Residencies , Paris

Nicolás Paris

Nicolás Paris will be the next artist-in-residence at Kadist Paris and he will present a solo show opening on September 28, 2013. Until then, our exhibition space will be closed.

Nicolás Paris was born in 1977 in Bogotá, Colombia, where he continues to live and work. Paris often draws on pedagogical strategies to incorporate elements of collaboration, dialogue and exchange in his work. In order to develop events and places, which encourage the exchange of reflections, Paris’s work is oriented to mediate for the construction of dialogue environments between the observer, the exhibition space and the institutions. In this manner, he develops projects, which are chronicles and reinterpretations of collective work and its work methods, and that, by the use of visual aids, such re-presentations become basic learning and communication tools which exist thanks to their oral possibilities. As a result, his work consist of projects that define themselves by images and activities that encourage a two-way exchange of reflections, and that, at the same time, evidence the intermediate stages of transformation in operational, representational and metaphorical levels.

Paris has exhibited individually in Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Brazil. Recent group exhibitions include: “Model Kits,” Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Léon, Spain (2010); “A Terrible Beauty is Born”, 11th Lyon Biennial, France (2011); “The Peripatetic School,” the Drawing Room, London, England (2011); and “Illuminations,” 54th Venice Biennial, Italy (2011); “The Ungovernables”, Second New Museum Triennial, New York, USA (2012) and “The Imminence of the Poetics”, 30th São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (2012).

Nicolás Paris’ work “Metaphors of the presence or conversations at the speed of light” (2012) is part of the collection El Sur.