Bodegas Salentein

Killka Gallery


Killka Gallery opened in 2006, Galería Killka is a space designed to show and offer for sale the works of art of renowned local, national and international artists. Its schedule includes four exhibits per year, one every season.


Artists of Santa Fe in Killka

Sunday December 15, 2013 until Sunday March 2, 2014
From December 15 to March 2, 2014, Bodega Salentein’s Killka Art Gallery opens to the public a group exhibit with the works of artists Adrian Carnevale, Gabriela Pertovt, Fabian Rucco and Luchi Collaud.
It is a valuable exhibition from the conceptual point of view. The main characters probe us on vital themes, such as identity and the Argentine-Latin American essence, and raise intrinsically human questionings around time, history, “others,” and loneliness, among other concerns. 
The exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, and Mondays that are national holidays, from 10 am to 6 pm, at Killka-Espacio Salentein (Ruta 89 Km 14, Los Árboles, Tunuyán, Mendoza).
Curatorship: Sara Garcia Uriburu/ Art Direction: Anabel Simionato/ Art Coordination: Valeria Señorans/ Museographic Production: Sofía Jacky and Mariano García.
For reservations and/or questions, please contact:, 02622-429523/27. 
About the Artists 
Adrián Carnevale was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina, in 1959. He pursued university studies in Political Sciences and Social Communication. He earned a Visual Arts Grant from the Department of Culture of Santa Fe Province, and engaged in a journey of the Calchaquí Valleys with the aim to apprehend the indigenous culture. He has participated in numerous national art salons as sculptor and visual artist, earning prizes that demonstrate his sound track record. His works have been displayed in Argentine and foreign art shows and museums, in solo exhibitions as well as in group exhibitions jointly with the Espinal group. He currently lives and works in Hasenkamp and Rosario.
Gabriela Pertovt was born in Santa Fe in 1962. In 1989, she earned her diploma in Visual Arts. In 1990, she was awarded a scholarship by the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation of Canada, and started her career with full-time dedication to professional painting. Six years later, she founded the “Espinal” group, jointly with other artists residing abroad. In 1997, the Pro-Arte Foundation of Cordoba Province awarded her a grant to study in Europe. On two occasions, 1998 and 2000, she received grants from the Santa Fe Provincial Government to pursue continued education in Buenos Aires, at Juan Doffo’s atelier. For nine consecutive years, her works of art have been on display at the February exhibitions of the Ushuaia Maritime Museum. Her paintings have been acquired by numerous private art collectors, and today are part of art collections in Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Scotland, England, Norway, the USA, Italy, and France, among other countries. 
Fabián Rucco was born in 1973 in Rosario, Argentina. In 2001 he earned his diploma in sculpture with honors from Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Since 1997, he has worked on carving wood and stone, which he sometimes combines with other materials, such as polyester resin and metal. He has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibits in various museums, cultural centers and art galleries in Latin America and Europe. His work has been shown in national salons and national and international competitions and symposia, and earned numerous prizes. He is a freelance sculptor and professor of sculpture at Universidad Nacional de Rosario. He is the organizer of the International Sculpture Symposium of Armstrong, Santa Fe, Argentina. 
Luchi Collaud was born in 1955 in Villa Hasenkamp, Entre Ríos Province. She graduated as Professor of Visual Arts from Escuela Manuel Belgrano of Rosario in 1985. Her works have been shown in 20 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions. She has earned more than 50 prizes and awards. Her works are part of private collections in Argentina, Italy, Panama, Brazil, USA and Norway, as well as the collections of the Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez Museum of Santa Fe, the Pedro Martinez Museum of Entre Ríos, the Castagnino Museum of Rosario, the Art Museum of Santa Rosa, La Pampa, the Eduardo Minicelli Museum of Río Gallegos, Argentina, and the Art Gallery of Santa Catarina University, Brazil.   
Killka-Espacio Salentein is the meeting point for art, nature, wine and fine cuisine at Bodegas Salentein. The art gallery has a major collection of Argentine contemporary art pieces as well as Dutch paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The gallery holds four exhibits per year, with renowned national and international artists.
In 2008, Killka won the world gold medal in the Art & Culture category of the Best of Tourism competition, organized by the Great Wine Capitals Network.