Born in 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Joaquín BOZ

Joaquín Boz (b.1987) creates earthy-colored abstract paintings that rely on his physical energy, careful scrutiny and patient refinement. He spreads, scrapes, and pushes oil paints across wood panels with his hands, creating various textures and gestures that leave behind a record of his physical presence. He uses an array of undulating loops, staccato scratches, and calligraphic marks to flirt with identifiable forms without allowing them to coalesce into recognizable images. When he is not applying paint, he is wiping it away. 
Every painting exhibits the presence of countless discrete decisions and organic networks of marks that record the artist’s intimate and pointed conversations with his materials.
He is equally comfortable making works as large as ten by thirty feet and others as small as eleven by thirteen inches. Regardless of size, the paintings are composed of anti-heroic gestures that celebrate the potential of touch and the humble, earthbound nature of material things.


B.F.A. Art and Humanities Department, National University of Rosario, Argentina 
M.F.A. Artist Program, Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina 

solo shows

- diffusion, Perrotin, Seoul, Korea

- Todo el tiempo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Caudal, BARRO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mano sin hora, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Los días, BARRO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- New Work, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Sonido blanco, Big Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Inscripción en la Tierra, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Insolada, Móvil, Buenos Aires, Argentina

group shows

- Othering, BARRO NY, New York, NY, USA
- Inédita, BARRO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Bardo, BARRO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dos museos y un río, BIENALSUR (curated by Ticio Escobar), Museo Castagnino+MACRO, Rosario, Argentina
- Surface Tension, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Carbon, FOCA (Fellows of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Arte argentino: 100 años en la colección Castagnino+Macro, Rosario, Argentina
- Agramaticalismos, Aldo de Sousa Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- El procedimiento silencio, Fundación OSDE, Rosario, Argentina
- Diagonal Sur, Arte Argentino Hoy, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Extraction, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
- CAPITAL, Castagnino+Macro, Santa Fe, Argentina
- Motion Blur, Otero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Oh, James, eres tan inteligente, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
- Bienal de Arte Joven, Konex, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Vergel, MCHG, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Xanadú, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Ahora es cuando, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- La novela del dibujo, Centro Cultural Parque de España, Rosario, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Arqueología de los afectos, Oficina 26, Rosario, Argentina

public collections

- MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario), Argentina
- Central Bank of Argentina


- XXII Federico Jorge Klemm Foundation Award, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Residency program, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA  

- Second prize IX Central Bank National Painting Exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- First Prize LXVIII Rosario National Salon, Argentina
- Braque Prize, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- First Prize Proyecto A, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Igualdad Cultural a las Artes Visuales Prize, Argentina
- Drawing Acquisition Prize, Salón Nacional de Santa Fe, Museo Rosa Galisteo, Argentina