Members: Agustina Picasso (1977), Manuel Mendanha (1976) & Juliana Laffitte (1974)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Members live and work in Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Mondongo is a collective of artists who use a diverse range of materials in their work including ‘plasticine’, hair, cotton thread, feathers, biscuits or meat. The originality of their material choices allow them to create intricate and mysterious textures that speak to the clever use of tonalities, inviting the viewer to discover hundreds of shapes and hidden messages disguised in shapes and colours. Mondongo’s fantasy worlds of chaos explore depth, in tunnels passages, tree corridors, forests and urban landscapes such as shanty towns. Some of the works teeter amongst a dark and daring mood, portraying sexual interactions sometimes with animals heads or strangely layering babies and kids, or even fairy tale wonders with a touch of impressionism, demystifying innocence, attracting imagination to get lost in the complexity of Mondongo’s aesthetics.

 

 

Education

Studied Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “I’d Settle for Being Able to Sleep”, Art Sawa,Dubai ,UAE

2012 Exhibition”Mondongo “,Art Sawa ,Dubai ,UAE

2010 Mondongo, Bose Pacia, New York, USA

2009 Silencio, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009 Track 16, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA

2008 Gaslighting, Track 16, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA

2008 Mondongo, Maddox Arts, London, UK

2007 Thread/bare, Track 16. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA

2005 Merca, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004 Cumbre, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain

2004 Esa Boca tan Grande, Galería Daniel Maman, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003 Mondongo, Cancillería de la Embajada de España, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 Mondongo, Galería Braga Menéndez Schuster, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2000 La Primera Cena, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2011 Art International Zürich, Kongresshaus, Zürich, Switzerland

2011 Pinta Art Fair, Maddox Arts, London, UK

2010 Pinta Art Fair, Maddox Arts, London, UK

2009 Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA

2009 Tres en Línea, Centro cultural de España, Córdoba, Argentina

2009 Discursos Narrativos, Espacio Contemporáneo de Arte, Mendoza, Argentina

2009 Discursos Narrativos, El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Salta, Argentina

2009 Discursos Narrativos, Espacio Auditórium, Mar del plata, Argentina

2009 New York Photo Festival, New York, USA

2009 Erotic Show, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Gallery opening show, connect contemporary arts, Wil, Switzerland

2008 Comme des Garcons, Printed Matter, Dover Street Market, London, UK

2008 791 IT-Comme des Garcons’, Printed Matter, Beijing, China

2008 Discursos Narrativos, MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007 Bienal de Valencia-San Pablo, Valencia, Spain

2007 Altar Girls, Museo de las Américas, Denver, Colorado, USA

2007 Arco, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Madrid, Spain

2006 Lo material no cuenta, Galería Distrito4, Madrid, Spain

2006 Art Miami, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Miami, USA

2006 Arco, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005 Eco, Proa. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005 ArteBA 2005, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005 From BA to LA, Track 16, Los Angeles

2004 ArteBA 2004, Galería Daniel Maman. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004 Instituto de Américas, Granada, Spain

2003 Arte y Comida, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003 ArteBA 2003, Galería Braga Menéndez Schuster, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 Estudio Abierto, El Abasto. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 Project Room México, Galería Braga Menéndez Schuster, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 ArteBA 2002, Galería Braga Menéndez Schuster, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002 200x200, Centro Cultural Recoleta. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001 Premio Wipe, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

Collections

MFAH The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US

 

 

 

 

Press

  • New York Times Style Magazine

    Tour de Farce

    December 2008

  • Sublime Magazine

    Mondongo: All that glitters seems like gold

    September 2008

  • Wallpaper

    Commes des Garcons X Mondongo

    October 2008

  • Vogue.Com

    Exclusive: Kawakubo On Art

    November 2008

  • murmurs

    Mondongo at Maddox Arts

    November 2008

  • Londonist

    Art Review: Mondongo @ Maddox Arts

    November 2008

  • Art of England

    Mondongo

    January 2009

  • Financial Times

    Flying Time

    May 2011