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Carlos Jacanamijoy - Bio

Background

  • Based: New York, NY
  • Born: Santiago, Department of Putumayo, Colombia, 1964
  • Education: 1986-90 Master in Plastic Arts, National University of Colombia, Bogotá. 1989-90 Philosophy and Literature, La Salle University, Bogotá, Colombia. 1984-85 Fine Arts, Nariño University, Pasto, Colombia. 1983-84 Fine Arts, La Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Public Installations

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2005 Leon Tovar Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2004 El Estado de las Cosas (The State of Things). Casa de América, Madrid, España.
  • 2003 “Pinturas” (Paintings). Fabien Fryns Galleries. Marbella, Spain.
    “Como contar un sueño” (Like telling a dream). Palace of Nations. United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings), Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
    “Una extraña fascinación” (A strange fascination), Galería Mundo, Bogotá, Colombia.
    Monterrey Art Fair, 2nd Showing, Mexico, Galería Mundo, Mexico.
  • 2002 “Pinturas” (Paintings) . Colombian Ministry of Foreign Relations, Colombian Embassy, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings). Livio Abramo Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Brazilian Embassy in Asunción, Paraguay.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings). Museum of the Nation, Lima, Peru.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings). Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings). National Museum of History, La Paz, Bolivia.
    “Pinturas” (Paintings). Santa Cruz Museum, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
    Monterrey Art Fair, Mexico, Galería Mundo.
  • 2001 “Putumayo”. Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Putumayo”. La Tertulia Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Colombia.
  • 2000 “La otra mirada” (The other gaze). Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
  • 1999 “Miradas múltiples (Multiple gazes). Galería el Museo, Bogotá.
    “Caminos de agua” (Paths of water). Great Hall of the People. Beijing, People´s Republic of China.
    “Caminos de agua” (Paths of water). Exhibition Gallery of the Cultural Center, Hong Kong, People´s Republic of China.
  • 1997 “Y de qué color es” (What color is it). Paintings. Galería Garcés Velázquez, Bogotá.
    “Pinturas”. Museum of Modern Art, Pereira, Colombia.
    “Pinturas”. Chamber of Commerce, El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia.
  • 1996 “Kuichi Sacha”. Paintings. Gallery of the Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá.
    “Pinturas”. Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá.
  • 1995 “Pinturas”. Galería Santafé de Bogotá, Planetario Distrital, Bogotá.
    “Entre luz y sombra” (Between light and shade). Paintings. Jenni Vilá Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Cali, Colombia.
  • 1994 “Pinturas”. La Tertulia Museum of Modern Art, Cali, Colombia.
    “Pinturas”. Institute of Culture and Fine Arts. Tunja, Colombia.
    “Tres becas de Colcultura” (Three Colombian Institute of Culture fellowships). Museum of Art, National University of Colombia, Bogotá.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2007 Inaugural Exhibition; Gallery 415, "Colombian Contemporary Painters" Curated by Natalia Vega. San Francisco, USA
  • 2005 Leon Tovar Gallery, Feria Arteamericas, Miami, USA.
  • 2004 Pinturas (Paintings). Palazzo Santa Croce, Instituto Italo Latinoamericano, Roma, Italia.
    Toros Arte y Humor. Galería La Cometa, Bogota, Colombia.
    Bogotá, Cinco sentidos (Bogota, Five Senses). Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia.
    Es tu Museo (It's your Museum). Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Colombia.
    The Spring of Mambo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Miami. USA.
    Homenaje a la Bandera (Homage to the Flag). Senado de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 2003 90´s Desplazamientos. Museo de Arte Moderno Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Artistas Destacados” (Outstanding Artists). Rabinovich Salons. Museum of Modern Art, Medellín, Colombia.
    Navidarte. Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2001 Palm Beach Art Fair, Galería El Museo, Florida, U.S.A.
    “Bandera” (Flag). Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Arborizarte” (Tree Art”). Programa paz en todas artes. (Peace everywhere program). Fundación Corazón Verde, Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2000 Palm Beach Art Fair, Galería El Museo, Florida, U.S.A.
    “Toros Fritos & Gran Picazoo” (Fried Bulls and Great Picazoo). El Centro de Posibilidades and Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1999 “Arte en centímetros” (Art in centimeters). Galería El Museo, Bogotá, Colombia.
    “El Arte en Colombia en el siglo XX”. (20th century Colombian Art). Galería El Museo. Hotel Sofitel Victoria Regia. 5th Anniversary, Bogotá.
    “First Prize Winners. Colombian National Salon of Artists, 1940-1998”.
    Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1998 37th Colombian National Salon of Artists, Bogotá.
  • 1997 Regional Salon of Artists. Central Zone. Estación de la Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Contemporary Colombian Art in the Museum of Modern Art”. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel.
    “Arte al Parque” (Art in the Park). Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Como sellos” (Like Stamps?). Planetario Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1996 36th Colombian National Salon of Artists, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia.
    Pro-Export Colombia. “Art.& ists: An International Holding of Colombian Art Dealers”. Galería La Cometa, New York, U.S.A.
  • 1995 “Pintura fresca, no tocar” (Wet paint, do not touch). Galería Santafé, Planetario Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia.
    “Nuevos nombres: Imagen regional” (New Names: Regional image). Travelling Exhibition. Banco de la República. Colombia.
    22nd National Salon of Young Artists. Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
    7th Regional Salon. Museo Rayo. Roldanillo, Colombia.
    Collective exhibition. Galería Carlos Alberto González, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1994 35th Colombian National Salon of Artists. Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia.
    14th Arturo and Rebeca Rabinovich Salon. Museum of Modern Art, Medellín, Colombia.
    6th Salon of Young Artists, Santafé de Bogotá. Galería Santafé, Planetario Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1993 6th Regional Salon, Zone 5. Banco de la República, Pasto, Colombia.
  • 1990 “Arte joven itinerante” (Travelling exhibition of young artists). Cultural section, Banco de la República, Villavicencio, Colombia.
    7th Icfes Salon of University Art. Galería Santafé, Planetario Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 1987 “Dibujo: cuatro pretextos” (Drawing: four pretexts). Faculty of Arts, National University of Colombia, Bogotá.
  • 1984 5th Fine Arts Show, La Sabana University, Bogotá.
  • 1983 “Natalicio del Libertador” (Anniversary of the Birth of Bolívar). La Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 1999 "Order of Democracy" in the grade of Gentleman Cross. House of Representatives of the Republic of Colombia.
  • 1994 “Colfuturo” scholarship for study abroad
    “Colcultura” (Colombian Institute of Culture) scholarship for individual creation in painting.
  • 1993 Honorable Mention. Regional Salon. Zone 5. Banco de la República, Pasto, Colombia.
  • 1984 Honorable Mention. 5th Fine Arts Show, La Sabana University, Bogotá.

Press

  • "Jacanamijoy, el indígena que metió la selva en el hogar de Ana Botella" (Jacanamijoy, The Native that Placed the Jungle in Ana Botella´s Home)
  • "Hacer del color un sueño" (Making a dream from the color)
    Reforma newspaper, Mexico, D.F., Mexico, September 3, 2003.
  • "Un americano original" (An original American)
    Gatopardo magazine, Bogota, Colombia, September, 2002.
    Lazo Latino magazine, Madrid, Spain, June, 2000.
  • "La otra mirada" (The other look)
  • "El paraíso de Jacanamijoy" (Jacanamijoy´s Paradise)
    El Espectador, Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, January 9, 2000.
  • "Los colores de la fama" (Colors of Fame)
    El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, october 31, 1999.
  • "De la Amazonía a la Ciudad Prohibida" (From the Amazon to the Forbidden City)
    El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, June 9, 1999.
  • "Jacanamijoy se explica" (Jacanamijoy Explains Himself)
    Cambio 16 magazine, Bogota, Colombia, February 16, 1998.
  • "Una luz que sale de adentro" (A Light From Within)
    El Mundo, Medellin, Colombia, Saturday, november 22, 1997.
  • "Los secretos de la tierra" (The Secrets of the Earth)
    Semana magazine, Bogota, Colombia, February 13, 1996.
  • "Jacanamijoy Tisoy: el comedor de curíes" (Jacanamijoy Tisoy: The Guinea Pig-Eater)
    El País newspaper, Cali, Colombia, Sunday, June 12, 1994.
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