Around the Squared Circle
Around the Squared Circle is a mixed-media installation and performance exploring the world of independent wrestling. Through photography and sound, the show focuses on the interesting dynamic between wrestlers and fans. Tino is able to isolate moments of high action, freezing the choreography of the wrestlers’ graceful movements. Showing wrestling in a gallery shifts the perception of wrestling from just sports entertainment to art. Through his work, Tino gives a platform to people who are underrepresented in mainstream media, allowing these people a chance to be in the limelight.
Tino (Brooklyn, New York) is an image-maker specializing in video and photography. Tino has presented two solo shows, Gentrification: Brooklyn, NY (2016) at Hampshire College and Realistic Beauty (2018) at ICP-Bard Studios. Tino was included in the group shows To Know a Stranger (2018) at International Center of Photography School and Close to Reality (2018) at Baxter St at CCNY. Through photography and video, Tino aims to lift his own personal/familial history up into the American narrative. Tino received his MFA in Photography from ICP-Bard College and his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College, with a focus in film and photography.