Guido Yannitto: Salta

Guido Yannitto (Mendoza, 1981). Yannitto spent his early years in Salta and graduated with a degree in Painting from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in 2005. He then lived a few years in Mexico City, where he continued his training at private workshops. In 2007, he attended artist workshops and clinics in Buenos Aires. In 2009, he completed the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Artists’ Programme. Between 20016 and 2019, he was awarded several different residencies: Flora (Bogotá, Colombia), Jan Van Eyck (Maastricht, the Netherlands), Pivô (São Paulo, Brazil), RAVI (Liège, Belgium). In 2019, he won First Prize in the “Textiles, Argentina” category at the Salón Nacional. His work can be found in the following collections: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta (Argentina), Banco Itaú (Argentina), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (Argentina), Museo Caraffa (Córdoba, Argentina) and the collection of the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). He currently lives and works in Salta. Together with Gonzalo Elías, he founded Remota Galeria, a project specialising in contemporary art from Salta and which won the In Situ Award as one of the best galleries in the Utopia section of ArteBA 2023. Since 2019, he has worked in Thañi with Andrei Fernández and a group of Wichi weavers from the north of Salta. They aim to ensure these creations occupy a relevant place within contemporary art.

Yannitto is interested in exploring popular culture and works with textiles and upholstery, delving into the possibilities offered by these techniques. One of the most significant aspects he has found in these systems of representation is that which focuses on concepts related to communication and translation.