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OMAR BARQUET

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Bio

Omar Braquet´s conceptual artworks and installations use a wide range of means (drawing, photography and graphics) to explore broader perceptual and sensorial issues, particularly those relating to movement and repetition, visibility and invisibility. One of his major concerns is the adaptability of human to their material and sound environments. In his recent work, he has, in his own words, “developed a method of research which proposes various possibilities of perception and interaction between space, time, landscape, sound and memory.” Thereby, he has undertaken different projects grounded in these concepts, then allowing him to explore diverse processes of representation.

Omar Barquet (b. 1979, Chetumal, Mexico) received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the ENPEG La Esmeralda, in Mexico City. His work has been shown in national and international museums and galleries including solo shows at the Mandragoras Art Space, New York; the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; the Kunsthalle, Sao Paulo;  the Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zürich, Von Bartha Gallery in Basel, amongst others. 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, that concluded with a solo show In 2018, he started his first international public art project, a 3,530 sqft mural entitled “Oiseaux Exotiques,” commisioned by Related Group for the Paraiso Bayviews complex, in Midtown Miami.