Emilio Bianchic (Uruguay/Mexico/Argentina) works on the limits of nature, culture, and identity, addressing their impossibilities and ridiculousness in the form of small-scale videos and performances. In his practice he tries to hack standardised behaviours and expected results, using confusion, discomfort, awkwardness and humour as a force for queering all actions.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Emilio will be developing a script for a film that focuses on ant colonies and their place in our imaginary. The ideas of work, status-quo, order, and monarchy seem to be mandatory concepts linked to ants. This project works on a queer re-reading of these insects, thinking about evolutionary processes, ecological interactions, and environmental politics with a humorous perspective.

Emilio was awarded Uruguay’s most prestigious art prize, el Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales (National Art Prize) in 2018. Select solo shows include: Mariposer (Relaciones Públicas, Mexico City, 2022); Oh la la (Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2018). Select group shows include: Pivô Satélite (Pivô, San Pablo, 2023); Bienal de Performance de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2019); and Useless (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2019) among others. He has published the books Mosquitos (2021) and WOW (2019).

Emilio was born in Uruguay and is based in Mexico City and Buenos Aires.


This residency is supported by Fundación Ama Amoedo within the framework of FAARA Conecta, a broader initiative for artists from Argentina and Uruguay to participate in international residencies.


Spring 2024

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