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OVERVIEW

Maquiamelo is a self-taught Colombian artist who has had solo shows at important international museums including Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogotá in Colombia; Museo de Las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho in Santiago, Chile; Pinacoteca Albertina in Turin, Italy and Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena. He has also participated in six international biennials as well as important art fairs such as ARTBO in Colombia, ZONAMACO in Mexico, and the LA Art Show, Art New York, Art Wynwood and Art Miami in the United States.

"His recurrence to the heads is consistent, since more than a decade ago Maquiamelo worked with reduced heads of the Jíbaro peoples, now he surprises us by using a clear reference to the Olmec heads as a source of inspiration"

Alvaro Medina 

Historian and Art Critic

Maquaimelo, oil on canvas
Maquiamelo,  oil on canvas
Maquiamelo, oil on canvas

AJNA, 2023

Oil and collage on canvas

Signed on the reverse

63,7 x 78,7 In / 162 x 200 cm

ORTUS SOLIS, 2022

Oil and collage on canvas

Signed on the reverse

63,7 x 78,7 In / 162 x 200 cm

AMETHYST, 2022

Oil and collage on canvas

Signed on the reverse

63,7 x 78,7 In / 162 x 200 cm

Maquaimelo, oil on canvas

LITTLE READHEAD, 2023

Oil and collage on canvas

Signed on the reverse

63,7 x 78,7 In / 162 x 200 cm

ARTWORKS

Maquiamelo Bronze sculpture
Maquiamelo Bronze sculpture
Maquiamelo Bronze sculpture

SOLSTICE, 2022

Bronze sculpture in brown patina

Edition of 3

17 x11 x 9 In / 43 x 28 x 23 cm

COSMONAUT, 2022

Bronze sculpture in green patina

Edition of 3

17 x12.5 x 9 In / 43 x 32 x 23 cm

LIKE,, 2023

Bronze sculpture in brown patina

Edition of 3

19.6 x10.4 x 10.6 In / 50 x 26,5 x 27 cm

BIOGRAPHY


 1972                           Born in Bogotá, Colombia

EDUCATION
1995–1997               Associate Degree, Interior Design, Ashworth College, Connecticut
1991–1993               Scholarship in Art, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024                         "The Many Faces of Maquiamelo", Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida
                                     "Gratitud" Museo de Arte Moderno de  Cartagena; Cartagena, Colombia

                                     "Faces"  Colour Senses Project; Miami, Florida
2022                         "Anthology" Pinacoteca Albertina; Turin, Italy
                                     "Desconfinados," Galeria Casa Cuadrada; Bogotá, Colombia
2020                         "Vanitas," ZONAMACO, Galería Casa Cuadrada; Mexico City, Mexico
                                      "Vanitas," La Galería; Bogotá, Colombia
2019                         "The Extreme Art of Maquiamelo," Sala de Exposiciones Cafam; Bogotá, Colombia
2017                         "Divas," Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho; Santiago de Chile, Chile
2016                         "Divas," Museo de las Américas; San Juan, Puerto Rico
2015                         "Testas," La Galería; Bogotá, Colombia
                                     "Divas," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá; Bogotá, Colombia

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2019–2021           Associate Member, National Sculpture Society, United States
2018                         Honorary Member, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Colombia
2016                         Honorable Mention, Carolina University; San Juan, Puerto Rico
                                     Nominated for Guggenheim Scholarship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, United States
2012                         Prize, XVIII Biennial de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
PINACOTECA ALBERTINA, Turin, Italy
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO (MACPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
ARTE AL LÍMITE (AAL), Santiago de Chile, Chile.
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, SCZ, Bolivia.
FUNDACIÓN LEO MATIZ, Ciudad de México, México.
MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO DE BOGOTÁ (MAC), Bogotá, Colombia.
MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO DE CARTAGENA, Cartagena, Colombia
MUSEO CASA GRAU, Bogotá, Colombia.
CAFAM, Bogotá, Colombia.

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