About

Certainty listening “My work explores the potential of a diverse range of media including installation, video, sculpture, computer graphics and photography. In my most recent work, I see it is influenced by a strong interest in the concept of “prototype”, understood as a primal idea that shapes the objects and devices that surround us. I am also interested in language as a cultural construction; mainly in terms of how language determines the way we understand the material world by creating categories and mental structures. That is the reason why my practice seeks to find a space where established systems of communication break down and gradually disappear, through the delicate articulation of the invisible. This is achieved by drawing attention to overlooked forms, or by giving shape to the imaginary. Specifically, I use and refer to architectural and design elements, both in a physical and psychological way, in order to create “mental spaces” where the spectator is invited to enter another world configuration.

Such work departs from in depth research and dialogue with the history of art and architecture. My particular approach is related to aesthetic and historical problems. By using architectural models and industrial design prototypes, I am trying to discover the utopian concepts behind the vision of those who project and design the objects that accompany us in our lives. In my most recent project “The penguin that dreamed of an architect”, which was developed through a dialogue between London and Bogota, I focused on the development of 1930’s modernist architecture in both cities. This concentrated on exploring its social memory and the relationship it has with its inhabitants. It is important to state that I have no interest in representing or illustrating the reality from which the material for my creations is being taken. On the contrary, through my work I hope to create new images and spaces that generate a certain level of vertigo and instability. Furthermore, I seek by the creation of “mental spaces” through the exposure of something new, to create a breakage and a disconnection of the spectator with reality.

My work has been strongly related with technology and its effects in terms of the actual configuration and state of the world order. I have been interested in technological tools such as 3D rendering engines in which I found a very potent medium for creation, since virtual reality presents itself as an “ideal” space in which the way we understand the world today is projected. That is one of the main reasons for my permanent use of images and digital processes. On the other hand, I have incorporated sculpture as a point of contact with both virtual and electronic images over the years. In the latest of my installations, I have been particularly interested in the encounter of the two-dimensional image (video, drawing, 3D rendering and photography) with the sculptural materialization of prototypes or model objects that synthesize cultural archetypes.”

 

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CV

 

Alberto Lezaca

Lives and works in Bogotá

 

 

/ EDUCATION

 

2013

MFA. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO

 

2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO

 

 

/ GRANTS / RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

 

2014

Beca movilidad Internacional para Artistas, Ministerio de Cultura, Bogotá, Colombia, CO

2012

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY at GASWORKS. Gasworks International Artist Residency Programme. London, UK

2004

Premio Estímulo a creadores. Artrónica II Muestra Internacional de Artes Electrónicas. Embajada de Francia, Bogotá, CO

2001

Premio Philips de Arte para Jóvenes Talentos, Categoría Arte Digital. Premio Latinoamericano. Galería Marta Traba. Memorial de América, São Paulo, BR

Primer Premio Philips de Arte para Jóvenes Talentos, Arte Digital. Premio Nacional, Bogotá, CO

 

 

/ INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

 

2018

“Back Catalogue”. (bis) | oficina de proyectos. Cali, CO

“Campo de operaciones”. Solo project. Artbo 2018. Bogotá, CO

 

2017

“Frequency room”, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de México, MX

 

2016

“Abajo y las excepciones”, La casita – Colección Chehebar, Bogotá, CO

“Mercurio frente al sol”. Galería Instituto de visión, Bogotá, CO

“Vibraciones improbables”. (Bis) Oficina de proyectos, Cali, CO

“According to the matter”. Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery, Miami, US

 

2014

“Paganini meets NOGRAM”. Hackney Wicked Festival at Fish Island, Barbican Labs, London, UK

“Image-As-Image”. Galería Eduardo Fernandes, São Paulo, BR

 

2012

“Folded Landscape”. ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY at GASWORKS. Gasworks International. Artist Residency Programme, London, UK

“Estructura sobre estructura”. Galería La Central, Bogotá. CO

 

2011

“Informe general de correcciones físicas”. Galería La Central, Bogotá, CO

 

2002

“Re-corte”. Alianza Francesa, Bogotá, CO

 

2001

“Nogram”. Galería Espacio Vacío, Bogotá, CO

 

 

/ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

“De mí, el mundo”. Cámara de comercio de Bogotá – Chapinero. Bogotá, CO

“#iff2018”. Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz. Ribeirão Preto, BR

“Video SUR”. Palais de Tokyo. Paris, FR

 

2017

“(Bis) Oficina de proyectos: Pop-up”, Bogotá, CO

 

2016

“Aquél que camina delante”, Galería Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, MX

“La forma del futuro”, Museo La Tertulia, Cali, CO

“Um olhar para o humano a partir da natureza refletiva e da arquitetura”. Galería Eduardo Fernandes, São Paulo, BR

“Corpus I”. Galería Obra, Malmo, SW

“Hacia una nueva orilla, NC-arte, Bogotá, CO

“Oficio de-constructor, Galería Lokkus, Medellín, CO

ArtBo 2016, Instituto de visión, Bogotá, CO

ArtBo 2016, (Bis) Oficina de proyectos, Bogotá, CO

 

2015

“Conexão”. Galería Eduardo Fernandes, São Paulo, BR

SP-ARTE 2015. Galería Eduardo Fernandes, São Paulo, BR

ArtBo 2015, Galería Eduardo Fernandes, Bogotá, CO

 

2014

“Vanishing points”. Guest projects – Shonibare studio, London, UK

“Affective Architectures”. Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, US

“Digital Analogy: Pioneers of New media”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, CO

“Después de lo anterior”. Galería Santafe, Bogotá, CO

ARTEBA 2014, Instituto de visión, Buenos Aires, AR

ArtBo 2014, Galería Eduardo Fernandes, CO

 

2013

“Bogotá, A City On The Edge”, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, PL

“Ninguna forma de vida es inevitable. FLORA ars+natura, Bogota, CO

“CONCIERTACIENCIA (Colombia-Brasil)”. Espaco das Artes, Curitiba, BR

ArtBo 2013, Galería La central, Bogotá, CO

 

2012

Open studio. ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY at GASWORKS. Gasworks International Artist Residency Programme, London, UK

“1 ala mesa”. YIVY – Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival, Yogyakarta, ID

“Somnambulant Eve”, WRONG DOOR PROJECT, London, UK

ArtBo 2012, Galería La central, Bogotá, CO

“ENFRENTAMIENTO”. Ateliê 397, São Paulo, BR

“CONCIERTACIENCIA” (Colombia-Brasil). Plataforma, Bogotá, CO

 

2011

“Enfrentamiento”. Laboratorio de arte Espacio-G, Valparaíso, CL

“Gran Enciclopedia Acémila”. Galería Facultad de Artes ASAB, Bogotá , CO

ArtBo 2011, Galería La central, Bogotá , CO

 

2006

“Bienal Aquí Colombia. Muestra Videoarte colombiano”. Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, ES

 

2005

“No todo lo que brilla es oro. Polo a tierra”, Artecamara. ArtBO 2005, Bogotá , CO

 

2004

“Artrónica. II Muestra internacional de Artes Electrónicas”. Embajada de Francia, Bogotá, CO

“ZapPinGpOnK”. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO

 

2002

“Conferencia arte electrónico colombiano. Transmediale Salon”, Transmediale, Hannover, DE

“Encuentro de espacios independientes. New Arenas for the Art”, Marsella, FR

“Muestra de arte mediático | Interfaces 02”. Goethe Institut, Embajada de Francia, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, UY

“Muestra de video experimental”. XIX Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Bogotá, CO

 

2001

“Nuevos Nombres. Doméstica, una mirada cotidiana”. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, CO

“Wounds & Visions. Festival Up and Coming”. Film Festival Hannover, Hannover, DE

“Interferénces. 2e Festival International d´Arts multimédia Urbains”. CICV, Centro Internacional de creación en Video, Belfort, FR

“Festival internacional de video/arte/electrónica”. ATA. Alta Tecnología Andina, Lima, PE

“Heimfahrt. Galería Espacio Alterno”. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, CO

“Premio Latinoamericano Philips de Arte para Jóvenes Talentos”. Philips Galería Marta Traba, São Paulo, BR

 

2000

“Interferénces. 2e Festival International d´Arts multimédia Urbains”, CICV. Centro Internacional deCreación en Video, Belfort, FR

“Chez Navas”, Bogotá, CO

 

1999

“Órganos externos”, Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología, Bogotá, CO

 

 

/ LECTURE / PANEL / PRESENTATION

 

2016

Taller La consecuencia de los objetos, NC Arte, Bogotá, CO

 

2015

De la abstracción al hiperrealismo, Fundación Misol, Bogotá, CO

El tiempo como materia maleable, Fundación Misol, Bogotá, CO

Imagen en movimiento / todo es animación, Fundación Misol, Bogotá, CO

 

2014

Artist Talk. School of Arts. Unicamp, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas – SP, BR

Concrete Irregularity Project talk. FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá, CO

 

2013

Charla Proyecto Afuera del bosque. FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá, CO

 

2012

Discussion of artistic practices. Professor John Reardon. MA Art & Politics, Goldsmiths, University

of London, London, UK

TALK: Residency Artists. Gasworks, London , UK

 

 

/ PROFFESIONAL AFFILIATIONSS

 

2010 – Presente

Profesor Asociado, Escuela de Cine y Televisión, Facultad de Artes,

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, CO