Patrimonial Addition: Lo Bianco
We announce the new patrimonial addition to the IDA Foundation of the designer, editor and visual artist.
Juan Lo Bianco (Buenos Aires, 1957) studied drawing and painting under Juan Doffo, Hermenegildo Sábat and Adolfo Nigro. At the age of 19, he began his career as a leading editor designer in publishing houses, countercultural magazines, and human rights projects. In 1984, he joined the design team of Ediciones de la Urraca, which published the magazine Humor. In 1985, he co-created the visual communication of the Teatro General San Martín alongside his teacher Carlos Gallardo. As part of the team, he designed posters and the TGSM magazine, founded by Edgardo Giménez. Since 1988, he has directed his own studio, specialized in publishing books and creating visual and archigraphy communication programs for exhibitions; always linking cultural, social, and political issues in these projects.
Among his body of work, the following stand out: the identity system for the National Fund for the Arts (FNA) —which included branding, implementation on site, and the design of the Editorial Fund—, the Colón Theatre, the Argentine Mozarteum, and the Parque de la Memoria. In 2019, he re-designed the image of the National University of San Martín, creating the Visual Identity Directorate; there, he conceived the Experimental Art Center, which obtained the Seal of Good Design (2021). He has developed projects in the fields of visual arts, photography, cinema, music, and literature, such as the remembered poster of "Tango Feroz" (1993), the album cover of "Sur o no sur" (2002) by Kevin Johansen, and the books "Gorriarena" (2005) and "Paraná Ra'anga, un viaje filosófico" (2011). He has curated exhibitions of Graphic Design such asthose of the German Pierre Mendell, together with Bebel Abreu (2009); the French Michel Bouvet (2015) and Michal Batory (2016); the Japanese Hamano Ryuho (2016); and the English studio SPIN (2018). He was distinguished with the Konex Platinum Award (2012) in Visual Artses. Some of his works belong to the Design Collection of the Modern Museum. Simultaneously, he has fulfilled management roles in the direction of the Design area of the FNA and the direction of the BA program in Design and Visual Communication of the UNLa. The author's new patrimonial fund includes: communication systems, graphic processes, stationery, editorials, and posters.