Articles of ‘Raisa Clavijo’

Tomás Ochoa: Social X-rays

Tomás Ochoa: Social X-rays

By Raisa Clavijo
The work of Tomás Ochoa (Cuenca, Ecuador, 1969) carries an implicit, powerful political message. This multidiciplinary artist takes Latin American society and history as essential raw material, analyzing them in light of his knowledge of semiotics, post-structuralist theories and decolonial discourse. His strategy is based on dismantling or deconstructing “official” history, [...]



Laura Nillni: No sé cuántas estrellas

Laura Nillni: No sé cuántas estrellas

Lélia Mordoch Gallery - Miami

A circumference on a chalkboard, a right triangle, a rhomb, are forms which we can fully intuit; the same held true with Ireneo for the tempestuous mane of a stallion, a herd of cattle in a pass, the ever-changing flame or the innumerable ash, the many faces of a [...]



Carlos Motta: Histories for the Future

Carlos Motta: Histories for the Future

Pérez Art Museum - Miami
Curated by María Elena Ortiz

By Raisa Clavijo
At Pérez Art Museum, New York-based Carlos Motta (Bogota, 1978) presents an exhibition through which he explores extremely contradictory positions about sexuality and eroticism in indigenous and European cultures during the conquest and colonization of Latin America. His research addresses the way in [...]



L’Oeil Phénomène

L’Oeil Phénomène

Vasarely Foundation - Aix-en-Provence, France
By Raisa Clavijo
“L’ Oeil Phénomène” (The Eye Phenomenon) at the Vasarely Foundation revolves around the legacy of GRAV (Group de Recherches d’Art Visuel) and its influence on contemporary art. The exhibition assembles works by Horacio García Rossi, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Joël Stein and Jean-Pierre Yvaral. [...]



Consuelo Castañeda: Recycle

Consuelo Castañeda: Recycle

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space - Miami
By Raisa Clavijo
For three months, Consuelo Castañeda’s project Recycle was exhibited at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. This project constitutes a work in progress that began with Castañeda’s prior projects, such as For Rent (Americas Society, New York, 2011) and her contribution to “New Works Miami 2013″ (Miami Art [...]



Urbanitas

Urbanitas

Pan American Art Projects - Miami
Curated by Irina Leyva-Pérez
By Raisa Clavijo
“Urbanitas” assembled the work of ten artists who have approached the theme of the city from different perspectives. The exhibition included works by Gustavo Acosta, Luis Cruz Azaceta, José Manuel Fors, Tony Berlant, Luis Enrique Camejo, Carlos Estévez, Santiago Porter, Rogelio López Marín (Gory), Magnus [...]



Miamicito

Miamicito

Dot FiftyOne Gallery - Miami
By Raisa Clavijo
Dot FiftyOne gallery recently hosted “Miamicito,” an exhibition assembling the works of fifteen contemporary Bolivian artists. The show, which was organized by Kiosko Gallery of Santa Cruz, included the works of: Alejandra Alarcón, Ramiro Garavito, Gastón Ugalde, Roberto Valcárcel, Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Raquel Schwartz, Alfredo Román, Roberto Unterladstaetter, Cecilia [...]



Grimanesa Amorós - Interview

By: Raisa Clavijo
Grimanesa Amorós is an artist who enjoys well-deserved international acclaim. Her work demonstrates an interest in sociology, anthropology and scientific research, especially in the fields of biology and genetics.
Through her work she touches on universal themes of concern to contemporary individuals, such as: the relationship between man and nature, personal and social identity, [...]