Felipe Arturo is an architect and artist born in Bogotá in 1979. His practice takes elements from fields in the proximities of urbanism, architecture and art in relation to politics, history, geography and economy. His projects are mainly sculptures, installations and videos departing from concepts like structure, sequence and matter. The work of Arturo is deeply influenced by vernacular architectures and construction techniques that reflect processes of assimilation and resistance to colonial and post-colonial processes.
He has participated in exhibitions such as Nuevos Nombres in Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá (2005); The Happiness of Objects at the Sculpture Center, New York (2007); Mientras sea posible in Casa de America, Madrid (2010); and Beyond the Supersquare (2014) at The Bronx Museum, New York. He also has had solo exhibitions and solo projects at OMR Gallery in Mexico in 2010; Galeria La Central de Bogotá in 2012; Lugar a Dudas, Cali; 43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas in Medellín in 2013; the first International Biennial of Contemporary art; Cartagena de Indias in 2014; Galeria Baginski; and Instituto de Vision (2015). Arturo also has produced specific interventions at Bogota´s Botanical Garden (2004), Museo de Arte Banco de la República (2011), Museo Amparo, Puebla (2010) and CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid (2015).
Felipe Arturo had won artist residencies and travel grants to pursue projects in Mexico City (Fonca-Mincultura, 2007-2008), the rubber route in the Amazon Basin (Jerome Foundation, 2007-2008) or Venice (Fundazione Bevilacqua La Masa-illy SustainArt, 2015).