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Here I present a selection of my works through the years I have been working as an artist.

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Host certificate 55 Immigrants

55 Immigrants is my latest project in which I have made 55 monoprints representing 55 different immigrants. They are now in a suitcase ready to be sent out into the world, so that these immigrants can reach their new homes. 

Every time an immigrant leaves the suitcase to join their new family and home, a map will be updated with the new location and a picture.

Throughout this journey the income from the profit of the prints will be donated to Danish Refugee Council, an NGO that helps immigrants around the world.

55 IMMIGRANTS

I did not hear much from him for some time, and I do not remember how much I thought about the fact that he was not there anyway, I was busy growing up I guess. 

I remember that school was difficult at that point, could it be because I was going through these changes in my life? I have never made that connection before, but I think it makes sense.  All of a sudden I had to change school, closer to the place my mother worked, in another town, a little less than two hours each way. Until one year later we moved away from El Peñol to Rionegro. We knew nobody there. 

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55 immigrants

... He started his journey to the unknown, letting behind everything he once knew and was certain about, I was not aware of what was going through his mind, I remember I just loved to play with my toy cars, they could fly, they could jump and reach for the impossible, I can remember myself lying on the ground on a soft carpet with my head resting on my left hand, being hypnotized by the wheels of my toy car rolling from side to side, leaving those beautiful track marks on the land I imagined that the huge carpet was...

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55 Immigrants

Reports tell that the suitcase with 55 Immigrants is wandering around in the United States of America. Planning the next move.

To continue with the story I started telling last week about my father and the American dream, we have to go back to 1990 when I was a little boy that did not understand much about the world around me, but had a playful mind and loved to bicycle around the little town of El Peñol, Antioquia, Colombia. 
I did not really understand why or where my father was going, I did not have any certain idea of how long time he would be gone or when he would be back. I just have a very blurry memory of the time he was at the the José María Córdova International Airport getting ready to start his journey. I guess he was dreaming of the wonderful life he would be able to give us by working in the United States and sending money back to us in Colombia to help us improve our lives; while all I hardly remember is that he had a dark blue suit - or perhaps it was black... To be continued.  

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55 Immigrants

After some few weeks the 55 immigrants have arrived to the United States of America, the land of the free. 

From the mid 80's to the beginning of the 90's many South and Central Americans came to the United States of America in pursue of the so-called American dream. 

The situation was hard and unemployment rates were high, inflation was sky rocketing in their home countries, it seemed like a good idea to come to the US to work and send money back home. 

My dear father was one of them... To be continued.

 

   

55 IMMIGRANTS

It has been reported that the 55 immigrants have arrived safely to Paris, and are now in hands of this helping soul, Bertrand Scholler at Gallerie 55 Bellechase.

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55 IMMIGRANTS

55 immigrants have left home, seeking life in a better place, wandering for a change.

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