"Maybe as a vice of my training as an economist, I continually explore the space that emerges between economics and art. The means and materialities that I use are being deployed and replicated in each project. The works are the pieces that allow me to think, from the visual arts, to the political in everyday life. Some of the topics that interest me revolve around the relationship between accumulation and flight, nullity and speculation, trade and its surplus, exchange and barter."
Martín Touzón is an Argentine visual artist, born in Adrogué (Province of Buenos Aires) in 1985. He studied art at the University Di Tella (Buenos Aires), where he was also awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 2013. He has participated in various individual and group exhibitions abroad, including "The continuity of desire" in Viadellafucina16 (Torino, Italy), "A park is a park" in Banff Center (Canada), "The suspension of desire" in Havana (Cuba), and "PART" in San Pablo, among others.
He has shown his works in individual and group exhibitions in Buenos Aires, notably: "The production of the new", "Red Sox" in the RO Gallery, "All for one and one for all" in Fundacion El Mirador, "Derivatives" in Zmud Gallery, "Minimal Associations" in the UTDT, "In union and freedom" in Fiebre Gallery and in the 5th ArtexArte Photography Biennial.
He participated in two residences in Torino (Italy) and at The Banff Center in Canada; and also received the Bicentennial Scholarship from the National Fund for the Arts (Argentina), a mention in the VIII National Painting Prize 2015 of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic and a mention in the CIII National Salon of Visual Arts (Argentina). In addition, during 2017, he collaborated in "Les Visitants", a vision with Guillermo Kuitca as part of the collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain at the Centro Cultural Kirchner (Buenos Aires).
His work can be seen in many important private collections in Argentina.