CARLOS ALFONSO

CARLOS ALFONSO

Carlos Alfonso is a Colombian artist who explores nomadic life and the relationships between superstition and narration.

In 2016, Carlos Alfonso decided to embark on a journey with his wife, exploring nomadic life as a way to learn throughout the engagement with others, visiting different countries and collecting stories that mirror this anthropological experience where traveling becomes another medium. In his work he appropriates, writes and composes narratives, outlining them in the form of an essay, searching for dialogues between abstraction and concretion. The anecdotal aspect is an alternative vehicle to explore expanded fields which cross in the perception and reading of our past and present history.

By using sculpture, audiovisual media, cooking, drawing, performance and editorial resources, he constructs situations with the intention of shaping poetics. In some cases, these constructions are developed precisely for a place or are determined by a physical context. In others, the public is involved as an active agent of the work itself.

Carlos Alfonso was born in 1986 in Popayan, Colombia. He currently lives in Bogota.

Born in Popayán (Colombia) in 1986

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Sleepwalker, Salon 1030- hosted by Theun Vonckx, Brussels, Belgium

2017
Histories are ghosts of public domain, Sketch, Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Margaritas, Sketch Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2013
South Land Sub, Flat Stichting, Bijlmer, Amsterdam, Nederland

2012
Er-Grah, Espacio 10, Bogotá, Colombia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Horn festival for experimental film, Musrara Art School, Jerusalem, Israel
Bis, ETC. Sketch Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
Metapoesis, perspectivas y poéticas del arte desde América Latina, Estudio Ráneo,
Cuenca, Spain

2017
Continent des anecdotes, Project space Felix Frachon Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2016
Compositions with two tables, Collaboration with Jonas Vanhullebush, In de Ruimte, Ghent, Belgium
Interactions Durables, Galerie Louise, Paris, France
Open studios, Nucleo, Ghent, Belgium
Globo 2, Por estos días, Medellín, Colombia
Before love or something else, Window, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Sightseeing-Currents # 3, Marres (Opel building), Maastricht, Nederland
Risas Pregrabas, SGR Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
Nominated artists Sara Modiano Prize, Cafam Theater Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
Minutos, SITIO, ArtBo,(Collaboration with Sketch Gallery), Bogotá, Colombia
Jan Naaijkens Prijs exhibition, Kunstpodium T. Tilburg, Nederland
More Cuts Please, Komplot, Brussels, Belgium

2014
In-semble, Kunstpodium T. Tilburg, Nederland
Feria del Millón, Textura, Bogotá, Colombia
Fantasmas, Rat Trap. Bogotá, Colombia
Exorcised, LUCA School of arts campus, Brussels, Belgium
Collection of Useless Cosmologies in Empty Spaces, B32, Maastricht, Nederland
Title of the Exhibition, Sint-Lukas art gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2013
BijlmAir 2013, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, Nederland
Beyond The Map, Open Art Route Zuidoost, Amsterdam, Nederland
Atlantic Ocean Drive, Vondelbunker, Amsterdam, Nederland
Modelo para una narrativa no funcional, Los Unicos, Lima, Perou
Remains, Agora Collective, Berlin, Deutscland

2012
Monumentos a lo casi eterno, ArtBo/Artecámara, Bogotá, Colombia
Comunes no Corrientes, Sótano 30-45, Bogotá, Colombia
Sabadabadú, Gallery Santa Fe, Bogotá, Colombia
Como Pan Caliente, Gallery Espacio 101, Bogotá, Colombia

2011
V Two-dimensional Art Salon, FGAA, (Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation), Bogotá, Colombia
REC, Gallery El Container, Quito, Spain

2010
Santa Cecilia, 7th Venice Biennale of Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

2009
Zapatero a tus Zapatos, Mapateatro, Bogotá, Colombia

NOMINATIONS

2018
Selected for Horn festival for experimental films, Musrara Art School, Jerusalem,Israel
Selected for Metapoiesis, screenings in Ecuador, Mexico

2017
Nominated for Oma prize with video “BALA”, ArtBo, Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Nominated for the Jan Naaijkens Prijs, North Brabant Society, Tilburg, Nederland
Selected for Currents # 3 ‘Sightseeing’, Marres, Maastricht, Nederland
Selected for Feria del Millón, (Million Art Fair), Textura, Bogotá, Colombia

2014
Nominated for CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Grants program for Latin
American artists, Young artist category, Miami, US
Selected for Feria del Millón, (Million Art Fair), Textura, Bogotá, Colombia

2012
Selected for Artecámara Emergent artists pavilion in ArtBo, international Art Fair of
Bogotá, Curated by Conrado Uribe, Bogotá, Colombia

2011
Selected for V Salón de Arte Bidimensional, (V Two-dimensional Art Salon), FGAA,
(Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation), Bogotá, Colombia

2010
Selected for The Venice Biennale of Bogotá, Collective Santa Cecilia, Bogotá,Colombia