Topic Descriptor: Colombian×
  • Las imágenes de los otros : una aproximación a la obra de Beatriz González en las décadas del sesenta, setenta y mitad del ochenta
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    This is an essay by the researcher and curator Carmen María Jaramillo published in a monograph on the Colombian artist Beatriz González. The author’s goal is to shed light on how González’s work exposes and challenges [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343092

  • Beatriz González : Reportaje con Ana María Cano
    Cano, Ana María; González, Beatriz, 1938-
    ICAA Record ID: 1343076

  • Diez preguntas de Marta Traba a Beatriz González
    Traba, Marta; González, Beatriz, 1938-
    In this interview, art critic Marta Traba poses ten questions to Colombian artist Beatriz González. Traba begins by inquiring about the ironic nature of González’s subjects and the kitschy character of the objects she produces. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343029

  • Beatriz González : la cursilería como arte
    Traba, Marta
    In this newspaper article, Marta Traba asserts that Beatriz González’s art epitomizes the Colombian avant-garde. It describes the difficulty of introducing González’s oeuvre at the XI Bienal de São Paulo, and states [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343013

  • Qué cara tiene el héroe
    Traba, Marta
    In this article, which appeared in El Espectador (Bogotá), Marta Traba defends the portrait of Simón Bolívar (“El Libertador”) made by Beatriz González from the attacks of conservative members of the Academia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1342998

  • ¡Cláro que hay jóvenes con talento!
    Traba, Marta
    In this April 1964 magazine article, Marta Traba attests to Beatriz González’s artistic talents, reaffirming the decision by MAM (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá) to exhibit the young artist’s work in a debut solo exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1342966

  • Entrevista en blanco y negro con Luis Caballero
    Bayón, Damián
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223430

  • Apolonio : un objeto encontrado
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    In her essay “Apolonio: un objeto encontrado”—about the painter Luis Luna’s series El libro de Apolonio—the critic and curator Carmen María Jaramillo takes a long look at the work of this Colombian artist. Jaramillo scrutinizes the visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185122

  • La exposición Gómez Campuzano
    Gómez, Laureano, 1889-1965
    This article was written by “Eleuterio de Castro,” the pseudonym of the Colombian conservative politician who later became president of Colombia, Laureano Gómez Castro (1950?53) about an exhibition of painting by Ricardo Gómez Campuzano. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185065

  • Invitación al sacrificio
    Torres, Alejandro
    In the text “Invitación al sacrificio” [An Invitation to Sacrifice], commentator Alejandro Torres discusses the poetic quality of the staging and production in the work of the Mapa Teatro collective directed by Colombian artist Rolf Abderhalden [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184781

  • "Testimonios" de un nuevo arte colombiano
    Erminy, Perán
    The art critic Perán Erminy reviews and analyzes the exhibition Testimonios organized by El Techo de la Ballena in the context of an international meeting of this group. In this text, Erminy points out what he finds interesting in this exhibition: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168332

  • Las recreaciones del arte en la obra de Beatríz González
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    The Colombian critic Germán Rubiano Caballero ponders the theme of “re-creations” in the work produced by Beatriz González. In chronological order, he sets forth a detailed list of her main works, with special emphasis on those that take their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161128

  • Beatríz González : pintora colombiana, nacida en Bucaramanga en...
    Chacón, Katherine
    In Venezuela, curator Katherine Chacón reviews the work of Colombian artist Beatriz González, particularly in reference to her re-creation of artistic masterpieces, in painting, drawing, and objects, since 1962. To do so she establishes connections [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161112

  • Miler Lagos
    Roca, José Ignacio
    José Ignacio Roca reviews Cimientos [Foundations], a work by Miler Lagos, for the international magazine Art on Paper that focuses exclusively on works on paper. His first observation is that, in Lagos’ work, the materials contradict their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150262

  • Color in Painting and Architecture
    Riley, Charles A., II
    Jaime Franco, who graduated with degrees in Engineering and Computer Science, went to Paris where he gradually started producing sculpture. His study of different types of surfaces later influenced his paintings that included juxtapositions of layers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150246

  • Failing better : Salcedo's trajectory
    Mengham, Rod, 1953-
    In this article, the British critic Rod Mengham reviews Doris Salcedo’s installation Neither (2004) in terms of the Colombian artist’s career, identifying significant changes in her work since 2002. Up until that point, Salcedo had produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150166

  • La pintura de Cárdenas y el ámbito arquitectónico
    Huertas Sánchez, Miguel Antonio, 1959-
    In his book El largo instante de la percepción, Miguel Huertas included a chapter entitled “La pintura de Cárdenas y el ámbito arquitectónico.” One of the specific statements the author makes about the paintings Santiago Cárdenas created in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134977

  • Ana Mercedes Hoyos premiada en la exposición “Espacios Ambientales”
    This article documents a $20,000 prize awarded to the Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos for her work in the exhibition Espacios ambientales, held by the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (1968). The work awarded the prize was Blanco sobre blanco, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134961

  • El especial realismo de Santiago Cárdenas
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    This text by Eduardo Serrano introduces the work Tres Pizarrones by Santiago Cárdenas, exhibited at the XIV Bienal de São Paulo in September 1977. The catalogue [in which the text was published] provides an overview of the artwork created by Cá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134945

  • Santiago Martínez Delgado, artista polifacético
    Orduz León, Álvaro
    When a posthumous biography of Santiago Martínez Delgado was published, Álvaro Orduz León, whose field was advertising, wrote this article describing the artist’s training and activities in the fields of art and advertising in Colombia. He tells [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134929

  • Eugenio Barney Cabrera : una posición ante la vida
    Villar Gaviria, Álvaro
    In Eugenio Barney Cabrera: Una posición ante la vida (1980), psychiatrist Álvaro Villar Gaviria analyzes the work of Colombian art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera on the occasion of his recent death. Villar Gaviria provides a detailed overview of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134774

  • Biogenesis
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    The text “‘Biogenesis’ (…)” by critic Carolina Ponce de León was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition BIO*. *As in ‘Biography’, ‘Biology’, ‘Biogenesis,’ held at the Colombian Center in New York (1996). In it, Ponce de Le [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134758

  • Negret
    Panesso, Fausto, 1953-
    In 1975, Colombian writer Fausto Panesso published Los Intocables, a book featuring interviews with six major Colombian artists from the 20th century. The interview with sculptor Édgar Negret addresses the artist’s private life, touching on topics [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134726

  • La figura en la pintura colombiana
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this article, the art critic Walter Engel, an Austrian based in Colombia, wrote an overview of how various contemporary artists represent the human figure. To Engel, regarding this genre, in concept “no period or country may claim [it] for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134694

  • Carta abierta a Gonzalo Ariza
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this letter to Gonzalo Ariza published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo, Austrian-born critic Walter Engel responds to statements by Ariza, a Colombian artist, published in the same newspaper a few days earlier. Engel asserts that the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134678

  • Pintando con números
    Aguilar, José Hernán, 1952-
    In the article “Pintando con números” published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo on October 13, 1991, art critic José Hernán Aguilar reviews a solo exhibition of work by Carlos Salas Silva. The exhibition was held at Gaula, a venue that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134646

  • 50 kilómetros de arte “computado” : la obra de Manzur
    Levy, Alegre
    The article “50 kilómetros de arte ‘computado’. La obra de Manzur” by journalist Alegre Levy was published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo on November 20, 1972. It is a review of the exhibition Manzur that would open the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134630

  • Un sueño de ti
    Morton, Tom, 1977-
    “Un sueño de ti” is the title of the curatorial text written by English critic Tom Morton for the exhibition Diva’s Life (2007) featuring work by Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri. The show was held at Site Gallery in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134598

  • La contra-alienación en la obra gráfica de Augusto Rendón
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    In a critical overview of the work of Colombian printmaker Augusto Rendón, Colombian art historian Álvaro Medina divides Rendón’s production into four periods. During the first period (1962-1964), Rendón’s work veered away from abstraction. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134531

  • Paisajes interiores : “Ideario” de Antonio Barrera, fallecido el 24 de julio en París
    Hernández, José
    This article by Colombian cultural journalist José Hernández reports the unexpected death of Colombian painter Antonio Barrera. It includes sections of an unpublished interview with Barrera that Hernández had written after visiting his apartment [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134499

  • Art and Media-tion : Reflections on Violence and Representation
    Villaveces Izquierdo, Santiago
    The introduction to this interview with Colombian artist Doris Salcedo by Santiago Villaveces provides a brief overview of the socio-political and economic situation in Colombia in the early nineties. The interview presents Salcedo in relation to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134483

  • José Antonio Suárez Londoño : un asunto privado
    González, Beatriz, 1938-
    Beatriz González reviews eight miniature drawings by José Antonio Suárez Londoño. Based on formal descriptions, she links each little drawing to specific moments in European art or science and to biographical facts about the Colombian artist. Su [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134435

  • Rodrigo Callejas o el paisaje como obsesión
    González Rodríguez, Alberto
    The first chapter of the article “Rodrigo Callejas o el paisaje como obsesión” [Rodrigo Callejas or Landscape as Obsession] by the Colombian painter and printmaker Alberto González Rodríguez discusses the distinction he makes between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134419

  • Cuestionamiento de Raquel Tibol al pintor secreto, Leonel Góngora, que conoció a Lesbos, quien es, según Baudelairre, Madre de los Latinos y Griegos Deleites
    Tibol, Raquel
    Raquel Tibol, an Argentinean critic and art historian who has lived in Mexico City since in 1953, and artist Leonel Góngora discuss work by Góngora considered erotic because it provides a sensual interpretation of reality. Tibol invites the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134403

  • ¿Un arte religioso? : Manolo Vellojín en la Galería Garcés Velásquez Bogotá
    Cobo Borda, Juan Gustavo, 1948-
    With this text, Colombian poet and essayist Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda introduces the exhibition of works by painter Manolo Vellojín held at Galería Garcés Velásquez in Bogotá in 1978. In Cobo Borda’s view, Holy Week (a Spanish religious [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134355

  • Ni auge ni decadencia : desarrollo progresivo
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    In this article, artist and critic Jorge Moreno Clavijo contemplates the question of whether Colombian art is at its height or in a state of decline. To answer that question, he calls on artists Erwin Kraus, Gonzalo Ariza, Alipio Jaramillo, Luis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134289

  • Patricia Bonilla : más allá de la fotografía
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    The Colombian curator and art critic Miguel González reviews the work of the photographer Patricia Bonilla in minute detail. The review begins with an interesting sentence: “These days it is not unusual to find interrelationships used in ways that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134142

  • [Hacer política desde el arte,...]
    Sandoval, Rosemberg, 1959-
    This essay was written by the artist Rosemberg Sandoval as the introduction to the exhibition catalogue Dibujos sobre lona, video e instalación, Rosemberg Sandoval that was organized by the Galería Casas Riegner in 2009. In his essay, Sandoval [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134110

  • Jaime Ávila
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The article “Jaime Ávila,” written by Natalia Gutiérrez, was published in issue number 110 (June 2007) of the Revista Arte en Colombia. It was a critical and historical review of the work of Jaime Ávila Ferrer. Gutiérrez, an anthropologist, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133868

  • Un exquisito “déja vu”
    Aguilar, José Hernán, 1952-
    “Un exquisito ‘déjà vu’”is an article written by the critic and historian José Hernán Aguilar. It is a review of an exhibition of paintings by Carlos Salas. The article begins by describing what the author sees as a paradoxical problem [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133804

  • Negret
    Traba, Marta
    The text “Negret” by the Argentine art critic based in Colombia, Marta Traba, consists of an analysis of the entire body of work of the sculptor Édgar Negret up to 1964. This is probably one of the first articles on the artist to present all his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133685

  • Luis Ángel Rengifo, grabador
    Pini, Ivonne
    Ivonne Pini published a monograph on the work of the printmaker Luis Ángel Rengifo in which she provided a comprehensive overview of all his artwork, placing it in the context of both Latin America and Colombia. In the first section, she gives [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133669

  • El pintor Zamora
    Cuervo, Luis Augusto, 1893- 1954
    In this brief article, the historian Luis Augusto Cuervo produced one of the first known biographical sketches of the recently deceased Colombian artist Jesús María Zamora. Cuervo wrote about Zamora’s social circle, touched on certain unknown or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133621

  • 1990-2000, una década en el arte colombiano
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The anthropologist and art critic Natalia Gutiérrez examines some representative works by Colombian artists in order to analyze Colombian art of the 1990s. She believes this method helps her to avoid using general theories that “pigeonhole” them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133605

  • Jaime Tarazona : subdesarrollado
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    “Jaime Tarazona. Subdesarrollado” [Jaime Tarazona: Underdeveloped], written by María Iovino, was published in the catalogue Nuevas Propuestas Arte Colombiano 1999 – 2002 [New Works of Colombian Art 1999 – 2002] as the curatorial essay for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133557

  • Rómulo Rozo y su última exposición
    Barbagelata, Hugo D. (Hugo David), 1886-
    This is a review of works by Rómulo Rozo, written in Paris by Hugo D. Barbagelata. It begins by quoting the words written by the French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, who was highly complimentary of Rozo’s artistic abilities: “I hope that Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133493

  • De la exposición Leudo, "La madre tierra"
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    In this article, the artist and cultural promoter Roberto Pizano writes about the solo exhibition of work by the Colombian artist Coriolano Leudo Obando in Bogotá. This was the first show in which Leudo had shown his painting. Pizano writes about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133477

  • Monotipos de Augusto Rivera
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this article, the art critic Walter Engel reviews the exhibition of monotypes presented by the artist Augusto Rivera at the Galería Colseguros in Bogotá. Engel highlights the artist’s successful use of the technique, explaining how Rivera [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133461

  • [Los públicos pueden "mirar" muy fácilmente a la pintura y gustarla...]
    Ospina, Marco, 1912-1983
    This text, written by Marco Ospina, was included in the catalog for the Exposición de pinturas de Armando Villegas en la Galería El Callejón (Bogotá, 1955). Along with the text is a list of the paintings that made up that show. In his article, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133445

  • Escultora, ceramista y madre de cuatro niños
    Hurtado, Amparo
    In this brief article, the journalist Amparo Hurtado discusses Alicia Tafur’s solo exhibition of twelve new sculptures at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá. Hurtado describes how the sculptures are made with materials such as bronze, rods, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133413