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Pablo Accinelli, Duración interna, 2018. Bags of cement, inflatable pillows. 10 x 325 x 325 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bruno Dubner.

Pablo Accinelli, Técnicas pasivas, 2016. Installation view, Gallery Gregor Podnar. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Marcus Schneider.

Pablo Accinelli, Duración interna, 2017. Straw bale, wood. 40 x 90 x 40 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bruno Dubner.

Pablo Accinelli, Duración interna, 2016. Cards, cups, newsprint, marker pen, wood. 151,3 cm Ø x 6 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Edouard Fraipont.

Pablo Accinelli’s work manipulates and subverts familiar objects to reveal latent uses and functions, often featuring measuring tools, modular typographies, publications and items associated with labour or a lack of. The objects also function as references to specific environments and co-exist to form a unifying landscape that is invisible, yet present. These synthesized places can be inhabited physically and mentally, and hint at a time after work, of waiting, leisure and ways to expand time.

During his residency at Gasworks, Accinelli plans to take inspiration from the spatial organisation of work environments that were created specifically in the UK during the Industrial Revolution and their representation in the art and literature of the time, both figuratively and metaphorically.


Pablo Accinelli lives and works in Buenos Aires. Recent exhibitions include: Alrededor, Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo (2011); Inminencia das poéticas, Bienal de Sao Paulo (2012); When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; No importa mi nombre, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires (both 2013); Fleeting Imaginaries, The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (2014); United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Future Light – Escaping Transparency, Bienal de Viena, MAK; Extension du domaine du jeu, Nouveau festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (all 2015); Técnicas Pasivas, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin; Glory hole, Jaqueline Martins gallery, Sao Paulo; Por aqui tudo é novo, Instituto Inhotim, Minas Gerais; Cae la tarde, Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo (all 2016); Lontano, The goma Gallery, Madrid (2017) and Unanime noite, Museo Iberé Camargo, Porto Alegre (2018). He is part of Actividad de uso with Leandro Tartaglia, a group dedicated to writing books about young Argentine artists since 2006.

Pablo Accinelli’s residency is supported by Erica Roberts and hosted in the Roberts Residency Studio. The residency is developed in partnership with URRA, in alliance with arteBA Argentina.