Uribe, Juan Camilo (1941–2005)

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Uribe, Juan Camilo (1941–2005)

Juan Camilo Uribe (b. 20 February 1941; d. 2005), Colombian artist. Born in Medellín, Uribe is known for his conceptualist and experimental work, which uses popular, religious, and historical icons from Colombian culture. He has participated in group shows since 1968. In 1972 he won first prize at the National Independent Salon, and first prize at the Third Salon of Young Artists in Bogotá, where he had his first solo exhibit three years later at the Galería Oficina. He went to Paris on a grant from the Colombian government in 1977, the same year he represented Colombia at the São Paulo Biennial. His work was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas and at the Primera Bienal del Grabado de América in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Uribe's installation Arte Telescopio (1979) featured numerous individual slide viewers hanging from the ceiling throughout the room, documenting bits of his personal life, his exhibits, his friends, and his work. He participated in a traveling exhibition of Latin American art that visited London, Stockholm, and Madrid in 1989. In 1992, his work was shown at the Photo Fest in Houston. He died in Medellín.

See alsoArt: The Twentieth Century .


Eduardo Serrano, Cien años de arte colombiano, 1886–1986 (1986).

Additional Bibliography

Herzog, Hans-Michael, and Ospina Nadin. Cantos cuentos colombianos: Arte colombiano contemporáneo. Zurich: Diarios Latinoamérica, 2004.

Jaramillo, Carmen Maria. Otras miradas. Bogotá: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, 2005.

                                    BÉlgica RodrÍguez