Olga de Amaral at Sotheby’s

Sotheby's ebay - Olga de AmaralOne of Colombía’s best known artists is Olga de Amaral. She recently just had a major exhibition at the  MAMBO (Museum of Modern Art – Bogota) along with her husband Jim Amaral and Ricardo Cárdenas in an exhibition curated by Eduardo Serrano.

She is an artist who has dedicated herself mainly to the textile arts, becoming one of the most outstanding representatives of this art in America.

As proof of her international popularity a major work is being auctioned off tomorrow evening, 25th May 2017,  by Sotheby’s. Bidding starts at $48000 so if you have a few extra pesos in your pocket to spend you can join in the auction from the comfort of your home and buy via eBay !!

The following artwork by Olga de Amaral forms part of the MAMBO’s private collection:

Olga de Amaral artwork

Sombra de Luna 4

Moon Shadow 4, 1987
Fiber and paint
200 x 125 cm


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ArtBo Weekend Edition!

Well… the weekend is coming up and if you are looking for something artsy and cultural to do you can sign up for the ArtBo Weekend edition and get free transport to and from this special ArtBo event.

As many will know ArtBo is an international arts event held each year around October and presented in Corferias. To maintain momentum in relation to arts in Bogota the organisers are having a special weekend of art from the 19-21 May 2017.

By signing up here you can get free entrance to the exhibitions “France-the whole terrain” (Francia(s) territorio líquido ) and “Public spaces” (Agora(s)) in the MAMBO (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá), during the weekend period.
Also you may access for free the programming offered by the National Museum of Colombia in the following dates and times:
Friday 19th – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Saturday 20th – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Sunday 21st – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Also, many galleries are staying open extended hours this weekend to allow us all to catch up with their latest exhibitions.

More information (in Spanish) on the ArtBo Weekend can be found here.



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Marcos Ávila Forero – Venice Art Biennal 2017

In Colombia 2017 is the “Year of France” so what better than to present a quick update on the work of a French Colombian. Marcos Avila Forero was born in Paris in 1983 and lives and works between there and Bogotá.

In 2012 he won the Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo 2012 and now he is taking part in the 2017 Venice Art Biennal. In the following video he presents his latest project visiting the people who live in the remotest places of Colombia.


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Bogota Auctions: Colombian and Latin American Modern & Contemporary Art

Bogota Auctions is the principal if not only auction house in Bogota, Colombia dealing in contemporary, modern and antique artworks. On Tuesday 5th March 2017 they will hold their latest art auction with over 70 lots. Their latest catalogue of colombian and latin american artworks includes well known modern artists such as Edgar Negret, Omar Rayo, Antonio Roda and Manuel Hernández; contemporary work from Gaston Betelli, Luis Luna and Carlos Blanco. Other Colombian works include artists such as Ricardo Gómez Campuzano, Roberto Paramo and Jesus María Zamora. Latin american artworks by Francisco Toledo, Antonio Seguí, and Wilfredo Lam are also available.

To participate in the auction you need to register by contacting liliana@bogotaauctions.com. It is also possible to personally register the day of the auction, during the two hours prior to the start of the sale, at the Bogota Auction headquarters.

The auction begins at 8pm and works can be viewed during the day at:

Carrera 7A #69-26 (2nd floor), Bogota.


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“The Fable of the Blind Artist” – Dario Ortíz

The Museum of Modern Art of the State of Mexico celebrates its 30 years of existence with the exhibition “Darío Ortiz: The Fable of the Blind Artist”, a selection of works by the Colombian artist based in Mexico.

The exhibition, made up of works belonging to Mexican collections made mostly in the last decade, intertwine forms of the Renaissance and Baroque with a contemporary look that questions historical dogmas, investigates in the collective memory and manages to visualize, through art, the tones of modern civilization.

Darío Ortiz (Ibagué, 1968), works on a figurative narrative that explores the human condition; To materialize the argument the painter makes use of a refined technique that flirts with the surrealism and theatricality of the classic antiquity, uniting the legendary practices of man with those of the present time, revealing a criticism of the paradoxical situation of contemporary man and his accelerated existence. The crossing of garments, actions and customs between centuries makes certainties uncertain and calls for a deep reflection on the strict laws of the earthly.

The public will be able to enjoy this exhibition from March 4 at 12:00 in the Museum of Modern Art, located in the Centro Cultural Mexiquense, until April 17, and understand the question that the author himself poses: Does slow and meditative painting make sense in this dizzying and fleeting world where the ephemeral has primacy?

Centro Cultural Mexiquense is a cultural center located on the western edge of the city of Toluca in central Mexico.
 Address: Jesús Reyes Heroles 302, Delegación San Buenaventura, 50110 Toluca de Lerdo, Méx., Mexico

Hours:  10AM–6PM
Phone: +52 722 274 1222


Original article in Spanish


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Art Week Miami – December 2016

A number of art event at Art Week Miami present artworks of several well-known Colombian artists, some of which are noted below. For most fairs their last day of opening is tomorrow 4th December 2016.

Art Miami

Durban Segnini present artwork by artists Carlos Rojas and Ramirez Villamizar and the Mexican gallery Pablo Goebel has excellent works by Ana Mercedes Hoyos and the Adler and Konkright gallery present works by Nadin Ospina. Meanwhile the Jerome Zodo gallery presents several paintings and drawing by Fernando Botero. Also showing sculptures by Botero is Rosenbaum Contemporary Art Gallery.


Casa Cuadrada showing two artists from Spain: Ismael Lagares and Rafa Macarron

LGM Gallery is showing the works of several artists including Sair Garcia.

Adelson Gallery has a very strong focus on Federico Uribe whose art has had a recent strong interest from a number of museums and which can be seen next year at the California Centre for the Art in Escondido (March – June) and at Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin (June – August).


Untitled is a curated art fair for international galleries and nonprofit art spaces has been held in Miami Beach every December since 2012. In a short period of time, the fair has more than doubled the number of participating galleries and nonprofit art organizations. Omar Lopez-Chahoud is its independent curator and artistic director and he has included the following galleries from Colombia:

9-80 Nueveochenta Gallery presents the following artists:

Juan Fernando Herrán, Fernando Uhia, Juan Carlos Delgado

Instituto de Visión presents a solo booth with Otto Berchem, and WALDEN from Buenos Aires.



Proyecto Zeta presents works by street artists Pez, Crisp and DJ Lu.

Indianabond Project from Bogota presents work by Eduard Moreno

Eduard Moreno - Scope 2016

Oil and carbon paper files washed with turpentine on board





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