Alberto Lezaca is a Colombian artist, living and working in Bogotá, Colombia.
Alberto Lezaca works with sculpture, video and installation, often incorporating computer-aided and product design aesthetics. Seeking to articulate the invisible – drawing attention to overlooked forms, or giving shape to the imaginary – Lezaca aims to find a space where established systems of communication break down and gradually disappear.
Recently, the artist has focused on the connections between speculative architecture and figurative representation. During his residency, Lezaca will investigate the development of 1930s modernist architecture in the cities of Bogotá and London, exploring the social memory of architecture and the relationship it has with its inhabitants.
The artist has recently participated in a number of group exhibitions, including SCreen de Videos Enfrentamiento, Laboratorio de arte Espacio-G, Valparaíso, Chile (2011), Muestra de vídeo ENFRENTAMIENTO, Ateliê 397, São Paulo, Brazil (2011), Gran Enciclopedia Acémila, Galería Facultad de Artes ASAB, Bogotá, Colombia (2011), and the Bienal Aquí Colombia, Muestra Videoarte Colombiano, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain (2006).
Alberto Lezaca's residency is the result of a partnership between the Colombian Ministry of Culture, the British Council Colombia and Gasworks. The Colombian Ministry of Culture is committed to development across the cultural sector, networks between national and international partners, and support of creative practices. This residency offers a Colombian artist the opportunity to make a specific creative project and develop their practice, through exchange of ideas and research in a new geographical context.