September 12, 2012
For his solo show at Galeria Casas Riegner in Bogotá (Colombia), the Colombian artist Mateo López realized an exhibition with twelve small to medium sized installations. The exhibition bears the title Avenida Primavera, Casa No. 2 and is structure as a walk-in book structured into chapters. The installations can be seen as micro-worlds that transform the exhibition space and explore themes like the passage of time and memory.
Mateo López was born in Bogotá in 1978. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Universidad de Los Andes. Significant solo exhibitions include: Made to Measure, Gasworks, London (2010); Deriva, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2009). His works have been featured in important exhibitions such as: 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011); 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010); “Moby Dick,” CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA (2009). López was recently selected as William Kentridge’s Protégé under the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in the Visual Arts Section. Kentridge and López will spend a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship.
Mateo López: Avenida Primavera, Casa No. 2 / Solo Show at Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogotá. Video by David Perilla.
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