RAFAEL GOMEZBARROS

Bogotá, where he lives and works.


He studied Fine Arts at The Jorge Tadeo Lozano University. The projects developed by Gomezbarros reveal particularly concerned in some way to the political situation in Colombia, while questioning the reality that containment between the individual and the social, desire and reality, identity and anonymity.

 

His works and sculptural interventions as HOUSE TAKEN, WE ARE 井 refers to violence as an agent and system universally, coerced into the social fabric, in RATTLES and URNS, works that are strongly associated with the nature of the mind, the fragility of life and resistance to death, his interest in ritual and repetitive, leads him to have a production.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2000
Fine Arts,  Jorge Tadeo Lozano University

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Returning to the Seed (Regresando a la Semilla)  / Faenza, Teatro de la Paz, Bogotá - Colombia.

Fences do not Build on their Own (Las Cercas no se Construyen Solas)  / Galería La Cometa. Bogotá - Colombia

2016

Temples and Templars (Templos y Templarios) / Plecto Gallery. Medellín - Colombia

2015 
I Mistrust of stable things (
Desconfio de las cosas estables) / L.A. Gallery Bogotá - Colombia 

I Mistrust of stable things (Desconfio de las cosas estables), Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta - Colombia

Aliento Vital, Rainhart Gallery, Bruselas - Bélgica

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Lowry Centre, Manchester – UK

2012

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Trienal del Caribe / Contemporary Art Museum (Museo de Arte contemporáneo), Santo Domingo - R. Dominicana

2011

The Speciality of the House (La Especialidad de la Casa), La Cometa Gallery, Bogotá - Colombia

2009

House Taken (Casa Tomada) , Alonso Garcés Galería, Bogotá - Colombia

2008

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Museo de la Aduana, Barranquilla - Colombia

House Taken (Casa Tomada) , Bolivariano Arte Contemporáneo Museum, Santa Marta - Colombia

Péndulos, Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibagué - Colombia

2007

In- Sane (De- Mentes), Durban Segnini Gallery, Caracas - Venezuela

2004

Rattles (Sonajeros), Alonso Garces Gallery, Bogotá - Colombia

2003

Rattles (Sonajeros), Bolivariano de Arte Contemporáneo Museum, Santa Marta - Colombia

2002

Urns (Urnas), La Cometa Gallery, Bogotá - Colombia

2000

Urns (Urnas), Antioquia University Museum, Medellín - Colombia

1999

Even the soil is half-breed (Hasta La Tierra Es Mestiza), Palacio de la Cultura, Medellín – Colombia

 

 

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS

 

2016

House Taken (Casa Tomada), / Wanås Konst - Skåne, Suecia.

2015

Carnaval; Se armó el Paraco, Batalla de Flores/Carnaval Bquilla, Barranquilla - Colombia

2014

Dead Alive (Muerto en vida), Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Mar del Plata - Argentina

Dead Alive (Muerto en vida) , Simposio Internacional de Arte y Naturaleza

2013

We are  (Somos ), Nueve Ochenta Gallery, Bogotá - Colombia

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Bienal Cuvee / Centro OK , Linz- Austria

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Bienal de La Habana, La Habana – Cuba

2010

House Taken (Casa Tomada),  Congreso de la República, Bogotá - Colombia

Alonso Garcés Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2008

Edificio De La Aduana, Barranquilla - Colombia

Altar De La Patria, Bolivariano Museum, Santa Marta - Colombia

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

CONTRA (NATURA) Exhibition / Grey Cube Projects. Museo de arte de Pereira - Pereira, Colombia

House Taken, THE DICTIONARY OF EVIL / Gangwon Internacional Biennale. Gangwon, Province Pyeongchang, South Korea

2017

House Taken (Casa Tomada), NATURALIA Exhibition / Paul Kasmin Gallery and Sotheby's - NY, USA 2017

2016

House Taken (Casa Tomada), / FEMSA Collection, Monterrey - México

House Taken (Casa Tomada), We are Human (Somos Humanos) / KunstenFestival Watou - Watou, Belgium

ANIMAL FARM: Beastly Muses and Metaphors / Sotheby´s Gallery. London - UK

2015

Carbono 14, Vida no orgánica / Permanente Gallery , Bogotá - Colombia

The Speciality of the House (La Especialidad de la Casa), Historias Particulares / Plecto Gallery , Medellín - Colombia

We are Human (Somos Humanos), Reconstruir / Regenerar - La Cometa Gallery , Bogotá - Colombia

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Colombia narrada / Christie´s , NY - USA

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Pangaea II / Saatchi Gallery, London – UK

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Retos y Desafíos / FEMSA Collection, Oaxaca - México

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Dead; A celebration of mortality / Saatchi Gallery , Londres – UK

2014

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Pangaea / Saatchi Gallery, London - UK

House Taken (Casa Tomada), Diálogos Contemporáneos / FEMSA Collection, Monterrey – México

2013

Deaf Dialogues (Diálogo de Sordos), 43º Salón Nacional de Artistas, Medellín - Colombia

2011

Urns (Urnas), Base Paint; The Action / Ideobox Gallery , Miami - USA

Rattles (Sonajeros), Mito y Realidad / Fundación Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporáneo, Santa Marta - Colombia

Urns (Urnas), Lo Pintado y Lo Ya Hecho / La Cometa Gallery , Bogotá - Colombia

Carbono 14, BPMP 14Naturaleza vs. Naturaleza / Aldo de Sousa Gallery , Bs Aires - Argentina

Memories (+Memorias), Casa Lamm Center, México City - México

2008

Memories (+ Memorias), Novilunio-Interlunio, Cartagena - Colombia

2006

Carbono 14, La Cometa Gallery , Bogotá - Colombia

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2012 Summus Magazine. Edic. # 20

2006 Arte Al Dia Magazine # 111. El viaje del Albergue. By Ricardo Pau-llosa.

2000 El Arte Del Caribe Colombiano Book. Álvaro Medina. Secretaria de Educación y Cultura Departamental

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

BOLIVARIANO MUSEUM, Quinta De San Pedro Alejandrino. Santa Marta Colombia.

ART MODERN MUSEUM (MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO), Antioquia University. Medellín, Colombia.

P. DE LA CULTURA RAFAEL URIBE- URIBE. Medellín, Colombia.

FENALCO COLLECTION. Bogotá, Colombia.

INTERNATIONAL KIDS FUND, Jackson Memorial Foundation. Miami, USA

 

 

AWARDS

 

2015 Residencia Centro Wå nas Konst, Skåne - Suecia

2013 Residencia OK Oenes Kulturhaus/Center for Contemporary Art im OÖ Kulturquartier Linz- Austria

         Atelierhaus Salzamt, Links Austria

         Residencia Ushuaia, Ushuaia- Argentina 2013

2000 Salón del Dibujo, Antioquia Museum University, Medellín – Colombia

 

 

CONTACT

 

asistencia@gomezbarros.com

info@gomezbarros.com

 

+ 57 (1) 811 32 19

+ 57 (1) 310 224 91 30

 

www.gomezbarros.com

www.casa-tomada.org