Balam Bartolomé

 

STATEMENT
Law of conservation of Energy states that energy is not created nor destroyed, only transformed. Likewise, my work seeks to understand the relation in between action, reaction, objects, images and the system where they occur.
My work goes around the interpretation of cultural symbols. No matter where we live environment determines our behavior. Thus, identity is a set of behaviors, symbols and objects that characterize a community. I think my work as a connection in between. The result is expressed as sculpture, video, writing, photo and drawings that reflect my temporariness in a specific space. Mexico, for example, develops in between failure and survival. It has built its culture from racial and cultural miscegenation. This “mixed media” condition allows my culture to create multiple combinations. The experiment is allowed even if the result fails. This applies to art, an activity where an unproven hypothesis does not mean the failure of a theory. ....
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BIOGRAFIE

1975geb. in Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico

1996 - 1999Bachelor in Visual Arts, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM

 
AUSSTELLUNGEN

2017participa en la 1ª Bienalsur, en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014Revés, solo exhibition at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City

2011participó en la XV Trienal de Tallin, en Estonia.

2006"Auf Kombi", acapulco , Stephanie Bender - wandergalerie, Düsseldorf

2005"Voraz Fuego Ebrio", Museo de Arte Carrilo Gil, Mexico City
"Exhibidor vs. Anaquel", Celda Contemporánea, Mexico City
"dipmaster 1", Stephanie Bender - wandergalerie, München
"ExiSite", Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City
"Creación en Movimiento generation 2003 - 2004"; Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
"México 70, a decade within a generation, Casa del Lago, Mexico City

2004"El porqué de los pies", Nina Menocal, Mexico City
"Art & Idea presents emerging artists from Mexico“; Raid Projects, L.A.
"Pink is Kink" The Armory Show, Nina Menocal Gallery, N.Y.
"Correo Doméstico, harto__espacio", Montevideo, Uruguay
"XXIV Enuentro Nacional de Arte Joven"; Aguascalientes, Mexico
"MACO méxico arte contemporáneo" Art & Idea Gallery, Mexico City

2003"Balam Bartolomé / Hugo Rey Fortis", LAALvaca, Puebla - Mexico
"La Fraternidad para la promoción y defensa de M. Bondarchuk", Art & Idea Gallery, México City
"Instant City", Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris
"Muestra2", Garash Galería, México City

2002"Crossing" (Videoproject in collaboration with KIDing), Maushabitos, espaço de intervençao cultural, Porto- Portugal
“3rd Tokyo International Miniprint Triennial”, Tama Art University Museum, Tokio
“La Vanguardia Mexicana; BAC! 2002”, Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona
“Última semana de La PanaderÌa”, La Panadería, Mexico City

2001“XXI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven”, Aguascalientes, Mexico
“1a Bienal Tamaulipas”, Centro Cultural Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas Mexico
“Caída Libre / a new generation”, Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City

2000"2nd Concourse La Línea del Arte", Poliforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City
"Smorgasbord", Centro Cultural Citlaltépetl, Mexico City

1998"Balam Bartolomé - Enrique Minjares - Galia Eibenschutz"; La Panadería, Mexico City

1997"XVII Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven", Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

1996"XVI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven", Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
"4th Video Biennia"l, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City

1993"Incisiones sobre la piel del Alma"; Casa de Cultura Azcapotzalco, Mexico City

 
AUSZEICHNUNGEN

2016he was a fellow of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, from New York

2012participó en la 1ª Bienal de Bristol, en el Reino Unido.

2004he was a fellow of the Young Creators Program, from Mexico’s National Fund for Culture & the Arts.

2003 - 2004Jóvenes Creadores Fellowship granted by CONACULTA-FONCA

20002o Concourse La LÌnea del Arte (Honorific Mention)

 
 

Öffentliche und private Sammlungen: Museo Nacional de la Estampa (MUNAE) Fundación Casa Wabi Flora Ars+Natura Artist Pension Trust Luciano Benetton collection Carlos Ashida collection BACO collection

 
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