Biography

Oscar Murillo is an artist whose paintings, video works, and performances are tied to a notion of community stemming from the artist’s cross-cultural ties to London, where he currently lives and works, and Colombia, where he was born.

Murillo’s works have been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (2015), Centro Cultural Daoíz y Velarde, Madrid (part of ArcoColombia 2015), Artpace, San Antonio (2015), Oscar Murillo: An average work rate with a failed goal, 40mcube, organised as part of the 4th Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes (2014), The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, (2014), South London Gallery, London (2013), the Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2012) and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012).

Group exhibitions in 2014 include The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York, 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia, RE: Painted | ‘Painting’ from the collection, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art after Identity Politics, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp. Murillo took part in Performa 15, New York (2015).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.

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