Carlos Bonil, Generics, 2010. Obsolete objects and assemblage.
Representing a scientific laboratory, Generics references instruments that measure the physical world. Bonil explores and redefines the use of outdated technologies and objects in relation to the pharmaceutical industry and production of chemicals. Bonil holds a degree from Universidad Nacional, Bogotá. He is a professor at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, and is a practicing musician and artist. Musical collaborations include: AC y DC and Trilobite y Mugre. Bonil has also participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Colombia, Turkey, China, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.
This week, guest curator Mariangela Méndéz presents a series of works by contemporary Colombian artists. The selection is linked by the recognition, recycling, and re-articulation of vernacular and cultural objects or materials within precise aesthetic practices.