About

César Cuspoca

César Cuspoca is a Colombian artist, based in France since 2012. 

His artistic practice principally nourishes questions of perception, the duality between appearance and disappearance, and materialism and immaterialism. It is, however, more concretely the idea of experience which takes a central role in his approach and which allows him to structure his creative process. 

The starting point for these experiences is often linked to the desire to explore unchartered territories, sometimes hostile environments, for example walking for hours over an icy fjord at -30°, getting lost inside the crater of a volcano, spending many weeks in an Amazonian forest among an American-Indian community, or visiting to the beach of an undiscovered village. 

Throughout these experiences, whether alone or accompanied by a production and research team, he produces still images, videos, and sound recordings. He combines these gathered materials with elements of the local environment to build installations in situ which speak in the vernacular and have a resonance with the place where the work is both created and exhibited.

Exhibitions

El color de los tiempos

Group Exhibition

Consulate of Colombia

Paris

2019

Transplantes inorganicos de plasticidad severa. alta densidad!

Solo show

Valenzuela Klenner Gallery

Bogota

2019

International Festival of native american languages

Performance

Caro and Cuervo Institute of Philology

Bogota

2019

XI Regional Salon of Plastics Arts

Installation 

Boyaca - Colombie

2018

Audio-Visual Festival MAMBE

Experimental film

Caqueta - Colombia

2018

Nuit blanche - un mur d’images

Collective Diaph 8

Paris

2018

A-n-d

Group Exhibition

ALMA Gallery

Paris

2018

Semaine des arts

Group Exhibition

Paris VIII University

Saint-Denis

2018

Month of the photo Grand Paris - Penser La Photographie

Art Center Synesthésie

Collective Diaph 8

Saint-Denis

2017

Art residences and professional activities

Production art residence

Korebaju community

Caqueta Colombie       

2018

Production assistant

Atelier Carlos Cruz-Diez             

Paris   

2017 - 2018 

Performance and vidéo-installation art residence

Le Centquatre        

Check Points         

Paris         

2014

Performance and installation art residence  

The City Ghettos of today,

Check Points (France), Cantieri Meticci (Italie), Strefa Wolnostowa (Pologne).        

Porte Dorée Museum        

Paris

2014

Education

2019 MFA Contemporary Art and photography. Paris VIII University  

2016 Specialization in Plastics Arts. Paris VIII University. CO

2014 Specialization in Humanities and Arts - Music and image. Paris VII University. CO                  

2011 Philology and Languages. National University of Colombia. CO