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Omar Barquet

Origin: Chetumal, Mexico
Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico.
Galleries: Dot Fifty One Gallery, Arróniz Arte , & Christinger De Mayo Gallery



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Born in 1979 in Mexico, he holds a degree in Fine Arts from “La Esmeralda”, the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico), the Museum Carillo Gil & Bancomer Arte Actual Grant, a 2009 artist-in-residency awarded at CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in 2014 he was selected for the XV Tamayo Museum’s Painting Biennial. During his career Banquet established the Second Floor Art Collective and currently acts as the Project Coordinator for Re Cover, a Mexico City music and art festival. His work has been shown in national and international museums and galleries including shows at the Mandragoras Art Space, New York; the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; and the Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Christinger De Mayo Gallery, Zúrich and others.

In my recent work, I have developed a method of research which proposes various possibilities of perception and interaction between space, time, landscape, sound and memory. These concepts serve as a flexible base where they articulate different projects that allow me to explore diverse processes and means of representation. I want to make visible these interests in the outcome of the work and gradually adjust, the various creative links. This generates dynamical collaborations.



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