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Ana Patricia Palacios

Born in 1961 in Medellin, Colombia
Lives and works between Medellin, Colombia and New York, USA

In her recent drawings Ana Patricia Palacios introduces an element of absurdity that contradicts the apparent banality of her subjects and the relationship that is established between them. The subjects depicted are situated in a placid and tranquil field achieved by using a neutral pigment, which becomes the background of an austere drawing rendered in pencil.
At first sight the subjects are presented as participants in everyday scenes. A second glance reveals incongruities, ambiguous relationships or absurd details that give the drawings an uncanny aura and a perturbing presence. A man rises his pant leg to reveal a female leg; another hangs precariously from a wall, and a closer look reveals that he has three arms; the head of a strangely contorted female figure is replaced by an ominous stain; a woman is standing on a strange apparatus that is connected to a lever controlled by her companion; another woman has her leg extended on the ironing board…

2014 – See the world through Ana’s eyes – Molina Gallery, Medellin, Colombia
2013 – Antioquias – Museo of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
2012 – Ambivalences and Melancholia – Alliance Francaise, Bogota, Colombia
2012 – Art on Paper – Kandler Gallery, The Brussels Contemporary Drawing Fair, One man
show, Bruselas, Belgium
2011 Disillusions: Gendered Visions of The Caribbean and Its Diasporas – Middlesex County
College Edison, New Jersey, USA
2008 – The sweet and hopeless madness of the fatality – Museum of the Visual Art, Bogota, Colombia
2008 – Situations – Frederico Seves Gallery, New York, USA
2006 – Re-pasos – Museum of Antioquia, Medellín. Colombia
2006 – Absurd Parallels I, II – Museum Art Modern of Bogota and Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
2004 – Duality – Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris
2003 – Everything that seems to be… – Santa Fe Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

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