Omar Barquet’s (1979, Mexico) works predominantly refers to space, time, landscape, sound, nature and memory investigating emotional and internal human chaos within. The particularity of his work stems from his ability to understand the nature of space in a technical, analytical way which relates movement and repetition, visibility and invisibility. Barquet modifies his source of inspirations in his words “in a way of ‘collage’ for the purpose of giving the projects a synthetic language” thereby bringing an interdisciplinary aspect to it, using a "symphony" as a system to organize all his projects and collaborations.
Omar Barquet holds a degree in Fine Arts from “La Esmeralda”, the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico) and the MACG - Bancomer Arte Actual Grant in 2009. He has participated in various artist-in- residencies, including CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro and Casa Tomada in São Paulo, both in Brazil; also in MAAS, NYC; Fountainhead, Miami; Tupac, Lima; Vestfossen in Norway, and Kiosko in Bolivia, among others. His works were selected for the XV and XVI Tamayo Museum’s Painting Biennial, Mexico. He has had solo shows at the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; the Kunsthalle, São Paulo; the Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zurich, amongst others. In 2018 Omar Barquet started his first international public art project, a 7,500 sqft mural entitled “Oiseaux Exotiques”, commissioned by Related Group for the Paraiso Bayviews complex, Midtown Miami. During his career Barquet established the Second Floor Art Collective with Jose Luis Landét, Agustín González and Moris. He also founded Grama Ruina, a trio for sound experimentation with composer Fernando Soberanes and musician Javier Loyola. His works are part of the following collections: The Jumex Collection, FEMSA Collection, ESPAC Collection, Jorge Pérez Collection, Sackner Collection, New Collection, JoAnn G. Hickey Collection, COPRO Collection, Related Group Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Museo de Arte de Sonora, Museo Palacio de Medicina and Phoenix Museum of Art. Omar Barquet is currently represented by ZO Contemporary, Monterrey; Arróniz Gallery, Mexico City; Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul/Berlin/Miami, and Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY.
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