Mateo López

MAKE DO AND MEND

3-26 September 2020

Goodman Gallery London

The waste of my time, Composition #13, 2020  + Details

The waste of my time, Composition #14, 2020  + Details

The waste of my time, Composition #18, 2020  + Details

The waste of my time, Composition #19, 2020  + Details

The waste of my time, Composition #20, 2020  + Details

The waste of my time (set of 5), 2020  + Details

The waste of my time (set of 5), 2020  + Details

The waste of my time (set of 5), 2020  + Details

The waste of my time (set of 5), 2020  + Details

The waste of my time (set of 5), 2020  + Details

N+1, 2019

Single channel HD video documentation

16min 24s

NFS

 

Credit: Shot at Galeria Travesia Cuatro, Madrid - September, 2019

Sillas Núcleo (two chairs), 2020  + Details

Arbol Portátil, 2020  + Details

Tipografia de Papel, 2012  + Details

Paper Poem: Make Do and Mend, 2020  + Details

Vaina, 2020  + Details

Vara, 2020  + Details

Maiz, 2020  + Details

Bosque paralelo, 2020  + Details

Biography

Mateo López (b. 1978, Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works between Bogotá and New York. He studied architecture for two years at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá before switching to Visual Arts at Bogotá’s Universidad de Los Andes.

 

López’s work engages with cartographies, journeys and construction processes while grappling with themes of chance, encounter and time. His practice traces a conceptual approach, expanding from drawings to installations, architecture, films and sculptural choreography. Key international solo exhibitions include Sin Principio / Sin Final Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia (2018); Undo List, The Drawing Center, New York, USA (2017); A Weed is a Plant Out of Place, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland (2016) and Deriva at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2009). Important group exhibitions include United States of Latin America, curated by Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA (2015); A Trip from Here to There, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2013) and Ha sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar, 29 Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2010).

 

Major awards and residencies include the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. William Kentridge’s Protégé, Geneva Switzerland in 2012 and the Gasworks Residency Program, London, UK in 2010, which was followed by an exhibition.

 

López’s work can be found in public collections around the world, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Banco de la Republica, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá,Colombia, Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY.