Oscar Abraham Pabon


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Oscar Abraham Pabon

 

Oscar Abraham Pabón is interested in modernism’s intellectual heritage and its visual language, and applies this to everyday, utilitarian objects. He has incorporated elements from a Rietveld chair into his own desk and transformed a towel into an archetype of an architectural scale model. In this way Pabón lends ordinary products a sculptural character, simultaneously unveiling modernist design’s true intentions, seemingly knocking it off its pedestal.
 
Pabón’s current focus is on the role of the piano in twentieth-century avantgarde music such as Arnold Schönberg’s atonal twelve-tone music and John Cage’s radical compositions. The artist relates to the instrument in his very own way, obscuring the boundaries between use, process and gesture.

Education / Training

  • 2013-2015: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2006-2011: Taller de Arte contemporáneo de Caracas TAC con Antonio Lazo y Zeinab Bulhossen, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2003-2008: Arquitecto, Universidad Experimental del Tachira UNET, San Cristobal, Tachira.

Prizes / Fellowships

  • 2015: Production grant, Mondriaan Fonds , Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014: Art in the City, Selected Project, Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize (KSP), Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2013: Scholarship Cees e Inge de Bruin-Heijn, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2011: Training scholarship, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros foundation CPPC, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2011: Residencia artistica, CIA Centro de Investigaciones artisticas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 2011: Residencia artistic, Terra Una, Serra da Mantiqueira, Liberdade, Brazil.
  • 2011: Residencia artistica, ALA artista en Latinoamerica, Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 2010: Third Prize, salón Super Cable, jóvenes con FIA, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2010: Residencia artística , KIOSKO, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
  • 2008: Sculpture Award, International Competition, Alameda Sol de Oriente, Cali, Colombia.
  • 2007: Honorable Mention, VII Salon Nacional de fotografia Seguros Catatumbo, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 2007: Honorable Mention, Salon Naciona de arte visuales de la ciudad de Coro, Coro, Venezuela.
  • 2007: Premio de Fotografía , Salon Binacional de artes Visuales CONFANORTE, Pamplona, Colombia.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015: “Typical modernity”, Martin van Zomeren gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015: “Soloproject“, Swab, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2015: “Sculpture and repetition“, Bergarde gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015: “Interior Francés“, Oficina # 1, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2014: “XYZ“, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2012: “Proyecto / Escultura“, Oficina#1, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2011: “La imagen de los tiempos“, Al Borde, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 2011: “De la herencia a lo heredado“, Oficina # 1, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2010: “S/t“, Kiosko, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
  • 2005: “Geometría sensible”, galeria Demetrio Silva, San Carlos, estado Cojedes, Venezuela.
  • 2004: “Síntesis II”, galería Manuel Osorio Velasco, San cristobal, Venezuela.
  • 2004: “Síntesis I”, Galería de arte el punto, San Juan de Colon, Venezuela.
  • 2003: “Inquisiciones geométrica y color”, Sala de espacios visuales UNET, San Cristobal, Venezuela.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015: “TRÓPICOS“, Oficina # 1, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2015: “Velada remix“, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2015: “REALIDADES INSTANTÁNEAS“, Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto (TAC), Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2015: “ARTBO, International Contemporary Art”, nube gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 2015: “INTERVENCIONES TRIDIMENSIONALES“, Hacienda La Trinidad, parque cultural, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2015: “Amsterdam Art Fair”, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015: “ARTROTTERDAM, International Contemporary Art Fair”, Martin van Zomeren, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014: “Open Studio“, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014: “ARTISSIMA, International Contemporary Art Fair”, Martin van Zomeren, Turín, Italia.
  • 2014: “ARTBO, International Contemporary Art Fair “, Oficina#1, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2014: “Panorámica. Arte Emergente en Venezuela. 2000-2012“, Sala Trasnocho Arte Contacto (TAC), Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2014: “A.O.”, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2014: “ESCALA“, Oficina # 1, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2014: “JustMad, International Contemporary Art Fair, COAM, “, nube gallery, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2013: “Open Studio“, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2013: “The Right to the City“, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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