I work at the unstable border between art, education and activism. Trafficking with different tools and sensibilities to generate artist run institutions, experimental pedagogical platforms, and installations as places for collective unlearning. For the last ten years my practice has been based in Bogotá, Colombia, oscillating between individual and collective projects: laagencia (2010) and CARNE Gallery (2014).
Laagencia is an extitution at the limit of the definition of artistic and instituting practices, with special emphasis on anti-colonial actions and art thinking. It experiments with different theories and strategies in order to propose collaborative public programs and platforms, self-publishing intelligences and alternative ways of doing with others. Laagencia is now composed of five agents, there is no hierarchy: we are all directors, producers and participants.
One of these public programs is escuela de garage (garage school); a free and open program that changes in subject and structure with each iteration.The form and temporality of each escuela de garage is dictated by the subject that it explores and the context in which it takes place. The overall research goal of escuela de garage is to continually and collectively unlearn. At present the escuela is working to identify and delink from colonial forces, through notions of translation and corporality.
CARNE Gallery is an offshore artist-run gallery that exhibits at art fairs, airbnbs, and partner galleries around the world. It promotes activity in Colombia by presenting exhibitions with foreign guest artists and hosting parties. CARNE is a playful and opaque project about self-representation and role-playing: CARNE partners switch between the roles of artist, gallerist, and assistant, depending on the visitor or client.
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