Jonier Marin

Colombia 1946

Lives in Paris


Jonier Marin , left Colombia for the first time in 1968, to visit the USA(New York and serveral american cities ) during two months. Back to his architecture estudies in Bogota University, soon he left for Amazonia,crossing Brasil via Brasilia and arriving overland to Rio de Janeiro.For the first time he was in a group show,the summer salon, in Museo de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro , and presents his first solo exhibit in Copacabana.He takes a ship “C” to Lisbon ,and stays in Switzerland for several years .He visits Documenta 5 in Kassel , 1972, and contacts artists in view :Beuys, Brothears, Ben ,Hains, Nanm Yun Paik ,Christo, and others.

When Cayc from Buenos Aires presents a performances festival in Venice Italiy ,Palazzo Grassi, 1979,JM produces his one minute performance “Big and Small Questions”..In next while he had a solo show in ICC ,Antwerpen, Belgium with a catalog ,and foreword by Pierre Restany ,.Before all this , he has participated by Jorge Glusberg invitation, Cayc mentor, ,to the exhibitions of Cayc in London,Buenos Aires, Ferrara and Paris . In those bygone years, the evening newspaper ”La Notte” , from Milan ,writes about a colombian young artist giving money to bystanders in plaza Duomo .It results to be Jonier Marin and his “money art service”,activ work.JM at lenght settled in Paris, and left every now and then to participate in Sao Paulo Bienal 1977,or Medellin performances in Museum of Modern Art ..Back to Sao Paulo , he presents “Videopost “first video show ever, in Brazil ,and creates for the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, “ Amazonia “ a solo show and installation with the purpose ,for the first time perhaps, 1976, to make a warning signal concerning endangered rainforests..Back in Paris JM is included in “Electra” electronic and video art exhibit at Musée d ‘Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris .He had a restrospective in Cali,Museo La Tertulia, in 1981. In 1982 JM presents in New York his “Amazonia” Performance ,invited by the America’s Society , in Park Avenue. In 1983 ,a group of artists called “Dé-réalisateurs” by Catherine Millet, is presented by Severo Sarduy in Art Press ,the Paris art magazine., and , par la suite , JM presents a performance , “Drawing in the dark” , in centre G.Pompidou… (Note , Paris 2012).

Jonier Marin
Artiste colombien

Né en 1946 en Colombie.
Depuis 1986 vit et travaille à Paris .Principales expositions individuelles:1970 ,Galeria Gead,Rio de Janeiro, Brésil.1976, »Amazonia »,Pinacothèque de Sao Paulo,Brésil.1979 ,  » Points d’interrogation » , ICC Anvers ,Belgique .1980 et 2006, « Points d’interrogation »,installation,peintures et performance,Galerie Vincy Paris. 1981 « Obra Activa »(oeuvre active) Musée la Tertulia ,Cali, Colombie. 1982 , « Amazonia », installations et performance , America’s Society, New York.1985 Galeria Vijande, Madrid, Espagne.
1987, « Amazonia » , Kana Contemporary art, ,Berlin….
Principales expositions collectives 1977,Biennale de Sao Paulo, Bresil,1981, Biennale de Medellin, Colombie .1984,Los Angeles Art Fair,Los Angeles California. .1983 , »Electra « Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. 1991, « Artistes Latinoaméricains, « Galerie Fleiss, 1900-2000″,Paris.1999
« Vivre Paris », Espace Electra ,Paris.2004 et 2005,Fiac ,Paris…

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