I’m fascinated by research from an artistic perspective for its creative possibilities of encounters between disciplines, between anthropology, history, economy, and politics. I want to break the historical continuum and explore an eternal present, where everything’s here and now, and totally interconnected.
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Born in 1959 in Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

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José Alejandro Restrepo

With an impish wink, José Alejandro Restrepo explores Colombia’s cultural history, its myths, its exploration and discovery, the driving forces and powers involved, as well as an exploitation that continues today.

Ojo por diente (An Eye for a Tooth) presents two old display cases that look as if they had come from an ethnological museum. Above the left-hand one is a photograph of a bespectacled anthropologist; in the case itself, somewhat lost, lie his spectacles. Above the right-hand case is a photograph of a “savage” baring his teeth, and as a counterpart to the glasses, neatly and delicately arranged and numbered: his teeth. Who cannibalized whom? Who is devouring whom, even today?

In El cocodrilo de Humboldt no es el cocodrilo de Hegel (Humboldt’s Crocodile Is Not Hegel’s Crocodile), uncertainties, fears, and prejudices as well as their possible causes and constructions emerge ironically in Hegel’s and Humboldt’s commentaries on the size of the American crocodile. The New World meets the Old World here; the empirical world grapples with theory; the relativity of our perception is laid bare; finally, imagination triumphs, and the crocodile itself resigns from the debate, with the wink of a (video) eye…

In Musa paradisiaca (the botanical name for banana), nature (in the form of a banana plant) undergoes a grotesque synthesis with technology (gutted television monitors). As seen from a Western perspective, Colombia in all its natural splendor and variety is a Garden of Eden, a paradise, which here collides abruptly with social reality: the endless history of oppression and violence that is exemplified in the banana plantations and demonstrated in television images of the massacres that have taken place in recent decades.

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Campo a través. Arte colombiano en la Colección del Banco de la República. Exhibition catalogue, Sala Alcalá 31, and Casa Museo Lope de Vega, Madrid, Spain, Feburary 20 - April 22, 2018. With texts by Estrella de Diego. Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, 2018.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Religión catódica. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 10 - October 14, 2017. With texts by Jorge La Ferla, Mariel Szlifman, and the artist. Buenos Aires, Fundación OSDE, 2017.

Thomas Fischer/Susanne Klengel/Eduardo Pastrana Buelvas (Eds). Kolumbien heute. Politik – Wirtschaft – Kultur. Frankfurt am Main, Vervuert, 2017.

Video Art in Latin America. Exhibition brochure, Laxart, Los Angeles, USA, September 17 - December 16, 2017 (part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA). With texts by Glenn Philipps and Elena Shtromberg. Los Angeles, Laxart, 2017.

Amirsadeghi, Hossein (ed.). Contemporary art Colombia. With texts by Christine Barthe, and Jaime Cerón. London, Thames & Hudson, 2016.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Compendio. Colección de arte contemporáneo 2016. Edited by José Roca, and Alejandro Martín, with a text by Jorge La Ferla. Bogotá, Seguros Bolívar, 2016.

Musa paradisiaca. José Alejandro Restrepo. Archivo documental correspondente a: Musa paradisiaca de José Alejandro Restrepo que comprende: una videoinstalación original de 1996 en torno a la relación entre banano y violencia en Colombia y otros tópicos conexos,adentrándose en sus raíces históricas. With texts by José Roca, María del Rosario Acosta, Juan Cárdenas, and the artist. Bogotá, Fundación Flora ars + natura, 2016.

Contingent beauty. Contemporary art from Latin America. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, November 22, 2015 - February 28, 2016. With texts by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Tahía Rivero, Gabriela Rangel, María C. Gaztambide, Osvaldo Sánchez (et al.). Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, 2015.

Dark Mirror. Art from Latinamerica since 1968. Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, September 26, 2015 - January 31, 2016. Edited by Ralf Beil and Holger Broeker. Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2015.

Dark Mirror. Lateinamerikanische Kunst seit 1968. Werke aus der Daros Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, September 26, 2015 - January 31, 2016. Edited by Ralf Beil and Holger Broeker. Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2015.

Alonso, Rodrigo. Elogio de la Low-Tech. Historia y estética de las artes electrónicas en América Latina. Buenos Aires, Luna Editores, 2015.

Rosauro Ruiz, Elena. Historia y violencia en el Sur americano. Prácticas artísticas, 1992-2012. Tesis doctoral. Madrid, Universidad Autónoma, 2015.

Gegenwelten. Exhibition catalogue, Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck, September 27 - November 1, 2013. Edited by Christoph Bertsch and Viola Vahrson. Innsbruck / Wien, Haymon, 2014.

Realidades en conflicto = Realities in conflict. Exhibition catalogue, Espacio ArtNexus, Bogotá, Colombia, June 12 - September 9, 2014. With texts by Francine Birbragher, and Oscar Roldán-Alzate. Bogotá, Arte en Colombia, 2014.

Art Cities of the Future. 21st Century Avant-Gardes. With textx by José Roca, Pablo León de la Barra, Kiki Mazzucchelli (et al.). London, Phaidon, 2013.

Cantos Cuentos Colombianos. Arte contemporânea colombiana. Exhibition catalogue, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, March 23 - September 8, 2013. With interviews with the artists by Hans-Michael Herzog. Rio de Janeiro, Cobogó, 2013.

Gegenwelten. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung. Brochure. Innsbruck, innsbruck unviersity press, 2013.

Nocturnes de Colombie. Images contemporaines. Exhibition catalogue, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, September 17, 2013 - February 2, 2014. With texts by Thomas Jean, Rafael Pic, Clement Gagliano (et al.). Paris, Musée du Quai Branly, 2013.

Estéticas y opción decolonial. Edited by Walter Mignolo, and Pedro Pabolo Gómez. With texts by José Alejandro Restrepo (et al.). Bogotá, Universidad Distrital Francisco José Caldas, 2012.

Bernal, Maria Clara, and Ivonne Pini. Traducir la imagen. El arte colombiano en la esfera transcultural. Bogotá, Ediciones Uniandes, 2012.

Roca, José, and Sylvia Suárez. Transpolítico. Arte en Colombia 1992-2012 = Transpolitical art in Colombia 1992-2012. Barcelona and Madrid, Lunwerg, 2012.

8a Bienal do Mercosul. Ensaios de geopoética. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal do mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011. With texts by José Roca (et al.) www.bienalmercosul.art.br/uploads/pdf/catalogo_8_bienal_mercosul.pdf. Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, 2011.

Garzón, Diego. De lo que somos. 110 obras para acercarse al arte contemporáneo colombiano. Barcelona, Lunwerg, 2011.

Bustos Gómez, Marta. Encuentro de investigaciones emergentes. Reflexiones, historias y miradas. With texts by Andrea Giunta, José Alejandro Restrepo (et al.). Bogotá, Instituto Distrital de las Artes, 2011.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Religión catódica. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, March 10 - April 30, 2011. With texts by the artist (et al.). Bogotá, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2011.

XIe Biennale de Lyon. Une terrible beauté est née = A terrible beauty is born. Exhibition catalogue, Biennale Lyon, September 13, 2011 - January 3, 2012. With texts by Victoria Noorthoorn, Carlos Gamerro, Ruben Mira, Alejandro Tantanian (et al.). Dijon, Les presses du réel, 2011.

41 Salón nacional de artistas. Urgente! Cali. Exhibition catalogue, Cali, Colombia, 2010. With texts by Clarisa Ruiz (et al.). Bogotá, Ministerio de Cultura, 2010.

Crónica 1995/2005. En la colección de Juan Gallo. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia, 2010. With texts by Mariangela Méndez, Oscar Roldán-Alzate (et al.). Medellín, Museo de Arte Moderno, 2010.

Giraldo Escobar, Sol Astrid. Cuerpo de mujer: modelo para armar. Beca de creación ensayo - mujer 2009. Medellín, La Carreta, 2010.

Cuerpos amerindios. Arte y cultura de las modificaciones corporales - Habeas corpus. Que tengas [un] cuerpo {para exponer}. Exhibition catalogue, Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia, 2012. With texts by José Alejandro Restrepo, Jean Luc Nancy (et al.). Bogotá, Banco de la Repúplica, 2010.

Flying down to earth. Exhibition catalogue, MARCO Vigo, Spain, May 21 - August 29, 2010, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, Spetember 23, 2010 - January 2, 2011. With texts by Inti Guerrero, Cuauhtémoc Medina, José Alejandro Restrepo (et al.). Vigo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MARCO, 2010.

Giraldo, Efrén. Los límites del índice. Imagen fotográfica y arte contemporáneo en Colombia. Medellín, La Carreta, 2010.

XVII Bienal Arte Paiz. Ver para creer. Exhibition catalogue, April 17 - May 9, 2010. With texts by José Roca (et al.). Guatemala, Fundación Paiz, 2010.

7a Bienal do Mercosul. Grito e escuta. Exhibition catalogue, 7th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, October 16 - November 29, 2009. With texts by Victoria Noorthoorn (et al.). Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, 2009.

La Ferla, Jorge (ed.). Arte, ciencia y tecnología. Buenos Aires, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, 2010.

Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 2. Exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki Biennale, May 21 - September 30, 2007. With texts by Catherine David, Jan-Erik Lundström (et al.). Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009.

Visionarios. Audiovisual en Latinoamérica. Catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, May 18 - June 15, 2009. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2009.

Y el amor... ¿cómo va? Exhibition catalogue, Galería Santa Fe del Planetario Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia, December 2008 - February 2009. With texts by María Isabel Rueda, José Alejandro Restrepo (et al.). Bogotá, Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, 2009.

Cullen, Deborah. Arte no es vida. Actions by artists of the Americas 1960 - 2000. New York, El Museo del Barrio, 2008.

Fotofest 2008. Apertura Colombia. Exhibition Catalogue, published in conjunction with the Fotofest 2008 at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, March 8 - May 18, 2008. With an introduction essay by James Harithas. Houston, Texas, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008.

Historia natural y política. Conocimientos y representaciones de la naturaleza americana. Exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Casa Republicana, Bogotá, Colombia, September 9, 2008 - January, 2009. With texts by Mauricio Nieto Olarte, José Roca, and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez F.. Bogotá, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, 2008.

Alonso, Rodrigo (ed.). No sabe / no contesta. Prácticas fotográficas contemporáneas desde América Latina. Buenos Aires, Arte x Arte, 2008.

Once more, with feeling. Recent photograhy from Colombia. Exhibition catalogue, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK, December 14, 2007 - February 3, 2008, The Photographers' Gallery, London, April 17 - June 15, 2008. With texts by Camilla Brown, Pippa Oldfield, Jaime Cerón, and Santiago Rueda Fajardo. London, The Photographers' Gallery, 2008.

Restrepo, José Alejandro. Vidas ejemplares. Colectivo punto org. Bogotá, Ministerio de Cultura, 2008.

Visionários. Audiovisual na América Latina. Exhibition catalogue, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, August 5-10, 2008. With texts by Jorge de La Ferla, Arlindo Machado (et al.). São Paulo, Itaú Cultural, 2008.

Baigorri, Laura (ed.). Vídeo en Latinoamérica. Brumaria 10. Madrid, Brumaria, 2008.

3 Perspectives. Eugenio Espinoza, Alvaro Oyarzún, José Alejandro Restrepo. Exhibition catalogue, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA, March 17 -May 6, 2007. With texts by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Cuauhtémoc Medina (et al.). Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 2007.

Fernández Uribe, Carlos Arturo. Arte en Colombia 1981-2006. Antioquia, Editorial Universidad de Antioquia, 2007.

Gómez, Pedro Pablo. Arte y etnografía. De artistas, textos, contextos, mapeos y paseantes. María Teresa Salcedo, José Alejandro Restrepo, Pablo Mora Calderón, Rolf ABderhalden Cortés, Ricardo Lambuley. Bogotá, Universidad Distrital, 2007.

Contratextos. Fernell Franco, Oscar Muñoz, José Alejandro Restrepo, Miguel Angel Rojas. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil, Museo Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile, 2008, and other venues. With texts by María Iovino and interviews with the artists by María Iovino and Diego Garzón. Bogotá, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, 2007?.

Bernal, Maria Clara. Displaced. Arte contemporáneo de Colombia = Contemporary art from Colombia. Bogotá, Universidad de los Andes; Ediciones Uniandes,

José Alejandro Restrepo. Video-verónica. 2000/2003. Video projection. Bogotá, 2007.

La Biennale di Venezia. 52. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte. Pages in the wind. A reader. Texts chosen by the artists of the 52nd International Art Exhibition. Venezia, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2007.

La Biennale di Venezia. 52. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte. Think with the senses - feel with the mind. Art in the present tense. Vol. I. Exhibition catalogue, Biennale di Venezia, Italy, June 10 - November 21, 2007. With a text by Robert Storr. Venezia, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, 2007.

Situaciones artísticas latinoamericanas II. Arte crítico y crisis del arte. Seminario Internacional. Edited by Virginia Pérez-Ratton and Tamara Díaz Bringas. With texts by José Roca (et al.). San José, Costa Rica, TEOR/e?Tica, 2007.

Mazzoldi, Bruno. Verme dormido. Jobs de Benjamin, Derrida y Restrepo. Bogotá, Tercer Mundo, 2007. (Text written on occasion of the exhibition "Santo Job" by José Alejandro Restrepo, Galería Valenzuela y Klenner, Bogotá, Colombia, March - April 2006.)

Viva la muerte. Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, October 17, 2007 - February 17, 2008; CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, April - June 2008. With texts by Thomas Miessgang (et al.). Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, 2007.

Viva la muerte. Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, October 17, 2007 - February 17, 2008; CAAM, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, April - June 2008. With texts by Thomas Miessgang (et al.). Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, 2007.

Olivares, Rosa (ed.). 100 artistas Latinoamericanos = 100 Latin American artists. Madrid, Exit, 2006.

40 Salón nacional de artistas. 11 Salones regionales de artistas. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno, Barranquilla, and 11 other cities in Colombia, 2006. With texts by Javier Gil (et al.). Bogotá, La Silueta, 2006.

Catálogo general de exposiciones en la Galería Santa Fe y otros espacios 2004. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Santa Fe y otros espacios, Bogotá, Colombia, 2004. With texts by Jaime Céron (et al.). Bogotá, Alcaldía Mayor; Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo, 2006.

Restrepo, José Alejandro. Cuerpo gramatical. Cuerpo, arte y violencia. Bogotá, Ediciones Uniandes, 2006.

Festival de Performance de Cali-Colombia. Documenting five performance festivals, Museo de Arte Moderno la Tertulia, Cali (and other venues) from 1998 to 2006. Edited by Helena Producciones, texts by Wilson Díaz (et al.). Cali, Helena Producciones, 2006.

Serrano, Eduardo. Historia de la fotografía en Colombia. 1950-2000. Bogotá, Editorial Planeta, 2006.

Marca registrada. Salón Nacional de Artistas. Tradición y vanguardia en el arte colombiano. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2006. With texts by Cristina Lleras Figueroa et al.. Bogotá, Editorial Planeta, 2006.

Verme dormido. Jobs de Benjamin, Derrida y Restrepo. Published on the occasion of the video-installation "Santo Job" by José Alejandro Restrepo, exhibited in the Galería Valenzuela y Klenner, Bogotá, Colombia, March - April 2006. With a text by Bruno Mazzoldi. Bogotá, Tercer Mundo, 2007.

Catálogo general. Exposiciones Galería Santa Fe, Sala Alterna y otros espacios 2003. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Santa Fe, Bogotá, 2003. Texts by Jaime Cerón et al. Bogotá, Galería Santa Fe, 2005.

Las Horas. Artes Visuales de América Latina contemporánea = The Hours. Visual arts of contemporary Latin America. Exhibition catalogue, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, October 5, 2005 - January 15, 2006. With texts by Sebastián López, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa and Hans-Michael Herzog. Zürich, Daros Latinamerica / Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz, 2005.

Garzón, Diego. Other voices, other art. Ten conversations with Colombian artists. Bogotá, Editorial Planeta, 2005.

Garzón, Diego. Otras voces. Otro arte. Diez conversaciones con artistas Colombianos. Bogotá, Editorial Planeta Colombiana, 2005.

39 Salón nacional de artistas. Exhibition catalogue, Bogotá, Colombia, 2004. With texts by José Ignacio Roca, Elias Heim (et al.). Bogotá, Ministerio de Cultura, 2004.

Cantos Cuentos Colombianos. Arte Colombiano Contemporáneo. Ostfildern-Ruit, Hatje Cantz, 2004.

Malin, Regula. Cantos Cuentos Colombianos. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kolumbien. Zürich, Daros Art Education, 2004.

San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial. Latin America and the Caribbean. Trans/migrations: Graphic art as contemporary art. Catalogue published in conjunction with the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, December 4, 2004 - March 6, 2005. With texts by Mari Carmen Ramírez (et al.). San Juan, Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2004.

Streets of desire. Catalogue, published in conjunction with the 3rd Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, September 18 - November 9, 2004. With texts by José Roca (et al.). Liverpool Biennial, 2004.

VIII Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca. Iconofilia. Exhibition catalogue, Cuenca, April 12 - June 10, 2004. With texts by José Roca, María Elena Ramos (et al.). Cuenca, Bienal de Cuenca, 2004.

«Nous venons en paix…». Histoires des Amériques. Exhibition catalogue, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Canada, May 28 - September 5, 2004. With texts by Pierre Landry, Johanne Lamoureux, José Roca (et al.). Montréal, Musée d'art contemporain, 2004.

90: Desplazamientos. Arte Colombiano en la década de los 90. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotà, July 8 - August 7, 2003. With a text by María Elvira Ardila. Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, 2003.

Colombia 2003. Muñoz, Restrepo, Rojas. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, March 2003. With texts by María Iovino and Rodrigo Alonso. Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Moderno, 2003.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Machihembrao. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Galeria Valenzuela-Klenner, 2003. With a text by the artist and an introduction by Jairo Valenzuela. Bogotá, Valenzuela y Klenner, 2003.

Mapas abiertos. Fotografía latinoamericana. 1991-2002. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Palau de la Verreina, Barcelona, November 2003 - January 2004 (simultaneous exhibitions). Edited by Alejandro Castellote, with texts by Alejandro Castellanos, Rubens Fernandes Junior, Juan Antonio Molina and Iván de la Nuez. Barcelona, Lunwerg, 2003.

Prácticas artísticas. Enfoques contemporáneos. Foro "Prácticas artísticas: enfoques contemporáneos", Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, May 8 - 10, 2002. With texts by José Alejandro Restrepo, Jaime Cerón, Antonio Caro (et al.). Bogotá, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2003.

Sala Montcada. Temporada 03/04. Exhibition catalogue, Sala Montcada de la Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona, October 15, 2003 - July 25, 2004. With texts by Montse Romaní (et al.). Barcelona, Fundació "la Caixa", 2003.

Animalandia. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, June 4 - July 27, 2002. With a text by Jaime Cerón. Bogotá, Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo, Gerencia de Artes Plásticas, 2002.

Entre líneas. Exhibition catalogue, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, October 10, 2002 - January 5, 2003. With texts by Virginia Pérez-Ratton (et al.). Madrid, La Casa Encendida, 2002.

Tempo. Exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 29 - September 9, 2002. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). New York, Museum of Modern Art, 2002.

Transit. Latin american art at the university gallery. Exhibition catalogue, University of Essex, Colchester, October 3 - November 9, 2002. With texts by Isobel Whitelegg (et al.). Colchester, University of Essex; Palladian Press, 2002.

About the Bayberry Bush. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, July 29 - October 14, 2001. With essays by Ingrid Schaffner and Melissa Feldman. Southampton, New York, The Parrish Art Museum, 2001.

Play. Short stories. Nuove forme di narrazione nell'arte contemporanea = New narrative forms in contemporary art. Exhibition catalogue, "Play", held at Openspace, Milan, March 27 - April 29, 2001 and "Short stories", held at La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, March 28 - April 29, 2001. With texts by Gigiotto del Vecchio, Roberto Pinto (et al.). Milan, Commune di Milano, 2001.

Premio Luis Caballero. Catálogo general 2001. General catalogue, Premio Luis Caballero, 2001, Bogotá. With texts by José Ignacio Roca (et al.). Bogotá, Alcaldia Mayor; Instituto Distrital Cultura y Turismo, 2001.

Trans Historias. Historia y mito en la obra de José Alejandro Restrepo. Exhibition catalogue, Boblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Casa Republicana, Bogotá, June - September 2001. With texts by José Roca, Carlos Basualdo and Paulo Herkenhoff. Bogotá, Banco de la República, 2001.

Rubiano Caballero, Germán. Art of Latin America 1981-2000. New York, Inter-American Development Bank, 2000.

Rubiano Caballero, Germán. Arte de América Latina 1981-2000. New York, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, 2000.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Iconomia. Video-instalación. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Santa Fe de Bogotá, 2000. Edited by Roberto Herrera. Bogotá, Galería Santa Fe, 2000.

Más cerca el uno del otro. Representación Colombia. VII Bienal de La Habana. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de La Habana, Cuba, November 2000 - January 2001. With texts by Miguel Rojas Sotelo (et al.). Bogotá, Ministerio de Cultura, 2000.

Séptima Bienal de la Habana 2000. Exhibition catalogue, 7th Habana Biennial, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam, Havana, 2000. With texts by Nelson Herrera Ysla (et al.). Geneva, Art for the World, 2000.

Séptima Bienal de la Habana. Uno más cerca del otro. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de La Habana, Cuba, November 2000 - January 2001. With texts by Nelson Herrera Ysla, Sara Vega, Alicia García (et al.). La Habana, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas, 2000.

Arte y violencia en Colombia desde 1948. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, May - July 1999. With texts by Álvaro Medina (et al.). Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno, 1999.

BIF 1999 Frontera. 9 Bienal Internacional de Fotografía. Exhibition catalogue, Centro de la Imagen, México DF, 1999. With texts by Patricia Mendoza (et al.). Mexico City, Centro de la Imagen, 1999.

Gutiérrez, Natalia. Cruces. Una reflexión sobre la crítica de arte y la obra de José Alejandro Restrepo. Bogotá, Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo, 1999.

Jiménez, José, and Fernando Castro (eds.). Horizontes del arte latinoamericano. Madrid, Tecnos, 1999.

Puntos de Cruce. Programa Johnnie Walker en las Artes 1998 - 1999. Exhibition catalogue, Banco de la República, Casa de Moneda, Bogotá, June - August 1999. With texts by Carlos Arturo Fernández, Natalia Gutiérrez and Jaime Cerón. Bogotá, Banco de la República, 1999.

Weltsichten. Hommage an Humboldt. Exhibition catalogue, ifa-Galerie, Berlin, July 23 - August 29, 1999, ifa-Galerie, Bonn, September 16 - October 16, 1999, ifa-Galerie, Stuttgart, September 17 - Ocotber 24, 1999. With texts by Karin Stempel (et al.). Stuttgart, ifa Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V., 1999.

7. Salón nacional de arte joven, Santa Fe de Bogotá. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Santa Fe de Bogotá, July 1998. With texts by Jaime Cerón Silva (et al.). Bogotá, Instituto Distrital Cultura y Turismo, 1998.

Generación intermedia. Exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, May - July 1998. With a text by Darío Jaramillo Agudelo. Bogotá, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, 1998.

Reservate der Sehnsucht. Exhibition catalogue, Dortmunder U, August 21 - October 4, 1998. With texts by Iris Dressler and Vanessa Müller. Essen, Klartext Verlag, 1998.

The garden of forking paths. Contemporary artists from Latin America. Exhibition catalogue, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, April 25 - June 14, 1998, Edsvik Konst & Kultur, Stockholm, October - December 1998, Helsinki City Art Museum, January - February 1999, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg (DK), March - April 1999. With texts by Octavio Zaya (et al.). Copenhagen, Kunstforeningen, 1998.

Musa paradisiaca. Una video-instalación, Jose Alejandro Restrepo 1997. Exhibition catalogue, Galeria Valenzuela-Klenner, Bogotá, April 1997. With a text by Iris Lenz. Bogotá, Galeria Valenzuela-Klenner, 1997.

23. Bienal Internacional São Paulo. Exhibition catalogue, 23. Bienal Internacional São Paulo, October 5 - December 8, 1996. With texts by Nelson Aguilar (et al.). São Paulo, Fundaçao Bienal de São Paulo, 1996.

Cultura vita natura mors. Exhibition catalogue, ifa-galerie Stuttgart, April 19 - June 2, 1996, ifa-Galerie Bonn, July 24 - August 24, 1996. With texts by Iris Lenz and Monika Winkler. Stuttgart, ifa Institut für Aulsandsbeziehungen, 1996.

José Alejandro Restrepo. Exhibition catalogue, XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, 1996. With texts by the artist. Colcultura, 1996.

Por mi raza hablará el espíritu. Intercambio artístico Mexico / Colombia, Abril - Junio 1996. Exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Santafé de Bogotá, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Museum Universitario del Chopo, Ciudad de México D.F., April-June 1996. With texts by Rosalba Garza (et al.). Santafé de Bogotá, Banco de la Republica, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, 1996.

V Bienal de Arte de Bogotá. Exhibition catalogue, 5th Bogotá Biennial, October - December 1996. With texts by Gloria Zea (et al.). Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, 1996.

A propósito de Colombia. Beziehungsweise Kolumbien. Ana Claudia Múnera, Delcy Morelos, Germán Martínez, José Alejandro Restrepo, José Antonio Suarez, Miguel Angel Rojas. Exhibition catalogue, Kulturhaus Lateinamerika e.V., Cologne, November 9 - December 10, 1995. With a text by Karin Stempel and Carolina Ponce de León. Cologne, Kulturhaus Lateinamerika e.V., 1995.

Arte y tecnología. Exhibition catalogue, Expotecnia 95, Corferias, Santafé de Bogotá, June 1995. With a text by Ana María Lozano. Bogotá, Embajada de España; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1995.

XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba. Exhibition catalogue, Curitiba, October 31 - December 29, 1995. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). Curitiba, Fundação cultural de Curitiba, 1995.

Die 5. Biennale von Havanna. Kunst, Gesellschaft, Reflexion. Eine Auswahl. Exhibition catalogue, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, September 15 - December 11, 1994. With texts by Wolfgang Becker and Llilian Llanes, with contributions by Nelson Herrera Ysla (et al.). Aachen, Thouet Verlag, 1994.

El espíritu del cuerpo. Exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, 1994. With texts by Miguel Huertas and the artist. Bogotá, Banco de la República, 1994.

Quinta Bienal de la Habana. Arte, Sociedad, Reflexión. Exhibition catalogue, 5th Habana Biennial, Centro Wifredo Lam, May 1994. With texts by Nelson Herrera Ysla (et al.). Madrid, Tabapress S.A., 1994.

II festival franco latinoamericano de video arte = XIII festival franco chileno de video arte. Catalogue, published in conjunction with the 2nd Festival Franco Latinoamericano de Video Arte, Santiago, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, October 25 - November 21, 1993. With texts by Graciela Taquini, Alicia Haber, Gerardo Silva and José Alejandro Restrepo. Colombia, Escala, 1993.

Pulsiones. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia, 1993. With a text by Miguel González. Cali, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, 1993.

Arte y etnología. Exhibition catalogue, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, 1992.With texts by Miguel Huertas and the artist. Bogotá, Banco de la República, 1992.

Photo mechanic art. Colombian contemporary photography. Exhibition catalogue, Colombian Center, New York, September - November 1992. With a text by Miguel González. Bogotá, Deimos Gallery; New York, Colombian Center, 1992.

II Bienal de Arte de Bogotá. Exhibition catalogue, Alcaldia Mayor de Bogotá, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, September 1990. With an introduction by Eduardo Serrano. 1990.

Nuevas tendencias. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Ventana, Cali, March 8, 1988. WIth a text by Carolina Ponce de León. Cali, Galería Ventana, 1988.

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