The functional and poetic relationship between an object and a tool is one of the key themes that Pablo Accinelli has been addressing in his later years. His artistic practice can be seen as a precise yet subtle echo of our mundane surroundings. In the context of Técnicas Pasivas, his works also function as a duel between subjects and object, spectators and work, in which the object is no longer passively waiting to be discovered, but is in fact the discoverer itself. Near the paradoxical edge of the obvious in all its complexity, Técnicas Pasivas refers to the functional and morphological sincerity in which the process of Accinelli’s works occur.
Pablo Accinelli was born in 1983 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. Accinelli studied with the artists Alejandro Puente and Diana Aisenberg. Since 2006 he has been part of Actividad de uso with Leandro Tartaglia, a group dedicated to writing books about young Argentine artists. In 2015 he participated in the Vienna Biennale curated by Maria Lind and in the Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou. In 2014 he won the Scholarship and Commissions Program of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). In 2012 he won the Lucio Fontana Prize and was invited to participate in the Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Luis Pérez Oramas. In 2008 and 2011 held solo exhibitions in Luisa Strina gallery, São Paulo. He taught as associate professor in Jorge Macchi’s annual workshop of the graduate program for artists in Di Tella University (2011 and 2009 editions).