Material Art Fair

Mexico City | 8-11 FEB | Booth A02

Pink and Black Tale (2023); mixed media on cotton paper; 14x10cm (framed)
Pink and Black Tale (2023); mixed media on cotton paper; 14x10cm (framed)

Galleria Macca is pleased to announce its participation to the 10th edition of MATERIAL ART FAIR VOL. 10 in Mexico City, 8-11 February 2024, for the fourth time in its Main Section. The booth (A02) will feature a presentation by Veronica Paretta (Cagliari, Italy, 1986; lives and works in Cagliari, Italy) in dialogue with Sasha Roshen (Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1996; lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine). 

Over the last few years, Paretta has developed a body of work that revolves around the concept of space, personal and intimate, pushing the figurative to a much extreme abstract as a way to escape. Similarly, though in light of current events, Roshen also abandoned figurative painting for a more formal abstract as a way to escape in search of a safe place. Our booth presentation for MAF 2024 consists of an overview of new works ranging from the beginning of 2022 until present days, comprising of small and large paintings and drawings. Addressing the notion of escaping and furthering the artists' investigations into the technical and sociopolitical potentials of abstract painting, their works are melancholics, perhaps due to the fragility of the scenes depicted where everything looks calm but at the same time worrisome.

"The presentation combines the strength and intensity of Veronica Paretta's painting with the delicacy and evanescence of Sasha Roshen's work. The works of both artists complement each other, creating a surprising dialogue that project us into the contemporary world and into human complexity..." 

[Efisio Carbone, Artistic Director, Museo MACC; Italy]

Emergency Suitcase (2022); oil on canvas; 28x27cm
Emergency Suitcase (2022); oil on canvas; 28x27cm


Veronica Paretta (1986, Italy) lives and works in Cagliari. Graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 2011, she earned her MFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sassari in 2022. In 2011 she participated to the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale (Italian Pavilion, at the Sala Nervi in Turin). In 2013 and 2016 she attended two artist residencies at the Casa Falconieri's engraving workshop in Cagliari. In February 2017 her first solo show at Galleria Macca in Cagliari. Between 2016 and 2022 she had several group-shows in Sardinia, at Salone del Libro in Turin, and ArtMadrid. She has shown at Museo Nivola and at Museo MACC in Calasetta. In 2019 and 2022 her second and third solo show at Galleria Macca. In 2019 she co-founded the artist-run studio Mezzanino in Cagliari. Runner up for the VideoInsight Foundation Prize in 2022, her work is held in private and public collections, in Italy, USA and Mexico

Sasha Roshen, (1996, Ukraine) lives and works in Kyiv. Graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Department of the Kharkiv School of Arts in 2016 and in 2020 at the Department of Scenography of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, in 2017 he successfully completed the artist course at the Academy of Media Arts in Kyiv. Between 2017 and 2019 he was a member of the artistic group “STO” (meaning “service station”, in Ukrainian). In his artistic practice he is mainly interested in painting and graphics as tools capable of reacting immediately to the political and social situations of the present time. His work is held in private and public collections, in Italy, Europe and Ukraine.