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    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.

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      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