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Martin Bonadeo was born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an artist. Ph. D in Social Communication. His doctoral thesis is about human olfactory communication and has been published in 2005. He holds a bachelor degree in advertising. During 2004 he won a one year grant for a post-doc visiting scholar position at the Hypermedia Studio, UCLA, U.S.A. where he studied relations between art, science and technology.

He is a professor of Latin American and Argentine Contemporary Art at UCA’s (Universidad Católica Argentina) Latin American Studies Program. He also founded and is the director of TECAT (Taller Experimental de Ciencia, Arte y Tecnología) a multidisciplinary space to produce and think technological issues at this University.

In 2010 he founded CIFRA (Centro de Innovación de la Forma en la República Argentina), a project he is directing at Universidad Austral. From 2000 he started developing art projects and studying critic classes with Fabiana Barreda and Monica Giron. From 2001 he showed more than 30 site specific installations for different galleries and cultural centers of several cities around the world.

His work was part of several solo shows as "El cielo es una esfera que nos contiene", Lima 2012, "Luz hecha tinta", Buenos Aires, 2012, "Bellico", curated by Alma Ruiz (MOCA) at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica , Buenos Aires, 2011, "El cielo en la tierra", Buenos Aires, 2012 and "Alba Magica MMX", Pittsburgh 2010 among others. He also participated in the following the group exhibitions: "Histórias de Mapas, Piratas e Tesouros", curated by Eduardo Brandao, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010 "Extranjerías", curated by Néstor García Canclini and Andrea Guinta in the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2009, at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Spain 2008, "Memoria do futuro: 10 anos de arte e tecnologia no Itaú Cultura" in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2007, "Pampa, Ciudad y Suburbio" IMAGO, Buenos Aires, 2007, “Cultura y Media”, Centro Cultural General San Martin, Buenos Aires, 2006; "Horizonte en cúpula" Various editions of “Estudio Abierto”, Buenos Aires, 2006, 2005 and 2003; "Circuito cerrado de arte" Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, 2006, "Mulholland drive", Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, 2005, "HOPE", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA, 2004, among others.

Winner of the 2005 Fundacion Telefonica/MAMBA (Modern art Buenos Aires) Art and New Technologies Grand Prix (Grant) to develop "Moebius Display" (project leader in collaboration with engineers, computer scientists, architects and musicians). This project was also supported by OSRAM opto- semiconductors Germany. Winner of 2006 Vida 9.0 (Fundación Telefónica Spain) grant to develop an iberoamerican art + science piece. Project: "Dead/alive tree". He was sponsored by Telefonica Foundation to participate in INTERCAMPOS program 2007 and he’ve also participated in TECEN- ARTE program 2008.. In 2010 he obtained the third price in the contest “Premio Bienla Kósice: agua, luz, movimiento”. He was selected by the “Arnet a cielo abierto” award jury in 2009 and also for the “Premio ArteBA Petrobras Award” 2008 jury to produce “Thermosynthetic grass”.

He lives and works in Buenos Aires.


Shows (selection)

2012 “El cielo es una esfera que nos contiene”, solo show, curated by María Iovino at WU Galería, Lima, Perú
2012 “Luz hecha tinta”, solo show, Galería GC, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011 “Bellico” solo show curated by Alma Ruiz at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011 “Vánitas entelado” at Barro del Paraíso, curated by Juan Batalla en Espacio Osde, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011 “Pasto termosintético”, at EcoMind, Galería Praxis international, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 “Histórias de Mapas, Piratas e Tesouros”, curated by Eduardo Brandao, Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brasil.
2010 “El cielo en la tierra”, solo show, Pabellón de las Bellas Artes de la Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 “Fluidos Vitales”, in Arte contemporáneo y sustentabilidad, Praxis international gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 “Hope”, in Fase 2, curated by Graciela Taquini, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 "Alba Magica MMX" restrospective solo show curated by Murray Horne at Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.
2009 "Publico Privado" at Extranjerías curated by Néstor García Canclini and Andrea Guinta at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 “Two suns” presented at ArteAmericas Miami 2009 video-box curated by María Iovino, Miami, U.S.A.
2008 "Moebius Display" at Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla 3: "Youniverse" curated by Peter Weibel, Seville, Spain.
2008 "Variable Horizons (sea 2)" from Thermosynthesis series. Reactive object presented in "Estados del Agua", curated by Graciela Taquini, at Objeto a gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Variable Horizons (sea 2)" from Thermosynthesis series. Reactive object selected by Platt Award 2008 jury and showed at Isidro Miranda Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Variable Horizons (pampa)" from Thermosynthesis series. Reactive object presented in "Naturaleza y artificio" curated by Patricia Rizzo at Fundación Standard Bank, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Presences in the Horizon" from Thermosynthesis series. Reactive object presented in "Seres híbridos" at Arguibel gallerry, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Thermosynthetic grass" multisensorial installation, Isidro Miranda Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Three minutes" Multisensorial installation presented in "Otras experiencias del dibujo", at Isidro Miranda Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Thermosynthetic grass" site specific multisensorial installation, ArteBA PetroBras 2008 award at ArteBA 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Thermosynthetic flowers", site specific permanent installation, Hotel Vitrum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 "Skies under heaven", site specific permanent installation, Hotel Vitrum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 "Moebius Display", Dynamic luminic sculpture, installation, presented at "Memoria do futuro: 10 anos de arte e tecnologia no Itau Cultural", Itaú Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2007 "Thermosynthesis 2", interactive installation presented at "Cultura y Media 2", curated by Graciela Taquini, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 "Thermosysnthesis 1 ", site specific interactive, curated by Cristian Segura at Galería Isidro Miranda, Buenos Aires , Argentina.
2007 "Horizon on dome", site specific photograpic installation, in the show "Pampa, Ciudad y Suburbio" Curated by Laura Malosetti Costa at IMAGO, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Art closed circuit", site specific installation, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Intimacy" site specific installation, central post office, Estudio Abierto Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Moebius Display", Dynamic luminic sculpture, installation, Fundacion Telefonica/MAMBA (Modern art Buenos Aires) Art and New Technologies awards show, curated by Laura Buccelatto at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Re-visits", group installation at El Borde, Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Japanese eyes ", digital photos, TRIP art Gallery ArteBA 2006, Espacio Prometeo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 "Art closed circuit", site specific installation, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 "The interactive corn", site specific installation, Galería del Poste (Pole's Gallery), Centro Cultural Rojas (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 "Inmigrant/Argentine", site specific installation, Inmigrant's historic street,Estudio Abierto Puerto 2005, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 "Tires", site specific installation, selected fot the Chandón Awards, Museo Timoteo Navarro, Tucumán, Argentina.
2005 "Underground sky", site specific installation, Cruce de artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 "Dolarized rastras", part of change, change installation, selected by the bienal de Bahía Blanca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
2005 "Mullholland drive: pojecting topology", multimedia installation, selected at Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan.
2004/5 "HOPE", site & time specific installation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Borde, San Francisco, USA. 2004 "Wind Chimes", site specific sound installation, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, USA.
2004 "Locked up landscapes", photo installation, in Occupied Territories, Telefonica Foundation Space, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2004 "NEWS, (It is not, literal translation from spanish)", multisensorial site specific installation, in Vertigo, Museo de Arte Latino Americano en Buenos Aires (MalBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2004 "Two suns", multisensorial site specific installation, in Crossroads, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
2003 "Closed/open closet", site specific installation, Jaqui & Pedro Green Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003 "On-off light", site specific installation, during Arte / en Progresión, Meeting on technological and artistic experimentation. Centro Cultural General San Martín. March 14 - 25. Supported by Secretaria de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Subsecretaria de gestión e industrias culturales, Universidad de Tres de Febrero.
2003 "Fused Americas", interactive installation, gallery: El Borde, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 "Change, Change", site specific installation, Numismatic Museum (Museo Numismático del Banco Central de la República Argentina), internet re-edition 2003 www.sitearte.com.
2002 "Real time still life" and "Melted figures", 2 installations, during Acontecimiento 2x2, SITEARTE, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 "Still life wallpapered", Site Specific Photo Installation, during Un mar de Trampas, Villa Victoria Ocampo, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
2002 "Corners", Photographs, Slide projection, during, Fuga Jurásica, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 "Together", 2 Site Specific Installations, during Futuro Inmediato, El Galpón, Estudios Abiertos San Telmo, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 "Indoor windows", Site Specific Installation, during Low-Tech-Hi-Fi, Fundación Klemm, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 "Delayed clock", site specific installation, Del Retiro Photo Gallery, Torre Monumental de los Ingleses, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2001 "Soul's path", site specific installation, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2001 "El Pueblo-closed circuit" site specific installation, Centro Cultural de "El Pueblo" Estancias del Pilar (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Argentina.
2001 "Locked up landscapes" photo installation, Centro Cultural de "El Pueblo" Estancias del Pilar (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Argentina.


Education

2013 Executive program at Singularity University, Sillicon Valley, U.S.A.
2008 Tec-en-Arte program, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires.
2007 INTERCAMPOS program, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires.
2004 Post-doctorate at Hypermedia Studio, UCLA, EE.UU. studying links between art, science and technology with a grant from Antorchas Foundation.
2003 Ph. D. in Social Communication, Thesis: Odotypes: olfactory communication in retailing brands, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997 Bachelor in Commercial Communications and Advertising, Universidad de Palermo Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1995 Junior Advertising Creative, Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2001-2003 Artistic work analysis with artist Monica Girón, Buenos Aires.
2000-2002 Artistic work analysis with critic and artist Fabiana Barreda, Buenos Aires.
2001-2002 Escuela de Mitología Anfititre, Classic Mythology seminars by Ana Zetina Ph D. (UBA) Buenos Aires.
2001 Experimental music workshop directed by Santiago Vázquez, Buenos Aires.
1998 -2001 Writing workshop and text analysis with Alicia Steinberg, Buenos Aires.


Teaching and academic activities

2010-today foundader and director of CIFRA Centro de Investigación de la Forma En la República Argentina, Universidad Austral.
2008- today professor of argentine contemporary art and art, science and technology in latin america in PEL Programa de Estudios Latinomaericanos at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
2008-2009 Art direction professor of the Audio visual Master program at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
2007 - today creator and director of TECAT (Taller Experimental de Ciencia, Arte y Tecnología) at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
2002 - today Creativity professor in Advertising at Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
2002 Fabiana Barreda ́s Teacher Assistant in the contemporary art course at Instituto Universitario Nacional de Artes (IUNA).


Grants and Awards

2010 Winner of the third price in the contest Premio Bienal Kósice: agua, luz, movimiento.
2009 Selected by “A Cielo Abierto Arnet” award jury as one of the 11 projects to be shown (as project) y published.
2008 Selected by ArteBA PetroBras award 2008 jury to develop (financed by them) the project Thermosynthetic grass showed at 2008 Buenos Aires Art Fair.
2008 Selected by Platt Award 2008 jury, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 Fundación Telefónica's Grant to participate inTEC-EN-ARTE program 2008.
2006 Vida 9.0 Fundación Telefónica's (spain) Grant to develop dead/alive tree project.
2005 Fundacion Telefonica/MAMBA (Modern art Buenos Aires) Art and New Technologies Grand Prix.
2005 Fundación Telefónica's Grant to participate in INTERCAMPOS program 2005.
2003 Fundación Antorchas Grant for studying at the Hypermedia Studio UCLA during one year.


Publications

2012 “Bellico” Solo show catalog at Espacio Fundación Telefónica curated por Alma Ruiz. Includes texts by Alma Ruiz, Laura Malosetti Costa and Patricia Saragüeta. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 “Alba Magica MMX”. Catalog/book of the retrospective solo show Alba Magica MMX at Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, EE.UU., Gustavo Buntinx, María Iovino, Jorge Bosiia an other authors, 304 pp., Edited in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 “Intersecciones: Tecnología, Naturaleza y Subjetividad”, Arte x Arte Exhibition Catalog curated by Jorge Zuzulich, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 “Premio Arnet A cielo abierto”, Award project selection catalog, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 “Extranjerías”, Espacio Fundación Telefónica Exhibition catalog, curated by Néstor García Canclini and Andrea Giunta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 “Técnica: Video” Edited by Ariadna González Naya, Tamara López Mato and Lucrecia Palacios Hidalgo. Olmo Ediciones, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008 “BIACS 3, Youniverse” Third Contemporary art bienial at Seville Catalog curated by Peter Weibel, Seville, Spain.
2008 "Premio ArteBA PetroBras 2008", ArteBA 2008 catalog.
2008 “Tercer Concurso Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Premio Platt 2008”, Galería Isidro Miranda awards show catalog, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 “Proyecto Vidriera Isidro Miranda” Interventions at Galería Isidro catalog Miranda, AA.VV., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 “EA Estudio Abierto. Experiencias de Arte y Cultura contemporánea Buenos Aires 2000-2006”, interventions catalog, AA.VV., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2006 “Galería del Poste del Rojas” interventions at CCRojas catalog, curated by Lucrecia Urbano and Eva Grinstein, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 "Pampa, ciudad y suburbio ", exhibition catalog of the show curated by Laura Malosetti Costa at IMAGO, Buenos Aires.
2006 "Arte y nuevas tecnologías: Premio Limb0 | MAMBA | Fundación Telefónica 2005", Exhibition Catalog, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2006.
2005 "Odotipo: Historia natural del olfato y su función en la identidad de Marca" (Odotype:Smell natural history and its function in brand identity), Martin Bonadeo's doctoral thesis, published by Universidad Austral.
2004 "Territorios Ocupados", Exhibition Catalog, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2004.