Andrés Denegri (Buenos Aires, 1975) is a visual artist working mainly on film, video, installations and photography. He graduated at the Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires. Among his awards stands out the Grand Prix from the National Salon Visual Arts (Buenos Aires, 2015). He is also co-director of the Imagen en Movimiento Biennale (BIM) and guest film and video curator for the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. He has completed artist residences in Colombia, Serbia, Canada and the USA.
Andrés Denegri approaches the visual arts combining film, video, installations and photography. His projects generate dialogues between different formats, addressing them poetically and conceptually, creating tension in the classic uses of audiovisual technologies. Vintage film projectors are the protagonists of many of Denegri’s installations: from portable family devices to powerful industrial machines are combined in the production of kinetic objects where celluloid leaves the projector and travels through the space transited by the viewer.
Montados en altura, cuatro proyectores de cine reproducen películas deterioradas, con varios fotogramas quemados. Uno de los films es la primera película filmada en Argentina (La bandera Argentina), el otro la primera filmación de la historia del cine (Obreros saliendo de la fábrica).
Overhead installed, four cinema projectors reproduce deteriorated films, with several burned frames. One of the films is the first film filmed in Argentina history (The Argentine flag), the other one is the first film in the history of cinema (Workers leaving the factory).