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