Limerick, Ireland

Diego Bruno

Taking a 1996 uprising in the cities of Cutral Có and Plaza Huíncul in Argentine Patagonia as its point of departure, the video installation Cut, investigates the capacity and shortcomings of the moving image to account for a popular insurrection. The work attempts to relocate the temporally and geographically distant events to the here-and-now through the combination of episodic fragments featuring archival and contemporary materials. [ME]

Diego Bruno’s participation forms part of Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren.

Diego Bruno studied History of Art at the University of Buenos Aires, and holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Escola Massana, Barcelona as well as an MFA in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Bruno’s practice pays particular attention to recent historical sequences of Latin American history in which forms of subversive politics can be localised, situated, and actualised. The work questions how aesthetic ideas are assimilated and reactivated politically or socially at a local level and more broadly, how are ideas themselves are embedded within the fabric of the exhibition space. His work has been shown at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Manifesta 8 Murcia; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York; Centre for Contemporary Art Celje; Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and Malmö Kunsthall, among others. Bruno lives and works in Helsinki.

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