Básica TV is a collective formed in 2012 in Montevideo, Uruguay, comprising Lulo Demarco, Guzmán Paz and Emilio Bianchic. They work in video, photography, and installation – always to the perfect degree of excess – creating content inspired by mass culture, reencoded from a queer perspective. They live and work in Buenos Aires.


Básica TV es un colectivo formado en 2012 por Lulo Demarco, Guzmán Paz y Emilio Bianchic en Montevideo, Uruguay. Trabajan con video, fotografía e instalación, inspiradas por la cultura de masas pero recodificada con una perspectiva queer. Residen en Buenos Aires.



Formed in 2012 in Montevideo, this trio of young artists owes its name to conventional modes of appreciating TV culture: it is shallow, it is superficial, it is basic. Taking as point of departure the infamous surface of media spectacle, Basica TV deploys irony, parody and hyperbole in what could be understood as ideological critique but should be praised as commitment to utopia. Their videos, photographs and installations work as displaced mimesis of mass culture forms and tropes; hallucinatory and deranged Xerox copies that illuminate the political potentialities that remain invisible, but treasured, in those materials that formatted the collective dreams of late capitalism. Driven by childlike enthusiasm and queer irreverence, Basica TV resume thus the task of their ancestresses, the three fairies in “Sleeping Beauty”: to help to imagine, and hopefully realize, a future that has long been promised. 




Solo shows / Muestras Individuales

Rectum, UV, Buenos Aires, 2018
Arte Básica, La Ene, Buenos Aires, 2016
BTV, UV, Buenos Aires, 2015
Frenemies, Casa de la Cultura del Prado, Montevideo, 2014
Pativas, MARTE Centro Cultural, Montevideo, 2014


Group Shows / Muestras Grupales
       

       The Brazil that I want, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneve, 2020
   Futuro Modural, Rahcel Uffner Gallery, New York, 2019
       BUM, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019
Video SUR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018
Alleviators, Charles Moffet, New York, 2018
Trapos Sucios, San Rafael, México DF, 2018
Unidad Mínima, El Dorado, Bogotá, 2018
Pijas, La Fresh Gallery, Madrid, 2017
El Centro en Movimiento, CCK, Buenos Aires, 2017
Bienal del Pensamiento Paralelo, Buenos Aires, 2017
Salon Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, 2016
LGBTIQ16, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Quito, 2016
Colección La Ene, Bikini Wax, México DF, 2016
Bellos Jueves, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2015
Básica Day Spa, Teatro TAE, La Plata, Argentina, 2012


Other projects / Otros proyectos
   
Zootopía — curatorship, 2016
Adrianna: I am what I am — curatorship, 2016
Fiesta Hogwarts — party, 2016
Nude Illusion — party, 2015
Identikittens — play, 2015


Prizes / Premios

Premio Arte Contemporaneo del Banco Itaú, 3rd Prize, 2019
Premio a mejor artista de Barrio Joven, ArteBA, 2016
Mención Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Salón de Mayo, Museo Rosa Galisteo, 2017









Mark