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Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan were fellows of the Whitney Museum ISP and recipients of the prestigeous DAAD Berlin Artist Program Award, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Award and Pollock Krasner Fellowship Award.

Their work has been featured internationally in venues as the 50th Venice Biennial, the 2nd Sevilla Biennial, the 5th Berlin Biennial, the 8th Gwangju Biennial, 1st Cartagena Biennial and in institutions as MIT, The Generali Foundation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, with solo exhibitions at The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Museo Rufino Tamayo Mexico City, Lunds Kunsthall, DAAD Galerie-Berlin, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, among others.

Zinny Maidagan have produced art for the public space, for example at the City Hall in Graz, at the Biblioteque Royale in Brussels and at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires. Recently they won two International Public Art Competitions for permanent work in Germany funded by the Goverment of Hesse: for Fulda University of Applied Sciences and in 2016 for Goethe University Frankfurt with a sculpture specially designed for the IG Farben Haus.

Zinny Maidagan are currently working for an exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum LACMA in 2017, as part of Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, in this frame they were awarded in 2015 a full Research Residency at 18th Street Arts Center.

Numerous catalogues and monographic books have been published about their work: Zinny Maidagan Compartment/Das Abteil MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst with an essay by Ranjot Hoskote and Zinny Maidagan Such a Good Cover Berliner Künstlerprogramm DAAD, with an essay by Lynne Cooke.

They are represented in many private and public collections. Among them: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt – Moderna Museet, Stockholm – Museun für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen – Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin – Kunstsammlung Europaisches Patentamt, München – Bankhaus Spängler, Linz – DekaBank, Kunstsammlung des 21. Jahrhunderts – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn.

 

EDUCATION

1995-96 Independent Study Program. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York
1986-92 Dolores Zinny (more info), Licentiate in Fine Arts. Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Argentina
1976-82 Juan Maidagan (more info), Medical Studies Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Argentina

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015 Residency Award 18th Street Arts Center in partnership with Los Angeles County Art Museum
2012 Kunstwettbewerb des Landes Hessen. Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences
2002 DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm. Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
2000 Pollock Krasner Fellowship. USA
2000 IASPIS. International Artists Residency. Stockholm
1998 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. New York
1995 35 Anniversary Fellowship. Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Argentina
1995 International Artist’s Residency. Art OMI. New York

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

DekaBank, Kunstsammlung des 21. Jahrhunderts
Museum für Moderne Kunst. Frankfurt am Main
Moderna Museet. Stockholm
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo). Rosario
Daimler Chrysler Collection. Berlin
Sammlung für Europäisches Patentamt. Munich
Bankhaus Spängler. Linz
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bonn
Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Siegen

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2014 Ore. Galerie Sabine Knust. München
2013 Cabo Nombre. Curated by Juli Carson. CAC Gallery. University of California. Irvine
2011 Lövenix Inaccessible. 27. März 2011. Knust+Kunz Galerie Sabine Knust. München
2010 Buenos Aires. Fundación PROA. Buenos Aires
2009 Das Abteil. MMK. Museum für Moderne Kunst. Curated by Susanne Gaensheimer. Frankfurt am Main
Instead of Heaven, Architecture. Galerie Sabine Knust. München
2007 La Costa El Ataque Lo Mismo Sala Rekalde. Curated by Leire Vergara. Bilbao
2005 I have no revelations to offer you. Galerie Sabine Knust. München
2004 Garden Concluded. Bild Museet. Umea. Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Siegen
Such a Good Cover. Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst. Bremen
Semantic Gap. Curated by Asa Nackin. Lund Konsthall. Lund
2003 Such a Good Cover. DAAD Galerie. Berlin
Untitled. Curated by Kirsty Ogg. The Showroom. London
2000 Variaciones. Galería Ruth Benzacar. Buenos Aires
Movement in Art. Curated by Maria Lind. Moderna Museet Projekt. Stockholm
Where the Lion goes through. Curated by Alfredo Jaar. Artists Space. New York
Por donde saltó el Leon. Curated by Tayiana Pimentel. Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City
Manuela. Blue Star. San Antonio. Texas
1999 Offside. Special Project. Curated by Dan Cameron. New Museum of Contemporary Art. New York
1994 27 de marzo. Centro Cultural B. Rivadavia. Rosario
1993 Acto de Autores. Sala MIMI y Museo J B Castagnino. Rosario
1991 Moldes I. Sala MIMI (Bajo la Luna). Rosario

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2014 1 International Biennial of Contemporary Art Cartagena de Indias. Curated by Berta Sichel. Colombia
Because the world is round, it turns me on. Curated by Clara Meister. Arratia Beer Galerie. Berlin
2013 Modernist Maverick: the Architecture of William L. Pereira. Curated by Nik Hafermaas. Nevada Museum of Art
2012 Drifting. Curated by Valerie Smith. Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin
Measure for Measure. Niels Borch Jensen Galerie. Berlin
2011 MMK 1991-2011 20 Jahre Gegenwart. Museum für Moderne Kunst. Frankfurt am Main
2010 Rules of Evidence with Okwui Enwezor. HKW. Berlin Documentary Forum 1
Radical Conceptual. MMK. Museum für Moderne Kunst. Frankfurt am Main
Geometria. Daimler Collection. MALBA. Buenos Aires
2009 Utopia and Monument. Curated by Sabine Breitwieser. Steiricher Herbst. Graz
2008 7th. Gwangju Biennale for Contemporary Art. Curated by Okwui Enwezor
5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. Curated by Adam Szymczyk & Helena Filipovic
2007 Exile of the Imaginary. Curated by Juli Carson. Generali Foundation. Vienna
2006 If it doesn’t exhists… Curated by Kirsty Ogg. The Showroom. London
2005 Temporary Import. Curated by Susanne Titz. Berlin Art Forum
2003 Curtain Call. The Structure of Survival by Carlos Basualdo. 50th Venice Biennale
2002 A Façade that considers no interior. Curated by Lynne Cooke.. ForwArt -a choice-. BBL. Brussels
Teaser. Curated by Eva Smith. DAAD Galerie. Berlin
Here and Now. Buro Friederich. Berlin
Not Alone. Curated by Bik van der Pol. Hortus Ludens. Marres. Maastricht
2001 Exterior Enclosure. Curated by Sandra Skurvida. Soho Square. New York
Inside Space. Curated by Bill Arning. MIT. List Visual Arts Center. Cambridge. MA
2000 Group show. Curated by Susanne Gaensheimer. Westfalischer Kunstverein. Munster
Models of Resistance. Overgaden. Copenhagen
Colección de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario. Museo Castagnino. Rosario
1997 The Crystal Stopper. Curated by Carlos Basualdo. Lehman Maupin. New York
Clean & Sane. Curated by Maria Lind. Edsvik. Stockholm. traveling Galleri F15. Oslo
Sueños Concretos. Curated by Carlos Basualdo. Biblioteca José Luis Arango. Bogota
1996 Domestic Partnerships. Curated by Jasmin Ramirez. Art in General, New York

 

PROJECTS

2013 Vergessenskurve. Permanent Public Art. Hochschule Fulda. Kunstwettbewerb des Landes Hessen
Former West. Curated by Ranjit Hoskote. Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin
2012 Denniston Hill Artist’s Residency. Southern Catskills, New York
2003 Artists in Residence. Fabric Workshop and Museum. Philadelphia
2009 Aleph. Public Art / Clockworkgallery. Mehringplatz. Berlin
2008 Semi-finalist. Percent for Art public art project Cambridge, Massachusetts
2007 Semi-finalist. SPD Mural. Berlin. Invited by Erik Steinbrecher
2006 On Scale in the Cover. Artist Book. Published by Umea Universitat and Sabine Knust
2000 Oxaca. Der Standard Newspaper. Museum in Progress. Vienna
1998 Semifinalist. Public Art Fund. New York

 

CATALOGUES AND BOOKS

2013Zinny Maidagan Cabo Nombre. Essay by Juli Carson. UCIrvine2013Zinny Maidagan Cabo Nombre. Essay by Juli Carson. UCIrvine

2014 MONOGRAPH: Zinny Maidagan. Essays by Juli Carson and José Luis Blondet. Galerie Sabine Knust – Knust un Kunz GbR. München
2012 Labor Berlin 12. Drifting. Concept Valerie Smith. Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin
2011 Utopia and Monument. Edited by Sabine Breitwieser and steirischer herbst. Springer Wien New York
The Limits of Representation. Hang Fire: Curtain Call by Juli Carson. Letra Viva, Buenos Aires
2010 MONOGRAPH: Das Abteil. Introduction by Susanne Gaensheimer. Essay by Ranjit Hoskote
MMK Museun für Moderne Kunst. Frankfurt/Main. Verlag Walther König
2008 Annual Report. Edited by Okwui Enwezor. The 7th Gwangju Biennial for Contemporary Art
When Thing Cast no Shadow. Night .The 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. KW
2007 MONOGRAPH: D Zinny & J Maidagan. “la Costa, el Ataque, lo Mismo” Essay by Kim Hyunjin, Monica
Amor, Leire Vergara. Published by Sala Rekalde. Bilbao. Distributed by Revolver
Exile des Imaginären. Edited by Juli Carson- Sabine Breitwieser.Generali Foundation.Wien.Walther König
2006 The Unhomely. Edited by Okwui Enwezor. 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville
2004 MONOGRAPH: Such a Good Cover. DAAD. Introduction by Friedrich Meschede / Essay by Lynne Cooke
D.Zinny & J Maidagan: Kein Banner in der Sonne. Essay by Susanne Gaensheimer.
The Showroom Annual 2003/4. London
MONOGRAPH: The Water of the Forest. D.Zinny & J. Maidagan. Essay by Carlos Basualdo. Lund Konsthall
Structure of Survival. Essay By Carlos Basualdo. 50th Venice Biennial Catalogue
2003 D Zinny & J. Maidagan. Spatial Poetry.Text by Kirsty Ogg. The Showroom. London
Omnipresence- The Alterity of Space D Zinny & J.Maidagan. Text by Cecilia Bezzan. ForwArt a choice Published by BBL ING. Brussels
2001 MONOGRAPH: Movement in Art. Zinny & Maidagan. Text by Maria Lind, Dan Cameron. Moderna Museet Projekt
Inside Space. Text by Bill Arning. Joel Sanders.. MIT. List Visual Arts Center
Add & Subtract. Nothing. Edited by Graham Gussin and Ele Carpenter. Published by August and Northen
Gallery for Contemporary Art
2000 Fresh Cream. Phaidon. London
1997 Clean & Sane. Essay Maria Lind. Edsvik Konst och Kultur Sollentuna Sweden
Sueños Concretos. Essay Carlos Basualdo. Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango. Santa Fe de Bogota D.C

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

2009 Journal Frankfurt, Dolores Zinny und Juan Maidagan; Das Abteil. 25/12
  Franfurter Rundschau. Zinny & Maidagan. 31/12
  Von Mia Beck. Im Jahre 1927. Franfurter Rundschau. 14/12
  Konstanze Crüwell. Erinnerung an das Neue Frankfurt. Rhein Main Zeitung. 9/12
2008 The Dong- a Albo. Gwangju Biennial. 06/09
2007 Edorta Kortadi. La realidad transformada. DEIA. 14 /4
  Miren Jaio. Imaginación Razonada. Gara Mugalari. 24/02
  Karolina Almagia. Zinny y Maidagan muestran en sala Rekalde su formalismo… .9/02
  Sergio Eguia. Rekalde presenta el minimalismo critico de Zinny y Maidagan. 09/02
  Nagore Ferreira Zamalloa. Dolores Zinny eta Juan Maidagan… Ortzadar 07/02
2005 Birgit Sonna. Bühne frei für Utopien. Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr 225/Seite 49. 29/06
2004 Anders Sjögren. Västerbottens- kuriren. 17/04
  Lars Böhlin. Konst ändrar rum. 17/04
2003 Fernando Farina. Zinny y Maidagan en la Bienal de Venecia. Diario La Capital. 17/11
2001 Eva Grinstein. Variaciones. Art Nexus # 40
  Santiago García Navarro. El reverso de lo cotidiano. Diario La Nación. 12/10
  Luz María Sepulveda. Museo Rufino Tamayo. Art Nexus # 37
  Interview with Carlos Basualdo. Galeria Ruth Benzacar. Buenos Aires
2000 Peter Cornell. The trap door. Art. Expressen. 26/10
  Colección de Arte Contemporáneo. Museo Castagnino. Rosario
  Upsala Nyheter. 28/08/00. Stockholm
  Dagens Nyheter. 13/09/00. Stockholm
  DZ & JM. Unomasuno. 10/04/00. Mexico. DF
  Pablo Helguera. Offside. Art Nexus N 35. February-April
1999 Offside. Bill Arning. Time Out New York. September 2-6
1998 Reportaje a DZ & JM por F. Toloza, Diario La Capital. Rosario
1997 If Freud had a …. Maria Lind. Edsvik Konst Kultur. Sweden
1994 Plaza Tomada. Carlos Basualdo. Pagina 12. Rosario. 4/3
1991 Un vuelo dramatico sobre las esculturas. Gaston Bozano. Diario La Capital Rosario 29/12