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*Photo By Olga Lucia Jordan

1972 -  

Maquiamelo is a self-taught Colombian Artist. He grew up living in different places, but mostly on Connecticut. On 2010, he moved to Bogotá.

In 2012 he won the Price: XVIII Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, and is Honorary Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá, and  Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society (NSS), USA.


Maquiamelo has had international solo shows at important museums, including Museum of Las Americas, Puerto Rico; Estación Mapocho, Chile; and cooming soon, at  Pinacoteca Albertina di Torino, Italy.

He also participated in 6 International Biennials and important Art Fairs like: Artbo - Colombia,  Zona Maco - Mexico, LA Art Show, Context - Art Miami and  Art New york  - USA.

In 2019 Penguin Random House and Grijalbo launched the book  "The Extreme art of Maquiamelo", by Álvaro Medina.

DISTINCTIONS

​​2019 – 2021   Associate Member: National Sculpture Society (NSS), USA.

2018   Honorary Member: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá (MAC), Colombia.

2016   Honor Mention: Carolina University (UPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2016   Nominated: Guggenheim Scholarship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, USA. 

2012   Price: XVIII Biennial de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

STUDIES

​1995 - 1997 Associate degree, Interior Design, Ashworth College. Connecticut, USA.

1991-1993  Scholarship in Arts:  USFQ Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.

1990  High School, Stamford Public Schools, Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Vanitas, ZONA MACO, Galería Casa Cuadrada, Curator: Johann Mergenthaler, CDMX, México.

2020 Vanitas, LA GALERÍA, Director: Luis Aristizabal, Bogotá, Colombia.

2019 The Extreme Art of Maquiamelo, Sala de Exposiciones CAFAM, Curator: Álvaro Medina, Bogotá, Colombia.​

2017 Divas, CENTRO CULTURAL ESTACIÓN MAPOCHO,  Curator: Ernesto Muñoz, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

 

2016 Divas, MUSEO DE LAS AMÉRICAS, Curator: José A. Pérez Ruiz, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

2015 Testas, LA GALERÍA, Director: Luis Aristizabal, Bogotá, Colombia.

2015 Divas,  MAC  MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO DE BOGOTÁ, Curator: Álvaro Medina, Bogotá, Colombia.

2014 Divas, CENTRO DE LA CULTURA PLURINACIONAL, Curator: Eduardo Ribera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

​2020

- V International Biennial Desde Aquí, Bucaramanga, Colombia

- ARTBO temporada, LA GALERÍA, Director: Luis Aristizábal, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

2019

- Myymala2 Gallery,  ¨Relational Figures¨, Helsinki, Finlandia.

2017

- Telefónica Foundation Space, AAL Collection, Curator: Marisa Caichiolo, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

- LA GALERÍA, “La Riqueza”, Director: Luis Aristizabal, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

2016

- Public Library Virgilio Barco, Artists for the Peace, Director: Jaime Ruiz, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

2015

- ARTBO, LA GALERÍA, Director: Luis Aristizábal, Bogotá, Colombia​.

- CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, “POP” Curator: José Bedoya, La Paz, Bolivia.

- Manzana Gallery 1, "POP", Curator: José Bedoya, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

2014

- II Biennial of Contemporary Art of Argentina, Director: María Elena Beneito, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- XIX Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Director: Eduardo Rivera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

- Art Florida Biennial, Director: Gerard Delaney, Florida, USA.

- Palazzo Barone Ferrara, Border Body – Mixing Futures, Director: Luca Curci, Bari, Italia.

 

2013

- I Biennial of the South in Panama, Director: Luz Botero, Panama, Panama.

- Cero Gallery, "Under the skin", Curator: Emilio Tarazona, Bogotá, Colombia.

- Cero Gallery, "The Emerging Generation", Curator: Eduardo Serrano, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

 2012

- XVIII Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Director: Eduardo Rivera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

 

 

AUCTIONS

​2020

ARTBO, LA GALERÍA, Director: Luis Aristizábal, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO (MACPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO DE BOGOTÁ (MAC), Bogotá, Colombia.

ARTE AL LÍMITE (AAL), Santiago de Chile, Chile.

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, SCZ, Bolivia.

FUNDACIÓN LEO MATIZ, Ciudad de México, México.

CAFAM, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

 

CATALOGUES

Sala de Exhibiciones Cafam - Colombia

 

Museo de las Américas - Puerto Rico

 

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá - Colombia