Verónica Vázquez, Collage in red, 2014, Wooden box, paper, thread, maulstick, 41 x 21 cm
Courtesy of Piero Atchugarry Gallery
Located in Garzón, Uruguay, Piero Atchugarry is a contemporary art gallery that focuses on primary market and the representation of a selected group of artists. The gallery was founded in September 2013 and soon it moved to a larger space in Garzón, occupying an old converted stable. The same year the gallery began a program of residences; artists from all over the world are invited to regenerate and create specific artworks inspired by the calm and beauty of the Uruguayan landscape and nature. The program aims to educate the public on artistic processes by converting the gallery into an artist studio. Visitors are welcome to come and explore artistic practices in situ, as well as to meet and exchange ideas with the artists. Each visiting artist develops a body of work in Garzón and creates a site-specific installation for the sculpture park of 159 hectars (54 acres) surrounding the gallery, leaving a permanent memory of his or her passage.
The focus of the gallery is to promote art internationally and therefore it represents artists from Brazil, Italy, Japan, Uruguay and the United States. In addition to a consistent schedule of exhibitions the gallery collaborates with museums and institutions, and participates to several international art fairs in Latin America, United States, Europe and Middle East. On December 3rd 2019, the gallery will open a second location, expanding to the United States and occupying a space in 5520 NE 4th Ave, Miami. This artistic City will be an exciting location to promote international contemporary art and foster the career of the emerging and the established artists of the gallery.
Riccardo De Marchi