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Nadín Ospina
Nadin Ospina
Bogotá, Colombia, 1960.

Holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá.

Nadín Ospina's work is aimed at the detection and reaffirmation of fusions and cultural interactions, the allegorical representation of symbolic encounters as a metaphor of contemporary historical events, humor as a tool for reflection, the appeal to the imagery of Pop culture with the consequent reappearance of fantastic beings and pre-Columbian referents.
The concept of "otherness" is one of the fundamental topics of social science studies in their attempt to explain the problems intrinsic to human interaction. In Ospina's work the idea of "The Other" as opposed to the concept of identity, defines the experience of confrontation with the strange, the alien, the different, the distant, the uncertain.

His extensive trajectory has been recognized with numerous awards and recognitions, such as the Prize of the XXXIV Salón Nacional de Artistas de Colombia in 1992 or the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Scholarship in 1997. Garnier, Lyon, France, 2000; XX Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1989). Nadin Ospina’s work is represented in international collections such as the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA; Ludwing Forum, Aachen, Germany; Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Holland; Daros Latin American Collection, Zurich, Switzerland; Museo de las Américas, Denver, Colorado; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO), Colombia, among others.