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b. 1978, Colombia

Mateo López Biography

The practice of Mateo López (Bogotá, 1978) talks about cartographies, travels and construction processes at the same time that he revolves around themes such as chance, encounter, time, and the connection of events that occur in our daily lives. His work traces a conceptual approach and develops from drawings to installations, architecture, films, and sculptural choreographies.

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Recent solo exhibitions include: Hesitante, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2021); Sí pero no, Banco de la República, Bogotá (2020); Goodman Gallery, London (2020); Travesía Cuatro, Mexico City (2020); Ruta del Castor, Mexico City (2020); Bodega Piloto, Bogotá (2019); Travesia Cuatro, Madrid (2019); Casey Klaplan, New York (2019); Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara (2018); Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona (2018); Drawing Center, New York (2017); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2016); Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (2015); Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo (2011).

Recent group exhibitions include: Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2019); KMAC Museum, Louisville (2019); Medellín Museum of Modern Art, (2019); Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Puebla (2019); Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (2018); Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Columbia, Bogotá (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); MuBE, São Paulo (2017); MoMA, New York (2017); MANA Contemporary, Jersey City (2016); UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2016); Drawing Room, London (2015).

Collections his work is part of include: MoMA Museum of Modern Art, USA; CACI Center for Contemporary Art Inhotim, Brazil; Banco de la Republica, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Colombia; CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, USA; Patricia Phelps Collection from Cisneros, Venezuela and USA; Berezdivin Collection, Puerto Rico

Text courtesy Luisa Strina.

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Summon instability by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper, photography
Mateo López Summon instability, 2021 Collage on paper, graphite, coloured pencils, ink, eyelets
51 x 61 cm
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Raise a fist by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper
Mateo López Raise a fist, 2021 Collage on paper, graphite, coloured pencils, ink, eyelets
51 x 61 cm
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The waste of my time, Composition #19 by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Mateo López The waste of my time, Composition #19, 2020 Recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and grommet
73 x 65 x 6 cm
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The waste of my time, Composition #18 by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Mateo López The waste of my time, Composition #18, 2020 Recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and grommet
73 x 65 x 6 cm
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The waste of my time, Composition #14 by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Mateo López The waste of my time, Composition #14, 2020 Recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and grommet
73 x 65 x 6 cm
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The waste of my time, Composition #13 by Mateo López contemporary artwork works on paper, mixed media
Mateo López The waste of my time, Composition #13, 2020 Recycled cardboard, acrylic paint and grommet
73 x 65 x 6 cm
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Sillas Núcleo (two chairs) by Mateo López contemporary artwork sculpture
Mateo López Sillas Núcleo (two chairs), 2020 Wood, turmeric & acrylic paint, varnish
74 x 50 x 50 cm
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