Jorge Miño [b. 1973]

Corrientes, Argentina

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Jorge Miño (b. 1973, Corrientes, Argentina) studied at the Escuela de la Arte Carlos Morel and at numerous photography and film seminars. His awards include the Third Prize from Itaú Cultural (2010), the First Prize from the Salón Nacional de Rosario (2007) and the Second Prize for Photography and Science from the Centro Cultural Recoleta (2006), in Argentina. He participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in public and private institutions, among which are the Curitiba Biennial (Brazil), Centro Cultural España (Buenos Aires), Museo de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires (MARQ), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Museo MACAY (Merida, Mexico), Galería Enlace (Lima) y Dot Fiftyone Gallery (Miami). In 2018, Edidiciones KBB published ‘Transversal,’ a monographic book on his work that covers the years 2007 to 2017. For 24 years he worked as an assistant to the artist Guillermo Kuitca. Jorge Miño lives and works in Buenos Aires.

In the evolution of the work, I deconstruct and reconstruct my perception of the world through urban architecture, both in its material and human aspects. I find in architecture the synthesis of a search: the icon of a culture and, depending on the case, of innovation or social decadence. The architecture of life as an everyday object is therefore the key to the turns of my work. My photography is related to the oneiric, it induces us to dream of the territories and spaces we inhabit. The constructions are probed like the hidden cavities of a body, from which an intimate world emerges: the interior landscape of the buildings. I am interested in the spectral in the solid, the void in the full, the abstract that hides in the concrete. By leaving out any appearance of the human figure, the morphology of the architectural space itself is exposed. That is certainly the emphasis I find on the routes, passageways, and the proliferation of stairs: mere instruments to destabilize spaces and unleash the imagination.