Ivan Argote

Iván Argote (Bogotá, 1983, based in Paris) works explore the relationship in between history, politics and the construction of our own subjectivities. His films, sculptures, collages, and public space installations temps to generate questions about how we relate to the others, to the state, to patrimony and traditions.

Excerpt: Don’t believe their lies, 2016
Concrete, wood, stainless steel mesh, acrylic paint, polyurethane paint, galvanized steel, varnish
235 x 140 x 36 cm

Excerpt: You again? Feeling revenge…, 2016
Concrete, copper foil, gold leaf, stainless steel mesh, stainless steel,varnish
182 x 145 x 39 cm

Excerpt: Suck my time, amor mio, 2015
Concrete, polyurethane paint, copper foil, galvanized steel, varnish
212 x 139 x 128,5 cm

His works are critics, sometimes anti-establishment, and deal with the idea of bringing affects to the politics, and politics to the affects with a dry and tender tone.His works has been shown in several solo exhibitions as (selection): Deep Affection, Perrotin, Paris, 2018; Somos, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, 2017; La Venganza del Amor, Perrotin, New York, 2017; Sírvete de mi, sírveme de ti, Proyecto Amil, Lima, 2016; Strengthlessness, Standard High Line, New York, US, 2016; An idea of progress, SPACE, London, 2016; Cómo lavar la losa coherentemente, NC Arte, Bogotá, 2016; La puesta en marcha de un sistema, Galeria ADN, Barcelona, 2015; Reddish Blue, DT Project,Brussels, 2015; Let’s write a history of hopes, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paul, 2014; Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 2014; La Estrategia, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013; Sin heroísmos, por favor, CA2M, Madrid, 2012, among others.He has also participated in number of group exhibitions as (selection): 2017 – Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires & Bogota; Continua Sphères ENSEMBLE, Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris; Du Verbe à La Communication, Carré d’Art, Nîmes; A Decolonial Atlas, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park (CA); Monumentos, anti-monumentos y nueva escultura pública, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan; Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev & Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice Biennale; 2016 – Bread and Roses, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; Festival Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris  & Malaga; Ideologue, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Dear Betty: Run Fast, Bite Hard !; 2015 – Intersections, Cisneros Fountanals Foundation, Miami; 5th Thessaloniki Biennale; Levitate, Museums Quartier, Vienna; L’éloge de l’heure, MUDAC, Lausanne ; 2014 – Nuit Blanche, Pavillon Vendôme, Paris; Buildering:Misbehaving the City, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston & CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; The Part In The Story…, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Utopian Days – Freedom, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; All about these…, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana; Festival Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris; 2013 – Tectonic, Moving Museum, Dubai; Los irrespetuosos, Museo Carrilo Gil, México DF; 2012 – 30th Sao Paulo Biennial; Girarse, Joan Miró Fundation, Barcelona, among others.


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