Costa Rican Artists - Federico Herrero's Bio & Art | Guggenheim UBS MAP
b. 1978, San José, Costa Rica | lives and works in San José, Costa Rica
Federico Herrero’s work stands outside Latin America’s traditions of Conceptualism, muralist, and geometric abstraction, but references all these styles. In Pan de Azúcar (2014), titled after Rio de Janeiro’s iconic peak, a towering black monolith rises in a composition that captures, in the artist’s words, “the soul of the mountain.” Two other works by Herrero in the Guggenheim’s collection, Tristes trópicos (2013) and Landscape with Pyramids (Paisaje con pirámides, 2014) also draw on a pictorial language rooted in physical and mental landscapes.
Dispatch: Colombia April 2, 2014 The fifth report from Pablo Léon de la Barra's exhibition-research trips across Latin America documents visits made by the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, to sites of cultural interest in Colombia, where sweeping changes over the past decade have encouraged artist-led activity, helping to compensate for the moribund state of its established arts institutions. More
Dispatch: Costa Rica December 4, 2013 In the second report from his exhibition-research trips across Latin America, Pablo Léon de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, visits galleries, project spaces, and artists' studios in Costa Rica, "the Switzerland of Central America." More