Abrazos III, 2022

Installation view: The Ecologies of Peace. Works from the TBA21 Collection, Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía C3A, Córdoba, Spain, 2024. Photo: Imagen Subliminal (Rocio Romero y Miguel de Guzmán).

Pencil on mirror polished stainless steel
290 x 100 x 95 cm

Abrazos III, commissioned for the 16th edition of the Biennale de Lyon, was initially installed as "Monumento a Los Héroes", with additional works by the artist, reproducing a freedom fighter memorial and space for resistance in Bogotá, where large numbers of demonstrators gathered during protests and strikes since its inauguration in 1825 until its brutal destruction in September 2021. The sculptures consisted of a fountain made of reclaimed materials, precarious constructions that were previously makeshift accommodations, and hand-drawn pictures on aluminum and mirror-polished stainless steel.