lospicoletos



Los picoletos.
Dante Litvak & Fabro Tranchida


︎Artwork (selection) portfolio
Exhibitions, bibliography and conferences


We are Dante Litvak and Fabro Tranchida, a duo of artists born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With our work we investigate different dissident youth movements from the underground of today and the past, analyzing their ways of evolving and contradicting themselves.

We focus our attention on movements like punk, queer culture and skater. We work from photography, drawing, performance and the construction of specific systems to bring to the field of contemporary artistic installation works that intersect the different views of young people, who appropriate the streets and manifest themselves in society in a critical way .

This research has led us to get to know - through various scholarships and awards - the youths of cities such as Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Buenos Aires, our hometown.


︎Portfolio (selección) de obras
Exposiciones, bibliografía y conferencias

Somos Dante Litvak y Fabro Tranchida, un dúo de artistas nacidos en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Con Nuestro trabajo investigamos distintos movimientos de juventudes disidentes del underground de hoy y del pasado, analizando sus maneras de evolucionar y contradecirse.

Centramos la atención en movimientos como el punk, la cultura queer y skater. Recurrimos a la fotografía, el dibujo, la performance y la construcción de soportes específicos para llevar al terreno de la instalación artística contemporánea obras que entrecruzan las distintas miradas de los jóvenes, que se apropian de las calles y se manifiestan en la sociedad de manera crítica.

Esta investigación nos ha llevado a conocer —a partir de distintas becas y premios— las juventudes de ciudades como Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, París y Buenos Aires, nuestra ciudad natal
Los Picoletos —Dante Litvak (1990) and Fabro Tranchida (1987) - are a duo of Argentine artists who live and work in Bilbao (since 2019) and who investigate, through photography, performance and installation, about youth identities dissidents, queer-punk and skater culture.

Among the awards they have won, the following stand out: the 2021 Production Aid Scholarships (BilbaoArte), the “Tras la tormenta” scholarship (BilbaoArte and Bilbao City Council), the BilbaoArte residence 2019-2020, the Kenneth Kemble Award (Buenos Aires), the honorable mention of the Itaú Foundation Award (Buenos Aires), the Travel Grant from the Oxenford Collection of Argentine Art and more recently the BBK ART (e) gileak grant (BBK Foundation and ANTespacio, Bilbao) and the Third Prize of the Exhibition of Young Art of La Rioja.

His latest exhibitions and performances include: Broken Knuckles with El Niño de Elche (Patio Herreriano Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art, to be presented in 2022). The hammer party (Aldama Fabre Gallery, Bilbao), Precarious cooking methods (Teatros del Canal, Madrid), Incubators (Fundación BilbaoArte, Bilbao), Abanderados (La Juan Gallery, Madrid), Fatuous fires (Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires ).

In publications, the following stand out: the book "A practical guide for young monsters" and his most recent collaboration in number 9 of Headmaster magazine.



Los Picoletos —Dante Litvak (1990) y Fabro Tranchida (1987)— son un dúo de artistas argentinos que vive y trabaja en Bilbao (desde 2019) y que indaga, a través de la fotografía, la performance y la instalación, sobre identidades juveniles disidentes, la cultura queer-punk y skater.

Entre los premios que han ganado destacan: las Becas de Ayudas a la Producción 2021 (BilbaoArte), la beca “Tras la tormenta” (BilbaoArte y Ayuntamiento Bilbao), la residencia BilbaoArte 2019-2020, el Premio Kenneth Kemble (Buenos Aires), la mención de honor del Premio Fundación Itaú (Buenos Aires), la Beca de viaje de la Colección Oxenford de Arte Argentino y más recientemente la beca BBK ART(e)gileak (Fundación BBK y ANTespacio, Bilbao) y el Tercer Premio de la Muestra de Arte Joven de la Rioja.

Entre sus últimas exposiciones y performances destacan: Nudillos rotos junto a el Niño de Elche (Museo Patio Herreriano de Arte Contemporáneo Español, a presentarse en 2022). The hammer party (Aldama Fabre Gallery, Bilbao), Métodos de cocción precaria (Teatros del Canal, Madrid), Incubadoras (Fundación BilbaoArte, Bilbao), Abanderados (La Juan Gallery, Madrid), Fuegos fatuos (Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires).
En publicaciones destacan: el libro “Guía práctica para jóvenes monstruos” y su más reciente colaboración en el número 9 de la  revista Headmaster.


CV LOS PICOLETOS

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Artistic duo made up of Fabro Tranchida (Buenos Aires, 1987) and Dante Litvak (Buenos Aires, 1990). They live and work in Bilbao since 2019.


EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES  (SOLO SHOW)


2021     “The hammer party”. Adrián Castañeda + Los Picoletos in Aldama Fabre, Plaza de los tres pilares 7, Bilbao.

2021    "Precarious cooking methods". Performance at Teatros del Canal, Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1 Madrid.

2020    "Incubators". BilbaoArte Fundazioa. Urazurrutia, 32. Bilbao.

2019    "Abanderados" (with Niño de Elche). Performance at La Juan Gallery, Calle Providencia 26, Madrid.

2018    "Moralzarzal". NN gallery, Calle 49 719. La Plata, Argentina.

2017    "Ferocious childhood". Site-specific at Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Calle Conde Duque 9, Madrid.

2017    "Kontuz". Alkolea Beach gallery, Pasaje Alkolea 10, San Sebastián, Basque Country.

2017    "Navajeros". Art and development factory. Valverde Street 23. Madrid.

2017    "Fatuous Fires". San Martín Cultural Center, Sarmiento 1551. Buenos Aires.

2016    "Kippel" - Bastón del Moro Gallery, Chacabuco 483, Córdoba, Argentina.

2016    "La Caduta", Desarmadero, Rodriguez peña 1063, Buenos Aires.



GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2021    “Young art show from La Rioja”. La Rioja Higher School of Design, Av. De la Paz, 9, Logroño.

2021    "Soplo - Arnasketa Saiakerak". Curator: Aimar Arriola - Andrea Estankona - Maite Martínez de Arenaza. Ensanche Market, Zabalgune Plaza, 11 Bilbao.

2020    "Queridos". Collection of Jesús Reina. CICUS, Calle Madre de Dios, 1, Seville.

2020    "20 Gorputz 20 Artists". Commissioner Fidel Diez. Museum of Reproductions of Bilbao. San Francisco 14, Bilbao.

2018    "Itaú Award 2018". National House of the Bicentennial. Riobamba 985. Buenos Aires.

2017 “Hotel x Hotel. A tribute to Martin Kippenberger ”. Curator Guillermo Martin Bermejo. Carmen Thyssen Museum of Malaga. Company Street, 10



AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2021    Third Prize of the Young Art Show of La Rioja.

2021    BBK ART (e) gileak Scholarship. BBK Foundation and ANTespacio, Bilbao.

2021    Work production grant. BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation. Bilbao.

2020    Grant "After the storm (Tras la tormenta)" for the production of work. BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation. Bilbao.

2020    BRACT artistic residency (Brief Residenza Artistica di Comunità e Territorio) at Museo Tricase Porto. Tricase, Italy.

2019    Selection Award. Exhibition production grant and book/catalog edition. BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation. Bilbao. Jury: Fernando Castro Flores.

2019    Residency scholarship and work-space session. BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation. Period of residence 2019. Bilbao.

2018    Keneth Kemble Award 2018. Production and Exhibition Grant. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2018    Honorable Mention for the installation "Carro n6". Itaú Foundation Award for the Visual Arts 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2017    Art travel scholarship. Alec Oxenford Argentine Art Collection. Travel destination: Bilbao. Winning project: “Navajeros. Cartography of youth and identities ”.




FAIRS

2021    Fig Bilbao. Represented by Headmaster magazine www.headmastermagazine.com (USA) + Aldama Fabre gallery, Bilbao.

2021    Art Market Budapest, Hungary. Represented by Wunsch gallery.

2020    Swab Art Fair Barcelona. Represented by Wunsch gallery (Buenos Aires).

2020    Art Market Budapest. Represented Wunsch gallery.

2020    Fig Bilbao. Represented by Aldama Fabre Gallery + Wunsch gallery.



PUBLICATIONS

2021    "Foucault's punksexual revenge" Photonovela made especially for Hedmaster magazine number 9. + info at: https://www.headmastermagazine.com/no-9

2020    "Practical Guide for Young Monsters". BilbaoArte Foundation Editions: Bilbao.

2017    "The hall of meat". Sousa Rodolfo Editions: Mexico City.

2017    "Illiterate Publication II". Compiler Larraitz Torres Zumelaga. Eremuak: San Sebastián.

 

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS 

2021    Seminar “Quinquis, badass and skaters. Traces of punk in contemporary art ”. Dictated at the BilbaoArte Fundazioa Foundation. Urazurrutia 32, Bilbao. To consult the program:

https://bilbaoarte.org/actividades/seminario-quinquis-macarras-y-skaters-rastros-del-punk-en-el-arte-contemporaneo-los-picoletos/

2017    Rock, paper and scissors. Punkzines workshop at the Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid.

2017    Quinquis, badass and skaters. Traces of punk in contemporary art. Seminar at the San Martín Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.

2017    Rock, paper and scissors. Punkzines workshop at the Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.


PRESS / interviews

2020    ABC / ABC Cultural newspaper. 09/08/2020 Madrid

THEY WILL GIVE TALK. Los Picoletos: «We have no shame in throwing ourselves into the mud to obtain very polished results later» Interview by Javier Díaz Guardiola.

(in spanish)

https://www.abc.es/cultura/cultural/abci-picoletos-no-tenemos-pudor-tirarnos-fango-para-obtener-luego-resultados-pulidos-202009080035_noticia.html


2020    El Correo newspaper. 02/14/2020 Bilbao

Los Picoletos are coming! The duo formed by Fabro Tranchida and Dante Litvak trace the legacy of the quinqui cinema in Bilbao. Text by Gerardo Olarriaga.

(in spanish).

https://www.elcorreo.com/culturas/cine/vienen-picoletos-20200215205620-nt.html


More press in paper version (and other interviews)

https://lospicoletos.com/press