Iván Argote

Bogotá, Colombia, 1983; Lives and works between Paris (France) and New York (USA) .Videos, objects, performances, paintings, photographs or installations are ways for Iván Argote to reflect on the symbols of power in the collective space. By provoking unexpected or absurd situations, their actions make a noise in the dynamics of public environments – be it the street, the elevator, or the museum – and reveal patterns of behavior of a watchful and submissive society. In the work selected for the Biennial, the pixo gains a domesticated dimension when it is “moved” into a gallery space. This is the political performance of the gesture contradicted by the “white cube” regulatory codes.