Fernando Arias

Armenia (1963)


Exhibitions at FORO.SPACE


Artist Fernando Arias works between Bogotá and the remote Colombian pacific coast of Chocó. 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 (More Art More Action). 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 48º Venice Biennial.