BIO



PATRICIO GIL FLOOD (1977 - ARGENTINA)

Born in Argentina in 1977. I have lived and worked between Geneva and Valais since 2013.

For some years now I have been interested in deconstructing the economic flows and forces that run through our daily lives, in ways that are more or less visible. 

My practice is based on the search for echoes and connections, as forms of rewriting, revisiting myths and modes of production, with the aim of delving into history and personal memory. 

I create projects that confront the paradoxical relationship between Western dichotomies such as nature and culture, myth and history, material and immaterial, fiction and function, text and action, work and leisure. 

My practice is not linear; it appears as a constellation, a form of permaculture. I play different roles, as an artist, teacher, researcher and publisher. Complementary roles that help me to develop various forms of knowledge in hybrid combinations.

This modus operandi relies on the help and complicity of collaborators to create new forms of inscription and agency: 

I am a founding member of the MACACO Press collective, based in Geneva since 2015, which explores the relationship between publishing and performance. I'm co-founder of the Helvetropicos project, a Swiss platform set up in 2022 to encourage exchanges between artists who share a genealogy of affection with Latin America. I'm co-director of the art space and residency PLANTA ALATA in Argentina, since 2023. I'm also a regular lecturer at various art schools and currently in charge of the Editions Laboratory at EDHEA.




Principal teaching experiences

From 2020 - Responsable Laboratoire micro-edition et reliure, EDHEA, Sierre, Switzerland.
2023 - Workshop. POOL CH. HEAD, Genève, Suisse.
2023 – Intervenant Master CCC. HEAD, Genève, Suisse.
2022 – Intervenant Postdiplome National University La Plata, Argentina.
2020 - Workshop tutor Master Symposium, Master in Art in Public Spheres, EDHEA, Sierre, Switzerland.
2020 - Workshop tutor Master Trans, HEAD University of Art and Design, Geneve, Switzerland. 
2019 - Conference. National University La Plata, Argentina.
2019 - Workshop tutor. CIA Centro (Centre for Artistic Research), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2018 - Conference. National University La Plata, Argentina.
2018 - Workshop tutor. CIA Centro (Centre for Artistic Research), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 - Seminar tutor. Ecole Superier d'Art Annecy Alpes, France.
2017 - Workshop tutor at Master in Art in Public Spheres program ECAV, Fundazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy.
2017-2015 - Regular tutor at Bachelor in Art program, orientation Art-Action, HEAD, Genève, Switzerland.
2016 - Workshop tutor at Malevoz Quartier Culturel, Monthey, Switzerland.
2016 - Lecture-performance at CAPACETE, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2016 - Workshop tutor at CIA Centro (Centre for Artistic Research), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 - Workshop tutor Master Symposium, Master in Art in Public Spheres program, ECAV, Sierre, Switzerland.
2015 - Workshop tutor The Individuals Radio Show, Winter School, ECAV, Sierre, Switzerland.
2012 - Workshop tutor at Museum of Latinoamerican Contemporary Art, La Plata, Argentina.
2012 - Workshop tutor at Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile.


Studies and research


2019 - 2016 - DSRA Doctorat - Unité de Recherche, ESAAA, France. https://www.esaaa.fr/
2015 - 2013 - Master Program MAPS, Arts in Publics Spheres. EDHEA, Sierre, Switzerland. https://www.edhea.ch/
2013 - Universidade de Verao program. CAPACETE, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. http://www.capacete.net/
2012 - Independent study program. CIA Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://www.ciacentro.org/
2004 - 1998 - Bachelor in Fine Arts. Specialization in printed art. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. http://www.fba.unlp.edu.ar/


Scholarships, Grants and Prizes


2023 - Fondation Irene Reymond Prize, Switzerland.
2022 - Research Grant Ville de Genève, Switzerland.
2022 - Grant Pro Helvetia - Residency SACATAR, Brasil.
2021 - Research Grant Ville de Genève, Switzerland.
2021 - Grant Culture Canton Genève, Switzerland.
2020 - Grant Pro Helvetia – Coincidencia Program, Switzerland.
2019 - Grant Pro Helvetia – BienalSUR - Coincidencia Program, Switzerland.
2018 - Grant Culture Canton Genève, Switzerland.
2018 - Grant Pro Helvetia – Museo de Arte Latinoamericano. Coincidencia Program, Switzerland.
2016 - Research Grant Fonds Culturel, Switzerland
2016 - Grant Residency. Malevoz Quartier Culturel, Monthey, Switzerland.
2015 - Prix de l’edition. ECAV MAPS program, Suisse.
2015 - 2013 - Grant "Hans Joerg Wyss", Master Program MAPS, Switzerland.
2014 - Grant Residency. Fundacion Botin, Santander, España.
2014 - Grant Residency. CRAC19, Montbeliard, France.
2013 - Adquisition prize Igualdad Cultural Visual Arts, Buenos Aires.
2013 - Scholarship CAPACETE, Universidade de Verao program, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2012 - Scholarship Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas, Independent study program, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2011 - Adquisition prize Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, La Plata.
2011 - Grant Residency. Perspectivas latinoamericanas, Barcelona, España.
2009 - Grant Residency. Fundación Arte Contemporáneo + CCE Montevideo, Uruguay.
2008 - Mention National Biennial of Contemporary Art, MAC Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
2008 - Creation Grant. Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Argentina.
2007 - Grant. Fundación Carolina. Residency at Fundación Llopys, Panamá.
2006 - Scholarship. CCRojas-UBA program, Argentina.
2004 – Mention of the jury VIII Klemm Foundation Prize, Buenos Aires.
2003 – First prize Provincia de Buenos Aires Young art Biennial.
2001 - First prize Philips Argentine Young Talents, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.
2001 – Third prize Philips Latino America Young Talents, Marta Traba Gallery, San Pablo, Brasil.




Solo and duo exhibitions

2024 - (upcoming) Paraisos inseguros. Exhibition avec Jorge Raka. Manoir de Martigny. Suisse.

2023 - EL Dorado. Exhibition. La Ferme de la Chapelle. Genève, Suisse.

2021 - Ecole du non-travail. Exhibition. Festival LOOP. Galerie Dieecke Barcelona. Espagne.

2020 - Todes Macaques, Espace Mât, Bienne (avec MACACO PRESS.

2020 - Todes Macaques, Lokal-int, Bienne. Cur. Nicolas Raufaste, Chri Frautschi (avec MACACO PRESS.

2018 - Ecole du non-travail. Exhibition-performance at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, La Plata, Argentina.

2018 - Complete Love, Espace Saint Valentin, Lausanne.Cur. Christina Jonsson (avec MACACO PRESS)

2017 - Selfie: Contigent Movements, Live in Your Head, Geneva. Cur. Yann Chateigné, Charlotte Laubard (avec MACACO PRESS)

2016 - Foutraque, Standard Deluxe, Lausanne. Cur. Federica Martini (avec MACACO PRESS)

2016 - Arguments*, TOPIC, Geneva. Cur. Camille Kaiser and Camilla Paolino (avec MACACO PRESS)

2012 - Something is always happening - Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

2012 - Today I´ve made nothing – Galería Foster Catena, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2011 - INCIDENTAL – Galería Sicart, Barcelona (Two-person), Espagne.

2010 - The Parallel World – Galería Jardín Oculto, Buenos Aires (Two-person), Argentina.

2009 - Conversation pieces - FAC Montevideo, Uruguay (Two-person).

2009 - Black cover version – Galería Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile. (Two-person).

2008 - Sweet Dreams – Solo proyect: Límite Sud, ArteBA Foundation. Curator: Eva Grinstein.

2007 – This is a ghost – Galería Sicart, Barcelona, Espagne.

2007 - Wilds – Galería Artexarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2006 - This is a trap – Galería 713 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2005 - Familia - Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires. Curadora: Belén Gache.

2004 - Evidencia - Boquitas Pintadas, Buenos Aires. Curador: Julio Sánchez.

2004 - ESPECIE - Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, La Plata.





Group Exhibitions

2023 - Desde donde miras el sol? - Helvetropicos
 - Cur: Adriana Dominguez - CAN, Neuchâtel, Suisse.
2023 – The impossible measure – LA CAPSULA. Zurich. Suisse.
2022 – Alabaster – Musée d’art du Valais, Suisse.
2022 - MONDO TRASHO, une collaboration avec Sabrina Fernandez Casas, EEEEH, Nyon, Suisse.
2022 - Les archives des nos Utopies, Manoir de Martigny, Suisse.
2022 - Pétrichor - Une collaboration avec Karim Forlin, Ferme de la chapelle, Geneve, Suisse.
2021 - Punto de Fuga. BIENALSUR - Centro de Arte UNLP, Argentina.
2019 - ECOLE DU NON TRAVAIL. Video-performance. Biennale de Lyon. France.
2019 - Work less to read more. Lecture-performance. Fondation Louis Moret. Martigny, Suisse..
2019 - Effondrements des Alpes. Centre Photographie Geneve, Suiise.
2019 - Practicas de Periferia. Exhibition-performance. Bienal Sur. MAC Guayaquil, Ecuador.
2019 - Practicas de Periferia. Exhibition-performance. Bienal Sur. CHELA Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 - Encuentro Arte y Desindustria. Lecture-performance. Lota, Chile.
2018 - Essayer encore, rater encore, rater mieux- Batiment d’Art Contemporain – Geneve, Suisse.
2018 - Essayer encore, rater encore, rater mieux, Centre Culturel Suisse – Paris
2018 - ART WORK(ERS) , Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland. Cur. Federica Martini
2017 - L’alternative. FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France. Curateur : Antoine Marchand.
2017 - On n’a pas besoin des artistes, Sin Espacio, Cali, Colombia.
2016 - New Collection, Museé d’Art, Sion, Switzerland.
2016 - Radio Pirate, Los individuos + Laptop Radio, Halte, Geneve, Switzerland.
2016 - Galeria Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cuartor: Sebastian Vidal Mackinson.
2016 - On n’a pas besoin des artistes, Topic, Geneve, Switzerland.
2015 - Tous Droits Réservés, Tous Torts Inversés, Halles USEGO, Sierre, Switzerland
2015 - Les ruses de l’intelligence. Parc Saint Leger, France. Curator: Catherine Pavlovic.
2015 - New Collection Museo Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina.
2015 - Art and words. Tecnopolis, Argentina. Curator: Ministery of culture Argentina.
2015 - Los Individuos Situational Radio, Performance, MAXX Gallery Project Space, Sierre, Switzerland
2014 – Wish horizons. MAR Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curator: Rodrigo Alonso.
2014 –Agencia de Asuntos (Sub)Tropicales, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile. Curator: Teresa Riccardi.
2014 – Fundación Botin. Santander, España
2014 – Touit va bien, merci! . Galeria ION Zurich. Galería Kasko, Basel. Suisse.
2014 – Triennale d’art contemporain du Valais. Turtman, Suisse. Curator: Heinrich Gartentor.
2014 – Le corps en revolte. Cerbere, France.
2014 – MAXXX Project Space. Sierre, Suisse.
2014 - Agencia de Asuntos (Sub)Tropicales, MAC Salta, Argetina.. Curator: Teresa Riccardi.
2013 - Trois fois rien. Crac19, Montbeliard, France. Curator: Philippe Cyroulnik
2013 - CC de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (ex ESMA). Buenos Aires. Curator: Karina Granieri.
2013 – Open Studio – BSM Art Building. Curator: Florencia Battiti., Buenos Aires.
2013 – Abre Alas. Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2012 - Agencia de Asuntos (Sub)Tropicales, EAC Montevideo, Uruguay. Curator: Teresa Riccardi.
2012 – AO: Donaciones en suspenso (Ultimas tendencias II), MAMBA, Buenos Aires.
2012 - Instantánea, MACLA, La Plata.
2012 - Lo que queda del día a día, Galería Sicart, Barcelona.
2012 - Canciones de amor y otras pasiones VOL III, Galería Local, Santiago de Chile.
2011 - Divergencias y convergencias, Museo Prov. de Bellas Artes. Curator: Francisco Lemus. La Plata.
2011 – Superficies de conspiración – Galería Die Ecke, Barcelona.
2010 - Mutaciones, CC de la Memoria Haroldo Conti (ex ESMA). Buenos Aires.
2010 - The Big Group Show - Christoffer Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2010 – International Call – Galería Luis Adelantado, Valencia.
2010 - 7 visions violentades – Galería Sicart, Barcelona.
2009 - Argentine cream - Malamute-Cadet, Miami. Curator: Francine Birbragher
2009 – No Sleeping Stories – Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Curator: Ana María Battistozzi.
2009 – Premio Fundación Andreani. Museo Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina.
2009 - Del yo y los otros – Galeía Sicart, Barcelona.
2008 - The Big Group Show - Christopper Egelund Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 - Interfaces – Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires.
2008 – Wild Museum – CC de España. Curator: Fernando Brizuela.
2008 - Sublime – Emma Thomas Gallery, Sao Paulo.
2008 - Drawing – Galería Sicart, Barcelona.
2007 – CC de España. Curator: Gabriela Fracone. Buenos Aires.
2007 - Todo lo que no es casa es intemperie, Fondo Nacioanl de las Artes, Buenos Aires. Curator: Jimena Ferreiro.
2007 - Transatlántica, Galería Sala d’Estar, Sevilla, España.
2007 - Poison Espirit – Galería Jardín Oculto, Buenos Aires.
2006 - II International Call Galería Casaborne, Antequera, España.
2006 - Sunday – Villa Victoria Ocampo, Mar del Plata.
2006 – Artificial Nature – Casona de los Olivera, Buenos Aires. Curator: Marcelo de la Fuente.
2006/5 – Salón Nacional de Rosario, Museo Castagnino, Argentina.
2005 – National Biennial of Contemporary Art, MAC Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
2005 - Proyecto CUBO de Caja Negra Artes Visuales (Chile), Centro Cultural Ojo del desierto, Calama, Chile.
2005 - Ego trip - Galería Apetitte, Buenos Aires.
2004 - OSDE Foundation Art Prize; Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires.
2004 – Open Studio 2004, Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires. Curator: Ana María Battistozzi.
2004 - Proyecto CUBO de Caja Negra Artes Visuales (Chile), Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires.
2003 - Hogar en rosa – C. C. Universitario, Facultad de Psicología-UBA. Curadora: Fabiana Barreda.
2003 - Uno se escribe en plural – Galería APECH, Santiago de Chile.
2003 - Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
2003 - Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas, La Plata.
2003 - Palacio Campodónico, La Plata.
2003 - Galería Belleza y Felicidad, Buenos Aires.
2001 - Proyecto Exploratorio, C. C. Islas Malvinas, La Plata. Curadoras: Florencia Suárez Guerrini y Berenice Gustavino.
2001 – Ligth alteration - Ojo al País, Borges Cultural Center. Buenos Aires. Curators: Luis Felipe Noé, Alejandro Puente y Guillermo Withelow.
2001 - Club Privilege, La Plata.
2000 - Centro Cultural Nocturno “La Beat Biyu”, La Plata.
2000 - I Biennial of Young Art, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires.
2000 – 3th Month of Latinoamerican Photography, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.


Exhibitions with MACACO Press



2021-  Indice Ultraviolet II, CAN, Neuchâtel Cur. Martin Jakob, Nicolas Raufaste et équipe curatoriale.

2020- These are our twisted words, La capsula, Zurich

2020- Sans chemise sans pantalon, Sculpture Garden, Parc La Grange, Geneva

2020- filfilfil, programme hors-mur, Villa Bernasconi, Geneva 

2019- Indice Ultraviolet, CAN, Neuchâtel Cur. Martin Jakob, Nicolas Raufaste et équipe curatoriale

2018- Eriazo, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel

2018- Black Pages, Kabinett des Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria

2018- à table, Ge-grave, Ressources Urbaines, Geneva

2018- artGenève, stand HIT, Geneva. Cur. Anne Minazio

2018- Blackout, Corner College, Zürich. Cur. Federica Martini

2017- My vegetable love should grow/vaster than empires and more slow, One gee in Fog, Geneva

2017- Print Program #4, La Fonderie Galerie, Carouge

2017- Artist’s books for everything, Weserburg|Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

2017- Histoire des Polices, HIT, Geneva. Cur. Anne Minazio

2017- SMALL, Espace Labo, Geneva. Cur. Sebastien Leseigneur and Karen Alonso

2017- BIG-Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants, Labo, Geneva. Cur. Sebastien Leseigneur, Karen Alonso

2017- Infinite Lawns with Camille Dumond and Tools for Action, HIT, Geneva. Cur. Anne Minazio

2016- Sandwich Generation, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. An invitation by Tali Serruya

2016- Edicule Art’Lib, Geneva

2015- Aucun Fantasme, Tali Serruya, Hangar 9, Geneva. Cur. Julie Marmet and Matheline Marmy

2015- Work less to read more, Velodrome, Geneva. An Invitation by Camille Dumond and Alexandra Roger


PUBLISHING PERFORMANCES

2020- BIG–Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants, Geneva

2020- EnCorpsEnSemble, I Festival des arts du corps performatif, Jardin Botanique Alpin de Meyrin

2019- Pages, HEAD-Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva

2019- Volumes, Kunsthalle, Zurich

2019- Paraguay, Museo de Artes Plasticas Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires

2019- Centro experimental Vigo, La Plata, Argentina

2019- CIA Centro (Centre for Artistic Research), Buenos Aires2019- Nave, Santiago, Chile

2019- Impresionante, Museum of Contmeporary Art, Santiago, Chile

2019- Festival Corpo a Terra, Ourense, Spain

2019- BIG–Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants, Geneva

2019- Libros Mutantes, Casa Encendida, Madrid2018- Volumes, Kunsthalle, Zurich

2017- Offprint, Beaux-Arts, Paris

2016- I Never Read, Kaserne, Basel

2016- On-Print, La Nuit des Images, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

2016- Anarchy book fair, Bern

2016- Libros Mutantes, Casa Encendida, Madrid

2015- Offprint, Tate Modern, London


RESIDENCIES

2022- Fondation SACATAR, PRO HELVETIA-COINCIDENCIA, Brasil

2018-2017- GeGrave, Ateliers Genevois de Gravure, Geneva