Sol Calero

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1982 Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Berlin

 

EDUCATION

2009  Master in Design. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2006  BA in Fine Arts. Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife

 

AWARDS

2017   Nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie, 2017 in association with Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2016   Shortlisted, Future Generation Art Prize
2014   XVII Salón Banesco Jóvenes Con FIA, Third Place in National Prize, Caracas
2009  Leonardo Da Vinci, Berlin
2005  Séneca/ Sicue. Universidad de Barcelona
2004  Erasmus. Interactive Arts. Manchester Metropolitan University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Agencia Viajes Paraíso, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
Interiores, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmunder

2016
La Sauna Caliente, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
Solo Pintura, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Casa de Cambio, Art Basel Statements, Basel
Desde el Jardin
, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow

2015
Caracas 2015, Sala Mendoza, Caracas
La Escuela del Sur,
Studio Voltaire, London
El Buen Vecino, SALTS, Basel
Oficina del Ciudadano, solo exhibition, Galerie Wedding, Berlin

2014
Salsa, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
Caribbean Style, Museo Apparente, Naples
Cyber Café, Frieze, London
Bienvenidos A Nuevo Estilo, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London

2013
La Caraqueña, Frutta Gallery, (Hadrian), Rome
Modern Dowr (with Christopher Kline), Toves, Copenhagen
La Perla del Caribe, The Taut And Tame (Lüttgenmeijer), Berlin

2012
Regalos Ancestrales I, II (with Christopher Kline), TEA, Tenerife

2011
Field Studies (with Christopher Kline) curated by Lorenzo Sandoval, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin
Snakebraid performance, El Apartamento, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

2010
Snakebraid Performance, Center of Contemporary Art of Torun, Poland
Regalos Ancestrales (with Christopher Kline), Mark & Kyoko, Berlin

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Amazonas Shopping Center, Preis der Nationalgalerie. A joint exhibition of the nominated artists for the Preis der Nationalgalerie, 2017 will be shown at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Gegenwart, Berlin from 29 September 2017 to 14 January 2018
Casa Anacaona, Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK
What’s Up – The Americas, LVH Art, London
First Day of Good Weather, organised by Despacio (Costa Rica), Sies & Hoeke, Duesseldorf
Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, and Venice, Italy

 

2016
London is Open, Art On The Underground, London
Curated by a Tree
, 1857, Oslo
Tropical Punch, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna
Closer to the veg, Fitzroy Park Allotments, London

2015
Salon of Hybrid Things, curated by Maurin Dietrich and Nina Mende, KW, Berlin
Women’s Art Society II, curated by Adam Carr, MOSTYN, Llandudno
You Will Find Me If You Want Me In The Garden, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
Oh, Of Course, You Were Berry Picking, DREI Gallery, Köln, Germany
Je Ne Sais What?, Carnelutti Firm Law, Milan
Office for Paradoxical Relations, space design, NGKB, Berlin

2014
Small Rome, Frutta Gallery, Rome
Accordion, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Borders, curated by Adam Carr, Artuner, Online show

2013
Women’s Art Society, curated by Adam Carr, Mostyn, Wales
The Phylogenesis of Generosity, Prizessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Berlin
Von flussigen Stammbaumen im Geroll der Vernetzung: ein Familienporträt, Espace Beaumont, Luxembourg
Performing and costume for Michele Di Menna – Ooze Generator, 12. Triennale Klein plastik, Fellbach
Item  Perspectiva, group exhibition, Krome Gallery, Berlin
Come, All Ye Faithfull, curated by Carson Chan, Florian Christopher, Zurich

2012
Case Report, group exhibition, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona
The Rescue of the Effects, curated by Lorenzo Sandoval, General Public, Berlin

2010
Feather Throat, Grimmuseum

 

EDITIONS

2016

House of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London
Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow
Jahresgabe, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

 

CONGLOMERATE

CONGLOMERATE is a collaborative Gesamtkunstwerk presented in the form of a television network. 
The project is realised by a core team of five artists and filmmakers: Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline and Dafna Maimon.

http://conglomerate.tv

 

PROJECTS

2016
Oedipusmas Special, 1646, Den Hague

2015
Che Che Cole, 63rd-77th STEPS, Bari, Online

2014
Desktop Residency, Online

 

PRESS

2017

Anna McNay, Sol Calero: ‘It’s important that the aesthetics don’t eat the concept’, Studio International, 24 August
Pavilion Casa Anacaona, Domus Magazine, 29 July
Moritz Scheper, Sol Calero Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany, Frieze, May
Samuel Leuenberger, Sol Calero Tropical Punch, Keen On, March

 

2016
Aimee Farrell, An Artist’s New Look, New York Times Style Magazine, Sept
Thomas Skye, Richly-hued Tropicalia, artnet news, Sept
Francesco Dama on Solo Pintura, Amuse, Sept
Nate Freeman: Ka-Ching! Sol Calero erects a venezuelan currency exchange booth in Basel’s Statements section, ArtNews, 16 June
Marina Cashdan and Molly Gottschalk, The 20 Best Booths at Art Basel, Editorial, Artsy, 15 June
George Vasey, Sol Calero, Kaleidoscope, June 2016
Monopol, June issue cover
Kaleidoscope Magazine, Art Basel Special Issue, Cover
Adam Carr, Sol Calero, Cura Magazine, June issue cover
Sol Calero in Coversation with Elise Lammer, Terremot, February
Oliver Basciano, Anatomy of an artwork: Desde El Jardin, The Guardian, 14 May

2015
Art Papers cover, March / April Issue
Alexander Forbes, Sol Calero Turns Studio Voltaire into a Kitsch-ified Caribbean Classroom, Artsy, Oct
Dio c’é, works from the Agovino Collection, Cura Publishing, Catalogue
Molly Gottshalk, Interview: Sol Calero, Artsy, October

2014
Sophie Heawood, My First Time at Frieze, The Guardian, 14 Oct
Harry Laughland, Political Fruit, June
Adam Carr, Interview with Sol Calero, June
Adam Carr, Borders, June

2012
Aaron Berger, Sol Calero’s Neo-Folk Sculpture and Installation, Beautiful Decay, www.beautifuldecay.com, September

 

PRESS (CONGLOMERATE)

2016

Paul Teasdale, Sol Calero and Christopher Kline talk about their collaborative project, Conglomerate TV, Frieze, 12 June
Beate Scheder, Bitte Dran Bleiben!, Berliner Zeitung, 11-12 June
Maja Fiedler, Service Netzkultur: Berliner Kunstprojekt Conglomerate TV, WDR 5 Scala, 10 June
Alison Hugil, The New Artist-Run TV Channel You Need to Watch, Artsy, 20 May
Noemi Y. Molitor, Komm ich jetzt ins Fernsehn!? Kunstlerisches TV-Netzwerk im Web, Taz.Plan, 4-5   May