Alberto Vejarano

Bio / Alberto Vejarano

Born in 1976 in Bogota, Colombia.

Lives and works in Paris.

The fantastic and magical character of Alberto’s paintings offers us a vision of the world that is deeply rooted in the territories of childhood.

In 1996, he took a deep plunge in Parisian post-graffiti culture, by creating his doppelganger, CHANOIR and then inventing the systematic transformation of his logotype.

Alberto has been a toy collector for over ten years and lives surrounded by masks, little plastic figures, cuddly toys or pictures for children.

These objects from American or Japanese 1980’s popular culture, that inspire his universe of plastic, in which one can find legendary Dick Tracey and his most fearsome enemies, set in the fabulous world of Dr Seuss’s brilliant children’s books, or Albator, a famous space buccaneer from Japanese cartoons, appearing like a vision in a threatening sky.

This is a journey in our childhood imaginary world in which toys become heroes. He stages the various cartoon mythologies of a globalized culture.

A DADA movement fan, he also directs poetic and burlesque video performances.

Exhibitions / Alberto Vejarano

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 : Street art auction, Arcurial, Paris, France
2011 : Art fair at Milano, Milan, Italie
2011 : Mural painting for hospital Saint Louis, Paris, France
2011 : “Bienvenido en el mundo del Cha”, Galea galery, L’isle-sur-la-sorgue, France
2011 : Art fair ”Aguttes”, Lyon, France
2011 : St-Art, Strasbourg, France 
2011 : “Arts for a better world”, Miami, USA and solo exhibition the Musée en Herbe, Paris, France

2010 : Serial fairs /  Mia art fair (Miami), Circa (Puerto Rico) et Art Beijing (China), Christopher Pascal Galery
2010 : “Falso pretextos” at Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia

2009 : Mural painting for halloween on the Champs Elysees for Disney, Paris, France
2009 : He worked for Cacharel (2009/2011) & created the flower pattern for the collection, he was the interior designer for the shops, the corners.

2008 : Art performance “la venue du printemps”, Studio 55 galery, Paris, France

2007 : « Les rois du pétrole », Loraine Baud Galery, Paris, France
2007 : Art performance “Perle ai porci” Endemica galery (Roma, Italia) and “Kitch Catch” at MIAM, Lille and Sete, France

2006 : « Memorias de un mundo sin fin », Quinta Galery, Bogota, Colombia

2003 : « Mon complexe de Peter Pan », La Cometa Galery, Bogota, Colombia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011: “Souvenir du futur”, Paris, France
2011: Hardcore Art Space, Miami, USA
2011 : “Summer Group Show”, Voskel Galery, Paris, France
2011 : “Fernelmont Contemporary Art”, Belgique

2010 : “Super collectif 1980″, Voskel Galery, Paris, France
2010 : “Croyance”, Arts et Métiers Museum, Paris, France

2009 : “Né dans la rue”, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
2009 : “1980 mobil box”, Mural painting : “Bandes de jeunes chats noirs à la mode en plastique”, Paris, France
2009 : ”SLICK” at 104, “Junk” fair at W galery, Paris, France

2008 : ”Matériaux Composites” with the 1980 group, L.J. Beaubourg galery, Paris, France

2008 : “Hors d’usage” at La Lune en parachute galery, Epinal, France

2007 : Collective exhibition in the museum : Wazemmes, Lille  and the museum : Musee de l’objet, Blois, France

2004 : Collective exhibition, MAMBO Bogota Art Museum, Colombia