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Fernando Arias (b. 1963 in Armenia, Colombia)
Lives and works between Choco and Bogotá, Colombia.


Through video, photography, installation and actions he explores the human condition. Recurring themes include social and environmental issues, conflict, politics, sexuality and religion. In addition to his personal practice, Arias involves other artists and professionals on projects through his Foundation Más Arte Más Acción. Here, Arias devises interdisciplinary projects to explore challenging social and environmental issues. The foundation generates critical thinking through cultural exchanges. In 1994, Arias received the National Art Prize in Colombia and since then his work has regularly been exhibited internationally. In 1999, he represented Colombia at the 48th Venice Biennial.

Selected exhibitions

Nada que cesa, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá (COL), 2020

Curator: Eugenio Viola

El país de los demás, NC Arte, Bogotá (COL), 2012

MDE 15, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin (COL), 2015

Cantos Cuentos Colombianos, Daros Latinamerica, Zurich (CH), 2005

8th Havana Biennial, Havana (CU), 2003

48th Venice Biennial, Representing Colombia, Venice (IT), 1998

Works at public collections

National Museum of Colombia (COL)

Daros Latinamerica (CH)

Victoria and Albert Museum (ENG)

Museum of Modern Art Bogotá (COL)

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (USA)

Banco de la Republica (COL)

Essex University (ENG)

Exhibitions at FORO.SPACE

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