MARTIN SICHETTI

Pursuant to exhaustive research driven by love and knowledge of film by classic authors like  Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder, but also by lesser-known figures like Ida Lupino, Martín Sichetti (b. 1973, Buenos Aires) selects stills that he later reworks in drawings, videos and performances triggered by film narrative devices.

His first performances were under the spell of Marilyn Monroe. Simultaneously in 2008, he founded marsdepartment, a studio focused on hi-end retouching he has been directing ever since. As a young teenager, he learned the technique of fashion sketching and attended to costume design workshops at the Teatro Colón and the Teatro San Martín. He has also designed costumes for plays and contemporary dance shows.

He attended workshops by Norma Cirigliano; Peter Richter; Ezequiel García; Fabiana Barreda; Valeria Iglesias; Catalina Schliebener; Gilda Picabea; Silvia Gurfein; María Onetto; Inés Estévez; among others.

In 2013, his piece The Key was selected to illustrate the cover of the book of poems inspired by cinema: Rancho Nostalgia, by James Cihlar, Dream Horse Press.

Recent solo show include: Film Fatale, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2019); Microfilms, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2016); Suspensa, Fundación Esteban Lisa, Buenos Aires (2014); Darling Pet Monkey. Espacio Cabina, Buenos Aires (2013).

Works by the artist were included in numerous group exhibitions: Bienalsur: Conciencia medioambiental, capítulo 3: Paraísos artificiales, Museo Evita Palacio Ferreyra, Córdoba (2021); Inventar a la intemperie. Desobediencias sexuales e imaginación política en el arte contemporáneo, Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2021); Premio Fundación Andreani 2020, Buenos Aires (2021); Fondo Nacional De Las Artes 2020, Casa Nacional Del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires (2020); Lo que queda, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2020); Premio Klemm 2019, Fundación F.J Klemm, Buenos Aires (2019); En El Borde(R), MACLA – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de la Plata (2019); 72º Salón Nacional de Rosario 2018, Museo Castagnino+Macro, Rosario, Santa Fe; 107 º Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales 2018, Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires (2018); Premio Klemm 2017. Fundación F.J. Klemm, Buenos Aires, (2017); 94º Salón de Mayo 2017, Museo de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez, Santa Fe (2017); Premio Itaú 2017, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires (2017); Premio Klemm 2016. Fundación F.J. Klemm. Buenos Aires (2016); En Papel, Del Infinito Galería, Buenos Aires (2016); Alphaville, BA Photo, Buenos Aires (2016); Lo firme en el centro encuentra correspondencia, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2017); Has llorado, en silencio, Hache galería, Buenos Aires (2016); Vértigo, el cine desde las artes visuales, Praxis, Buenos Aires (2015); Páramo, Hache Galería- GAS, Buenos Aires (2014); The Eclectic Tomorrow. The Clubhouse, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013); Faber-Castell 250º aniversario. Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011); entre otras.

In 2018, he was awarded a special mention in the discipline of Drawing at the 107th edition of the Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Casa Nacional del Bicentenario in Buenos Aires.

WORKS

The sound of Fear, 2021

Martín Sichetti

Pencil and paper (collage) on paper
9.1 x 12 in

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Bruno. Series Fatale, 2020

Martín Sichetti

Pencil and pastel on paper
9.1 x 11.8 in

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Lick. Series Fatale, 2020

Martín Sichetti

Pencil and pastel on paper
17.9 x 11.8 in

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ÉL (NEGADOR), 2020

Martín Sichetti

Collage
19.7 x 9.8 in

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Record, 2020

Martín Sichetti

Pencil, pastel, gold leaf and paper (collage) on paper
11.8 x 9.1 in

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Birds. Series Retratos de Familia, 2018

Martín Sichetti

Pencil, pastel and marker on paper
31.5 x 47.2 in

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ROT II. Series Stills, 2018

Martín Sichetti

Collage, pencil and pastel on paper
10.8 x 19.7 in

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Psycho. Series Retratos de familia, 2016

Martín Sichetti

Pencil and pastel on paper mounted on passepartout
31.5 x 47.2 in

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Secreto, 2019

Martín Sichetti

Video. Duration 14”
Edition 2 of 3 + 2 A.P

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Martín Sichetti. Key. Series Microfilms, 2016

Martín Sichetti

Video. Duration 15”
Edition 1 of 3 + A.P

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Angry. Series Small Issues, 2011

Martín Sichetti

Polychrome pencils, pastel pencil and pastel on paper
9.4 x 12.6 in

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Darling Pet Monkey. Series Queer Noir, 2011

Martín Sichetti

Charcoal pencil and black pastel on paper
12.4 x 18.3 in

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EXHIBITIONS

LO QUE QUEDA
GROUP SHOW

NOV 23. 2020 — ABR 30. 2021

FILM FATALE
MARTIN SICHETTI

CURATED BY Florencia Qualina
MAR 12. — ApR 20. 2019

MICROFILMS
MARTIN SICHETTI

NOV 1. — DIC 17. 2016