Peruvian artists shine at ARCOmadrid

By Martin Macdonald

This year’s edition of international contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid, shines a spotlight on Peru. Sharon Lerner, contemporary art curator of MALI, the Lima Museum of Art, has selected 24 Peruvian artists as part of the fair's ‘Peru at ARCO’ programme. ARCOmadrid takes place in the Spanish capital's IFEMA Convention Centre from 27 February - 3 March.

Seven leading Lima-based galleries are participating in ‘Peru at ARCO’. 80M2 Livia Benavides is showing Ximena Garrido-Lecca and Rita Ponce de León. Del Paseo is showing Mariella Agois and Miguel Aguirre. Forum features Juan Enrique Bedoya and Flavia Gandolfo. Ginsberg is showing Claudia Martínez Garay and Impakto is presenting work by Javier Bravo de Rueda and Carlos Runcie Tanaka. Revolver is showing Elena Damiani and Ishmael Randall Weeks. Last but not least, Wu Galería is showing Alberto Casari and Ana Teresa Barboza.

Renowned international galleries are also showcasing Peruvian artists. Alexander and Bonin (New York) is showing Fernando Bryce and Barbara Thumm (Berlin) is presenting work by Teresa Burga and Antonio Paucar. Projecte Sd (Barcelona) features Raimond Chaves and Gilda Matilla. Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid) is showing Sandra Gamara, Elba Benítez (Madrid) is focusing on the work of Armando Andrade Tudela, and Casado Santapau (Madrid) is displaying work by José Vera Matos. Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires) is showing Herbert Rodríguez and Rolf Art (Buenos Aires) features Milagros de la Torre and Roberto Huarcaya.

Alongside ‘Peru at ARCO’, the South American countrys art scene is reflected in Peru Forum, an exciting talks programme exploring special features of Peruvian contemporary art. To coincide with the fair, various galleries throughout Madrid are also presenting Peruvian art.

Ishmael Randall Weeks, Excavation Annotations, 2017. Transfer on acrylic gel, mineral, copper, wood and iron. 265 x 65 x 65cm. Image courtesy of Revolver and the artist

Miguel Aguirre, in collaboration with Elvia Paucar, Sueño con ser Dueño (Dream of being an Owner), from the series Paroliberismo, lambswool tapestry, Approx. 205 x 157cm. Image courtesy of Del Paseo and the artists

Ana Teresa Barboza, Urdir, 2018. Tapestry, cotton thread and dyed alpaca wool embroidered onto digital photography printed on cotton paper. 120 x 73cm. Image courtesy of Wu Galería and the artist
Juan Enrique Bedoya, Untitled, Lima, 1997. Analogic archive photo, ink jet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, 107.85 x 86cm. Photo © Juan Enrique Bedoya, courtesy of the artist and Galería Forum

Alberto Casari, Guri Ji, 2018. Hand dyed textiles, industrial textile, timber sticks (includes packaging for storage). Work itself: 270 x 270 x 220cm. Image courtesy of Wu Galería and the artist

Elena Damiani, Mineral Catrographies (Africa), 2018. Gicleé print on paper. 60 x 72cm. Image courtesy of Revolver and the artist

Sandra Gamarra, Detalle del Producto I (retrato) / Detail of Product I (portrait), 2018. Red soil on canvas.
46 x 54,5cm. Image courtesy of Galería Juana de Aizpuru and the artist.

Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Campo Reverberante (Reverberating Field), 2018, Ceramics and steel panels, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of 80M2 Livia Benavides and the artist

Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Untitled (Organic Progression), 2014. Slip-coated, glazed ceramic. Multiple creations. 38 x 200 x 32cm. Photo: Juan Pablo Murrugarra

Fernando Bryce, Arte Nuevo (New Art), 2015. 28 prints, dimension of individual prints variable. Installation: 485 x 304.8cm
Photograph: Joerg Lohse