Camilo Restrepo

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Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles
Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles
Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles
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camilo restrepo, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, colombia, colombian artist, medellin, art brussels, 2016, calarts, los angeles, belgium, abstract, figurative, work on paper
camilo restrepo, steve turner, steve turner la, steve turner los angeles, steve turner contemporary, colombia, colombian artist, medellin, art brussels, 2016, calarts, los angeles, belgium, abstract, figurative, work on paper
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Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles
Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles
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Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Contemporary art, space program
Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Contemporary art, space program

Camilo Restrepo. A Land Reform 17, 2019. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 46 3/4 x 115 3/4 inches (118.7 x 294 cm)

Camilo Restrepo. A Land Reform 17, 2019. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 46 3/4 x 115 3/4 inches (118.7 x 294 cm) (Detail)

Camilo Restrepo. A Land Reform 17, 2019. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 46 3/4 x 115 3/4 inches (118.7 x 294 cm) (Detail)

Camilo Restrepo. El Bloc Del Narco, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Camilo Restrepo. El Bloc Del Narco #14, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, glue, newspaper clippings, staples, plastic bag, paper dust and saliva on paper. 58 x 66 (147.3 x 147.6 cm)

Camilo Restrepo. El Bloc Del Narco #16, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, glue, newspaper clippings, staples, plastic bag, paper dust and saliva on paper. 16 1/2 x 24 (41.9 x 61 cm)

Camilo Restrepo. El Bloc Del Narco, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Tight Rope, Installation view, Steve Turner, September 2015

Tight Rope, Installation view, Steve Turner, September 2015

Tight Rope, Installation view, Steve Turner, September 2015

Camilo Restrepo.
Mera Calentura 2, 2017. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, newspaper clippings, glue, stickers and saliva on paper. 58 x 248 inches (147.3 x 629.9 cm)

Camilo Restrepo. Mera Calentura, Installation view, Steve Turner, November 2017

Bowling for Medellín 3, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, newspaper clippings, glue, stickers and saliva on paper. 58 1/2 x 106 1/2 inches

Bowling for Medellín 3, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, newspaper clippings, glue, stickers and saliva on paper. 58 1/2 x 106 1/2 inches (detail)

A Land Reform 10, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches

A Land Reform 10, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches (detail)

A Land Reform 10, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches (detail)

A Land Reform 9, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches

A Land Reform 9, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches (detail)

A Land Reform 9, 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 70 x 74 1/2 inches (detail)

Tight Rope #10 (Diablo Rojo), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches

Tight Rope #10 (Diablo Rojo), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches (detail)

Tight Rope #11 (Gallina), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches

Tight Rope #11 (Gallina), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches (detail)

Tight Rope #12 (Mogwai), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches

Tight Rope #12 (Mogwai), 2016. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 48 inches (detail)

Tight Rope #1, 2015. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 64 x 48 inches

Tight Rope #6 (El Burro), 2015. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 63 x 47 inches (160 x 119.4 cm)

Tight Rope #5 (Black Shadow), 2015. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape and saliva on paper. 64 x 48 inches (162.6 x 122 cm)

Bowling for Medellín 1, 2014. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, newspaper clippings, glue, stickers and saliva on paper. 72 x 240 inches

Bowling for Medellín 1, 2014. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 72 x 240 inches (detail)

Bowling for Medellín 1, 2014. Ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, stickers, newspaper clippings, glue and saliva on paper. 72 x 240 inches (detail)

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Camilo Restrepo (born 1973, Medellín, Colombia), earned an MFA from CalArts (2013) and a masters degree in aesthetics from the National University of Colombia (2008). He has had solo or two-person exhibitions at Sala de Arte Suramericana, Medellín (2019), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019), and the Lux Art Institute, San Diego (2016). Group exhibitions include Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá (2019), Museo de Arte de Pereira, Pereira (2019), Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá (2019), Another Space, New York (2018), and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2018). Restrepo was a recipient of the Fulbright Grant and was nominated for the Premio Luis Caballero, the most important prize in Colombia for artists over 35.


Born 1973, Medellín
Lives and works in Medellín

Education
2013
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

2008
MA in Aesthetics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2020
Future Fair (with Steve Turner), New York (upcoming)
Alias II, Casa Hay Festival, Cartagena

2019
Alias, Sala de Arte Suramericana, Medellín
El Bloc del Narco, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Mera Calentura, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Artissima, Torino (with Steve Turner), Torino

2016
ARTBO (with Steve Turner), Bogotá
Artist-in-Residence, Lux Art Institute, San Diego
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner)

2015
Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2015
Tight Rope, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
ARCO Madrid (with Steve Turner)

2014
El Sueño De La Razón Produce Monstruos, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2013
This is a Wound, Not Just The Drawing of a Hole, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)

2011
Figuritas en el Suelo, Premio Luis Caballero, Galería Santa Fe, Bogotá

2010
Recent works, Galería de La Oficina, Medellín
Small figures on the ground, Casa Tres Patios, Medellín

2009
This is a pipe, LA Galería, Bogotá

Selected Group Shows

2020
EXPO Chicago (with Steve Turner) (upcoming)

2019
El Revés de la Trama. 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas. Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá
Una línea de polvo. Museo de Arte de Pereira, Pereira
En Fuga: Re-Vistas, Videos y Narco Archivos. Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá

2018
Comfortably Numb: A Critical Investigation into the Cultural Impact of Drugs and Narcotics, Another Space, New York
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Inside Out, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Medellín, une histoire colombienne, Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse

2016
CODE Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Seattle Art Fair (with Steve Turner)

2015
Historias Locales / Practicas Globales, MDE15, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín
A Sense of Place, Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami
EXPO Chicago (with Steve Turner)
Space Program, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Una Linea de Povolo, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador
ARTBO (with Steve Turner), Bogota
Pinta London (with Steve Turner Contemporary)
Zona Maco (with Steve Turner Contemporary), Mexico City

2013
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Subrepticio, Historias Encubiertas, Galería Banasta, Medellín
Gloria/Dinero, Galería de la Oficina, Medellín
Uma linha de pó, Barracao Maravilha Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro
La gente en la colección del Museo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Medellín

2012
Poetas en tiempos de escasez. El parqueadero Banco de la República, Bogotá

2011
Más allá de la Crisis, 6a Ventosul, Bienal de Curitiva, Museo Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil
Salón BBVA – Nuevos Nombres Banco de la Repúlbica, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá

2010
42 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Museo Antropológico Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla
Premio Bienal de Artes Plásticas y Visuales Bogotá 2010, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá
Casa Tres Patios – No Soul for Sale, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London

Awards and Distinctions

2013
Fulbright Grant, United States

2012
XXII Salón Colombiano de Fotografía, Sala de Arte Suramericana de Seguros, Medellín

Bibliography

2019
Fajardo, Santiago Rueda. “Plata y Plomo. Una Historia de Arte y Drogas (i)licitas en Colombia,” Editorial Critica

2018
Fajardo, Santiago Rueda. “Post Scriptum: Una Linea de Polvo. Arte y Drogas en América Latina,” {con}Tension Editorial, May 11

2017
Eytan, Declan. “The Next Big Thing in Miami’s Contemporary Art Scene? Look No Further Than Turin,” Forbes, December 6
Lesser, Casey. “Why You’re Seeing So Many More Works on Paper at Art Fairs,” Artsy, November 1
Hanson, Sarah P. “New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio Foundation sale,” The Art Newspaper, July 20

2016
Amirsadeghi, Hossein. Petitgas, Catherine. Contemporary Art Colombia. TransGlobe Publishing, p. 242-245

2015
Maloney, Darby. “The L.A. Art Scene: Mega-galleries and Narco Art,” The Frame, KPCC, September 25
Miranda, Carolina A. “Art born of the drug wars: Camilo Restrepo on ‘narco bananas’ and pen-on-paper violence,” Los Angeles Times, September 23

2014
Black, Ezrha Jean. “Pacific Standard Surreal – A wish list,” Artillery, May 8

2013
Cembalest, Robin. “Artwork on Violence in Colombia Too Dangerous for Art Fair in Miami,” ARTnews, December 4
Samuels, A.J. “When Art Gets Violent,” Artfetch, September

Camilo Restrepo

El Bloc Del Narco

February 23 – March 23, 2019

Inside Out

Samantha Bittman, Mariel Capanna, Nick Doyle, Hannah Epstein, Lucy Fradkin, Dahn Gim, Ben Jackel, G.T. Pellizzi and Camilo Restrepo

September 8 – October 20, 2018

BioPix

Laylah Ali, Nicanor Aráoz, Diedrick Brackens, Marcin Dudek, Hannah Epstein, Cristián Fernández Ocampo, Ann Hirsch, Erdal Inci, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese, Thomas Lawson, Carlos Martiel, Jerry B. Martin, Claire Milbrath, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Julian Rogers and Yung Jake

February 17 – March 24, 2018

Camilo Restrepo

Mera Calentura

November 11 – December 16, 2017

Camilo Restrepo

Tight Rope

September 12 – October 8, 2015

Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles

Camilo Restrepo

El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos

May 3 – May  31, 2014

Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellin

Camilo Restrepo

THIS IS A WOUND, NOT JUST THE DRAWING OF A HOLE

August 17 – September 21, 2013

Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, This is a Wound, Not Just the Drawing of a Hole, Colombia contemporary art, Medellin, Los Angeles, Camilo Restrepo artist

Camilo Restrepo

Alias

Camilo Restrepo book release

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In the South American Art Hall

October 20, 2019
Laura Camila Arévalo Domínguez
“On the custom of being dead in Medellín”

Camilo Restrepo

Forbes

December 6, 2017
Declan Eytan
“The Next Big Thing in Miami’s Contemporary Art Scene? Look No Further Than Turin”

Camilo Restrepo

Artsy

November 1, 2017
Casey Lesser
“Why You’re Seeing So Many More Works on Paper at Art Fairs”

Camilo Restrepo

The Art Newspaper

“New commissions by nine artists for DiCaprio Foundation sale”

Camilo Restrepo

Blouin Art Info

October, 2016
Scott Indrisek
“What To See, And Buy, At ArtBo”

Camilo Restrepo

Los Angeles Times

September 23, 2015
Carolina A. Miranda
“Art born of the drug wars: Camilo Restrepo on ‘narco bananas’ and pen-on-paper violence”

Camilo Restrepo

Television Española, Arco Madrid

February, 2015
Television Española
Camilo Restrepo interviewed on national television in Spain during ARCO Madrid

Camilo Restrepo

Huffington Post

May 28, 2014
Priscilla Frank
“Surreal Paintings Reveal The Violent Absurdities Of The Colombia Drug Trade”

Camilo Restrepo

Artillery

May 8, 2014
Ezrha Jean Black
“Pacific Standard Surreal – A wish list”

Camilo Restrepo

ARTnews

December 4, 2013
Robin Cembalest
“Artwork on Violence in Colombia Too Dangerous for Art Fair in Miami”

Camilo Restrepo

ARTFETCH

September, 2013
A.J. Samuels
“When Art Gets Violent”

UNTITLED

Laylah Ali, Samantha Bittman, Mariel Capanna, Nick Doyle, Hannah Epstein, Lucy Fradkin, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Paige Jiyoung Moon and Camilo Restrepo

December 5 – 9, 2018

UNTITLED

UNTITLED, Miami Beach

December 6-10, 2017

Artissima

Camilo Restrepo

November 3 – 5, 2017

ArtBO, Bogotá

Camilo Restrepo

October 26 – 30, 2016
Booth C28

Art Bo, Feria Art Bo, Bogota art, Art Bogota, Art fair, El espectador, calendar, narco, narco art, Camilo Restrepo, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Medellín, Colombia, Colombian artist, Tight Rope, pastel on paper, contemporary colombian artist, contemporary art Colombia, contemporary art gallery los angeles

CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen

Jonas Lund, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak & Yung Jake

August 26 – 28, 2016

Code Art Fair, Code, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Art Fair, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Michael Staniak, Rafaël Rozendaal, Yung Jake, Camilo Restrepo, Jonas Lund, Net art, Post-Internet art, contemporary art,

Seattle Art Fair

Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak, Yung Jake

August 4 – 7, 2016

Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Art, Seattle, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Steve Turner Los Angeles, Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles, Camilo Restrepo, Yung Jake, Michael Staniak, Pablo Rasgado, Rafael Rozendaal, Rafaël Rozendaal, Medellín art, Melbourne art, Mexico City art, Amsterdam art, Soylent, Abstract Browsing, Unfolded Architecture, Post-Internet, Net art

Art Brussels

Camilo Restrepo & Yung Jake

April 22 – 24, 2016
Booth C21

EXPO CHICAGO

Pablo Rasgado | Camilo Restrepo | Michael Staniak

September 17–20, 2015

ARTBO

Restrepo / Lund / Rasgado / Rozendaal / Staniak

October 24 – 27, 2014

artbo, steve turner, bogota, los angeles, camilo restrepo, colombian artist, michael staniak, rafaël rozendaal, jonas lund, pablo rasgado, mexico, latin american art, contemporary art

Pinta London

Martiel / Rasgado / Restrepo

June 12 – 15, 2014

Camilo Restrepo, Pablo Rasgado, Carlos Martiel, Steve Turner, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, Pinta London, Pinta, London, Latin American Art, contemporary art

Zona Maco, Mexico City

Anwander / Cortright / Rasgado / Restrepo / Staniak / Torres-Alzaga / Orlaineta

February 5 – 9, 2014

Zona Maco, Mexico City, Steve Turner Contemporary

UNTITLED, MIAMI BEACH

Cortright / Rasgado / Restrepo / Staniak

December 2 – 8, 2013