Fernando Arias addresses Colombia’s social realities through an artistic practice in which his body, privacy and safety are often at stake. Besides traveling to areas such as Puerto Asís, La Hormiga and Mocoa, among others, his work examines a variety of issues such as the armed conflict, national politics and drug trafficking. For twenty years he lived between Colombia and England, and as a nomad he gave life to many of the works that today distinguish him as one of the most prolific, interesting and committed artists of recent years in our country.He studied Advertising at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, in Bogotá, and Art and Design in London. He was the winner of the National Salon of Colombian Artists (1994) and has participated with his work in events such as the Venice Biennial, the Havana Biennial, the Mercosur Biennial and the Tirana Biennial. He lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
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A collaborative public art project featuring flags designed by 26 Colombian artists to rethink a new version of the national flag inspired by the concept of utopia.
Fernando Arias and others, Re:Bandera (2016)