Born in Argentina in 1973.
He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
Over the past two decades, his work has been shown internationally and featured in the permanent collections of major museums and private collectors. He enjoys particular renown in Asia, and his most recent exhibitions at the MORI Art Museum (Tokyo, 2017) and the HOW Art Museum (Shanghai, 2018) have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. On June his new show Próximamente opens at the Ruth Benzacar Gallery in Buenos Aires, followed by LIMINAL. On July, he will become the first non-Chinese artist to occupy the entire exhibition space at the CAFAM (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing), China’s premiere museum, with the show The Confines of The Great Void.
Erlich began his professional career at 18 with a solo exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and, after receiving several fellowships (El Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Fundación Antorchas), went on to study at the Core Program, an artist residency in Houston, Texas (Glassell School of Art, 1998); there, he developed his signature installations Swimming Pool and Living Room. In the year 2000, he participated in the Whitney Biennale with the work Rain, and in 2001 he became Argentina’s representative at the 49thVenice Biennale with Swimming Pool, a landmark piece that is part of the permanent collection at The 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanazawa (Japan) and the Voorlinden Museum (Netherlands).
His public works include La Democracia del Símbolo, a joint intervention in the Obelisco monument and MALBA Museum that captivated the city of Buenos Aires in 2015; Maison Fond marked the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and is on permanent display at the Gare du Nord (Nuit Blanche, 2015); the celebrated installation Bâtiment (Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2004) has been reproduced in countries across the globe (France, The UK, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Ukraine, Austria); in 2018, Ball Game was commissioned by the IOC to commemorate the Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Port of Reflections has been exhibited at the MMCA (Seoul, Korea, 2014), at MUNTREF (Buenos Aires, 2016) and at the Neuberger Museum of Art (New York, 2017). Palimpsestis on permanent display at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Kinare, Japan, 2018).