Exhibitor listing

Galeria Casa Cuadrada

Galería Casa Cuadrada
Kr 7 # 83-20
Cundinamarca 110221 Bogota
Colombia
T  +57 1 257 6541
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E-mail address : octavioalmansa@casacuadrada.com
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ABOUT

The audience of our contemporary art exhibitions has increased considerably in the recent years with the awareness-raising and the expansion of foreign interest in Colombia’s art as well. Since 1998, when Galería Casa Cuadrada opened its doors for the first time, we have focused to increase public interest in contemporary art, turning it into new processes axis, movements and schemes to renew the Colombian Art scene. We have worked with and pushed forward different artists who have exhibited their art pieces in Galería Casa Cuadrada. Several of those artists have boosted their careers and have turned this cultural space into a springboard for young artists.

In 2002 we started an art promotion and dissemination effort nationwide with the sponsorship of private institutions and our participating in international art fairs. In addition, we have created the National Art Exhibition – DIVERSIDAD – for young Colombian artists. Now we have almost 20 year experience in the art scene in Colombia, so we have decided to design a formation camp for foreign artists, within an exhibition exchange program between art galleries and institutions that support creative projects worldwide. At this time, agreements have been set on the table to work with institutions around Europe and together develop plastic art projects, so we can achieve our main goal: build up a co-working network for artistic residences for Colombians.

  • Luis Octavio Almanza

  • Manuel Espinosa

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Vanessa Barragão  (+)

    Exhibition : 2019
    Domotex - Hannover, Germany.
    2018
    Porto Design Biennal - Porto, Portugal.
    Interieur Kortrijk - Kortrijk, Belgium.
    Habitat Valencia - Valencia, España.
    2017
    Daily Day - Porto, Portugal.
    Threads + Colour 2 - Sidney, Australia.
    Milan Design Week - Milan, Italy.
    Sitara - Saint Andrews, UK.
    2016
    Monocle Market - London, UK.
    2014
    Fashion Five - Lisbon, Portugal.
    Demo’14 - Lisbon, Portugal.
    22 Anos de Design - MUDE - Lisbon, Portugal.

    Detailed Description : The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world. In almost everything process chemicals are used, especially when it comes to the fiber’s treatment and dyeing. All the machinery used requires tons of energy while producing a lot of waste and disposable trash. It is extremely harmful for our world and it affects all of its different natural environments, particularly the ocean which absorbs 90% of the atmosphere pollution, warming up itself to the point that so many species get threatened, being the corals, who sustain so many other creatures, one of the most endangered ones. Vanessa believes in an upcycling effort towards the right way to try to fight against this kind of negative mindset described above. All the materials used come from the deadstock of several local factories which is first cleaned and then selected to recycle and reuse in her projects. Her production is completely artisanal and handmade by using ancestral techniques, like latch hook, felt, knitting, macrame and crochet, to create her artworks.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Vanessa Barragão - Colorfull Coral

      Colorfull Coral

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  • Hugo Carrillo  (+)

    Exhibition : ART FAIRS

    2014 I Art Cartagena, Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Cartagena, Colombia
    2014 II Art Lima, Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Lima, Peru
    2014 V International art fair JUSTMAD. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    2014 Art Fair SUMMA 2014. Naves del matadero. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, pain
    2013 XXII Iberoamerican art fair FIA. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela
    2013 I Art Lima, Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Lima, Peru
    2013 Art Fair SUMMA 2013. Naves del matadero. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    2013 Aqua13 Art Miami, Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Miami, USA
    2013 IV International art fair JUSTMAD. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    2012 I International art fair JUSTMAD MIA. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Miami, USA
    2012 XXI Iberoamerican art fair FIA. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela
    2012 III International art fair JUSTMAD. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    2011 I International art fair ODEON. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia
    2011 XX Feria Iberoamericana de Arte FIA, Galería Casa Cuadrada. Caracas, Venezuela
    2011 ROOMARTFAIR. Casa Cuadrada Gallery. Madrid, Spain
    2009 Scope Basel ArtShow 09. Gallery b-146. Basel, Switzerland
    2009 V International Art Fair Bogotá ARTBO. Corferias, Colombia
    2008 XVII Iberoamerican art fair FIA, Caracas Venezuela
    2006 II International Art Fair Bogotá ARTBO, Corferias, Colombia
    2004 V Salón de Otoño de Pintura, Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes. La Coruña, Spain
    2004 XII International Art Exhibition, Binningen, Switzerland
    2003 VI International Art Fair MAC21, Marbella, Spain
    2003 V International Art Fair Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
    2003 10th Annual Saint Louis Art Fair, Central business district of Clayton, Saint Louis, USA


    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2007 Tángara, Galería b-146, Zürich, Suiza
    2006 La red, Klinik im Park-Haus Bellaria, Zürich, Suiza
    2005 Tu hábito difícil de dejar, Galería AcerArte, Oviedo, España
    2005 Vicios privados, virtudes públicas, Galería La Pared, Bogotá, Colombia

    Detailed Description : With the phrase "Time heals everything" begins a new phase in the work. The integration of this new idea in development work involves mixing an erotic party that has always been present as based on the thoughts that are broken down to produce feelings of pleasure, pain and control mentioned in the panoptic theory of Michel Foucault, autobiographical traits based on the development of sexuality as an individual outside of Sigmund Freud also, the "Peste Rosa" or AIDS seen as divine punishment that comes directly from the hand of God to expose the unclean man to public chastisement and image basis of purgatory as a fictional field for the development of this metaphorical idea where good and evil are intertwined closely with each other, subtly defined by the collective consciousness rather than by the desire itself of the individual. The notion of time escapes from our hands and we do not realize. They say: "Time and forgetfulness are like twins, you will be forgetting someone that someday you were longing". A day and one day less. The recent series "The threads cover everything" entails time as determinant factor in it development. Based on the above principles, action work on something for months gives space for this reflation about what he does and undoes and what they can do. He does not decide everything, we make the decisions and he gives us space to think and then decide. The fabric pieces used are part of known people, which leads to a very personal symbolic meaning to be used in a imaginary memories quilt, which threads connect, mix and cover to create a new form of feel them. Time does not heal wounds, only he manages to hide them, adapt and it is the one that do not forgives sin in them, for this reason the purgatory is still present in the formats randomly baked on canvas. Time is for moments irrational and nonexistent, instead of time exists motion, without movement there is no time, all movement ends like our time. One who does not remember the past are c

    Artist's Objects:

    • Hugo Carrillo - Upside Down

      Upside Down

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  • Rafa Macarrón  (+)

    Exhibition : Macarrón is considered one of the best young Spanish artists, with a great international prestige. Winner of the first BMW paint award in 2011, he has been present in several countries and has participated in numerous fairs such as Context Art Miami, ARCOmadrid, Zona Maco, ArtBo, Art Miami or Art Moscow.

    Detailed Description : In his paintings, Macarrón creates dreamlike scenes and a world of unusual characters that, despite their dramatic appearance and deformity, create a sense tenderness and kindness. With a defined style and language, his painting is fluid, fresh and harmonious as a whole. Influenced by comics, the Spanish painting of the 50s and 60s, the work of Dubuffet, Fraile, Matta or Quirós, Macarrón becomes a reference of the painting of our time.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Rafa Macarrón - Ma

      Ma

    • Rafa Macarrón - En Lo Que Sé...

      En Lo Que Sé...

    • Rafa Macarrón - En La Noche

      En La Noche

    • Rafa Macarrón - Inexpresivos 1

      Inexpresivos 1

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  • Maquiamelo

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  • Camilo Matiz  (+)

    Biography : Camilo Matiz, born in Bogotá Colombia in 1976, is an artist who has successfully explored cinematography, writing, photography and film. Started his career as a photographer in Sweden and developed his film career by producing his own written films. In Colombia he started working with PS Films Productions and RCN Televisión and then he co-founded Colombo Films, an image driven firm specialized in publicity and TV commercials since 2005. Camilo is catalogued as one of the most multifaceted Latinamerican artists. His film “1989” was conceived as an art piece, staring Vincent Gallo, achieved the official selection in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, as closing film for the festival. Though its huge recognition, Matiz chose not to publicly screen or distribute the film. Only 6 prints in 35mm were made and signed by the artist, all of them in hands of collectors. In his continuous exploration of light and reflections, Camilo Matiz latest series “Strokes” place as always the observer in the middle of the artwork, using the surroundings as its canvas. His artistic expressions through film, photography and other media, has been given several awards.

    Exhibition : 2017
    Context Art Miami, Miami
    The Cornell Art Museum, Florida
    Espacio Artnexus, Bogotá
    SEART, Stockholm
    Art Marbella, Marbella
    Absolut Art Bar, Bogotá
    Lightbites, London
    Winter Lights, London
    2016
    SEART, Stockholm
    Electric House, London
    Maddox Arts, London
    Context Art Miami, Miami
    Art Palm Beach, Miami
    2015
    Scope, Miami
    Barcú Art Fair, Bogotá
    No Picnic, Permanent Exhibition, Stockholm
    2014
    Barcú Art Fair, Bogotá
    Galería Christopher Paschall’s XXI, Bogotá
    SEART, Stockholm
    2009
    Cannes Film Festival, Closing Night, Cannes
    Film Festival, Sao Paulo
    2001
    Festival de Cine, Bogotá
    Museo Nacional de la Fotografía de Colombia, Bogotá

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  • Edgar Plans  (+)

    Biography : One of the few things that I can say with 100% certainty is that I was born in Madrid in 1977. If I am asked when I started to paint or indeed why, well that’s something I can’t define so easily. I can say how and where, using pencils and crayons on every wall within reach, outside the house in Majadahonda, on the nursery walls and the pavements. The when is the most difficult, since creativity and the arts were always present and encouraged at home, my earliest memory is the sound of the my father’s typewriter (Juan Jose Plans, 1943-2014). In his office there was a low table with four chairs, and there I would sit drawing with my brothers while my father would write. I never faced any restrictions, only encouragement for my need to draw and paint. In fact when we moved to Gijón in 1985 I was put into a class…not because I wanted to but because my sister wanted to go and “useful” to have us at the same class. However I have never wanted to draw what other people would suggest. I liked to draw comic strips, short stories, not still-lives of bowls of fruit, nor charcoal sketches of plaster-of-paris figures….so I didn’t go much. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I decided to learn more. I don’t know why but I felt I needed to learn more disciplines and techniques. In the studio of José María Ramos I learnt to express what I wanted via painting and drawing. After two years in the workshop I realised that I wanted to not have anyone looking over my shoulder to correct and guide me through my faults, and needed to work alone and find my own ways. I rented a room in an art studio – previously an apartment belonging to Nicanor Piñole, an important asturian artist – and in that attic I began my own path. Currently I have my own studio where I continue to look for my own path, between my faults and truths. I've always liked street art. Urban art. It is an art that I see very free, just like when children create. And I have want

    Artist's Objects:

    • Edgar Plans - Wall Notes

      Wall Notes

    • Edgar Plans - Street Artists

      Street Artists

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  • LUIS EFE VELEZ

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  • Jesus Angel Bordetas  (+)

    Biography : Jesus Angel Bordetas has BA degree at the Valencia University (Spain); Studies at the Oslo Statens Kunstakademi and at the University of Austin, in Texas. He also has participated in workshops with spanish masters like Antonio López, Joan Castejón and Oliver Jhonson and he was part of a residency programs in Salmela Art center in Mäntyharju, Finland and Vybog Russia.

    Exhibition : Among different individual exhibitions in Spain, especially Madrid and Valencia, Bordetas has been part of art fairs like Art Madrid, Art Marbella and now Art Wynwood.

    Detailed Description : His work deals with the transformation of figuration, using the codes of realism in a series of composition close to abstraction in terms of thematic. He stablishes a continuous dialogue between hyperrealism and abstraction. The figure, the focus-blur, the pictorial volumes and the colors are used in order to create –through the composition of the painting - new beings and objects that acquire a new dimension within a metapictoric language.

  • Carlos Edwards

  • Frank Hyder  (+)

    Biography : Frank Hyder has participated in more than 200 group shows and over 100 solo exhibitions throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. Solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museum of Modern Art Caracas, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museum of Modern Art Zulia, Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museum of Modern Art Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Museum CA, La Salle Museum of Art, National Museum of Catholic Art and History and The Noyes Museum. He is one of ten artists whose heroic inflatables formed the “Giants in the City” exhibition in Miami during Art Basel Miami. He also had a six-month exhibition in the Philadelphia Airport. He was among 80 artists selected as part of an exhibit of graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art showcasing 160 years. He recently showed his “Janis Project” at the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and the Art Students League of New York City. He was selected to create a piece in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, was selected to create a ceramic installation in Oxnard, California and was a finalist for the Oregon Department of Transportation building and the Penn Treaty Park I-95 Access Project. He has created numerous murals with the prestigious Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia. He recently created an interactive urban project with the Chicago Loop Authority. Education: BFA – Maryland Institute College of Art, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and MFA – University of Pennsylvania. Collections: Library of Congress, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, La Salle Museum, James Michener Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Museum Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Museum of Contemporary Art Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Major Awards: National Endowment grant in experimental prints, Senior Fulbright Research Grant

    Exhibition : 2018 James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA. 2016 Brandywine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. 2009 usquehanna University Art Museum, Selinsgrove, PA. Noyes Museum, Atlantic City, NJ. 2008 National Museum of Catholic Art & History, New York, NY. 2007 La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA. 2002 Museo de Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela. 2001 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Zulia, “Recuerdo de Mundo”, Maracaibo, Venezuela. The Museum of the University of the Andes, Merida, Venezuela. 1996 Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Coro, Coro, Venezuela. 1995 Museo Universitario, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. Museo Arqueologico La Merced, Cali, Colombia. Museo de Arte de Coro, Coro, Venezuela. Instituto Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru. 1989 The Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA.

    Detailed Description : Museum Collections Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN Brandywine Archives, Philadelphia, PA Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA LaSalle University Museum, Philadelphia, PA Library of Congress, Washington, DC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela Museo de Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela Museo del O’este, Caracas, Venezuela Museo Universitario, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia National Museum of Catholic Art & History, New York, NY Ontario Museum of Art, Toronto, Canada Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Permanent Collection Pennsylvania Convention Center Commission, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

  • Luis Jimenez

  • Ismael Lagares  (+)

    Biography : Ismael Lagares is a Spanish artist born in 1978. Lagares tries to reflect a subjective vision through the expressive character of the media, acquiring a metaphysical meaning and opening the senses of the spectator to the inner world. Between its series, they stand out A media Luz (2006-2007), When the river rings (2009), Paper's ship (2010-2011) and Circus Time (2012-2014).

    Exhibition : After several collective shows, the exhibition “An Imaginary Party”, at the Luis Adelantado Gallery and “Valencia” and “King’s kids”, at the Mustang Art Gallery, have outstand in his career. He has been awarded in numerous contests, both nationally and internationally, like the National Salon of Seville Autumn Prize (2010), the Francisco Zurbarán International 1st Prize and the Fuente de Cantos Price. At present, his work is exhibited at various national and international contemporary art fairs, including ARCO, MACO, ART LIMA and Art Wynwood.

    Detailed Description : Ismael Lagares is a young and new painter in the Spanish scene. Born in Huelva in 1978, his career started in 2006. His work is developed in a large format, expressionist paintings with a very important graffiti influence. Being an experimental methodologist, his work has a colorful, vibrant and fast structure, which is oscillating between abstraction and materialism. Lagares uses collage, including in his painting materials like such as fabrics, paper, etc. His works creates a special impact which relies in the subjectivity that color treatment represents. In his works, there are references of great masters such as Rousseau, Picasso, Bosco or Philip Guston.

  • Martin Mancera

  • Alvaro Perez

    Biography : The standardization of objects after the Industrial Revolution provokes feeling of belonging to traditional social groups, but in the new generations the standardization causes rejection because the subject pursues its authenticity and originality. Thus, products are intervened with characteristics different from their initial production and are "customized”. Álvaro Pérez, an artist trained in the world of industrial design, clearly knows the processes of the sphere of design and incorporates them critically in his work. In formal terms, the extensive knowledge of the materials is crucial to achieve the high quality of these interventions. These interventions or re-elaborations reach their critical climax when using color as an element that questions the initial reading of the object, detonating in this way, a flow of associations.

  • Edvardas Racevičius

  • John Geoffrey


Upside Down - Hugo Carrillo

Hugo Carrillo

Upside Down

220 x 220 cm
Mixed on Clothe
2018

Street Artists - Edgar Plans

Edgar Plans

Street Artists

146 x 114 cm
Mixed on Canvas
2018

Wall Notes - Edgar Plans

Edgar Plans

Wall Notes

120 x 200 cm
Mixed on Canvas
2019

Colorfull Coral -  Vanessa Barragão

Vanessa Barragão

Colorfull Coral

80 x 80 cm
Latch hook, felt and crochet techniques on wool
2018

Inexpresivos 1 - Rafa Macarrón

Rafa Macarrón

Inexpresivos 1

85 x 29.5 x 5 cm
Mixed on Iron
2018

En La Noche - Rafa Macarrón

Rafa Macarrón

En La Noche

140 x 140 cm
Mixed on Canvas
2019

En Lo Que Sé... - Rafa Macarrón

Rafa Macarrón

En Lo Que Sé...

160 x 370 x 20 cm
Mixed on Iron
2019

Ma - Rafa Macarrón

Rafa Macarrón

Ma