We Are All Tourists, 2017, from the Lined Up series

This week we welcome visual artist Cristián Pietrapiana. Originally from Buenos Aires, Pietrapiana lives and works in New York City. His work explores the vulnerability of human nature as well as personal landscapes.

Global Grid, from the Diaries series, 2018 – present

For the last five years, Pietrapiana has been incorporating the overarching theme of climate change into his practice. In an ongoing series entitled ‘Diaries,’ he selects pages of the New York Times with headlines related to the climate crisis and makes interventions on them.

Blossom, from the Diaries series, 2018 – present

Pietrapiana has been awarded the Sheldon Berg Award (USA), the LTA Program of the Guggenheim Museum, the Chashama Residency Program as well as the Space Residency in LIC. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art, NYC, AES Gallery NYC, Local Project NY, the Queens Museum of Art and Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, among other venues.

Manoseo, 2017, from the Lined Up series

In 2017 he was selected for an outdoor installation in LIC, Queens as part of the DOT Art Program of the City of New York. His work is included in the Pfizer Corporate Collection, the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio and private collections. See more of Pietrapiana’s work on his website and Instagram page.

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