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Ivan Buenader

Current Visiting Artist


Ivan Buenader
Visiting Artist

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1972. Lives and works in Mexico City since 2003.

Has an Information Systems Degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Directed interdisciplinary projects such as CFW Poet Agency, which included more than 60 artists and was presented in cultural centers, museums and theaters in Mexico, Argentina and the United States.

Gave experimental poetry workshops and published in poem collections and magazines.

His work is characterized for exploring the limits of literature in relation with visual and performing arts.

Participated of exhibitions such as Boca abajo sobre el sol (individual, MAC8, Aguascalientes), Then/Now/Next (Gladstone Nuit Blanche, Toronto), Memorias Flotantes (White Spider) 2014, Ser o no Sur (Museo José Luis Cuevas, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro) 2013, Codo a Codo (Universidad Iberoamericana) 2012, Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Tijuana 2010, Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual, México 2009, among others.

Author of novels (Lo negaré todo, 2009) and poem books (Elusivo, 2006).

Participates in the direction of Maximo Gonzalez’s Changarrito Project.

Artist Statement

My work seeks to abolish language, and at the same time supports on it.  It addresses the original thought, not the ideas.  It overrates the symbols in order to diminish them.  It sends messages to intuition, not to reason.

Either through my photographic installations or my blog "I will deny it all", the aim is to encourage the analysis and subsequent critical of our customs and traditions with a filter that will enrich our poetic interpretation of the world.

Ivan Buenader, October 2014




Heritage, 2002 - present Maximo Gonzalez & Ivan Buenader


Moby Dick Performance, 2000 Maximo Gonzalez & Ivan Buenader


Detachment of Detachment (detail), 2011 Maximo Gonzalez & Ivan Buenader