artist
Iván Argote
birth
Bogotá, Colombia, 1983
last update
16-04-2024
Ivan Argote studied Graphic Design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and worked as assistant director at Colombo Films in Bogotá, before settling in Paris, the city where he currently lives and works. His childhood experiences, in a family context of militants involved in the country's armed conflicts, explain his artistic stance in support of human rights and social justice. In his films, sculptures, installations and theatrical interventions, Argote uses humour, emotions and tenderness to challenge the political ideologies of power through critical readings of the dominant historical narratives. While in his interventions in monuments and large-scale installations he proposes new symbolic uses of the public space, in other works he focuses on our relationship with power, institutions and belief systems.  Since 2011, Argote has had solo exhibitions in spaces such as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Street Arts Center, Los Angeles (2013), A Space Called Public, Munich (2013), High Line, New York (2016), Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2017), Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá (2017), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2018) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2019), among others. His works are included in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris; Banco de la República, Bogotá; and MACBA, Barcelona.
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