Emerging Artist Award
Oscar Abraham Pabón (b. 1984) is a Venezuelan architect and visual artist who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
Pabón is interested in art as a field of research and speculation about everyday life. In his installations, surrounding objects are intended to give access to other forms of knowledge and meaning of symbolic contents.
“In recent years sculptural and instalative proposals have been recurrent in my work. In this context a music related new type of art emerges, becoming a subject of speculative nature around different social, political and cultural matters that give rise to this type of artistic work. The fact of working with music points to a form of matter that has little to do with a visual presence”. –Oscar Abraham Pabón.
Photo courtesy of the artist
A Look Inside:
San Juan de Colón, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1984. Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
La Industrial, Escola d’Art -Ceramic- Barcelona, Spain (2017-2019) | Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013-2014) | Architect. (U.N.E.T) Táchira, Venezuela (2003-2008).
Awards and residencies│
Production Grant, Mondriaan Fonds with Stichting Pieter Janszoon Saenredam, - Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2015) | Selected Project, Kyiv Sculpture Project Prize (KSP) Art in the City. Ukraine (2014) | Scholarship Cees e Inge de Bruin-Heijn, Amsterdam- The Netherlands (2013) | Training scholarship, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Foundation CPPC, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011).
“Representation of a Piano”, M.A.C Quinta normal, Santiago, Chile (2016) | “Problemas Domésticos”, Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2016) | “Double Crochet Project room”, WOW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016) | “Possibility and Repetition”, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam- NL (2016) | “Soloproject”, Swab, Barcelona, Spain (2015) | “Sculpture and repetition”, Bergarde Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2015) | “Interior Frances”, Oficina # 1, Caracas, Venezuela (2015).
“PArC’18”, Perú Arte contemporáneo Fair, ABRA-Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum of Lima, Peru (2018) | “Auction in Benefit of Healing Venezuela”, Maddox Arts, London, UK (2018) | “The Hazenstraat Biennale”, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam- The Netherlands (2018) | ARCO Madrid, “DEconstrución, arte contemporáneo Venezolano”. International Contemporary Art Fair, Spain (2018) | “ARTROTTERDAM”, International Contemporary Art Fair, Martin van Zomeren Gallery, Rotterdam- The Netherlands (2018) | “ADAM”, Dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA (2018) | “ARTISSIMA”, International Contemporary Art Fair, FuoriCampo Gallery, Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy (2017).