Fabian Marcaccio

Fabian Marcaccio’s work investigates whether the traditional medium of painting can survive in the digital age. He has used printmaking transfer techniques to make paintings and became well know in the 1990s for his manipulations of the conventions of painting. More recently, he has relied upon digital and industrial techniques to infuse his painting process with spatial and temporal concerns. The results are environmental paintings, animations, and “Paintants” that combine digitally manipulated imagery, sculptural form, and three dimensionally painted surfaces.

Born in Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina, in 1963, the former philosophy student, Fabian Marcaccio, has made a name for himself in numerous German exhibitions, including the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt and, more recently, the Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin, the Haus Esters in Krefeld, and the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg.

Despite his success ranging largely throughout Europe in such shows as Documenta (2002), the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein in Vaduz (2004), the Daros Foundation in Zurich (2005), the Art Unlimited in Basel (2006), and the Biennale in Seville (2007), the painter and sculptor has acclaimed much praise around the world.

Some of Fabian Marcaccio’s important international exhibitions involve Biennales in Havana and Moscow and various shows in North and South America, including the Daros Foundation in Rio de Janeiro and the P.S.1 in New York City where the artist has been living and working since the late 1980s.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

De Buck Gallery, Saint-paul-de-vence, France
Opulent Landscapes
Group exhibition
June 24 – September 10, 2017

Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
Engineered Paintants
Solo exhibition
April 28 – June 4, 2017

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Solo exhibition
September 17 – November 5, 2016

Instituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive, Capri, Italy
"Thought and Matter": Italian and Argentine artists at the Certosa of Capri
Group exhibition
September 9 – October 30, 2016

Galerie Thomas Schulte (Corner Space), Berlin, Germany
Solo exhibition
September 17 – November 5, 2016

Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
New Paintant. Family-Group-Cluster-Swarm
Solo exhibition
April 1 – May 21, 2016

Krefeld Kunstmuseen, Germany
The Adventure of our Collection: Re-opening of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum
Group exhibition
July 2, 2016 – Spring 2017

Selected publications

Octavio Zaya (Ed.)
Fabian Marcaccio: Variants
Published by: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2014
ISBN: 978-8434313231

Martin Hentschel (Ed.)
Fabian Marcaccio: Some USA Stories
Published by: Kerber, 2012
ISBN: 978-3866787353

Information on shows at the gallery

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