FORO.SPACE

Contact: Jaime Martinez
Carrera12 # 90-19 of 501

Relocated Territories

The works presented for ARTBO Temporada are an anthology on the theme of the territory. Our physical spaces are extensions of the social dimensions of ourselves and others. In this exchange, symbols and codes are produced and created and are recognizable to a group and affirm our position as social subjects.

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Galeria
FORO.SPACE
Jaime Martinez
Carrera12 # 90-19 of 501
3043279817
Based in Bogotá, FORO.SPACE provides a platform for mid-career Latin American artists in Colombia. Established in 2019, the gallery operates in Office 501, project space, on the fifth floor of an office building at Cabrera Neighborhood in Bogotá. We represent artists whose practice reflect and question the different dimensions of the social subject. Our program is focused on individual and long-term exhibitions, and we represent a roster of Latin American artists with medium and long trajectories. We offer exhibitions that are a turning point both to the career of the artist and the local artistic panorama.

Andrés Matías Pinilla
TITÁN, 2020
Digital photocollage
80 x 70
COP 4.200.000

Artist review

His work, research and writings present a holistic vision of human knowledge in recognition to the ethnic, sexual, racial, religious and philosophical plurality of the species. It insists on the imminent decolonization of language and territory as the main path towards a genuinely global, plural, and united world. Pinilla is also the director of Lanzallamas, a non-site contemporary art project that fosters exchange and dialogue among a wide range of cultural and social audiences to expand and create new ways of thinking and producing in the contemporary diaspora.

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Andrés Matías Pinilla
Mapa laberinto #3, 2016
Drawing
50 x 69
COP 12.500.000

Artist review

His work, research and writings present a holistic vision of human knowledge in recognition to the ethnic, sexual, racial, religious and philosophical plurality of the species. It insists on the imminent decolonization of language and territory as the main path towards a genuinely global, plural, and united world. Pinilla is also the director of Lanzallamas, a non-site contemporary art project that fosters exchange and dialogue among a wide range of cultural and social audiences to expand and create new ways of thinking and producing in the contemporary diaspora.

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Fernando Arias
Columbia, 2013
Serigraphy
30 x 50
COP 4.750.000

Artist review

Through video, photography, installation and actions he explores the human condition. Recurring themes include social and environmental issues, conflict, politics, sexuality and religion. In addition to his personal practice, Arias involves other artists and professionals on projects through his Foundation Más Arte Más Acción. Here, Arias devises interdisciplinary projects to explore challenging social and environmental issues. The foundation generates critical thinking through cultural exchanges. In 1994, Arias received the National Art Prize in Colombia and since then his work has regularly been exhibited internationally. In 1999, he represented Colombia at the 48th Venice Biennial.

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Fernando Arias
Tabla de corte VII, 2019
High Density Polyethylene
50 x 50 x 16
COP 22.000.000

Artist review

Through video, photography, installation and actions he explores the human condition. Recurring themes include social and environmental issues, conflict, politics, sexuality and religion. In addition to his personal practice, Arias involves other artists and professionals on projects through his Foundation Más Arte Más Acción. Here, Arias devises interdisciplinary projects to explore challenging social and environmental issues. The foundation generates critical thinking through cultural exchanges. In 1994, Arias received the National Art Prize in Colombia and since then his work has regularly been exhibited internationally. In 1999, he represented Colombia at the 48th Venice Biennial.

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Fernando Arias
La Pas, 2013
Neon
27 x 60
COP 9.500.000

Artist review

Through video, photography, installation and actions he explores the human condition. Recurring themes include social and environmental issues, conflict, politics, sexuality and religion. In addition to his personal practice, Arias involves other artists and professionals on projects through his Foundation Más Arte Más Acción. Here, Arias devises interdisciplinary projects to explore challenging social and environmental issues. The foundation generates critical thinking through cultural exchanges. In 1994, Arias received the National Art Prize in Colombia and since then his work has regularly been exhibited internationally. In 1999, he represented Colombia at the 48th Venice Biennial.

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Pável Aguilar
Himnos (Hamza Badran), 2019
Cement and trompet
150 x 25 x 25
COP 9.000.000

Artist review

The work of the Honduran artist Pavel Aguilar has opted for the translation or extrapolation of sound and visual images bordering on the object-sensory aspect. At the same time, they display symbolic actions that bring into play acute tensions that go through the apparent harmony of things. His body of work is generated from parts from the craft of music that divert objects from their original utilitarian sense, creating the illusion of mechanics at the service of utopías. He uses sound, sculptural, and graphic gestures that impeccably twist (as is his style) the bombastic mysticism of the political dimension of the human being.

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Reyes Santiago Rojas
Encajar I, 2019
Collage
100 x 100
COP 13.500.000

Artist review

During his artistic career, Rojas has focused on the concept of archiving and has developed a practical methodology using objects in disuse as carton boxes and other discard elements. These objects have been collected during six years, in which they were organized, studied and classified based on a basic mathematical logical thought. Reyes has been interested not only in the new use he gives to these objects, but also in his origins and primary elements, which leads him to a path of re-signification of the collected material, within a social environment.

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Sonnia Yepez
Celeste, 2020
Photography
105 x 65
COP 3.000.000

Artist review

The main axis of her work is to make a permanent assessment of the physical and symbolic status of things. Using objects that are installed in everyday life and strips them from its formal or linguistic function to provide them with their own language. This generates a particular transgression of reality, where mimesis allows us to experience new experiences and situations in which the sensatory relationship is altered to offer a new perspective on the distinction between true or false. Her work fosters a semantic game between objects, actions, and perceptions; emphasizing materiality: This is her pillar of work. To do so, Yepez examines the anthropological aspects around objects and proposes a visual poetry that reminds us that existence of things is only relevant when we observe them.

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Iñaki Chávarri
The way things grow II, 2020
Charcoal on paper
100 x 70
COP 7.000.000

Artist review

Chávarri has a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Computense de Madrid, and received a scholarship from SAIC (the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) to study the last year. He has made multiple residences abroad, among which have been Mino AIR (Japan), KulttuuriKauppila (Finland) and Flora ars + natura (Colombia). His practice is related to the idea of short circuit both in terms of collapsing system and mental disruption. He currently lives and works in Colombia, where his interest has moved towards evidencing fragility of our species and our knowledge structures. This is manifested in drawings and installations that are the result of an affective negotiation with the environment.

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João Trevisan
Sinal, 2020
Oil on wood
20.5 x 3 x 7
COP 3.400.000

Artist review

His work consists of exploring questions related to the maxim of an object dealing with matter, weight, lightness, tension, articulation, balance, and politics. Trevisan’s work is an exercise of balance and rhythm. His paintings with black backgrounds and vertical lines of varying thickness discuss intervals. Almost like a musical sheet where the reading of what is present part from the empty space: from the interval. In his sculptures, he explores weights and supports between wood, metals, and gravity. Using elements found on the banks of the railroad, Trevisan groups and organizes them in different ways producing new bodies.

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