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Daniel Otero Torres

Born in 1985 in Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Paris, France

Daniel Otero Torres maintains certain ambiguities between drawing and volume, drawing and photography, original and copy, viewer and object: amalgamation is consistently central to his approach. As the starting point of his work, a digital photographic image is composed, before being meticulously reinterpreted in pencil. Daniel Otero Torres presents a complete set of graphic and sculptural artworks, affirming the idea of the illusion and of the oscillation between power, fragility, and confrontations.

His work defines a pursuit of confrontation through the objectified re-configuration of neocolonialist forms and figures, which punctuate an otherwise empty space. By placing the spectator under the watchful gaze of his subjects, he affects a mutual process of surveillance, between the work and the viewer.

Influenced by the phenomena of surveillance paranoia, Daniel Otero illustrates the boundaries between different worlds and classes. Underlying these representations we often encounter undercurrents questioning the significance of a common history and the complex cultural heritage established with others.

Solo Exhibitions 
2015 – Drawing Now -Salon du dessin contemporain, Carreau du temple, Galerie Marine Veilleux, Paris, France.
2015 – De l’autre côté, INSA de Lyon, France.
2014 – Amalgame, GAC de Annonay, (Galeries Nomades, IAC de Villeurbanne), France
2014 – Summertime, Galerie Marine Veilleux à Paris, France. 2011 – Welcome, Espace l’Attrape- Couleurs à Lyon, France.

Group Exhibitions
2016 – Drawing Now, Salon du dessin contemporain, Galerie Marine Veilleux, Paris.
2016 – Jeune création 66 édition, Exposition internationale d’art contemporain à la Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin
2016 – Curate it yourself , Galleria Marcolini, Forli, Italy
2015 – Rendez-vous 15, jeune création internationale/ Biennale de Lyon 2015, Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne, Rhône-Alpes, France
2015 – Curate it yourself, Villa belleville, Paris
2015 – Bazar, Espace Primo Piano, Paris.
2015 – Empan, Galerie Marine Veilleux, Paris, France.
2014 – #1 Poros, Galerie Marine Veilleux, Paris, France.
2014 – Conspirations? Quelle conspiration?, Kunstverein Sparkasse à Leipzig, Germany.
2013 – Tootem #1, Galerie Lazer Quest, Paris, France.
2013 – Drawing Room 013, Galerie Marine Veilleux, Montpellier, France
2013 – Animal Paradise, Au Centre d’art contemporain intercommunal d’Istres. France
2011- A skeleton in the closet 2 – curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel,  ReMap3, Galeria Utopia – Athens
2011- 3ème édition de Art Protects au profit de la lutte contre le sida – galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
2011- Vue sur la mer in partnership with the work master HEAD – Genève, in the building la Ciguë, Geneva
2011- A Skeleton in the Closet – Heidelberg Kunstverein, Allemagne
2011- Hard Copy – curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel and Raoul Zöllner, PM Gallery, Berlin
2011- 56ème Salon de Montrouge – Paris
2011- Copie Right – musée des moulages, Lyon
2011- Jet Lag – galeria Espacio Alternativo ENPEG La Esmeralda, Mexico City
2011- Les enfants du Sabbat XII – Centre d’Art Contemporain le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers
2010- Toubabou – Fondation Bullukian, Lyon
2009- Estampes, livres, affiches at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux arts de Lyon à la délégation parisienne du Grand Lyon – Paris

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