Artist: Bernardo Ortiz

Solo show curated by Victoria Noorthoorn
May 14, 2016 – October 9, 2016
MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The work of Bernardo Ortiz (Bogota, 1972) explores the territories of drawing, writing and typography, and crosses the delicate boundary between the work of art that is created by writing and the drawing that is part of a larger narrative: the daily practice of an artist.

For this exhibition at MAMBA, Ortiz produced an architectural structure specially for the occasion, in order to enable the development of works and drawings. The visitor will go through the installation discovering the poetic operations of an artist obsessively dedicated to making possible new links between text and image, leaving aside all grandiloquence to emphasize the importance of small daily artistic gestures and its potential for transformation.