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b. 1983, Colombia

Iván Argote Biography

Iván Argote was born in Bogota in 1983. He lives and works between Paris and New York, and graduated from the Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2009.  

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Recent exhibitions include: “Sin heroísmos, por favor” (solo), CA2M, Madrid (2012); Art Brussels (solo), Perrotin booth (2012); Girarse, Joan Miró Fundation, Barcelona; The Dialectic City, Laboratorio de Artes Binarios, Puerto Rico (2011); Caliente, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, 2011 (solo show); A brake to dance, Galerie Valenzuela & Klenner, Bogota, Colombia, 2009; Zapping Unit, MAC/VAL Museum of Contemporary Art of Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, 2009. He’s preparing upcoming exhibitions, including: 30th Sao Paulo Biennale (Sep 2012); La Estrategia, Palais de Tokyo (Dec 2012). Iván Argote’s practice deals with social, political and art historical fields through mediums as varied as video, photography, sculpture and painting. Being simultaneously the director and main actor in his work, Iván interrogates with humour the views and perspectives imposed by our social positions, the status of an artwork and the notion of interactivity, which he addresses through a fictionalisation of the everyday.

Iván Argote Featured Artworks

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Timeless & Fearless by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteTimeless & Fearless, 2020Coloured and engraved concrete
180 x 10 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Tainted in the Mass by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteTainted in the Mass, 2020Coloured and engraved concrete, steel
80 x 60 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Personal Archives by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgotePersonal Archives, 2019Framed laser cut documents on melamine board
83 x 63 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Skin - Our lips our skins by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteSkin - Our lips our skins, 2018Fibered concrete, oil-based paint, steel
197 x 145 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Antipodos by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteAntipodos, 2019Bronze
107 x 60 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Radical Tenderness y Lenguas by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteRadical Tenderness y Lenguas, 2019Acrylic paint on canvas
288 x 210 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Excerpt: The Time We Lose by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteExcerpt: The Time We Lose, 2015Concrete, polyurethane, steel, paint, gold leaf
162 x 100 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Strengthlessness by Iván Argote contemporary artwork
Iván ArgoteStrengthlessness, 2014Concrete, wood, gold leaf
379 x 912 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery

Iván Argote Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Iván Argote, Deep Affection at Perrotin, Paris
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12 June–31 July 2018 Iván Argote Deep Affection Perrotin, ParisParis

Iván Argote Represented By

Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Iván Argote In Ocula Magazine

Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park Ocula Insight Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park By Ocula IGTV

For three months, Frieze Sculpture (3 July–6 October) transforms Regent's Park, London, into an open gallery with sculptures by artists from all over the world. This year's edition is again curated by Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park since 1992 and curator of Frieze Sculpture since 2012. This video, created for...

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Iván Argote In Related Press

WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 Related Press WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 3 May 2017, Whitewall

Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order will showcase new works from the artist Erwin Wurm's series One Minute Sculptures, which he's been making for 20 years. The series asks viewers to enact a pose with everyday items for just one minute—this time around he's using midcentury modern furniture. These audience-activated sculptures will...

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Ivan Argote Is An Artist, Not A Counterrevolutionary Related Press Ivan Argote Is An Artist, Not A Counterrevolutionary 25 April 2017, Forbes

I wasn’t sure what to expect before I met Ivan Argote. I read in an essay accompanying a catalogue of his works that he was raised on a revolutionary commune in Colombia in the 1980s. I suppose that what I expected as a result was Gael García Bernal with a scraggly beard. Or at the very least, someone very serious and angry.

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Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin, Paris Related Press Review of Ivan Argote: Strengthlessness, Galerie Perrotin, Paris 30 January 2014, Aesthetica

Ivan Argote is a young Colombian artist, who has been based in France since 2005, where he commenced studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. Argote works with a multitude of media, always being provocative in his statements. One of his most widely-known gestures is a graffiti on two Piet Mondrian paintings at Centre...

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Iván Argote In Video & Audio

Video of the exhibition 'Deep Affection' by Iván Argote at Perrotin Paris, 2018 Related Video & Audio Video of the exhibition 'Deep Affection' by Iván Argote at Perrotin Paris, 2018 6 July 2018, Perrotin

Video of the exhibition Deep Affection by Iván Argote at Perrotin Paris June 2–July 28, 2018. Video: Nikolai Saoulski © 2018

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IVÁN ARGOTE - CONVERSATION Related Video & Audio IVÁN ARGOTE - CONVERSATION 27 July 2017, Perrotin

Iván Argote–Conversation with Luis Peres-Oramas–May 2017 For the exhibition La Venganza Del Amor at Perrotin New York May 6, 2017.

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