Marino Balbuena Argentinean, b. 1965

Marino Balbuena is a visual artist, with a background in architecture, photography and cinema.

Marino's recent production, explored through both embroidery and photography, focuses mainly on the male body and sexuality, and its contemporary depiction through the phenomena of social media and the undertones that the oversharing of sexuality may carry.

His work has been presented throughout different galleries, cultural centres and museums in Argentina, as well as art spaces in Chile, Mexico and Czechia. Marino's artworks have been finalists for the Federico Klemm Foundation Prize in Argentina in 2017 and 2005, and obtained the Second Prize in the Textile Category at the 108th National Visual Arts Salon in Buenos Aires in 2019.

Aside from his artistic endeavours, Marino has developed a career as a photographer at the Argentinean newspaper La Nación (1996-2001) and for several magazines in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, France and Belgium.

Marino Balbuena lives and works in Buenos Aires.