Carlos Huffman was born in Buenos Aires in 1980, where he currently works and resides. He is a visual artist and a writer. His work combines painting, drawing and sculpture with literature elements. As a self-taught illustrator, he participated in artistic analysis workshops with Pablo Siquier, Mónica Giron and Diana Aisenberg between 1998 and 2002. In 2001, he began writing critique and theory. That same year, he received a special mention in the first Curriculum Cero competition at the Galería Ruth Benzacar. Between 2003 and 2005, he obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in different countries such as the United States, Mexico, Spain and Chile. His solo exhibits in Buenos Aires include Holograma at the Galería Mite, La juventud de los ancestros at the Galería Ruth Benzacar, Si fueses un personaje de novela tendrías la misma cicatriz at the Centro Cultural Recoleta and Extraño gobernante para un corazón at the Galería Alberto Sendrós. She also exhibited Lejano extremo ultra centro at the Galería Luis Adelantado in Valencia.
His work was included in collective exhibits such as Las bestias at the Museo Macro de Rosario, Historias de la A: obras de la colección Jumex at the Museo Amparo de Puebla, Narrativas inciertas at the Mamba of Buenos Aires, Blemish at the Galería Luis Adelantado in Miami, Travelling Show at the Colección Jumex of Mexico City and Shipping and Receiving in Los Angeles.
His texts have appeared in Página/12 newspaper and the literary publication Otra Parte.
Carlos Huffman is interested in the difficulty of describing a detailed description of the forces that move the world. In spite of the fact that there is an unprecedented load of information (regardless whether it’s remote, mediated, true or false), it gets consumed in different ways. It becomes reliable only when it confirms our convictions.
Discurso is a small essay on the sinister nature of any verbalization attempt. Multiple cracks places the viewer in front of an un-familiarized situation: a speaker developing fictions, technology mediation, and the intention that organizes the words.