Juan Manuel Echavarría

Juan Manuel Echavarría’s disturbingly beautiful photographs and videos address the consequences of the ongoing drug wars in Colombia. Born in Medellín, Colombia, Juan Manuel Echavarría lives and works in Bogotá and New York. His work has been exhibited extensively through Latin America, Europe and the United States. Selected exhibitions include: Requiem NN, The War We Have Not Seen, and Silencios, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota (2015); silencios, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, NY; Requiem NN, Museum of Modern Art, NY; El barrio tiene voz, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia; Colombian Nocturnes: Contemporary photographs, PHOTOQUAI 2013, Musee du quai Branly, Paris (2013); 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; La "O", Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Juan Manuel Echavarría. Videos, 1999-2004, Bocas de Ceniza, Bandeja de Bolivar, Guerra y Pa, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico DF, Mexico; The War We Have Not Seen: A Historical Memorial Project, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL; The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past and Present, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Queens Museum of Art, NY (2012); For Love Not Money, 15th Tallinn Print Triennial Requiem NN, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia  (2011); Fast forward 2: The Power of Motion, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010); Death and the River, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, NY (2008); The Disappeared, El Museo del Barrio, NY; Mouths of Ash, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM (2007); Bocas de Ceniza, Guerra y Pa and Bandeja de Bolivar, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2006); Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, NY; La Trama e l’Ordito, Venice Biennale, Latin American Pavilion, Italy (2005).

Press

Le Monde | June 30, 2017
The New Yorker | 2014
Director Talk | October 10, 2013
La Guerra Que No Hemos Visto | 2013
Film Journal International | October 9, 2013
EL DIARIO | October 5, 2013
EL TIEMPO | October 8, 2013
The New York Times | October 7, 2013
Cinespect | October 7, 2013
The Seattle Times | March 21, 2013
El Espectador | March 18, 2013
arte al dia | December 2011
La "O" | 2011

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