Changes in historical, economic, political & moral realms
Iván Argote lives and works in Paris. His work deals with the way that men associate with the many changes in historical, economic, political and moral realms. He explores the city as a space of transformation with interventions and performances in public areas formated into videos and/or photos. With this, he aims to question the role of subjectivity by involving the body, emotions in the construction of his thinking, and developes methods to generate reflexion about the way one constructs certainty in relation with politics and history.
Photo credit: Amit Israeli
A Look Inside:
Born │ Colombia, 1983
Education │ Master of Fine Arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts, Paris, 2008), Specialization in New Medias (Cinema and TV School, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2005), Specilization in Photography (Graphic Design School, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2005), Graphic Design (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2004)
Awards │ Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO (2015), Prize Audi Talents Awards 2013 (Paris, France, 2013), SAM Prize for Contemporary Art (Paris, France, 2011), Prize "Mals", Mulhouse Biennial (France, 2010), First prize, Intervenciones TV 2008, Fundación Rodríguez (Vitoria Gateiz, Spain, 2008), First Prize, Salón Nacional de Arte Joven (Bogota, Colombia, 2005)
Selected Exhibitions │ Palais de Tokyo (France), Galerie Perrotin (France), OLM Space (Switzerland), 30th Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil), Socrates Sculpture Park New York (U.S.A.), CA2M (Spain)