Sin titulo 1, 2012

80x70 cm, 31x27 in




Aníbal Vallejo was born in 1975.

He studied fine arts at the University of Antioquia and then fashion design at the Colombian College of Design, both in the city of Medellin. He then settled in Europe, where he completed his training as a painter in several countries: England, Spain, Italy, eventually moving to New York City. For more than ten years, he participated to several exhibitions in galleries, museums and international art fairs. He currently lives and works in Medellin, Colombia.

Vallejo's work focuses on the limits of painting and its possibilities. Beyond the formal techniques conventions, he searches new forms to be integrated into the process. His training as a plastic artist and fashion designer made him interested in elements outside the world of painting, which he tried to bring into the work: threads, fabrics, jewelry, industrial embroidery and, especially, hand embroidery in its intimate character, which reveals the true essence of things. Such materials are transformed into plastic elements, just as legitimate as oil or acrylic paint, graphite or charcoal.

Vallejo's work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Colombia, Denmark, US, Italy, Mexico and Spain, also belonging to the MAMM (Museum of Modern Art) and Antioquia Museum Public Collections in Colombia.


Anibal Vallejo, né en 1975, a étudié les Beaux-Arts à l'université d'Antioquia puis le design et la mode à l'université colombienne de Design, toutes deux situées à Medellin. Par la suite il s'installa en Europe où il compléta sa formation de peintre notamment en Angleterre, Espagne, Italie puis déménagea à New York. Pendant plus de 10 ans il a participé à plusieurs expositions dans les galeries, musées et salons internationaux. Il vit et travaille aujourd'hui à Medellin en Colombie.

Le travail de Vallejo se concentre sur les limites de la peinture et ses possibilités. Au delà des techniques formelles et conventionnelles il veut chercher des nouvelles formes à intégrer dans ce processus. Sa formation, comme artiste d'art plastique et designer mode, le fit s'intéresser aux éléments extérieurs au monde de la peinture, qu'il essaie d'apporter dans son travail : fils, tissus, bijoux, broderie industrielle et surtout la broderie faite mains, qui a un caractère intime et révèle la véritable essence des choses; les matières qui sont transformées en éléments plastiques, tout aussi valide que l'huile, l'acrylique, la graphite ou le fusain. 


Selected Personal Exhibitions

2015 "Progresión - Gradación", Museo de Arte Moderno de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia

2013 “Paisaje sin lugar”, Duque Arango Gallery, Medellin, Colombia

2012 “Hobnobbing at the Garden of Earthly Delights”, Black Square Gallery, Miami, USA

2009 “About bugs and fashions among fabrics", La Oficina Gallery, Medellín, Colombia

2008 “Is the glass half empty or half full?" Museum El Castillo, Medellín, Colombia


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 "Qué es el presente?", Museo de Arte Moderno MAMM, Medellin, Colombia

          "Paralelo", Lokkus Arte Contemporáneo, Medellin, Colombia

2014 "Línea Blanda", New abstraction in Colombia, Sextante Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

         "Reserva Expuesta", Museum of Modern Art (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia

2013 "Sans lieu ni tete / Sin lugar ni cabeza", Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, France

         "La gente en la colección del museo", 35 years of the Museum, Museum of Modern Art (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia

         "Latin American Art Showcase by ART 180 Degrees", ION Art Gallery, Singapore

2012 “This room is a Cage”, tribute to John Cage, Sala U Gallery, National University Medellin, Medellín, Colombia

2011 "Dream Catcher II" Contemporary Festival, Black Square Gallery, Miami (FL), USA)

         “Colombia en Mérida”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán, MACAY, Mérida, México

2010 "Florilegio" Dancing Elephant Projects, Bogotá, Colombia

         "Dorado", Video-Installation-Editorial, FIART (Fondo Internacional de las Artes), Madrid, Spain

2009 “5th Salon of young artists”, Club El Nogal Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

         “Casa de Citas”, Museum of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

         “CORTE 50”, Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia

2008 “New Acquisitions” Museum of Modern Art (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia

         "Imagina+A Umbral Gráfico Colombiano" Museum Of Modern Art (MAMM), Medellín, Colombia

2006 “Summer group show” Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy

2005 “Spring Group Show” Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

          “Small Treasures” Group Show Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy

2004 “Summer Group Show” Earl McGrath Gallery, New York, USA

2003 “Spring Group Show” Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy

2002 “Endematt - Boxbarter”, Milan, Italy



International art fairs

2015 CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkey

2015 FERIA ODEON, Bogota, Colombia

2014 FERIA ODEON, Bogota, Colombia

         PULSE NEW YORK, New York (NY) USA

2013 PULSE MIAMI, Miami (FL), USA

         CUTLOG, Paris, France

         ART COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, Denmark


         HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR, Houston, TX, USA

2011 ART CHICAGO, Chicago (IL), USA

         SCOPE NEW YORK, New York, NY, USA

2010 ARTEFIERA-ART FIRST 2010, Bologna, Italy


2007 ARTBO, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia

2006 ARTEFIERA-ART FIRST 2006, Bologna, Italy

2005 ARTEFIERA-ART FIRST 2005, Bologna, Italy

2004 ARTEFIERA-ART FIRST 2004, Bologna, Italy