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Omar Schiliro

Untitled (Batato I understand you)

Object of plastic and acrylic containers, glasses, fluorescent tubes and light bulbs.140 x 80 x 80 cm.
Colección Guillermo Kuitca, Buenos Aires.

OMAR SCHILIRO, Buenos Aires, 1962-1994.

Omar Schiliro was, until the time of his death due to AIDS-related complications, an active participant in the art scene that revolved around the Centro Cultural “Ricardo Rojas” in Buenos Aires. A jewelry maker by trade, Schiliro produced in a brief two-year period a body of work with lights, glass teardrops, and plastic recipients (buckets and basins). He was featured in the exhibitions El Rojas presenta: Algunos artistas (Centro Cultural Recoleta, 1992), The Rational Twist (Apex Art, New York, 1996), and El Tao del Arte (Centro Cultural Recoleta, 1997). In 1994, a show at the Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana de Buenos Aires featured his work and work by Jorge Gumier Maier. His art forms part of the collections of the Museo Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, and the Museo Castagnino + MACRO (Rosario, Santa Fe), as well as numerous private collections. In 2018, the retrospective Ahora voy a brillar. Omar Schiliro was held at the Colección de Arte “Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat.”

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