Alberto Baraya


presented by espaivisor – Galería Visor

Born 1968 in Bogotá, Colombia

Baraya has been working for years on a project called Artificial Plants Herbarium, which is to collect, catalog, photograph and inventory artificial flowers and plants worldwide. This last project, the Artificial Plant Herbarium, 2002-2010, is a proposal that discusses the scientific paradigm as an axis to legitimizing nineteenth and twentieth century colonial enterprises and is, in turn, a reflection on contemporary domestic aesthetic acts.

Alberto Baraya, Helecho Nueva Zelandia #1, 2009, Found objects, graphite on paper, glass and wood, 62.5 x 47.5 cm