Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Les Moulins


Born in Buenos Aires in 1963, he lives and works in Buenos Aires. 

He studied at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires. In Macchi's view, the simpler and cleaner the object, the more it is capable of containing references and the more its relationship with us will be personal and sentimental. This "oblique strategy" and a sharp sense of black humour are characteristics of his work.

The artist often draws on newspapers, paradigms of information archives based on facts, and his works are also conceived from anecdote, chance and everyday life. Signs are silently broken down and then pieced together again according to a process of "de-familiarization". Macchi clearly shows an interest for margins, endings and fragments, what has fallen behind us. In his universe, everything is in transit, precarious. Nothing is ever permanent. His pieces reflect absences which order the scenes as strongly as each presence. He is an artist of loss and nostalgia.

"The random melody that can be obtained by sticking fragments of newspaper headings onto a pentagram, the text drawn from police reports and used as primary material for the construction of a pentagram, nails in the shape of notes - these are some of the works with which Jorge Macchi composes music and the image... The production of works that include both image and sound have been a constant feature of his output over the years, and coexist alongside his other texts, the photographic ones or the obsessive, rigorous works on paper..." (A. Rosenberg)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Perspectiva, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

MIKROKOSMOS, Gallerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

ThresholdGalerìa Alexander and Bonin, New York, USA 

DIPTICO, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires


The Book of Hours, curated by Philippe Van Cauteren, Deinze, Belgium

Perspectiva, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, MALBA (Latin American Art Museum), Buenos Aires, Argentina

La noche de los museos, Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Refracción, Centro de Arte de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Lampo, NC-arte, Bogotá, Colombia

Spectrum, curated by Philippe Cyroulnik. Le 19, Centre Régional d´Art Contemporain de Montbéliard, Montbéliard, France


Jorge Macchi, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

External memory, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Prestidigitador, curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina, MUAC , Contemporary Art University Museum, Mexico

Container, MAMBA Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina


Loop, Alexander and Bonin Gallery, Nueva York, USA

Container, Kunstmuseum Lucern, Switzerland


Light and Weight, Galería Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland


Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Galería Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Music Stand Still, SMAK, the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium


Crónicas Eventuales, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Piscina, Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerias, Brasil

10:51 ,Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany

Rendez-vous , Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Diario Intimo, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France

Videos, Museo Pedro de Osma, Lima, Perú

Last minute, in collaborazione con Edgardo Rudnitzky, Project Octógono, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil


Round Midnight, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

The anathomy of melancholy, Centro de Arte Contemporanea Galego,Santiago de Compostela,Spain

The singer’s room, in collaboration with Edgardo Rudnitzky, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy


The anathomy of melancholy, Blanton Museum, Austin, USA

Gallery Night, Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Jorge Macchi, Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jorge Macchi, Monographic exhibition at Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil. MERCOSUR Biennale 2007


Light music, In collaboration with Edgardo Rudnitzky University gallery, University of Essex and Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, UK

Due volte nello stesso fiume, Continua Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy


Still song, Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Time machine, Galería Distrito4, Madrid, Spain

Doppelgänger, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires. Casa encendida, Madrid, Spain

La ascensión, Argentinian Pavillion of Venice Biennale 2005, Palagraziussi, Antico Oratorio San Filippo Neri, alla Fava, Venice, Italy


Buenos Aires Tour, Galería Distrito4, Madrid, Spain


Galería Luisa Strina, San Pablo, Brasil


Fuegos de artificio, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam. ENAD, site Aubusson, France


Le 10Neuf, Centre regional d’art contemporain, Monbéliard, France


Incidental Music, University Gallery, University of Essex, UK

Música incidental, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires

Evidencias circunstanciales, Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires

The wandering golfer, MUHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Belgium


Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana, Buenos Aires


32 morceaux d’eau, Jorge Alyskewycz Gallery, Paris, France


Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires


Pinturas y retablos de fines del siglo XX, Alberto Elía Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Group Exhibitions


Mirror Images, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland


Homo Ludens, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible and Nasreen Mohamedi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Mirror Images, Art and Medicine, Museum of Medicine History, Berlin, Germany

Now! Biennial of the Americas, Denver, USA

Eppur si muove – Art and technique, MUDAM, Luxemburg

My Buenos Aires, curated by Albertine de Galbert and Paula Aisemberg, Maison Rouge, Paris, France

BP15. Argentine Biennial of Performance, Centro Cultural Kirchner (CCK), Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Eu represento os artistas, Revisited, curated by Fernanda Arruda, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brasil

In situ – Arte en el Espacio Público, organizado por Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, Bariloche, Argentina

Daros Latinamerica Collection, Fundación Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.

La llamada del destino, LIMAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Peru


Naturaleza Morta, Inhotim Institute, Brumadinho, Brazil

Latin America, 1963-2013, Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art, Paris, France

Saber Desconocer, 43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas, curated by Mariángela Méndez Prenke, Oscar Roldán Alzate, Florencia Malbrán, Rodrigo Moura y Javier Mejía, Medellín, Colombia

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

A possibility of escape, curated by Agustín Perez Rubio, EACC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Castellón, Spain

Slow Burn, An index of possibilities, Fundament Foundation, Tillburg, Netherlands

Brigdes and borders,  curated by Sigismond de Vajay, Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile


Shock of the news, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

Art and the city, Zurich, Switzerland

7º Bienal de Liverpool, curated by Lorenzo Fusi, Liverpool, UK

18º Bienal de Sydney , All our relations, curated by Catherine de Zegher y Gerald Mc Master, Sydney, Australia

A house full of music. Strategies in Music and Art 1912-2012, curated by Ralf Beil, Instituto Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

Aire de Lyon, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lines of thought , curated by Ziba Ardanal,  Parasol, Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK

Los impolíticos, curated by Laura Bardier, EAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Anotaciones : bajo la influencia de John Cage , curated by Joachim Pissarro, Bibi Calderaro y Julio Grinblatt, Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, USA

Extranjerías, MUAC, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México, México

En Obras. Colección Teixeira de Freitas, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, TEA, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain


The peripatetic school: Itinerant drawing from Latin America, MIMA, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England

A terrible beauty is born, 11º Lyon Biennial, curated by Victoria Noorthorn, France.

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial) 2011, 12th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jeff Hoffmann, Turkey.

Um Outro Lugar, *MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Um Outro Lugar, *MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Radical Shift, curated by Heike Van den Valentyn, Museum Morsbroich , Leverkusen, Koln, Germany.

All of this and nothing, Hammer Museum, L.A, USA.

Unresolved Circumstances: Video Art from Latin America, MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, California, USA

Of Bridges and Borders, curated by Sigismond de Vajay, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Echoes, curated by jena-Paul felley and Olivier Kaese, centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France.


Membres fantômes - variations sur un theme de Peter Szendy, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.

It’s the End of the World as We Know it/La fin du monde tel que nous le connaissons, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d'Art Contemporain, Mulhouse, France.

Yesterday will be better, Aagauer Kunsthaus, Switzarland. 

Modelos para armar, MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

Everything is out there, La casa encendida, Madrid, Spain

Freeze, NILS STÆRK Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Le membre absent, Galerie Xippas, París, France

Del Pasado al Presente: Migraciones, Museo de Bellas Artes de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile


Revolutionen Des Alltäglichen, Museum Morbsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

Extranjerias , Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Private Universes: Media Works, Dallas Museum of art, USA

For You / Para Usted, Daros Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland

Desenhos, [Drawings]:A-Z, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

Deux Pieces, Peter Kilchmann Galerie , ArtBasel, Switzerland

El futuro ya no es lo que era, Fundación Osde, curata da Rodrigo Alonso, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Vou-te contra uma historia, Porta 33, Funchal, Portugal

Manifesta07, The European Biennial of Contemporary art, Trentino- South Tirolo, Italy, July 19- November 2

Cancelled, Erased and Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA

Everstill - Siempretodavía, Casa Museo Federico García Lorca, Granada, Spain

Face to Face - The Daros Collections, Zurich, Switzerland

Erabili aurretik, astindu/Agitar antes de usar, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain

Portfolio Mit Editionen Von, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Swiss

Desenhos estranhos, Porta 33, Ilha de Madeira, Portugal

Prospect 1 New Orleans, Bayou Saint Jhon, New Orleans, USA

Places, Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brasil

Point of view, Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brasil

South Limit, Centro Municipal de Exposiciones, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Yokohama triennal, Japan

Shake before use, Artium Victoria, Spain

Order. Light. Desire. An exhibition of contemporary drawings, IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern art, Dublin, Ireland


Brave new world, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Signes d’existence, MAC Santiago de Chile 

Unsung, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York. Curator: Dan Cameron

Arte, deshonra y violencia en el contexto Iberoamericano , CCE Centro Cultural de    España, Montevideo, Uruguay 

Projections, Le 10 neuf, Centre régional d'art contemporain, Montbeliard, France

¡Viva la Muerte!, Kunst und Tod in Lateinamerika , Kunsthalle Wien, Viena, Switzerland


Confini-Boundaries, MAN, Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy

Wall drawings, Albion Gallery, London, UK

Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brasil


Venice Biennale, The experience of art, curated by Maria de Corral, Italian Pavillion, Venice, Italy   

Romance, Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Farsites, Insite 05 San Diego- Tijuana

Artists in residency, Artpace, San Antonio Texas, USA


Souvenirs Paulistanos,  Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo

Treble, Sculpture Center, NY, USA

Replica, MUCA Roma, MexicoDF, Mexico


A nova geometría, Galería Fortes-Vilaça, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Istanbul Biennale, Turkey

Between silence and violence, argentine contemporary art, Sotheby’s, New York


Bienal de Fortaleza, Brasil


El fin del eclipse, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain

12 views, The Drawing Center, New York, USA


2º Sound Art Festival, Humor y aliento, Acceso A Gallery, México City

1999, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain


Artists’House, Delfina, London, UK

En tránsito, Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires; Museo del Chopo Mexico City, Mexico


Searching South, two southamerican artists, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. (with Arturo Duclos)


L’atelier de Buenos Aires, CREDAC, Ivry-Sur-Seine

The ‘80s at the MAM, Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Beyond the Object, Patio Bullrich, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Retorno y Presencia, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Nine painters of the new generation, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

X Group, Castagnino Museum, Rosario; Sivori Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina



First Prize, Banco de la Nación Argentina Prize, Recoleta Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Leonardo Prize, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ignacio Pirovano Prize to the young artist of the year, Argentine Critics Association


First Prize, Braque Prize, Fundación Bancos Patricios


First Prize, Fundación Nuevo Mundo Prize, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires

Grants and Prizes


ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA


Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Italy


John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York, USA


 Fondo Nacional de las Artes Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Subsidy for Artistic Creation , Fundación Antorchas, Buenos Aires, Argentina



 Schloss Plüschow, Germany


Duende Artists Initiative, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1996-1997 Delfina Studios Trust, England


1993-1994 Cité des Arts, Paris, France

Public collections

Tate Modern, London, UK

MOMA, New York, USA

MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leon, Spain

CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Fundación Banco de la Nación Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, Argentina

MACRO , Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario, Argentina

MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Museo del Barrio, New York, USA

SMAK, the municipal Museum of Contemporary Art of Ghent, Belgium

Fundación Arco, Spain

Collection of the Province of Hainaut, Belgium

MALI, Museum of Art, Lima, Peru

Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice (MAMAC), France

Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, Spain



10:51, flipbook, limited editon of 200 flipbook, Künstlerhaus, Bremen, Germany


Block. Jorge Macchi, drawings 1996-2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina


La ascensión, produced in ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Ten Drops, slip book, produced in ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Doppelgänger, La casa encendida, Madrid


Buenos Aires Tour, in collaboration with Edgardo Rudnitzky and Maria Negroni Turner Libros, Madrid, Spain