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Luis Carlos Tovar

About Luis Carlos Tovar

Colombia. 1979.

Luis Carlos Tovar considers art as a vessel for reflection, a catalyzer for building resilience, and an agent for inner and outer transformation. He explores mutable geographies (i.e. displacement), how otherness is created, and the role of memory in the present. He has worked with vulnerable populations in his country and with refugees in Europe. Committed to social justice, he has developed decentralized pedagogical spaces, where participants inhabit their individual and collective journeys. His work integrates different mediums, such as photography, painting, mix-media and video installation. He has exhibited worldwide, notably at la Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2019, France), at Museo de Arte Alcobendas, in Madrid (2018, Spain), Beatriz Esguerra Art in Bogota (2016, Colombia), Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2015, Italy). In 2017, he won the Photoespaña descubrimientos prize in Madrid, in 2019 he won Prix Elysée in Lausanne. In 2017-18 he made a photographic residency at Musée du quai Branly in Paris.


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Selected artworks

Luis Carlos Tovar, Scale Dibond, 2019.

Luis Carlos Tovar, Frontiers (Melilla), 2018.

Luis Carlos Tovar, Cartographies of Escape, Série (BodyMaps), 2018.

Luis Carlos Tovar, Série Pocket Maps, 2016.