October 24-27, 2024
International Photography Exhibition

Out of Focus

Curator: Bárbara Golubick

A sector devoted to the exploration of different procedures, languages and materialities the photographic medium makes possible.

In this way, the curatorial proposal of Fuera de Foco reinforces the purpose of giving visibility to the work of emerging artists and galleries from all over the country, and to serve as a platform where its heterogeneity enables the presentation of the medium's universe of possibilities. Photography as an experimental record of the world, as an exploration of the relationship between memory and archive, or as an intense modulation between intimate gaze and social reality finds a flexible and receptive space to open up to a renewed public.

In this edition, the section will not only have the presence of a larger number of galleries than in previous years, but will also offer each of the projects a wider space to display their gaze.



The projected image

The proposals gathered around the Fuera de Foco Section work with photography from its overflow and its boundaries. They understand the photographic medium no longer as an autonomous language, but as an enabler of plural and diverse languages. The photograph, approached from this hybrid perspective, becomes a mechanism that opens up working spaces, investigative paths, conceptual operations, narrative strategies, climatic possibilities. Integrated as a tool, photography is placed at the service of a project that exceeds it but needs it. The result of this common effort to expatriate it from its documentary destiny is decentering. As a practice, it assumes a variability very similar to infinity: we see the unfolded powers of the photographic artifact as a gestural record, as a vestige, as fiction, as plastic art, as sculpture, as light, as ornament, as poetry, photography as...

Galleries and artists:

Satélite (Córdoba), Artist: Roxana Ramos (Salta)

Abre Galería (Córdoba), Artist: Dolores Esteve (Córdoba)

Crudo Arte Contemporáneo (Rosario), Artists: Juan Ignacio Cabruja (Rosario) and Yuyo Gardiol (San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe).

La Portland (Paraná) + Preciada Galería (Buenos Aires) Artists: Federico Roldán Vukonich (Paraná), Javier Soria Vazquez (Salta), Ariana Beilis (Santa Fe)

Selvanegra Galería (Buenos Aires), Artist: Malena Pizani (Caracas, Venezuela/ Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Ungallery (Buenos Aires), Artist: Julieta Tarraubella (Argentina / Perú)



in situ web

Premio In Situ will have its first edition in the city of Buenos Aires, within the framework of Pinta BAPhoto 2023.

Continuing with its mission to make Argentine artistic practice visible, it will award a recognition to an artist or gallery participating in the Fuera de Foco section.



Satellite (Córdoba)

Artist: Roxana Ramos (Salta)

It is a gallery that started its activities in 2021 and is interested in the production of alternative networks of linkage and circulation of contemporary artistic practices. Its directors are two artists from other provinces, who have been living and working in that city for some years. From the idea of satellite, and from its geolocation in the center of the country, the gallery proposes to orbit connecting the production of artists from different territories, to generate experimental, collective and dynamic spaces for exchange, promotion and commercialization of artistic works.  Satélite has physical spaces for residency, production and exhibition with an incipient collection of contemporary art that aims to promote collections that dialogue with their context.

Project: Satélite presents works by salteña artist Roxana Ramos that respond to projects -Mano Alzada (2021-2023), Lugarareña (2002-2004), Trabajo de campo (2022-2023) and Tecnología del aliento (2021), where the underlying question lies on the future of practices that abandoned their productive purposes to enhance the poetics of gesture that, like a mantra, insists on a genealogy of memory. In this research, photography functions organically as a vestige, as a trace, as a record.


Abre Gallery (Córdoba)

Artist: Dolores Esteve (Córdoba)

Abre Galería was founded by Lourdes Carranza and Luz Novillo Corvalán in Córdoba in 2018. The Gallery specializes in the dissemination of contemporary art and the formation of new audiences. It has two locations that have the particularity of being domestic spaces: a house and an apartment. Away from the idea of the white cube, Abre proposes new ways of exhibiting works of art, allowing a more sensitive and intimate approach to the viewer. Abre works with a diversity of formal languages, in addition to promoting projects and publications that accompany the production of works of art. 

Project: Abre presents the series Fotonovela by the artist Dolores Esteve, whose work revolves around the photographic image, experimenting with different media and formats. In the case of this series, made during 2023, the artist brings together in the same piece a set of photographic images that coexist with literary stories of her authorship. In this way, image and writing overlap and unfold in a new image, a new form of both languages, where photography could be read as part of a story.


Crudo Arte Contemporáneo (Rosario)

Artists: Juan Ignacio Cabruja (Rosario) and Yuyo Gardiol (San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe)

Crudo Arte Contemporáneo was born in Rosario in 2012 founded by Yuyo Gardiol as a space for training, residencies and artistic experimentation. In 2014 Fepi Farina joins the work team and in 2018 they started the gallery, beginning to work with a permanent staff of artists, developing an annual program of exhibitions and participating in national and international fairs. From the beginning, one of the particularities of the gallery was the federal profile of the staff, related to the networks and links forged through residencies and training opportunities offered with artists from different geographies of the country. With two locations in the city of Rosario, in addition to holding exhibitions and having a storage space in one of them, the other one hosts residency and training projects. 

Project: Crudo presents a proposal composed of pieces by Juan Ignacio Cabruja and Yuyo Gardiol. In both projects, the work with photography focuses on the plastic qualities of the medium: color and light are approached in their specificity, bringing this approach to an experimental look at photography. In this way, Gardiol's cell phone shots printed on satin and Cabruja's led light on canvas are connected through pictorial explorations of light.


La Portland (Paraná) + Preciada Gallery (Buenos Aires)

Artists: Federico Roldán Vukonich (Paraná) + Javier Soria Vazquez (Salta) + Ariana Beilis (Santa Fe)

La Portland + Preciada is an alliance that seeks to accompany the work of contemporary artists from Argentina who are located far away from the centers of circulation.  La Portland is a platform located in the Bajada Grande neighborhood of Paraná, Entre Ríos, where one of the most prosperous factories in Argentina used to operate.  It works to bring artistic practices closer to the community, to open the artwork, routes and projects of the artists of the province to the world. It cooperates with spaces and institutions for the realization of exhibitions, residencies, educational and cultural programs. Preciada is a gallery that accompanies the work of artists from the northwest of Argentina. It promotes productions in new formats and aesthetics for their insertion in fairs, workshops and the production of artists' books.

Project: The proposal brings together three artists who use photography as one of the strategies to approach their poetics, although this medium is not the only resource present in their productions. Federico Roldán uses spaces and objects configuring them on a potential basis, where viewers are immersed in a universe of their own with roots that mix fantasies with life experiences, crossed by the symbolic, the poetic and the sense of humor. Javier Soria looks for external stimuli to affect self-absorption and comfort, through relocation, displacement and the management of optimal spaces, to create and execute specific projects. On the other hand, Ariana Beilis uses the human body as the main support for her work.  She uses everyday materials and humor to evoke a connection between loneliness and the collective unconscious. The final pieces emerge as objects that record these actions and can take the form of photos, videos, installations or sculptures.


Ungallery (Buenos Aires)

Artist: Julieta Tarraubella (Argentina / Peru)

UNGALLERY was born in 2016 with the mission of showing curatorial projects that transcend the merely commercial in their exhibitions. It also aspires to be a vehicle to make visible the work of artists from the interior of the country, with regular exhibitions that summon them. Contemporary art is its main field, with special emphasis on including photography and video as well as the work of modern artists whose "timeless" validity links them to contemporaneity.


Project: Fantasy Exists (2023), a project by Julieta Tarraubella, explores the resistance of subtleness and magic in an urban context dominated by anxiety and fear. The exhibition project builds a story about a group of elemental beings in their attempt to re-materialize their companions transformed into cement and iron because of human disbelief and uneasiness. The photographic pieces, experimentally and handcrafted in a photochemical laboratory, revisit the uses of photography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when it was used as a means to evidence the magical and paranormal.


Selvanegra Gallery (Buenos Aires)

Artist: Malena Pizani (Caracas, Venezuela/ Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selvanegra is a contemporary art gallery born in November 2017 under the direction and desire of Silvina and Josefina Sícoli.  This space is a project of management and commercialization of pieces by working artists that propitiate a space for experimentation and thought, focusing on feminisms, with the intention of generating a link between the artistic circuit and the art market, in pursuit of a conscious collecting. In 2023 it opened its new headquarters on Av. Cordoba 433 in the City of Buenos Aires.

Project: Selvanegra presents the work of Malena Pizani (Caracas, 1975). A series of photographs taken in 2012, called "There is a minimum space between things that is impossible" where the artist stops portraying people and begins to make portraits of cats. This new version of the setting of the series focuses on the mystery that the photographs spread through a reiterative look at the out-of-field. Also exhibited is a diptych where photography also replaces a presence, without resorting to the human figure. A plant and a skin are present in this environment where photography functions as the proprietor of a thick atmosphere.

Artists' BIOs

Roxana Ramos (1978, Cafayate, Province of Salta, Argentina) has a degree and teaching degree in Plastic Arts (UNT), a postgraduate degree in Cultural Management (UNC Córdoba) and a PhD in Humanities with an Arts orientation (UNT). She holds a Diploma in Innovation and Creativity from the University of Salamanca (Spain). She works as an artist, teacher and art manager, develops independent curatorial and management tasks, and works as a teacher in higher and university art education. In 2021-2022 she is a scholar of the Program for artists at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In 2019 she received the Creation Scholarship from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes and the Montesori Scholarship from the University of Salamanca, Spain. She received scholarships from Fundación Antorchas, Trama and Riej Academie, Fondo Nacional de las Artes (training) Fondo ciudadano de Cultura Salta and Embassy of Spain. She has trained with artists and thinkers such as Tulio de Zagastizábal, Graciela Sacco, Jorge Macchi, Valeria Gonzáles, Eva Grinstein, Fabiana Barreda, Ana María Batistozzi, Pablo Siquier, Ana Longoni, Ana Gallardo, Marcos Figueroa, Carlota Beltrame, among others. She has participated in national and international exhibitions curated by Marina de Caro, Adriana Almada, Javier Villa (Mamba) Rodrigo Alonso among others, and her work is part of private and public collections. She lives and works in Salta.

Dolores Esteve (1978, Córdoba) is a Technical Producer in Audiovisual Media from the Film and TV Department of the National University of Córdoba. In 2000 she studied photographic techniques at the London College of Printing. Since 2002 she works as a freelance photographer. She has had solo exhibitions in Córdoba (Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa: 2019, Museo Municipal Genaro Pérez: 2013, Un Globo Rojo contemporary art gallery: 2011, Espacio Blanco at the Casona Municipal: 2003-04), and also in the City of Buenos Aires (Casa Sana contemporary art gallery: 2005, Fotoespacio de Retiro at the Torre Monumental: 2003 and at the photogallery of the Faculty of Social Sciences: 2003). In 2004 her work was distinguished within the framework of the Premio Rioplatense de Artes Visuales of the Osde Foundation. In 2005 she received the 1st Mention in Photography of the Premio Estímulo a los Jóvenes Creadores de la Provincia de Córdoba (Stimulus Award to Young Creators of the Province of Córdoba). In 2017 her project El Espacio Exterior was selected in the program Becas para la Creación del Fondo Nacional de las Artes. She published "El contenido limitado del mundo" through Documenta publishing house in 2016. Her work is part of private collections (Primo Piano Gallery, Palazzo Rubichi in Lecce, Italy) and public collections such as the Museo Municipal Genaro Pérez (Córdoba) and Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa (Córdoba).

Juan Ignacio Cabruja (Rosario, 1992) works as an illuminator, visual artist and makes light and interactive installations. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the U.N.R. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in "Theory and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts" at UNTREF and "Ab - ele", a space for choral exchange for artwork, curatorial and editorial projects dictated by Carla Barbero and Javier Villa. In 2022, he completed the postgraduate course "Technologies in contemporary art. Updating Program". (UBA). In 2021, he completed the Artists Program dictated by the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and in 2019, he carried out "Escuela Prestada" at the Escuela municipal J.M. Musto, Rosario, a program that invited artists to work and link with the school, its teachers, students and workshops. Among his solo shows and presentations are: "Luz mala remixed" at Quimera Galería (2023, CABA); "Luz Mala", at Satélite gallery (2022, Córdoba); participation with specific installation at Espacio Audiovisual ArteBa curated by Julieta Tarraubella (2021, CABA); "Todo voltaje es posible", performative installation with Iván Gonzalez at Satélite gallery (2021, Córdoba); and "Mediato" solo show at CRUDO (2021, Rosario). He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yuyo Gardiol (San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1980) is an artist, curator and independent cultural manager. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Humanities and Arts of the U.N.R. (National University of Rosario). Her works received, among others, the National Fund for the Arts Award at the LXIX National Salon of Rosario (2015); project First Show of Panal 361 (CABA 2016); and award of the 12SAR16 (12° Art Week Rosario 2016) to carry out the project "Reverdecer" in two municipal institutions of the West District of the city of Rosario. She held residencies in Madrid (Spain), San Martín de los Andes (Argentina), Río de Janeiro (Brazil) and Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Among her solo exhibitions can be mentioned En la oscuridad absoluta hasta una montaña es invisible, Museo Castagnino-Macro (Rosario, 2023), Observar lo invisible, La lavandería (Madrid, Spain 2018), Un secreto olvidado, CRUDO (Rosario, Argentina, 2018). Self-portrait, Lava (Rafaela, Argentina 2017), Lo que quedó de nuestro amor, Salón Nacional de Rosario 2015, Museo J. B. Castagnino (Rosario, Argentina 2015), Del vacío un bosque, MACRO - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Rosario, Argentina 2015). "Trenches, from the series impossibilities of love", CRUDO (Rosario, Argentina 2014).

Federico Roldán Vukonich (Paraná, Entre Ríos, 1993) holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes de Buenos Aires. During 2018 he participated in the residency at the Museo de la Cárcova (Buenos Aires) and in 2019 in the Comunitaria residency (Lincoln, Buenos Aires). Among his individual projects are Renacimiento (Galería Casa Proyecto, 2023), Pobre Duende (Installation, Quimera Gallery, 2019), Teorías de la Comunicación (Museo de la Cárcova, 2018), ¿Qué es el Arte? (Fundación El Mirador, 2018), De mis lágrimas Brotará un Río (Installation, Usina del Arte, 2017). His work is part of the holdings of the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires and the Museum of Fine Arts of Entre Ríos and private collections in Argentina, the United States and Germany. He lives and works between Paraná and Buenos Aires.

Julieta Tarraubella (Argentina / Peru, 1991) is a visual artist and Image and Sound designer, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. Her work investigates the transformations of the body and the landscape through the contact with different technologies and otherness. She reflects on the development of life and spirituality mediated by technology and media. In 2014 she won the Escala AUGM exchange scholarship to study Visual Arts and Medialogy at UNICAMP, Brazil. She was selected in 2015, for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Internship Program, Venice-Italy. During 2017, she participated in the Film Program at Torcuato Di Tella University. In 2019 she won the Buenos Aires Biennial of Young Art Award -Visual Arts Category- and obtained a residency grant to attend in 2021 Pivô Pesquisa in São Paulo, Brazil. During 2021 she was invited to participate in the Bienal Sur, received a Creation Grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes, participated in the Festival Byte Footage and was selected for the Premio Fundación Fortabat. Her work has been exhibited in several institutions such as Centro Cultural Kirchner, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Museo MAR, Centro Cultural San Martín, cheLA, Pivô, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, UV Estudios, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, CCM Haroldo Conti, MUNAR, among others. Her work is part of renowned Latin American collections. She lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Javier Soria Vázquez (Cafayate, Salta, 1975) is a visual artist and curator currently based in Tucumán. He was a 2021 fellow of the Program for Artists, Critics and Curators of the Di Tella University and Laboratorio Federal. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in spaces such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Fundación Proa, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Museo Timoteo Navarro de Tucumán and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta. He has been awarded and selected in exhibitions such as Beca Constelaciones, Red Quincho (2023), Award for Exhibition Projects, Semana de las Artes Visuales Ente Cultural Tucumán (2022), Laboratorio Federal Museo Sívori (2021), Bienal de Pintura CFI (2019), Bienal de Dibujo (Museo Franklin Rawson, San Juan 2019), Biennial Arte x Arte (Jury Mention, Buenos Aires, 2019), Salón de Mayo (Premio Estímulo, Santa Fé 2018), Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales (Buenos Aires 2018), Salón de Artes Visuales Itaú Cultural (2nd Prize, 2015), among others. As a writer he published "Tan pequeño como yo", a book of stories for children (Fondo Editorial de la Secretaría de Cultura de Salta 2014), "Atomizador", an artist's book (LaArte Editorial 2017) and "Piel gruesa" (Gatogordo ediciones 2019).

Ariana Beilis (City of Santa Fe, 1983) is a visual artist, performer and cultural manager. She is the author of "Seremos como la gota que cae mil veces sobre la piedra" (2019), monument to the victims of femicides in the city of Santa Fe and "Trueque" (2018), patrimonial exchange with MPBA Rosa Galisteo. Since 2016 she coordinates with Malcon D'Stefano A LA CAL, nomadic exhibition space and the collective Barrio sin Plaza, which received the 1st Prize in 9a BIENAL NACIONAL DE RAFAELA and integrated "Glosario Colectivo de Comunidades" MAMBA 2020. She received a scholarship in the Artists Program of El Mirador Foundation 2022 and in the Artists Program UTDT in 2020. In 2019 she participated in the curatorial program ACERCA C.C. Parque España AECID. She was awarded in 96° and 94° Salón Nacional de Mayo del MPBA of Santa Fe. She published texts in Métodos UTDT, SISMO Fundación Lebensohn. Her works are part of public and private collections. Among her outstanding exhibitions are Programa Km 1 (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2022), 13° Premio Fundación Itaú (2022), ¿Cuánto vacío puede llenar un mueble? (Museo Municipal de Artes Visuales Sor Josefa Díaz y Clucellas, Santa Fe, 2021), Bienal Fantasma at Universidad Di Tella, Programa de Artistas XII Edición (2021), 74° Salón Nacional de Rosario 2021, 9a Bienal Nacional "Premio Ciudad de Rafaela" (2021). She lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Malena Pizani (Caracas, 1975) studied Philosophy at the UBA and trained at Diana Aisenberg's clinic and workshop. In recent years she has had solo shows El sonido del tambor at SelvaNegra Galería, Cenizas y lágrimas at Galería Ruby and Lo semejante produce lo semejante at CC Recoleta. She participated in numerous group shows, which include ¿Cómo sentir? Curated by Nicolás Cuello, Las relaciones terminan en tragedia curated by Sebastián Vidal Mackinson, Simbiología curated by Valeria Gonzalez, Mariette Lydis. Transicionar lo surreal curated by Teresa Riccardi, Video Sur at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated by Farina and Duprat, Dórico Jónico Corintio curated by Jimena Ferreiro. In 2023 she received the 8M Acquisition Award and in 2019 she was selected to be part of the Braque Prize. She has been selected on several occasions in the National Salon of Rosario and the Klemm Prize, among other national salons. She is part of the group Tótem Tabú together with Laura Codega and Hernán Soriano, which investigates about prohibitions and taboos. She obtained the Creation Grant (2015-16) and Training Grant (2016) from the FNA. She lives and works in Buenos Aires.


Bárbara Golubicki (Buenos Aires, 1984) works in management, curatorship and art criticism. She studied art history (UBA) and participated as curator of the Artists Program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2017/2018). She coordinated the art spaces of CCEBA (2011). She carried out actions within the National Ministry of Culture (2012-2018), public programs of the National Museum of Oriental Art and independent curatorships (in Pasto gallery, Selva Negra, Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, among others). She wrote texts for various media, publications and catalogs (Otra Parte Semanal, Actividad de Uso, Artishock Revista, among others). Since 2019 she works in collection and archive management for artists and collectors. In 2021 and 2022 she was in charge of the curatorship of the Out of Focus section of Pinta BAphoto.