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Nicolás Gullotta, Congreso de Fenómenos Espaciales S.I.M.A (Symposium on Outer Space Phenomena), 2011. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolás Gullotta, Many people, one lake, 2014. Aerial photograph of Lake Wesserunsett. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolás Gullotta, Magnetism (52º13´50.56N 4º44´41.04E / 51º55´29.39N 4º30´11.20E), 2014. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolás Gullotta, Open Studio, Gasworks, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolás Gullotta, Open Studio, Gasworks, 2016. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolás Gullotta creates performative works that interrogate the site in which they are conceived. Previous works include Symposium on Outer Space Phenomena (2011), a public event at The Cultural Centre of Spain in Buenos Aires, which brought together a sociologist, a UFO specialist, an astronomer and an Air Force pilot to present their research and devise the first interplanetary flag. In another work, Fast, strong and sweet (2013), a wired circuit converted the kinetic energy produced by people exercising on treadmills at a gym to power a blender in a vending cart offering smoothies to the gym-goers.

During his residency at Gasworks, Gullotta will produce new work in response to the series of lithographs by the English artist and illustrator Edward Lear titled Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrot. Working in collaboration with an ethologist, he will train a parrot to narrate a poem about the lithographs and the materials used to produce them.

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Nicolás Gullotta lives and works in Buenos Aires. He received a scholarship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2014) and was artist-in-residence at Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam (2013). He was recently awarded a special mention at Faena Art Prize, Buenos Aires (2015).

Nicolás Gullotta’s residency is supported by arteBA in partnership with URRA. He is hosted in the Roberts Residency Studio.