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*1950

Europe

MACON

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

5253

Artist ID:

Solo Exhibitions


2024 | Stadt Galerie Purkersdorf, NÖ

2023 | Stift Melk, NÖ

2019 | Central Newbery Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013 | Galerie C, Wien

2011 | Mohr Villa, München, Deutschland

2011 | Leopold Museum, Wien (Kunst Messe Art Austria)

2012 | Künstlerhaus International Kunst Messe (WIKAM), Wien

2009 | Museo Arte Moderno Ugo Carga, Muggia, Italy

2009 | Arts Electronic Center, Linz, Österreich

2007 | Walter Elwood Museum and Art Gallery, Amsterdam, NY, USA

2002 | Tyler Teaching Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

2000 | Neues Rathaus, Prag, Tschechien

1998 | Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien

1990 | International Triennale Exhibitions of Prints, Kochi, Japan

Artist Profile 


MACON (Maria Consuelo Vargas de Speiss)



Brief Biography


Born in Cali, Colombia, South America in 1950, Maria Consuelo Vargas de Speiss, known professionally as MACON, was granted Austrian citizenship in 1988.



Education


Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg (1979-1980)

University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1983-1988), where she graduated with a Master of Arts degree.



Exhibitions


Macon's work has been exhibited extensively across Europe and America, including notable appearances at:

Art Austria at the Leopold Museum, Vienna (2011)

WIKAM International Art Fair at Künstlerhaus, Vienna (2012)

Aula der Wissenschaft Art Fair, Vienna (2022)



Publications


Hispana, a bilingual poetry collection in German and Spanish, ISBN 978-3-8-9950-352-4

Hispana Volume II, ISBN 978-3-864-55-680-7



Awards


L'Ecole de la Loire Concours des Lettres, 2010

Prix d'Excellence de Poesie Libre, 2017 and 2018

Artist Profile 


MACON (Maria Consuelo Vargas de Speiss)



Brief Biography


Born in Cali, Colombia, South America in 1950, Maria Consuelo Vargas de Speiss, known professionally as MACON, was granted Austrian citizenship in 1988.



Education


Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg (1979-1980)

University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1983-1988), where she graduated with a Master of Arts degree.



Exhibitions


Macon's work has been exhibited extensively across Europe and America, including notable appearances at:

Art Austria at the Leopold Museum, Vienna (2011)

WIKAM International Art Fair at Künstlerhaus, Vienna (2012)

Aula der Wissenschaft Art Fair, Vienna (2022)



Publications


Hispana, a bilingual poetry collection in German and Spanish, ISBN 978-3-8-9950-352-4

Hispana Volume II, ISBN 978-3-864-55-680-7



Awards


L'Ecole de la Loire Concours des Lettres, 2010

Prix d'Excellence de Poesie Libre, 2017 and 2018

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 1

1935

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

3900

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 2

1936

Art ID

2022

|

150 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

4200

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 3

1937

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

3900

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 4

1938

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

3900

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 5

1939

Art ID

2022

|

150 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

4200

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 6

1940

Art ID

2022

|

150 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

4200

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 7

1941

Art ID

2022

|

60 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

2000

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 8

1942

Art ID

2022

|

80 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

2000

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 9

1943

Art ID

2022

|

60 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

2800

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

Women in Art

Zyklus 2022 10

1944

Art ID

2022

|

60 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

2800

$

M.C. Vargas de Speiss

MACON

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Artist Statement


Through her diverse media—graphics, paintings, and video—MACON aims to express the experiences of people who have left their native places in search of a better life. Her early works in the 1980s focused on the indigenous populations leaving their birthplaces and facing new, unfamiliar environments. Such social phenomena are common in major Latin American cities like Lima, Bogota, and Mexico City, driven by economic, ecological, and political factors. In Europe, her focus has shifted to Latin American immigrants, exploring themes of illegality, discrimination, and adaptation. For the past five years, Macon has been integrating her visual art with poetry, striving to unify words and images to enhance the expressive power of her work.

Solo Exhibitions


2024 | Stadt Galerie Purkersdorf, NÖ

2023 | Stift Melk, NÖ

2019 | Central Newbery Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013 | Galerie C, Wien

2011 | Mohr Villa, München, Deutschland

2011 | Leopold Museum, Wien (Kunst Messe Art Austria)

2012 | Künstlerhaus International Kunst Messe (WIKAM), Wien

2009 | Museo Arte Moderno Ugo Carga, Muggia, Italy

2009 | Arts Electronic Center, Linz, Österreich

2007 | Walter Elwood Museum and Art Gallery, Amsterdam, NY, USA

2002 | Tyler Teaching Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

2000 | Neues Rathaus, Prag, Tschechien

1998 | Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien

1990 | International Triennale Exhibitions of Prints, Kochi, Japan

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