Claudio Tam Muro, born in Buenos Aires in 1958. In the 1970s he studied Architecture, Graphic Design and Set Design. By the end of those years and amid the stifling political situation in the country, decided to stop studying starting a rewarding trip touring the neighboring countries. In search of direct contact with American traditions lies some time in Cuzco, Pisac, Peru, through part of Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. Upon his return, started the 80, moved to the south of Argentina San Carlos Bariloche, Patagonia. Away from large urban centers, he continued his studies of a self-taught and unsystematic way, turning to the practice of visual arts, photography and design. Since then his work has won awards at regional and national levels in many art exhibits being highlighted, among others, in 1993 with the Award of Honor at the “VI Patagonian Annual Salon of Fine Arts "Neuquén Bank Foundation, in 1994 with the 3rd Award at the "XXXIX National Exhibition of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano" organized by the Museo Sivori in Buenos Aires, recently received the First Award at the "XVI Río Negro Salon of Visual Arts, 2009".
Experimentally began work in the field of museums where he began to develop innovative practices in communication and installation of exhibits from the perspective associated with the visual arts. For over ten years was undertaken the investigation and remodeling showrooms of Indian history, Selk'nam, Mapuche and Tehuelche at the Museo de la Patagonia San Carlos de Bariloche, part of the Parks Administration Nationals of Argentina. In 1993, he published in collaboration the book "Cultural Diversity Argentina" (ISBN 987-99485-0-5). In 1995 received the scholarship International Partnerships Among Museums (IPAM) at the American Association of Museums, based in the state of Vermont, EEUA. In 2000 he was invited by the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, to participate as an artist designer for the exhibition "Beauty, Honor & Tradition: Decorated Shirts Plains Indians," which featured the work of field and interviews within indigenous nations Crow, Blackfeet and Cheyenne in the state of Montana. His particular vision of the museum exhibition is recognized by the Fundación Antorchas of Argentina, which integrates him to the teaching staff for the national seminars on museum design and planning between 1999 and 2004.
Its activity as an artist, designer and teacher continues between 2004 and 2007, this time for the National Heritage and Museums of the Secretary of Culture of the Presidency of the Nation, Argentina. From here it advises and directs the remodeling of national and provincial museums, including highlighting the Museum of Natural Sciences of La Plata in Buenos Aires, the Regional Historical Museum Colonia San Jose in Entre Rios, the Interpretation Center of the Guaraní Jesuit Missions of San Ignacio in Misiones, and the art exhibit "Early Moderns in Buenos Aires" for the National Museum of Fine Arts. He toured the country with the exhibition "Goya, the human condition," leading to different cities the Goya’s etchings "The Disasters of War" in a moving and contemporary exhibition, which rescues Goya values against violence
Between 2001 and 2009 travels regularly to Central America where it was responsible for the various stages of design and planning of the exhibition "Why are we where we are?”. Which was part of the National Campaign for Interethnic Dialogue in the Republic of Guatemala; an interactive exhibition about the social conflict and the discrimination against the Mayan people, organized by the Meso American Regional Research Center (CIRMA). His personal interests have led him to experiment with integrating different forms of expression and creative languages. Among other experiences he related with Mbya people of Misiones to organize and direct the project "Mbora'i, Sacred Chants from the Mbya Guarani Villages", which involved interviews and field recording for editing a CD with the rescue of oral and musical tradition of this people, sponsored by the Foundation TyPA of Buenos Aires in 2007.
His dynamism as an artist and designer has been relentless; in 2009 has been a consultant for the multimedia installation "II Biennial of Contemporary Art at the End of the World” in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. This year the Art Critics Association of Argentina (AACA) has distinguished the exhibition "Early Moderns in Buenos Aires", where he participated in the planning and design, with the prize "Jose Leon Pagano" for Best Exhibit National Artists Collective 2007.
His activity continues between museum design, visual arts and photography, is married and has three children, still lives in Patagonia. …Read More