MARIANO AKERMANPainter | Architect | Researcher | Historian | LecturerBorn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1963A. EDUCATIONArchitect, specialized in Visual Communication, 1987Art Historian, Thesis: The Grotesque in Francis Bacons Paintings, 1999 - Summa cum laudeB. ART EXHIBITIONS1979 Ministerio de Educación, Buenos Aires1984 Casa de la Pintura Argentina, Buenos Aires1986 Galería RG en el Arte, Buenos Aires1987 International Arts Exhibition, Shizuoka, Japan1988 Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires Feria de las Artes, Barcelona, Spain1989 Alliance Française de Buenos Aires Galerías Pacífico, Buenos Aires Bank of Boston Cultural Foundation, Buenos Aires1990 Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires Banco Federal Argentino, Buenos Aires Asociacion Latinoamericana de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires Banco Holandés Unido, Buenos Aires1991 Galería St Margaret, Buenos Aires2003 Oakwood Premier Ayala Center, Makati City, Manila, Philippines2005 The National Museum of the Filipino People, Manila Alliance Française de Manille2007 Residence of Sweden, Manila2008 IFWA Center, Islamabad, Pakistan2010 Residence of Belgium, IslamabadC. PUBLICATIONS1. "Un poema de Jorge Luis Borges, ilustrado por Mariano Akerman,"Revista EM, Buenos Aires,July 1981, front cover2. "La bella y la bestia" (painting), in Monique Sasegur, "Mariano Akerman: Un mensaje vital," LaActualidad en el Arte, Buenos Aires, May-June 1986, p. 583. "Comunicación" (graphic design), in Dolly Dolinsky and Hilda Chanca, Enseñanza-aprendizaje:una experiencia comunicacional, Buenos Aires: Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy, 1990, frontpage and p.14. "Your Honour, Una Auténtica Lady" (painting), in Diario del Viajero, 11 October 1989, p. 15. "¡Cómo te quiero!" (painting), in El Cronista Comercial, Buenos Aires, 27 September 1989,supplement "Ocio & Negocio," p. 16. "Tres a la Ventana" (painting), in Teresita Pociello, "Mariano Akerman," Óleo y Mármol, BuenosAires, 12-23 September 1989, p. 37. "Piet Akermaan Rietveld" (architectural design), in Alfonso Corona Martínez, Ensayo sobre elproyecto, Buenos Aires: CP67, 1990, p. 838. "Mariano Akerman: Un Proyecto de Louis Kahn," Ideas en Arquitectura, vol. 1, no. 1, BuenosAires, March 1997, pp. 6-9, illus.9. "Piet Akermaan Rietveld" (architectural design), in Alfonso Corona Martínez, The ArchitecturalProject, Texas: Texas University Press, 2003, fig. 16
10. "Flor de Ceibo" and "Constellation B" (paintings), in Jean-Paul Girault, "Les constellationsintérieures: Mariano Akerman," Alliance Française de Manille Program, October-December 2005,p. 3 B-211. "Homage to the French Revolution," in Pakistan, Raisons dêtre: Art, Freedom and Modernity,March-April 2010D. COURSES, given by Mariano Akerman1992-1995 The History of Art Watercolor1998-1999 How To Read a Work of Art 2001-2002 Introduction to the History of Art Tradition and Innovation: Foundations of European Art Renaissance Art Introduction to Classical and Medieval Watercolor Art1999-2000 Art Fundamentals Tradición e innovación: arte moderno Cómo apreciar una obra de arte Modern Art in the Age of Pluralism Modern Art in Revolutionary Times Calligraphy and Poster Design Artists’ Dreams and Imagination in Design of Educational Devices the Arts Scenography and Costume Design Calligraphy and Poster Design 2002-2003 Art Fundamentals Design of Educational Devices Fine Arts: Europe and America Scenography and Costume Design Arte de América precolombina y2000-2001 Art Fundamentals latinoamericana Introduction to the History of Art Art: Modernity and Post-Modernity Introduction to Classical and Select Issues in Modern Art: The Medieval Art Human Body Tradición e innovación: arte Calligraphy and Poster Design renacentista 2003 Foundations of European Art The Explicit and the Implicit in Meeting Modern Art Western Art Art of the American Continent How to Understand a Modern Educational Exhibitions in School Artwork Environments Select Issues in Modern Art: Design 2010 Français, Niveau Supérieur Calligraphy and Poster Design 2010-2011 Art-Appreciation Design of Educational Devices 2011 Español, Nivel Principiantes Scenography and Costume DesignE. LECTURES, given by Mariano Akerman2005 "Realidad e imaginación en la pintura belga", Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires The Belgian Contribution to the Visual Arts, Philippines 1. "Belgian Art," Belgian Residence, Manila 2. "The Marvel of Belgian Art in Renaissance and Modern Times," University of the Philippines, Quezon City 3. "Bosch and Magritte: Imagery of Reality and Fantasy?," De La Salle University, Manila 4. "Masterpieces of Belgian Art from Van Eyck to Magritte," University of Santo Tomas, Manila 5. "Suggestive Paradoxes: Symbolism and Surrealism in Belgian Art," Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City 6. "Tradition and Innovation in the Visual Arts of Belgium: From Compassion to Provocation?," National Museum of the Philippines, Manila2006 "Arte argentino," Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City2007 In the Spirit of Linnaeus: The Tercentenary Lectures on Science and Art, Philippines 1. "In the Spirit of Linnaeus," Residence of Sweden, Manila 2. "Carl Linnaeus: Exploration, Creativity and System," British School, Manila 3. "The Art of Linnaeus: From Curiosity to Apotheosis," University of Santo Tomas, Manila
4. "Linnaeus: A Creative Person in the Age of Reason," European School, Parañaque 5. "Linnaeus: Nature Exploration and Knowledge Systematization," International School, Manila 6. "Linnaeus and the Rara avis Phenomenon," Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City 7. "The Art of Classification: Linnaeus Passion and System," Lyceum of the Philippines University, Intramuros, Manila 8. "Classification: A Fundamental Tool?," Mahatma Gandhi International School, Pasay City 9. "Nature and Art: Species Exploration in the Spirit of Linnaeus," De La Salle University, Manila 10. "Linnaeus and Order: Nature and Its Architectural Projections," Far East Aero-Technological University, Manila 11. "Linnaeus Systematic Approach to Nature and Its Implications," Hoppets Stjärna School, Taytay, Luzon Island 12. "A Tribute to Carl Linnaeus as Homo universalis," Residence of Sweden, Manila2008-9 Discovering Belgian Art, Pakistan 1. "Belgian Art: Reality and Fantasy," Alliance Française de Karachi 2. "Tradition and Innovation in the Visual Arts of Belgium," IFWA Center, Islamabad 3. "The Marvel of Belgian Art and Its Diversity," National College of Arts, Lahore2010 Raisons dêtre: Art, Freedom and Modernity, Pakistan 1. "Variante o Cambia todo cambia," National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad 2. "Exploring Pictures is Cool," International School Islamabad 3. "Vers lart libre et moderne," NUML, Islamabad 4. "Art from Belgium," Residence of Belgium, Islamabad 5. "Art in the Picture," Islamabad College of Arts and Sciences 6. "Creativity in French Art," Beaconhouse National University, Lahore 7. "French Avant-Garde Art," National College of Arts, Lahore Argentinean Art, Pakistan 1. "Argentinean Art in Context," Islamabad Arts Institute 2. "Art from Argentina," International School, Islamabad German Art, Pakistan 1. "German Art: Its Peculiarities and Transformations," Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Islamabad 2. "The Artist, Modernity and German Society: Between Criticism and Approval," National College of Arts, Rawalpindi 3. "The German Contribution to the Modern Visual Arts, 1500-1933," Quaid-i-Azam University, Islambad 4. "Reality and Imagination in the Visual Arts of Germany," Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi 5. "Art History. The German Case," Islamabad College for Girls Shape and Meaning: German Art, Pakistan 1-2. "Looking at Pictures and Learning from Art" + "The Grotesque," Islamabad College for Girls 3. "Modern Art," Post-Graduate College for Women, Rawalpindi 4-5. "The Bible and the Visual Arts" and "Bible-inspired Symbolism in German Art," Khatoon-e-Fatima School, IslamabadF. STATEMENTS1. "De cáscara y contenido," in Buenos Aires, Centro de Estudios para Graduados, Universidadde Belgrano, Mariano Akerman: De cáscara y contenido, September 19882. "Artes Plásticas," Diario del Viajero, Buenos Aires, 11 October 1989, p. 13. Buenos Aires, Banco Mayo, Mariano Akerman: Continente y Contenido (poster), June 1990
4. Chanca, Hilda. "Un jóven pintor" (interview), Clubs & Countries, No. 15, Buenos Aires,September 19905. "El hombre frente a sí mismo," in Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural San Martín, Pasos, de MarianoAkerman, October 19906. "Jean-Paul Girault interviews Mariano Akerman,” August 20057. Ramos, Machelle. "Interview with Mariano Akerman," National Broadcast Net, TV channel 4,Philippines, 18 November 2005, "The Morning Show" and "Teledyaryo"8. Macaraig, Twink. Interview with Friedrik Agerhem and Mariano Akerman, ABS-CBN News, TVchannel 27, Philippines, 23 February 2007, "Take One"9. Abbas, Anwar. "Argentinean Painter Who is a Dab Hand with Brush,"The Post, Pakistan, 6 July2008, Islamabad News, B-210. Ishrat Hyatt, "Art Historian delivers Lecture at IFWA Fundraiser,"International The News,Pakistan, 30 March 2010, City News, p. 20.G. WRITINGS ONLINEArte argentino Long Life to DeathAspectos grotescos del arte de Bacon LucíferoEl juego de Bacon Musée national des Beaux-Arts dArgentineElisa Akerman Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ArgentinaFrancis Bacon y lo Grotesco Précurseurs des arts visuels en ArgentineGramática del Ornamento Sinagoga de Santa María la BlancaGuarda la lengua The Grotesque in Bacons Instinctive PaintingsLangue et identitéH. AWARDS1979 Premio de Pintura Cantegril, Punta del Este, Uruguay1980 Premio Consejo Nacional de Educación, Argentina1983 Berlinerblau Prize in Graphic Design, Buenos Aires1987 Distinction in Architecture, Universidad de Belgrano1988 Distinction in Architecture, Universidad de Belgrano Banco Francés del Río de la Plata Incentive Award, Buenos Aires1989 Distinction "Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française," Galerie La Porte Ouverte, Alliance Française de Buenos Aires1991 ABN-AMRO Bank Visual Communication Prize, Amsterdam, Holland1995 British Council Grant in Art History, London, United Kingdom2005 Embassy of Belgium in Manila Incentive Prize for Art-appreciation Events2006 Ateneo de Manila University Certificate in Argentinean Art Diffusion2007 University of Santo Tomas Token of Friendship, Manila Lyceum of the Philippines University Certificate of Appreciation in Sciences and Arts, Manila Mahatma Gandhi International School Prize in Interdisciplinary Education, Pasay City Feati University Token of Appreciation in Architectural Studies, Santa Cruz, Philippines Embassy of Sweden in Manila Certificate of Appreciation and Laborum Praemia for The Linnaeus-Manila Lectures and Competition Program 20072009 Prize in Education, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan2010 Certificate of Appreciation in Workshop Activities, International School Islamabad Certificat de Mérite, Francophonie 2010 Prize in Visual Communication, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad Laborum Praemia, Alliance Française de Lahore Fatima-Jinnah University Token of Friendship, Rawalpindi Personal Iniciative Prize, Islamabad College for Girls
Distinction in Art History, Post-Graduate College for Women, RawalpindiI. REFERENCESArgentina1. "Un poema de Jorge Luis Borges, ilustrado por Mariano Akerman,"Revista EM, Buenos Aires, July 1981, front cover2. Sasegur, Monique. Mariano Akerman: Un mensaje vital, La Actualidad en el Arte, Buenos Aires, May-June 1986, p. 583. Buenos Aires, Universidad de Belgrano, Centro de Estudios Graduados, Mariano Akerman: De cáscara y contenido,September 19884. Pociello, Teresita. Mariano Akerman, Óleo y Mármol, Buenos Aires, 12-23 September 1989, p. 35. "Artes Plásticas," Diario del Viajero, Buenos Aires, 11 October 1989, p. 16. Liebermann, Silvia. Aguas Profundas, El Cronista Comercial, Buenos Aires, 27 September 1989, supplement "Ocio &Negocio," p. 17. Buenos Aires, Banco Mayo, Mariano Akerman: Continente y Contenido, poster, June 19908. Chanca, Hilda. Un jóven pintor (interview), Clubs & Countries, No. 15, Buenos Aires, September 19909. Dolinsky, Dolly, and Hilda Chanca. Enseñanza-aprendizaje: una experiencia comunicacional, Buenos Aires: UniversidadArgentina John F. Kennedy, 1990, front page and p.110. Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural San Martín, Pasos, de Mariano Akerman, October 199011. Martínez, Alfonso Corona. Ensayo sobre el proyecto, Buenos Aires: CP67, 1990, p. 8312. Díez, Fernando E. Buenos Aires y algunas constantes en las transformaciones urbanas, Buenos Aires: Editorial deBelgrano, 199613. Martínez, Alfonso Corona. "Mariano Akerman: Un Proyecto de Louis Kahn,” Ideas en Arquitectura, vol. 1, no. 1,Buenos Aires, March 1997, pp. 6-9, illus.14. Ibid. The Architectural Project, Texas: Texas University Press, 2003, p. 5015. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. "Conferencias. Ciclo sobre arte belga: pintura, música yarquitectura - Akerman, Bardin, Grementieri," Programación MNBA, April 2005.16. Porteño el Filete, Carlos Santos (official website), Buenos Aires (20.4.2010).Philippines1. Embassy of Belgium, Manila. "Art Historian Mariano Akermans Travelling Lectures," 1830-2005: 175 Years Belgium,January 20052. Embassy of Belgium, Manila. The Belgian Contribution to the Visual Arts: From Van Eyck to Magritte, by Mr. MarianoAkerman, poster & brochure, May 20053. Orosa, Rosalinda L. "Sundry Strokes," The Philippine Star, Manila, 18 May 20054. "Belgian Art Lecture," DLSU Newsletter, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, De La Salle University Manila, 14 June 2005, FacultyNews5. Leon, Joel de. "Lectures This Week," Ateneo de Manila University, 29 June 20056. Tullao, Jocelyn. "Masterpieces of Belgian Art from Van Eyck to Magritte," UST Museum of Arts and Sciences,University of Santo Tomas, Manila, 1 July 20057. Manila, The National Museum, Belgian Art: Images from the Belgian Collection in Manila & Here, There, Everywhere:Paintings and Drawings by Mariano Akerman, July-August 20058. Garcia, F.C. "Istilo ng sining Belgium, tinakalay sa exhibit," The Varsitarian, vol. LXXVII, No.3, 6 August 20059. Acosta, Carmencita H. "An Appointment with Art," What’s On & Expat, Vol. XXIII, No. 32, 7 August 2005, p. 1210. Orosa, Rosalinda L. "Significant Up-Dates," The Philippine Starweek, Sunday Magazine of The Philippine Star, Vol.XIX, No. 26, 7 August 2005, p. 15, illus.11. Guia, Lady Camille L. de. "Thomasians win in Essay Tilt," The Varsitarian, Vol. LXXVII, No. 4, 9 September 200512. Girault, Jean-Paul. "Les constellations intérieures: Mariano Akerman,"Alliance Française de Manille Program,October-December 2005, p. 3 B-213. "Compass," 24/7 Nocturnal Navigator, Vol. 3, No. 4, Manila, November 200514. "Les Constellations Interiéures," Circuit, Vol. 2, No. 2, Manila, November 2005, Exhibits15. Girault, Jean-Paul. "Les Constellations Intérieures Exhibit by Mariano Akerman," The Daily Tribune, Manila, 6November 200516. Lerma, Ramon E.S. "Arts: Mariano Akerman," The Philippine Star, Manila, 7 November 2005, p. F317. Ramos, Machelle. "Interview with Mariano Akerman,"National Broadcast Net, TV channel 4, Philippines, 18November 2005, "The Morning Show" and "Teledyaryo"18. "Mariano Akerman," The Foreign Post, Vol. XII, No. 667, Manila, 24 November 2005, p. 419. "Les Constellations Intérieures: Mariano Akerman," Wins News, 24 November 200520. Salvan, Maryvonne. "A la découverte d’un artiste !," EIS Letter (European International School Newsletter), Issue 3,15 Parañaque, December 2005, PDF, p. 521. Markovic, Annika. "Events: Linnaeus 2007," Embassy of Sweden, Manila, 15 December 200622. Embassy of Sweden, Manila. In the Spirit of Linnaeus: The Tercentenary Lectures on Science and Art, by Mr. MarianoAkerman, Researcher and Lecturer, brochure, January-February 2007.
23. "Länkar" | "Links," Linnaeus 2007, official website, Sweden, 200724. "In the Spirit of Linnaeus," EU News (Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines), Vol. 4, Issue 4,December 2006, p. 1325. Jumnongjit, Rapeepat. "In the Spirit of Linnaeus," Scandasia, 11 January 200726. Ultvedt, Inger. "60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Philippines and Sweden and the 300th Anniversary ofthe Birth of Carl Linnaeus," Scandasia Thailand, 11 January 200727. Defensor, C. Jude. "The Light of Linnaeus," What’s On & Expat, 21 January 2007, Local News28. Leon, Joel de. "Ateneo Art Gallery holds Artspeak," Ateneo de Manila University, 22 January 200729. Jumnongjit, Rapeepat. "Linnaeuss Series of Events To Be Continued," Scandasia, 1 February 200730. Banès, Xavier. "Linnaeus 2007," EIS Letter (European International School Newsletter), January 2007, p. 431. Romulo, Beth Day. "Win a Trip to Sweden," Philippine Panorama, Weekly Magazine of The Manila Bulletin, 18February 2007, pp. 16-1732. Macaraig, Twink. "Interview with Friedrik Agerhem and Mariano Akerman," ABS-CBN News, TV channel 27,Philippines, 23 February 2007, "Take One"33. Presson, Maria. "Linné i Taytay," Hoppets Stjärna, Scandinavia, 6 March 2007Pakistan1. Alliance Française, Islamabad. Discovering Belgian Art, brochure, 20 May 20082. "Conference," Alliance Française de Karachi, May-June 2008, p. 11, illus.3. "Art Historian Mariano Akerman revealing the Originality and Singularity of Belgian Masterpieces," Danka, Karachi,13 June 20084. "Time Out: Today," The Daily Times, Vol. V, No. 163, Karachi, 13 June 2008, sect. B, p. 2, illus.5. Hussain, Shahid. "The Discovery of Belgian Art," Doodh Patti, 13 June 20086. Peerzada, Salman. "Karachi: Between Reality and Fantasy," Dawn News, Karachi, 14 June 20087. "Art-Appreciation Lecture by Mariano Akerman," Alliance Française d’Islamabad, 18 June 2008, Cultural Activities8. Soriano, Mylene. "June 26: Discovering Belgian Art," United Nations Community Bulletin, Islamabad, Vol. 12, No. 13,June 2008, p. 19. "Engagements: Belgian Art," Dawn Metropolitan, Islamabad, 26 June 2008, p. 19, illus.10. Malik, Hasnat. "Lecture on Belgian Artwork," The Post, Islamabad, 27 June 2008, p.2, col. 311. Iqbal, Jonaid. "Art Historian highlights Cultural Diversity Genesis," Business Recorder, Islamabad-Lahore-Karachi, 27June 2008, p. 812. Abbas, Anwar. “Artist endevours to promote Art and Culture," The Post, 2 July 2008, sect. B, p. 213. Ibid., "Argentinean Painter Who is a Dab Hand with Brush," The Post, Pakistan, 6 July 2008, Islamabad News, B-214. "Discovering Belgian Art, by Mariano Akerman," Alliance Française, Lahore, 11 April 2009, Cultural Events15. "Lahore: Discovering Belgian Art, A Lecture by Mariano Akerman," Daily Times, 11 April 2009, supplement TimeOut, p. 1016. Rahim, Qudsia. "Mariano Akerman: Discovering Belgian Art at the NCA Auditorium," Danka, Lahore, 11 April200917. Alliance Française, Islamabad. Raisons dêtre: Art, Freedom and Modernity, brochure, March-April 201018. Alliance Française and Embassy of Belgium. Islamabad, Residence of Belgium, Les raisons dêtre, brochure, March-April 201019. In Sun Choi, "Art from Belgium, An art-appreciation conference by Mariano Akerman," IFWA, 8.4.201020. Hyatt, Ishrat. "Art Historian delivers Lecture at IFWA Fundraiser," International The News, Pakistan, 30 March2010, City News, p. 2021. Ahmed, Issam. "Report," The Christian Science Monitor, 2 April 201022. Kahn, Sophie Ali. "Lecture by Mariano Akerman: Art Historian delivers Lecture to Students of ICAS," IslamabadCollege of Arts & Sciences, News (23.4.2010)23. Barbero, Igor G. "Un pintor argentino educa a través del arte en Pakistán," Noticias EFE, Pakistán-Cultura,20.4.2010; online: ABC, ADN, ArteFe, Canal Patrimonio, El Confidencial, Hoy, La Rioja, La Verdad, Las Provincias,MSN, Sun-Sentinel, Terra, Univision (all retrieved 21.4.2010); printed edition: Diario de Ibiza, 21.4.2010, p. 46; PeriòdicdAndorra, 21.4.2010, p. 7.24. "Manifestarse en Pakistán a través del arte," Noticias EFE, video, 20.4.2010 - MSN Latino, Diario deBergantinos, ADN.ES, Salamanca en Directo25. "Xornadas de Akerman en Paquistán. Entrega de premios ó mellor collage en Islamabad," Galicia Hoxe, 20.4.2010,Mundo (23.4.2010).26. Barber, Igor. "Un pintor argentí educa a través delart," Periòdic dAndorra, La Tribuna (12.5.2010).27. Embassy of Germany, Islamabad. German Art, Its Peculiarities and Transformations, A Series of Lectures by MarianoAkerman, brochure, May 2010.28. Hyatt, Ishrat. "Lectures Series on German Art," International The News, Pakistan, 14 May 2010, City News, p. 20.29. "Pak-German Visual Arts Discussed," Daily Times, Pakistan, 27 May 201030. Dauth, Andreas. "Deutsche Kunst ihre Wandlungen und ihre Besonderheiten. Eine Vorlesungsreihe von MarianoAkerman," Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Islamabad, Mai 2010; "German Art, Its Peculiarities andTransformations - A Series of Lectures by Mariano Akerman," The German Embassy, Islamabad, 28 May 2010,
Education.31. Directors Report, 2007-2010, National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, December2010, p. 33, 4.2932. Embassy of Germany, Islamabad. Shape and Meaning: The German Contribution to the Visual Arts, Five EducationalLectures by Mariano Akerman, brochure, November 201033. Dauth, Andreas. "Deutsche Kunst - Form und Bedeutung. Eine Vorlesungsreihe von Mariano Akerman," Botschaftder Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Islamabad, 3.1.2011, Kulturelle Beziehungen; "Shape and Meaning: The GermanContribution to the Visual Arts - Five Educational Lectures by Mariano Akerman," German Embassy Islamabad, 3January 2011 Lectures by Mariano Akerman, brochure, November 201034. Mahmood, Sara Akhtar. " Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures," interview, July 2011.