Nicolás Paris

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    Nicolas Paris, Hurry Slowly 2007-ongoing 19 drawings, mixed media on paper, and found objects Overall display dimensions 40.5 x 610.5 x 33cm Courtesy Coleccion Maraloto, Bogotá Photo: Dave Morgan

Nicolás Paris (b. 1977, Bogota D.C., Colombia) lives and work in Bogota, Colombia. This drawing is based on the graphic score of British experimental composer of the 1960s Cornelius Cardew, who was the subject of a Drawing Room exhibition in 2009.  Paris adds: “We have often told that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I would like to say that the most effective distance between two human beings is an imaginary line”. Selected solo exhibitions include: Interaction Method Random Order, LABOR, México (2010); Classroom, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Medellín, Colombia (2009); Resistance Exercises,  Zona Maco Sur, México (2009); As Simple as a Line or a Circle (with Ignacio Uriarte), LABORATORY 987, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, León (2008); and Twofold, Public Library ¨El Tintal¨ Manuel Zapata Olivella,  Bogotá (2008). Selected group exhibitions include: Illuminations, 54th Venice Biennale. Venice (2011); Parapatetic School, Drawing room, London (2011); Fat Chance to Dream, MaisterraValbuena Gallery, Madrid (2011); The Draughstman's Contract, Carlos Garaicoa Open Stuido 5.0, Madrid (2011); Tentative D'Expansion d'un lie Parisien, Mor Charpentier Gallery, Paris (2010); Vanishing Points, POssible Architectures, Ibero-american Biennial of Architecture, Medellín, Colombia (2010); Model Kits, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, León (2010);  Meeting Areas, Ignacio Liprandi Gallery, Buenos Aires (2010); Grito e Escuta: 7th Biennial of Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2009); Asymmetries and Convergences, Vermelho Gallery; Sao Paulo (2009);  Sentimental Piracy, La Residencia, Bogotá (2009); The Fold, El Nogal Gallery, Bogotá (2009); Urgent Cali: 41 Salon Nacional de Artistas, Cali, Colombia (2008); One Plus One, Crowd, Doméstico, Madrid (2008); Edges and Ends, Casa del Encuentro, Museum of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia (2008); and IMAGIN+A, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín MAMM. Medellín, Colombia (2008). Paris has work in many public collections, including: JUMEX Collection. Mexico City; MUSAC. León; MAMM. Medellín; and BBVA Collection. Bogotá.

Last updated: 30.04.2015

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