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Alberto Baraya

Born in 1968, Bogotá, Colombia

Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

Overview

Through his work, Alberto Baraya investigates notions related to scientific knowledge and to the instruments that legitimise it; he questions the figure of the “viajero”, the role of museums and ideas about exotism to generate discourses of cultural vindication. His broader Project, Herbario de Plantas Artificiales (Herbarium of Artificial Plants) deconstructs scientific paradigm, post-colonial societies, and at the same time reflects about daily esthetical acts. He initiated is professional pra...Read more