Omar Barquet

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.

​​His Ghost Variations’s project and other selected solo shows include: Anagrams (Arróniz Gallery, Mexico City, 2020), Relics (curator: Christian Barragán, Judiciary School, Chetumal, México, 2019), 6th Fugue: Drop of Sun (Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo,  Norway, 2016), Past Words (Dot FiftyOne Gallery, Miami, USA, 2016), 3rd fugue: The shining sequence (with Faustino Díaz y Ricardo Carvalhoso, Christinger De Mayo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2015), 5th fugue: The broken poem (with Laura Lona, Richard Garet and Javier Barquet, Mandragoras Art Space, NYC, USA, 2014), Prelude: The Midnight Sun (Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán, Mérida, México, 2014), 1st fugue: The Flock (with Joao Paulo Deogracias curator: Marina Cohelo, Kunsthalle, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2013), The Symphonic Sketch (Arróniz Gallery, Mexico City, 2012) Reverb, (curator: Tobías Ostrander, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, 2010. His selected group exhibitions among many include: Matter of Distance (Mexican Institute of Culture, Miami, USA, 2021), El Gran Sur (curator: Luis Hampshire, International Museum of the Barroque, Puebla, Mexico, 2020), El Orden Material de las Cosas (curator: Daniel Garza Usabiaga, Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, Mexico, 2019), Gráfica Abierta, Arprim Gallery (curator: Santiago P. Garci, Montreal, Canada, 2018), Painting (Dot FiftyOne Gallery, Miami, USA, 2017), XII FEMSA Biennial (Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, Mexico, 2016), Everyday Alchemy (curator: Andrea Hintereger De Mayo, Von Bartha Gallery, Basilea, Switzerland, 2016), Amplificar (collaborative project with: José Luis Landét and Mauro Giaconi, Document Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015), XVI Painting Biennial, (Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City 2014), Polvo, curator: Christian Barragán, Carrillo Gil Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, 2013), Collective Mexico (Baró Gallery, Sao paulo, Brazil, 2012), XV Painting Biennial (Museum of Contemporary Art Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2011), BBVA Bamcomer Grant, (curators: Ruth Estévez and Sarah Demeuse, Carrillo Gil Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, 2010). His works are included in multiple significant collections as; The Jumex Collection, México City; FEMSA Collection, Monterrey, México; Jorge Pérez Collection, Miami, USA; Sackner Collection, Seattle, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico and Phoenix Museum of Art, USA.


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