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Framer Framed

Carlos Villalón - FARC Combatant (2015), documentary photography

7 Mar –
30 Jun 2019

Upcoming: Exhibition HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia

Save the date: Framer Framed is proud to announce the exhibition HERE/NOW: Current Visions from Colombia, curated by Carolina Ponce de Léon, in collaboration with What Art Can Do/Simone Swildens.

HERE/NOW showcases work by contemporary artists and documentary photographers from Colombia, which reveal artists’ responses to the cultural, social and political landscapes of a country marked by a sixty-year history of armed conflict. By bringing together the symbolic languages of contemporary art and the documentary perspectives of journalism — curated with photojournalist Stephen Ferry — the exhibition seeks to explore how visual culture can sensitize and create new discourses, meanings and subjectivities to shed light on the paradoxes in the experience of social turmoil.

The exhibition will take place at two different spaces in Amsterdam-Noord – Framer Framed and Beautiful Distress House.

Participating artists:
Framer Framed: María José Arjona, Milena Bonilla, Clemencia Echeverri, Laura Huertas, Guillermo Moncayo, Oscar Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Luis Roldán, Ana María Rueda, Carlos Villalón
Beautiful Distress House: Andrea Acosta, Fabio Cuttica, La Decanatura, Wilson Díaz, Nadia Granados, Nadège Mazars, Diego Piñeros, Yorely Valero
Both locations: Más Arte Más Acción*, Stephen Ferry

Thursday 7 March, 17:00 at Framer Framed. With an introduction by curator Carolina Ponce de Léon, followed by drinks.

HERE/NOW symposium:
Sunday 10 March, 11:00 – 16:00 at Stedelijk Museum. Read more.

Carolina Ponce de León is an independent curator and art critic. She has served as the Visual Arts Advisor at the Ministry of Culture between 2015 and 2016 and was appointed by the Ministry of Culture as the Visual Arts Advisor for the Year Colombia-France 2017. She was Director/Curator of Visual Arts at the Luis Ángel Arango Library (1984-1994). She has also been Curator of the Museo del Barrio in New York.

As an art critic, she has published weekly columns in the main national newspapers such as El Tiempo and El Espectador. Her publications also include books, essays, articles and reviews. She has been an adjunct professor in the graduate programs of visual criticism and curatorial studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

She lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. Read her full bio here.

Dates and locations:
Framer Framed
8 March – 30 June 2019
Opening 7 March, 17:00 hrs.

Beautiful Distress House (Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41a, 1033 RC Amsterdam)
8 March – 3 April 2019

Colombia / Activisme / Political Climate /


Symposium Here/Now

At Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in the context of exhibition HERE/NOW at Framer Framed and Beautiful Distress House


La Decanatura

Artist collective

Carlos Villalón

Photo journalist

Yorely Valero


Ana María Rueda


Miguel Ángel Rojas


Luis Roldán


Diego Piñeros


Guillermo Moncayo

Documentary maker, photographer

Oscar Muñoz


Nadège Mazars


Más Arte Más Acción

Non-profit organisation

Laura Huertas Millán

Artist, filmmaker

Nadia Granados


Clemencia Echeverri


Wilson Díaz


Fabio Cuttica

Photographer, Photojournalist

María José Arjona

Performance artist

Andrea Acosta


Carolina Ponce de León