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Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Colombia 1977

Painting, Drawing

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Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Male
Colombia
1977
December 14, 2015
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Gonzalo Fuenmayor is a Colombian artist, known for using bananas as a symbol for cultural relation. He was born in 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Art by Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor - Tropical Elegance, 2015 - detail
Gonzalo Fuenmayor – Tropical Elegance, 2015 – detail

Gonzalo Fuenmayor received his Bachelor of Fine Art from School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, in 2000, with Major in Fine Art and Minor in Art Education, and his Masters in Fine Art from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2004, from which he also earned the prestigious Traveling Fellowship. Leticia, Colombian city in the heart of the Amazon was chosen as a destination. Its enticement and excitement is going to be perfect for Fuenmayor to continue to examine the notions of the exotic and collision of cultures.

Art by Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor - Origin, 2012
Gonzalo Fuenmayor – Origin, 2012

Fuenmayor expresses himself in several ways, he draws, he paints and he is taking photographs. His mastery of charcoal drawing technique extents to the point where it’s almost impossible to differentiate black and white photographs from his work. What has marked Fuenmayor’s carrier are bananas. The idea came from wanting to make himself and his work more exotic, while he was in Boston. Since then, this fruit has found its place in many of his artworks. He maybe is famous for the use of bananas, but what really catches the eye is the conflict between his Latino roots and the Europe heritage he has been exposed to. Fuenmayor excels in portraying the clash of cultures, creating magical realism.

Photography by Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor - The Charms of Violence #1, 2013 - The Charms of Violence #2, 2013 - The Charms of Violence #3, 2013
Gonzalo Fuenmayor – The Charms of Violence #1, 2013 / The Charms of Violence #2, 2013 / The Charms of Violence #3, 2013

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Gonzalo Fuenmayor lives and works in Miami.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Gonzalo FuenmayorDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2016Gonzalo FuenmayorGaleria El Museo, Bogota, ColombiaSolo
2015Gonzalo FuenmayorMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston , MASolo
2015Lenguajes de PapelGaleria El Museo, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2014Pinta Art FairDot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2013They Say I Came Back AmericanizedDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Bidimensional SalonGilberto Alzate Avendano Foundation, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2013ParC Fair, Individual ProjectMuseum of Contemporary Art, Lima, PeruGroup
2013Utopia of IllusionsNube Gallery, Santa Cruz, BoliviaGroup
2012Caribbean Crossroads of the WorldQueens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows, NYGroup
2012leitmotivDot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2012About ChangeThe World Bank, Washington, D.C.Group
2012Arte BADot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2011BLACK AND WHITEDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Florida Contemporary: Paintings, Photography and Sculpture ExhibitionNaples Museum, FLGroup
2011All Media Juried BiennialArt and Culture Center of Hollywood, FLGroup
2011Arte BADot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2011AccumulationsArt Solar Gallery, East Hampton, NYGroup
20112011 All Media Juried BiennialArt and Culture Center of Hollywood, FLGroup
2011Arte BADot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2010SplendorGaleria Mundo, Bogota, ColombiaSolo
201010 x 10 + 1Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibague, ColombiaGroup
2010Arte BADot Fifty One Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2010Thank You For Thinking Of MeParque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2009PornoramaDot Fifty One Gallery Project Room, Miami, FL, USASolo
2009Hacer del Cuerpo13 Salon Nacional de Artistas – Zona Caribe, Cartagena, ColombiaGroup
2009IV Salon BidimensionalGilberto Alzate Avendano Foundation, Bogota, Colombia Group
2009ArtBo 2009Pabellon Artecamara, Corferias, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2009ArtBo 2009Galeria MUNDO, Corferias, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2009Encuentro “Instituto Hemisferico”Hemispheric Institute-NYU, Universidad Nacional, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2009II Concurso Arte Joven ColsanitasGaleria La Cometa, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2009Economies of ScaleMiller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, USAGroup
2008V International Biennial of Standards - 8th EditionCentro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, MexicoGroup
2008Premios MolaaMuseum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CAGroup
2008ARTBO 2008Galeria MUNDO, Corferias, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2008LaberintosGaleria MUNDO, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2008Conexion Colombia AuctionGaleria La Cometa, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2008Colombia Coloring BookLMAK projects, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2008Sintonizar 2008Entrearte Gallery, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2008ArteamericasSolar Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2008Alchemy; Collage, Photomontage & Assemblage516 Arts, Albuquerque, NMGroup
2008The Dynamics of BelongingG-A-S-P Projects, Brookline, MAGroup
2007Word of MouthBridge Art Fair, The Catalina Hotel, Miami, FLGroup
2007The 20th Drawing Show,Drawing the Line – Magdalena Campos PonsThe Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MAGroup
2007Brave New WorldSolar Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USAGroup
2007Arte JovenGaleria MUNDO, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2007VI Salon de Dibujo de Santo DomingoMuseum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicGroup
2007Premio BoteroClaustro de la Ensenanza, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2007Cover UpKOP Foundation, Breda, NetherlandsGroup
2007Papel XIIIGaleria Blasini, Caracas, VenezuelaGroup
2006Imaginary DisplacementsGaleria Pluma, Bogota, ColombiaSolo
2006Imagen RegionalBanco de la Republica, Valledupar, ColombiaGroup
2006ARTBOGaleria Jenny Vila - Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2006Size Matters, Jury ShowThe Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA, USAGroup
2006Under the FortThe Rhys Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2005USA IMAGEN MULTIPLEGaleria France, Alianza Francesa, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2005XIII Concurso Nacional de Pintura BBVACasa de Moneda, Banco de la Republica, Bogota, ColombiaGroup
2005III Juried ShowGaleria Galou, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2004Silencios MadurosGaleria Pluma, Bogota, ColombiaSolo
2004BalletThe Artist Foundation, Boston, USASolo
2004Sexy SustenanceImming Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MAGroup
2004SLIP, Thesis ExhibitionAidekman Arts Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, USAGroup
2004Student Annual ExhibitionSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USAGroup
2003The Aftertaste of NothingnessColombian Center Gallery, New York, USASolo
2003Calores MansosGaleria La Pared, Bogota, ColombiaSolo
2003ExploracionesMinisterio de Cultura, Monteria, ColombiaGroup
2003Student Annual ExhibitionSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USAGroup
2003Memorias de ApoloColombian Center Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2001Trabalenguas para TartamudosGaleria France, Barranquilla, ColombiaSolo
2001Procesos XIAmira de la Rosa, Banco de la Republica, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2001Vanguardia Francesa y Pintores de BarranquillaGaleria France, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2001International Works on PaperSOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2000Lineas TacitasMuseo Institucional, Barranquilla, ColombiaSolo
2000Concurso Alejandro ObregonBiblioteca Departamental, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup
2000Painting the LineEast Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USAGroup
2000Nuevos Artistas CostenosCamara de Comercio, Barranquilla, ColombiaGroup