León Ferrari is a distinguished Argentine conceptual artist. Throughout his long career, Ferrari has experimented with form, resorting to a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, theater, collage, poetry, sound, and the moving image to explore the visual and textual semantics of political and religious violence. Ferrari initiated his artistic formation while living in Italy in the 1940s, but it was in the 1960s that he entered the public spotlight with the political critique and confrontational stance that characterizes his oeuvre, particularly his posture against the Vietnam War, the authoritarian military dictatorships of his native Argentina, and the historical relationship between Catholicism and violence. Ferrari has exhibited his work in galleries and museums in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Most recently, he was awarded the Golden Lion in the 2007 Venice Biennale and, together with Brazilian artist Mira Schendel, was the subject of a retrospective in New York’s MOMA  and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2009-2010. He is an honorary member of CAIA (Argentine Center of Art Researchers) and a founding member of CIHABAPAI (Club of Impious, Heretics, Apostates, Blasphemers, Atheists, Pagans, Agnostics, and Infidels), an entity that made a formal request to the Pope for the annulment of immortality, the last judgment, and the demolition of hell. For more information, see: