Victor Magariños D.
Victor Magariños D. (Lanús, Buenos Aires province, 1924 – Pinamar, Buenos Aires province, 1993). He trains at Escuela de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano, in the city of Buenos Aires, where he would later work as an art teacher. In 1946, he founds and leads the “Grupo Joven,” made up of different artists from his generation. In 1947, he receives the Prins award from the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. He travels to Paris in 1951 sponsored by the French government, where he interacts with George Vantongerloo, Fernand Léger, Max Bill, and other artists. Back in Argentina, he continues to create and teach in Buenos Aires until 1965. In 1967 he decides to move to Pinamar and seek refuge there, on a sandbank just feet away from the sea, in the rural area. From that location, he stays connected to artistic and scientific communities from all around the world.
Some of his solo exhibitions include the one that happened in the Gallery San Cristóbal of the Instituto de Arte Moderno in 1951, his 1974 exhibition at the Centro Venezolano-Argentino de Cooperación Cultural y Científico Tecnológica in Caracas, in 1984 at the CAYC in Buenos Aires, the one at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in 1986, his 1991 exhibition at the Fundación Patricios in Buenos Aires, in 1999 the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, in the Gallery of Art Van Eyck in 2000 and 2005, the many exhibitions that still take place today at the Víctor Magariños D. House Museum in Pinamar—which he inaugurated
in 2002 and multiple expositions have been held annually and to date; at MUNTREF in 2011, at MACSUR in 2016 and his 2019 exhibition at the Cecilia Brunson Projects gallery.
Some group exhibitions he participated in were the one that took place at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1953, the XXVIII Bienal de Venecia in 1956, the 1963 group exhibition “Del arte concreto a las Nuevas Tendencias” at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, the Premio Di Tella in 1964, the X Bienal de San Pablo in 1969, the 1972 group exhibition “Contemporary Art 1942 – 72 – Collection of Albright – Knox Gallery” in New York, to name a few. In his most recent exhibitions this year, we find the one that took place in Belgium at the Mu.ZEE in February. The exhibition was called “Trans-Atlantische modernismen België-Argentinië. 1910-1958”.
His work is part of the cultural heritage of several national museums such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, the MALBA, MACLA and MACRO. Some international collections that include his works are the MOMA in New York, the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Paraguay, as well as many private collections.