Marcos Torino


Marcos Torino (b.1983) is a visual artist and creator from Argentina based in Buenos Aires. His work can be defined as a cross-disciplinary process involving contemporary sculpture, installation, video performance, publications and scenography design. Attends to Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Artists Program, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, School of Visual Arts (NY,USA) among others. Member of LIDAT (Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo de Arte y Tecnología). Relevant exhibitions: El Pretexto del Color at Salta Contemporary Art Museum, Quién Siente Cómo at Eduardo Sívori Museum, La Temperatura del Vínculo at Pasto Gallery. Fellow at URRA 2016 Art Residency (Tigre, BA, Arg). Achieve 1st. Mention at 2016 Banco Itaú Visual Arts Prize, 3rd. Award at 2015 Williams Foundation Sculpture Prize and 2017 Scholarship at Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

Marcos Torino work explores the relationship between public and contemporary sculpture through a group of portable sculptures that encourage the public to move and wear them as an extension of their own bodies. The sculptures explore different sensorial experiences through their colours, shapes, textures and temperatures, evoking a high range of subjects and references from biology and cartoons to corporal language, eroticism and body amputations. How many kinds of public can a work of art hold up?