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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




Bernardo Ortiz at Art Basel Miami

Bernardo Ortiz at Art Basel Miami

Bernardo Ortiz at Art Basel Miami

As part of the Salon talks at Art Basel Miami the Colombian artist gave a presentation on “Low Resolution Stories” whereby information can be transformed and a new story created by the interpretation of images based on low resolution… almost like a game of visual chinese whispers…!  One example he gave was of the story where a “reptilian” formed part of Barack Obama’s secret service bodyguard retinue … obviously later debunked.


Ortiz also forms part of the artists selected for this show at Art Basel Miami by the Casas Riegner gallery.

Bernardo Ortiz art at Art Basel Miami

Bernardo Ortiz art at Art Basel Miami

He has worked as a professor of the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, the Universidad del Valle and the Departmental Institute of Fine Arts in Cali. His work is present in outstanding collections inclusding those of Tate Modern Collection, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA; CNAP Center National des Arts Plastiques, France; Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany; Patricia Phelps of Cisneros Collection, New York, USA; Modern art museum Tertulia, Cali, Colombia; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France.

Art Basel Miami 2016

This year’s Art Basel Miami 2016 is an art fair that features 269 prominent galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, exhibiting works of more than 2,000 artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. It’s reapplication rate of 98% shows the importance of this art fair to the galleries that participate which may be because it attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year.

Art Basel 2016 Miami is open to the public from 01 to 04 December 2016 at the facilities of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Colombian based galleries participating are: Casas Reigner,  Mor Charpentier and Instituto de Visión – all basedin Bogota.

Bernardo Ortiz - MOMA Collection

Bernardo Ortiz – MOMA Collection

Art Basel Sectors

Art Basel presents art through multiple sectors, each defined by its own independent selection process and committee of experts. These are presented below with the relevant Colombian connections

Galleries: More than 200 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries displaying paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists.

         Casas Riegner: – Bernardo Ortíz

Nova: Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio and strong juxtapositions.

         Instituto de Visión

         Mor Charpentier:  – Oscar Muñoz

Positions: Curators, critics, and collectors can discover new talents from all over the world when a single artist present one major project here.

Edition: Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples present their collaborations with renowned artists.

Kabinett: Curated exhibitions of certain galleries are presented in a separately delineated space within their booths.

Public: This sector includes outdoor sculptures, interventions, and performances, sited within an open and public exhibition space at Collins Park (2100 Collins AVE) near the beach.

Film: A presentation of films by and about artists. Screenings take place inside the Convention Center and in the outdoors at SoundScape Park.

Survey: Historical art projects are presented in this sector.

Magazines: Worldwide art publications display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth.

Oscar Muñoz - MOMA Collection

Oscar Muñoz – MOMA Collection



Vernissage ( invitation only)

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11am to 3pm

Public days

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm

Friday, December 2, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12 noon to 8pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12 noon to 6pm

Colombia in Scotland

Three well known Colombian artists are participating in the Edinburgh Art fair in Scotland.

Eivar Moya, Graciela Gómez and Manuel Serrano presented their latest works with the Gaudi Galery from Madrid, Spain at Scotland’s biggest art fair which often receives over 10,000 visitors each year and often sells more than 1000 pieces of art in just a few days.

All three artists have extensive experience of showing their works internationally and for Gómez and Moya this is their second time to include artworks at an event in Scotland having participated in in 2011.

Eivar Moya

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Graciela Gómez

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Manuel Serrano

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Call for artists – ArtCALi 2016

Art in Colombia- call for artists

ArtCali – full color!

ArtCALi is a space for art in all its expressions, the meeting place of creators, of spectators, neophytes and experts , buyers, galleries and collectors, public institutions and private. It is a space for surprise, to discover a reinterpretation of what we are, according to our contemporary reality.

Since 2015 ArtCALi has created a space called Espacio 1492 as a stage to rediscover ourselves and meet our reinterpretations of reality. Espacio 1492 is the space for emerging artistic languages ​​in the current circulation of contemporary aesthetic, a meeting place with new proposals.
2016 ArtCALi calls all plastic and visual artists to participate in Space 1492, to exhibit their artistic proposal and generate a visibility that allows a dialogue between the audience and the artist and their work.
A jury of arts professionals, will make a selection of artistic proposals that have a deep conceptual content and meet the expectations of the event.
The selected artists will exhibit their works during the four days of the fair from 1 to 4 December 2016, which will make their proposal visible creating opportunity to generate cultural and commercial contacts and strengthen the projection of their artistic work.

Works that may participate will follow artistic techniques such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and video. Foreign residents in the country as well as Colombian artists can participate in two categories: up to 35 years (six artists will be selected) and those over 35 years (3 artists will be selected).
The applications of plastic and visual artists should be sent by to email: until July 8, 2016, annexing the requested documentation:

Entry Form to Espacio 1492 in 2016 ArtCALi.
Registration fee amounting to fifty thousand pesos m / c ($ 50,000 = USD $17)
Artistic resume.
Statement or artist statement (maximum one page, Arial 12, single spaced).
Images of three works (no more than 6 images in total, including details), duly marked with the name of the artist, in JPG format with at least 300 dpi mail: (For example: Juan Pérez title work.jpg ).
Fact sheets works with author data, dimensions, painting technique, year of accomplishment and value of the works in Colombian pesos.
Each artist can submit up to three two-dimensional works with a maximum size 150 cm x 100 cm or even three three-dimensional works maximum size 200 cm x 100 cm x 100 cm or up to three facilities up to a maximum size of 200 cm x 200 cm x 200 cm. An artist can submit up to three works in different techniques and media. In no case can an artist can participate with more than 3 works.
The works, proposals or projects must not have been exhibited in the last calendar year in the city of Cali and should not have been made before 2014.
An assembly diagram must be attached for installations .
Artists must certify in writing the authorship of the participants and exhibits. Under no circumstances will ArtCALi 2016 accept works without authorship certificates or having authorship or copyright claims or lawsuits against them. ArtCALi 2016 is not responsible for the authorship of the works of the artists or the rights that correspond to these. These rights correspond directly to each author.
The artist, gallery and / or legal representative, authorize the total or partial publication of works in digital media, newspapers, magazines and other publications related to the ArtCALi 2016 event.

For the selection of artists and their works, the Selection Board, composed of three arts professionals, will take into account:
Compliance with the provisions of the current call for Espacio 1492 and the general provisions of ArtCALi 2016.
Coherence between the conceptual content of the work and formal proposals.
Academic and career of the participant.
The relevance of the works with the principles and tenets of ArtCALi 2016, framed in this call.
Participation in this call for Espacio 1492 implies acceptance of the terms and conditions thereof and the general provisions of ArtCALi 2016.
No works that exceed the dimensions specified in this call or significantly alter the conditions of the exhibition space or interfere with other works or that endanger the physical and mental health of the participants or the general public will be accepted.
In all cases, the exhibitor will provide all supplies, materials and technological devices that require their works for proper presentation for the duration of the event.

The list of artists selected will be published on the event website, Facebook page and via the supplied email on July 22, 2016.

More information: