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Mónica Restrepo Herrera

Born in 1982 in Bogota, Colombia
Lives and works in Cali, Colombia/Lyon, France

Mónica Restrepo, Born in Bogotá – Colombia, 1982. Has lived in Cali (Colombia), Marseille, Paris, Lyon (France) and Beirut (Lebanon). Studied at the local Fine Arts School in Cali and did the Postgraduate program in the École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts de Lyon and the Homework Space Program in Beirut – Lebanon. Through out research, performance and a documental approach she makes work based on seemingly banal and small stories, she uses as arguments to fabricate absent images, installations and missing narrations. From a performative point of view, these stories are always related to memory and documents -some of them visible some others, not- she re-stages, re-interpret or re-enact to make them talk through their impotence and failure. Recent work takes a colombian spy novel as an alibi to talk about the repressive politics held against the left in Colombia and a missing musical film about salsa music to re-stage unresolved conflicts about identity and self-exoticism.

Upcoming exhibitions
2015-ARCO Colombia, Madrid
2015 – M-Other Tongue – Tenderpixel, London
2015- Moucharabieh, Triangle – France, Marseille

2014- She was hereJenny Vilá Gallery  Cali
2014 – Testigo de oídas – Museo La Tertulia, Cali
2014 – The interruption of the nap – Artecámara – ARTBO, Bogotá
2014 –The devil, probably – Misol, Bogotá
2014 – Terricola – MAM, Pereira
2012 – Desde el Malestar – Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Lugar a Dudas, Fundación Casa Mata. Cali, Colombia.
2011 – Otro día negro en la ciudad Lugar a dudas en la Bienal de Mercosur – Caixas do Sul. Portoalegre, Brasil.
2011 – Crudo y exquisito – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Salta. Salta, Argentina.
2011 – Para verte mejor – 51 Festival de Cine de Cartagena. Cartagena, Colombia.
2010 – La T.V. brilla en la oscuridad Lugar a dudas, La Mutante Gallery, La Agencia. Cali, Bucaramanga, Bogotá, Colombia.
2010 – Accrochage éphemere – Gallerie de La Friche Belle de Mai, Triangle France. Marseille, France.
2010 – La Rama dorada – Galería del Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes. Cali, Colombia.
2009 – Cali Choreography Dancing Show – VK Poryectos, Galería Valenzuela Klenner. Bogotá, Colombia.

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