Artistic duo Chiachio & Giannone is comprised by Leo Chiachio (Buenos Aires, 1969) and Daniel Giannone (Córdoba, Argentina, 1964), a couple both in art as in life, living and working together in Buenos Aires since 2003. Both of them have academic studies in painting, whereas they’ve decided to use textile art as the language to tell their story, embroidering as if they painted with needles and thread.
Their recent work consists of pieces made of domestic materials rescued from friends’ homes as well as their own, telling or bearing the recent story of their places of origin. By portraying themselves in the style of traditional family portraits, together with their children/pets, a trio of Dachshund dogs, Chiachio & Giannone subvert the current notions of family. Along with their exhibitions around the world, Chiachio & Giannone work with the local communities in the creation of collaborative pieces that celebrate diversity, blurring gender lines and questioning the way identities, especially LGBTQ+, have been presented by history.
Their project Celebrating Diversity was presented by the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles (California) in 2019, and at the LA Art Show (Venice, CA) in 2020. Their exhibition Genio Doméstico, presented by Isabel Croxatto Galería as part of the 2019 edition of Gallery Weekend Santiago, the couple’s first show in Chile.
Chiachio & Giannone live and work in Buenos Aires.