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Carlos Castro Arias

Born in 1976 in Bogota, Colombia
lives and works in Bogota, Colombia

Carlos Castro’s work usually consists of projects that involve different mediums such as painting, video, found objects and installation, allowing him to work a common subject from different perspectives. Through the appropriation and re-contextualization of images and objects, Castro explores parallel narratives to include elements that have been socially suppressed or commonly ignored in history. His work focuses on how certain icons are redefined in contemporary life when meet with supposedly undesirable or unrecognized sides, this is in other words, the point where “established“ and “clandestine” overlap.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 – The Spoils. Show with J Nolland. Space 4 Art. San Diego USA
2014 – Old News of the Present. 21st Projects NY, USA
2013 – Belleza Accidental. Museo Iglesia Santa Clara. Bogotá, Colombia
2011 – Buscando lo que no se ha perdidoLA Galería. Bogotá, Colombia
2010 – That which does not suffer does not live – Phoenix Gallery NY USA
2007 – Comiendo Burra – Alianza Francesa Cedritos. Bogotá, Colombia
2006 – Lucro Indecente – Galería La Cometa. Bogotá, Colombia
2004 – Pasito con la abuelita – Galería Valenzuela y Klenner, Bogotá, Colombia

Group Exhibitions

2015 – Balboa Park at 100. Art Institute, San Diego
2015 – Acorazado Patacón. Espacio Tabacalera. Madrid, España
2015 – La Vorágine. OMR Galería. México City
2014 – O que seria do mundo sem as coisas que não existem? Frestas Trienal. Sorocaba, Brazil.
2014 – Corpus Delicti ExTeresa Arte Actual. Ciudad de México
2012 – Editorial II – Espacio Anexo, Caracas, Venezuela
2012 – Nuestro Sitio – Museo Mac Niterio. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2012 – Nuestro Sitio – Museo de Artes Visuales MAVI. Santiago de Chile
2012 – Políticas de la imagen: Videoarte Colombiano – Festival de Oodaaq, Rennes, Francia
2011 – Salón nacional de artistas de Colombia – Cartagena, Colombia
2011 – Ensayos para un mundo perfecto – Nuevos Nombres, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia

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