Omar Barquet



Omar Barquet was born in Chetumal, Q. Roo, Mexico on September 10, 1979. He received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the ENPEG La Esmeralda, in Mexico City. He has exhibited in various national and international forums, in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lima, Miami, Basel, Madrid and Mexico City. He is also, a founding member of the Collective Second Floor Art, whose other members are  Agustín González, José Luis Landet and Moris. He has received the State and National Scholarship Fund for culture and the arts in the Young Artists Program, as well as the Contemporary Art Fellowship Bancomer.  In 2009, he earned a two-month residency in Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2010 held a solo show titled REVERB at the Experimental Museum El Eco and in 2011 was commissioned to develop the site specific installation LAPSES for the Hermés Paris – Mexico Foundation. In 2013 he was part of an artist’s residence at Casa Tomada in a three month period, that concluded with a solo show titled Ghost Variations’ 1st Fugue: “The Flock” at Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil. Recently Omar did a residency in New York and his first solo project/performance at Mandragoras Art Space. He lives and Works in Mexico City.

Artist statement

In my recent work, I have developed a method of research which proposes various possibilities of perception and interaction between space, time, landscape, sound and memory. These concepts serve as a flexible base where they articulate different projects that allow me to explore diverse processes and means of representation. I want to make visible these interests in the outcome of the work and gradually adjust, the various creative links. This generates, dynamical collaborations.




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