Born 1985 in Bogota, Colombia.
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Continuing his research into the history of socia struggles, Daniel Otero Torres’ work emerges from the visual assemblage of varied historical sources. His installation opens onto a reproduction of the Monumento a Los Héroes, a freedom fighter memorial and space for resistance and expression in Bogotá, where large numbers of demonstrators gathered during protests and strikes since its inauguration in 1825 until its brutal destruction in September 2021. An ensemble of sculptures is spread out : fountains made from reclaimed materials; precarious constructions that were previously makeshift accommodation; and hand-drawn pictures on aluminum and mirror polished stainless steel. This piece by Daniel Otero Torres, mixing private recollections and collective memory, imagines new strategies of resistance and resilience, celebrating the force of unity and the common values shared within various groups.

Also on view at Musée Gadagne.