A Collection Artist From Colombia to the world : Maquiamelo

A Collection Artist
From Colombia to the world

SONY DSC

For the majority of contemporary artists, the everyday is a direct reference in the construction of his work, for the artist Maquiamelo the simplicity of everyday life is the fundamental basis for developing his project as an artist,

SONY DSC

Finding in nature and in the elements that she produces, the search to build a solid project is the constant in the artist Maquiamelo.
On this occasion his searches with the image were directed towards an element of nature the precious stones the rocks that nature produces in the mountain.

Maquiamelo found that precious stones produce sensations in human beings, compared with the experiences produced by artists of fame and spectacle in the same people, the precious stones on this occasion go from being elements of nature to become pieces of collection, in the hands of this great artist, become the new heads of artists who in the past were the stars of Hollywood, singers and actors of American fame.

The detail of this work lies in meticulousness, by designing the faces of each of these artists who in the past produced sensations in the followers of the entire world, here the Maquiamelo artist transfers the value of a precious stone and brings it to the condition of a collector’s item when masterfully portraying the face of a big star.
The Colombian artist has portrayed renowned Hollywood figures such as Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor.

Colombian artist worthy representative of world art
Maquiamelo

SONY DSC

 

Maquiamelo is an artist who lives and works between Bogotá and Miami. His work focuses on contemporary portrait sculptures of Hollywood Divas, Politicians  and Rock Stars with the amazing technique of the ancient shrunken heads of the Amazon forest called Tzantza.  His work hangs in many Museums all around the world.

 

 

Born in 1972 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Lives and works between Bogotá and Miami.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS 

_____________________

2018

– Honorary Member, Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá (MAC) – Colombia.

 

2016

– Receives the Prize “Bacatá II”, Bogotá – Colombia

– Distinction from UPR Carolina University, San Juan – Puerto Rico

– Nominated for the Guggenheim Scholarship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation – USA.

 

2012

– Receives the XVIII Biennial Award of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia.

1991 – 1993

-Scholarship in Arts , Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito – Ecuador

STUDIES 

_____________________

1997

Associate degree, Interior Design at Ashworth College. USA.

1991 – 1993

Arts, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito – Ecuador

1990

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

SOLO SHOWS

__________________________

2017 

– Mapocho Station Cultural Center, “DIVAS”, Curator: Ernesto Muñoz, Santiago de Chile – Chile.

– Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM), ¨DISNEY-TRUMP¨, Curator: Álvaro Medina, Madrid – España.

 

2016

– Museum of the Americas, “DIVAS”, Curator: José A. Pérez Ruiz, San Juan – Puerto Rico.

 

2015

– LA Galería, “TESTAS”, Curator: Álvaro Medina, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá (MAC), “DIVAS”, Curator: Álvaro Medina, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM), ¨MATADORES¨, Curator: Ramiro Camelo, Madrid – España

 

2012 

– Art for Heart Foundation, ¨LOS SÚPER PODEROSOS¨, Art basel Week, Blue Lagoon, Miami – USA.

 

2011

– Art for Heart Foundation, ¨TRIBUS URBANAS¨, Bogotá – Colombia.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

_________________________

2018

– FACA, Hipódromo de Palermo, DC Arte Galería, Director: Carlos Bedoya, Buenos Aires – Argentina

2017

– ArtChicó 3, Events Center, Art for Heart Foundation, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Telefónica Foundation Space, al Limite Collection, Curator: Marisa Caichiolo, Santiago de Chile – Chile.

– JustMad 8, COAM, Art for Heart Foundation, Madrid – España.

– MAMB, Artists for the Peace, Director: Jaime Ruiz, Bucaramanga – Colombia.

– LA Galeria, “ The Wealth”, Director: Luis Aristizabal, Bogotá – Colombia.

– CCEE Reyes Católicos, Artists for the Peace,  Director: Jaime Ruiz, Bogotá – Colombia.

 

2016

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

– ArtChicó 2, El Chicó Museum, Art for Heart Foundation, Bogotá – Colombia.

– JustMad 7, COAM, Art for Heart Foundation, Madrid – España.

-Art Palm Beach, Art for Heart Foundation, Curator: Silvia Medina, Florida – USA.

 

2015

– Spectrum, Art for Heart Foundation, Curator: Silvia Medina, Florida – USA.

– ARTBO, LA Galería, Director: Luis Aristizábal, Bogotá – Colombia.​

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

– JustMad 6, COAM, Art for Heart Foundation; Gallery Veintinueve, Madrid – España.

– Manzana Gallery 1, “POP”, Curator: José Bedoya, Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Bolivia.

– Art Palm Beach, Art for Heart Foundation, Curator: Silvia Medina, Florida – USA.​

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.

– Spectrum, Art for Heart Foundation, Curator: Silvia Medina, Florida – USA.

– Sincronía II, Curator: Eduardo Serrano, Bogotá – Colombia.

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

– Broward Art Guild Gallery, Salon des Refuses, Director: Gerard Delanay, Florida – USA.

– Cero Gallery, “The Secret”, Director: Leonor Uribe, Bogotá – Colombia.

 

2013

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

– Cero Gallery, “Under the skin”, Curator: Emilio Tarazona, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Schaller Design Group, Bogotá Film Festival, 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.

– JustMad Mia Art Fair, Art Basel Show Case, Art for Heart Foundation, Miami – USA.

– Sincronía I, Curator: Eduardo Serrano, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Odeón Art Fair, Curator: Ricardo Arcos Palma, Bogotá – Colombia.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

_______________________​

 

– Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico (MACPR), San Juan – Puerto Rico.

– Museum of the Americas, San Juan – Puerto Rico.

– Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogotá (MAC), Bogotá – Colombia.

– Art for Heart Foundation, Bogotá – Colombia.

– Arte Al Límite (AAL), Santiago de Chile – Chile.

– Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, SCZ – Bolivia.​

– Stamford Public Library, Stamford,  Connecticut – USA.

– Museum of Modern Art CCE, Quito – Ecuador.

​​

 

LECTURES

______________

2017

– Pinta Art show ¨al Límite sin Límites Collection ¨, Miami – USA.

– EAN University ¨ The Orange Economy¨, Bogotá – Colombia.

– ArtChicó  ¨Colombia Actual Art¨ , Bogotá – Colombia.

– Telefonica Foundation Space “Colombia Actual Art” ¨, Santiago de Chile – Chile.

 

2016 

– UPR Carolina University, ¨Vanitas¨ San Juan – Puerto Rico.

 

2014

– Maquibook launch, Colpatria tower, Bogotá – Colombia.

 

 

CATALOGUES

___________

Catálogo Museo de las Américas – Puerto Rico

 

Catálogo MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Colombia

 

 

 

PRESS

_______

 

 

more info:

http://www.maquiamelo.com/

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s