Mauro Koliva

(Posadas, Misiones, 1977)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduated from the Facultad de Artes in the Universidad Nacional de Misiones. In 2000-2001 he attended the seminar “Arte: Proyectos especiales” coordinated by artists Sonia Abián and Mónica Millán, at the Centro Cultural Misiones. In 2004 he participated in the Thinking Workshop for artistic action coordinated by Francisco Ali-Brouchoud. During 2005 he participated as a scholar in the analysis and production clinics of artworks with Pablo Siquier and Tulio De Sagastizábal.

In 2004, together with the La Pandorga group, he promoted the project CAC (Contemporary Art Center) in the city of Oberá. In 2006 he worked as Assistant Coordinator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad Nacional de Misiones. In 2008 he was awarded a scholarship by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

He received the 2nd Prize at the Salón Nacional de Dibujo 2016, and the 2nd Prize of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes; the prize Premio Igualdad Cultural del Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación in 2014; a special mention in the Premio Braque 2013, and a special mention in the Salón Nacional de Dibujo 2012. Since 2013 he also has a sound project called "Bajobony", which consists of a series of electroacoustic instruments / sound objects created with unique logics. He has participated in numerous occasions both performance in art galleries, universities, cultural centers and museums as of rock recitals, experimental music and contemporary dance shows.

Since 2003 he has participated in numerous exhibitions in Argentina and abroad. Among its main exhibits are: Errantes, Museo Quinquela Martín, 2018; Flasmagroom, Vasari, 2017; Bajobony II. Quinta Trabuco. Vivente Lopez, 2016; Field of action, Galería Artemisa. New York, 2015; Planicie, Vasari, 2015; Territorio Ontológico Policial, Centro Cultural Recoleta, 2014; Bajobony, Vasari, 2014; “#27 de la serie Elefante” Museo YAPARÍ. Posadas Misiones, 2012; Nube Elefante, Centro Cultural Archibrazo, Buenos Aires, 2011; No, Vasari, 2010; Mudo, Centro Cultural Borges, 2009; Bajando por el lado difícil, Museo de Bellas Artes Rene Brusau, Resistencia, Chaco, 2008; The Fine Line”. Museo de las Americas. Colorado, USA, 2008; Primavera negra, Galería Asoc. Amigos Erik van der Grijn, Buenos Aires, 2008.

His works are part of private collections in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Holland and the United States.

He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.