June 10-15, 2013

We look forward to seeing you at Volta9 in Basel for the presentation of new works by Armando Marino and Nadja Marcin.


For additional information please contact the gallery.

Helsinki- Strasse 5
4142 Basel

Categories: Art Fairs


Please join us for  the Solo presentation of Armando Marino at VOLTA NY

“Marino is a romantic painter—his nature has the seductive abundance often found in traditional romantic landscape painting, as Tree of Life, 2012 makes clear—but he is an ironical romanticist, one might say a disappointed romanticist, as The Revolutionary, 2013 strongly suggests”
Donald Kuspit. 

Armando Mariño is included in the current exhibition Fifteen Recent Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank Collection 60 Wall Street. He had two solo exhibitions in 2012 in New York City, Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester  at The 8th Floor Gallery/ Rubin Foundation and  The Waste Land at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in Chelsea.
In 2011 Mariño was Artist in Residence at the Bronx Museum  and recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant.

Categories: Art Fairs


Untitled 2012

IAN HUGHES  Solo presentation at the first Edition of UNTITLED , Miami
curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud.













Categories: Art Fairs


Nadja Marcin

Nadja Marcin

Tina B.- Festival for Contemporary Art presents my live performance “King Kong Theory (1977)” inside the Klementinium – one of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. 17th Oct, 6 pm.
Ruhrbiennale 2012 is showing the performance-based photographs “Cat”, “Man”, “Eve”, “Spaghetta” and the series “No Country” at the Deutsche Bank Duisburg and Altes Medizinisches Institut. Oct 7th till Nov 15th 

Bideodromo festival is screening //KIDS// at Museo de Reproducciones in Bilbao on Oct 24th.


“Kids” 13’18. Nadja Verena Marcin (USA)


Nadja Verena Marcin narrates through a conceptual revision of the cult film “Kids” (New York, 1995, Larry Clark) the interaction of a group of young adults; the smooth transition between shocking rituals and its adaption as lifestyle.

 29. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest has nominated her film //KIDS// for the price A38- Produktions-Stipendium. It will be screened on 16th Nov. Dortmunder Kunstverein and Werkstatt Bleichhäusschen / Castle of Rheda are presenting the institutional solo exhibition “Action Manual” on Nov 10th and Nov 19th till Dec 22nd. The commissioned performance “Reise nach Ägypten” will lead 40 guests from Dortmunder Kunstverein to Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl to the Castle of Rheda. More infos soon!

In the spring of 2013: Participating with the live performance “King Kong Theory (2005)” in the Peekskill Project V at the Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center.


Categories: Exhibitions News


Armando Marino at Architecture OMI








Cuban Art and Architecture at Architecture Omi

September 16, 2012 – May, 2013

Artists Reception: Sunday, September 16, 12 noon-3pm
* The artists will give a presentation on their work at 1:30 during the opening

Architecture Omi presents SKYLINE ADRIFT: Cuban Art and Architecture, a politically and aesthetic ground-breaking show of multi-disciplinary, site-specific installations by two Havana based architects and two internationally established Cuban artists. SKYLINE ADRIFT will be on view September 16, 2012 through May, 2013 at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, New York. An artists reception will be open to the public on Sunday September 16th from 12 Noon to 3 PM.

SKYLINE ADRIFT is curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, Advisor and Curator, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection and Peter Franck, Director, Architecture Omi, with Ricardo Porro, the seminal Cuban architect and educator who provided unparalleled access to the brightest young architectural talent in Havana.

SKYLINE ADRIFT presents large-scale architectonic installations by Cuban architects Yilena Lourdes Feitó Echarri and Yoandy Rizo Fiallo and internationally renowned Cuban visual artists Alexandre Arrechea and Armando Mariño Calzado. The two architects, who had never before left Cuba, were awarded a six-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center for creative development and production of their site-specific installations. They travelled to Omi early in the summer to survey the site for their installations, which will be transported and installed on the grounds of Architecture Omi in early September.

Artists Alexandre Arrechea and Armando Mariño Calzado are well known on the international arts scene. Mariño recently took up residence near Omi in Athens, New York. Arrechea splits his time between Madrid and Havana. They both participate in global art fairs and exhibit in elite museums and galleries around the world and will contribute sophisticated sculptural pieces to the exhibition.

SKYLINE ADRIFT reflects current Cuban creative sensibilities across a broad spectrum of sculpture, architecture and installation art. Although the artists and architects emerge from very different professional pressures, they share the centuries-old traditions in which Cuba’s visual arts are deeply rooted. In creating four site-specific works in the picturesque landscape of Omi International Art Center’s 300-acre campus in New York’s Hudson Valley they will confront the quintessential rural context of New England, far removed from the ecological, political and cultural praxis of Havana. According to Architecture Omi Director Peter Franck, “this exhibition will introduce the current state of architectonic discourse in Cuba to the world outside Havana.”

“We wanted to offer Cuban architects the same opportunity more commonly granted to painters, ballet dancers and musicians in their country.  This program is a great example of the power of international cultural exchange and we expect for it to have a ripple effect on Cuba’s architecture community upon their return” added Weingeist.

Reflecting on the project, Ricardo Porro remarked “in architecture, we always begin with the problem of function and add poetry to that function. For this project, the architects are being asked to respond poetically to the landscape without the restriction of function….I do believe that an architect should be a painter and a sculptor and this, in essence is what this show is asking these young architects to be.”

SKYLINE ADRIFT is made possible by the JM Kaplan Fund, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, The Vermont Studio Center and Omi International Arts Center. Very special thanks to Francis Greenburger, Jon Gregg, Roxana González, María Elena Martín Zequeira, Alysa Nahmias, Mario’s Home Center (Valatie, NY), Ricardo Porro and Shelley and Donald Rubin.

Alexandre Arrechea sketch

Yoandy Rizo Fiallo

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Art Wynwood

Art Wynwood 2012, President’s Day Weekend

Per Adolfsen, Anna Borowy, Peggy Bates, Joergen Geerds, Ian Hughes, Nadja Marcin, Armando Marino, John A. Parks,Tanja Selzer.

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