Balam Bartolomé

Tlalpan, Mexico
APT Mexico City
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  • He studied Visual Arts at the UNAM.He has exhibited individually and collectively in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has made multiple residences among which are: International Studio & Curatorial Program, (NY, 2009), Kunstnarsenter Nordic (Norway, 2011); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Neb. 2014) and Casa Wabi Foundation (Oaxaca, 2015). He is currently a fellow of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York.

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Balam Bartolomé (born 1975 in Chiapas, Mexico) studied a B.A. in Visual Arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, in Mexico. He lives and works in Mexico City.
His practice ranges from sculpture, writing, photography, installation, video and drawing.
His work has been exhibited in non-profit art spaces, galleries and museums in Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, UK, Uruguay and USA.
2004. Received the Young Creators grant sponsored by the National Council for Culture & Arts (CONACULTA) from Mexico.
2007. Was resident artist at ERA2007- Encuentro Regional de Arte: Region Fricciones y Ficciones; Arte en transito, Dialogo con la Historia, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
2009. Was resident artist at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in NYC.
2011. Was resident artist at the Nordic Artist Centre Dalsåsen, in Dale, Norway.
2012. Was invited as artist and curator to the 1st Bristol Biennial, in UK.
2013. His first book, Batalla de Ciervos (Battle of the Stags), was published by the Taller de Ediciones Económicas, with the support of Jumex Foundation.
2014. Was resident artist at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Nebraska, USA.
2014. Had his first one man show in a museum, a project named Inside-out, at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, in Mexico City.
2015. Was resident artist at the Fundación Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.
In 2016 will be residen artist at Escuela Flora, within Flora Ars+Natura, en Bogotá Colombia.
In 2016 will be grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

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