Alberto Baraya (b. 1968, Bogotá) lives and works in Bogotá. Baraya studied painting at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1987-1992); and Masters in Aesthetics and Art Theory at Universidade Autónoma y Complutense de Madrid (1995). Since 2001, he has styled himself as a “viajero”, referring to 18th- and 19th-century European travelers who undertook botanical explorations in the name of science and in the service of colonization through the project, “Herbário de plantas artificiais” (Herbarium of Artificial Plants). His work has been included in numerous biennials such as the 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2015); 8th Berlin Biennial, Berlin (2014); 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai (2012); the 11th Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca (2011); the 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice (2009); the 27a São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo (2006); the 1st Medellín Biennial, Medellín (1997); the Biennial of the Caribbean, Santo Domingo (2003); and the 4th Bogotá Biennial, Bogotá (1994). Select solo exhibitions include the Frost Art Museum, Miami (2013); Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis (2011); Museo de Arte Moderna de Bogotá, Bogotá (2003); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2001). Select group exhibitions include Bronx Museum, New York City (2014); the Museum of Latin American Art - MOLAA, Long Beach (2013); Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico DF (2013); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2003); and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2000).
Last updated: 09.05.2019