MAURICIO LUPINI
TV show: Unidad de habitación
video installation (still images)
Lupini questions whether language only represents thought or there is much more going on behind the autonomous play of signs.
His culturally coded South American Bossa Nova music explores the universal language. In Remixes Series (2002/2005) he
reworks 50's-60's songs by the Venezuelan group Onda Nueva, and develops them into a series of moving images. Referring back
to the period of time, the country had experienced an extensive process of modernisation. We may not remember the modern
history in South America, but the playful melody still remains highly recognizable recalling Lupini’s childhood memory. The artist
has visualised ‘post-babble pre-language’ into a series of moving images of black and white bold fonted characters and flashing
animated images synchronised with the movement of sound. The persistence of vision challenges viewers' eye whilst the tune and
melody of the meaningless pop songs invade our perception.
EDUCATION

2000-01   MA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1980-86   Degree in Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006         
Sequence, The Space, London
Remixes, BasementArtProject.com

2005        
Sequence, de Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam
Tropical Abstraction, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam
10 anni alla FAR, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como

2004         
‘Bienal Poli/gráfica del Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mauricio Lupini, Javier Tellez, Sergio Vega, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Futuribles, Fundación Sala Mendoza, Arco 2004, Madrid

2003         
Visioni Periferiche, site-specific work for Labaro Public Library, Roma
5° Bienal del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo
Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery, Prague

2002         
Etnografia: Modo de Empleo, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
Natura, Museo Otero, Caracas
Tent, Podion Gallery, Amsterdam

2001         
Demonstration Room, NICC - New International Cultural Center, Antwerp / Gallery 400,
University of Illinois, Chicago
Habitat, (solo show), Il Millennio gallery, Roma
Cosas a considerar antes de disparar, (solo show), Fundación Sala Mendoza, Caracas
Utópolis, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas

2000         
Demonstration Room ,Museo Otero, Caracas / Apex Art, New York
Politicas de la diferencia, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Outdoor views and indoor texts (solo show), Milton Gallery, London
La penultima versione della realtà, (solo show), Archivio Fotografico Toscano, Prato.
Habitats, (solo show), Museo Otero, Caracas

1999         
Stranger Knocking, Melbourne International Biennial, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Cabinets of curiosity, Essex University Gallery, UK
Fourteen-day changing exhibition’, 21:24, 21:22 Galleries, Oslo
Jaars III, Kunstcentrum, Sittard, Holland

1998         
Orinoco. Arte, Ciencia y Tecnologìa, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas
Subway, Milano’s underground
Pilgrim's thread,  Fondazione Ratti, Como / Viafarini, Milano

1997         
VI Bienal de la Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
Lo real Maravilloso, Cantieri Culturali, Prato
Invitation to a pointless investigation, Viafarini, Milano
V bienal de Guayana, Museo Soto, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

1996         
L' Arte fotografica, Palazzo Cesi, Acquasparta, Italia
Ipotesi di realtà, Villaggio Globale, Roma

1995         
Mauricio Lupini V-6811042, (solo show), Fundación Sala Mendoza, Caracas /
Museo Soto, Ciudad Bolìvar, Venezuela

1994         
IV Bienal de Guayana, Museo Soto, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela