. Recent exhibitions include Bienalsur, Argentina (2019); Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, Argentina (2017); Perez Art Museum, USA (2015); and The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015).

Project Description

Diego Bianchi presents a site-specific installation at The Lewis’s Building. Bianchi is interested in how we are connected to objects and how they affect our everyday life; his works reconfigure our perceptions to create a spatial configuration indistinct of bodies and things. For his installation, Bianchi will process discarded objects, mostly car parts, and organic matter such as bioplastics – trying to force integration between conflicting worlds. The structures are complemented by the familiar, though often obscured sounds of the by-products of living bodily systems in their normal day-to-day functions, such as snoring, passing wind, exhalations and sighs. These sounds become the soundtrack to a series of videos where the adventures of strange characters with exceeded bodies were recorded. Creating environments that maintain an abstract quality mixed with precarity and humour, Bianchi’s fictional machinery of work replicates the process of the digestive system.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial with support from Amalia Amoedo and Érica Roberts.