Stoneware, rayon, glass appliques.
4” x 6” x 6”
Andrés Monzón is a visual artist and Founding Director of the Campos de Gutiérrez Foundation. His work explores the negotiations that surround the construction and preservation of memory and cultural identity. His artistic practice is informed by iconography and traditions that have been particularly representative of Latin American popular culture.
In Colombia, his artwork has been exhibited in major events such the III International Bucaramanga Biennial and the Medellin International Art Encounter MDE15. He has also shown in diverse galleries and cultural centers throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, such as the Yongsan Cultural Center (Seoul), Centrum Voor Fotografie (Amsterdam), Capacete (Rio de Janeiro), and the Fisher Press Gallery (Santa Fe, NM).
Among his awards are the Prince Claus Fund Travel Grant (2013), the Secretary of Culture of Medellin Art and Culture Incentive Awards (2014), and Museum of the North of Santander Residency Award (2016).
As Director of Campos de Gutiérrez, he develops strategies that implement ceramics as a method for learning (Maati Ceramics Program) and coordinates a residency program that allow international artists to reside, work and exhibit in the city of Medellin.