Alejandro Ospina was born in 1970 in Bogota, Columbia. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, the New York Studio School and Duke University in the United States. Now he lives and works in London.
He tries to work in ways that reflect continuous changes in attention at a rate and method that would have seemed absurd before the arrival of the Internet, simulating what happens in our minds when we jump from image to image accumulating and merging layers of visual information. He wants the work to reflect how the Internet has mutated the way we look at sets of images or contemplate a stream of information. Ospina’s work uses architectures of painting as a way of negotiating contemporary problems of image-making and artistic production in a networked world of complex relationships, inconsistent representations, and of technologies that have produced a flow of information at a magnitude and rate that is literally super-human.
He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including the Saatchi Gallery, London; Bloomberg Space, London; Paradise Row, London; Witzenhausen Gallery, New York; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, the Centro Cultural Salamanca and the Centro Colombo-Americano, Bogotá. Ospina has completed a residency at Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic, participated in an exchange program at the Parsons School of Design, Paris and undertaken a studio residency at the Departure Foundation, London.
1970, Bogota, Columbia
Lives and works in London
2002 Slade School of Fine Art. University College London. England-MFAA
2000 New York Studio School. NY-Certificate Program
1994 Duke University, Durham, NC, USA-Double Major Degree in Electrical Engineering/Fine Arts
1988 Parsons in Paris. Parsons School of Design. Paris, France. Exchange Program.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 Megalopolis. IMT Gallery, London
2012 Algoritmos. Centro Cultural Colombo-Americano curated by Carlos Blanco, Bogotá,Colombia
2010 Fotolog, IMT Gallery, London
2008 Blog, Christopher Paschall XX21, Bogotá, Colombia
2007 Ventana, Cultural Center University of Salamanca, Bogotá, Colombia
1997 Diners Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
1993 5 Actitudes, Galería Arteria/Jenni Vila, Cali, Colombia
1991 Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá, Colombia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Art Lima, Gallery Nosco, Lima, Peru.
SP-Arte, Gallery Nosco, Sao Paulo
Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London March 3-June 3
2014 ArtRio 2014, Gallery Nosco / Frameless, Rio de Janeiro
De-Pict – Gallery Nosco London
2013 Creekside Open selected by Ceri Hand, London
Matter 2013. Departure Foundation, London
2012 Transient Façades. Wells Gallery, London College of Communication
愛情で世界中を燃えあがらせてやるぜ。やりまくるぞ (There is Much Love in theWorld so Lets go Fuck Ourselves). Angus-Hughes Gallery curated by Mark Jackson, London
System of Objects. Departure Foundation, London.
Swarms of Black Flies Make the Roses Purple. IMT Gallery, London
Royal Academy Summer Show invited by Tess Jaray, London
2011 Bitacora’s Book. Performance with Eva Recacha. Bloomberg SPACE. London.
Colombia Underground. Hardcore Art Gallery. Miami, US
The Shape of Things. Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Contemporary Colombia. Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, US
Intercambios. Christopher Paschall XX21, Bogotá, Colombia
CIRCA. Christopher Paschall XX21, Puerto Rico
2009 La Muerte Esta Viva. Galería Mundo, Bogotá, Colombia
ArtBo, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Entrearte Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
2008 ArtBo, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Entrearte Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
2007 Dyonisian Duty, Mezkalito Gallery, London
Creekside Open, selected by Victoria Miro, APT Gallery, London
2006 Group Show, Paradise Row Gallery, London
2005 Nuevos Nombres/Lugar No Lugar, Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia
2004 Trackers, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, London
Beguiled, dance collaboration with Solas dance co, The Place Theatre, London
2002 Slade Degree, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2001 Painting in the Park, Woburn Square Gallery, London
Hang the Curator, Center Space Gallery, London
1996 5 Caras, Gallery Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic
1995 Artists in Residence, Gallery Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic