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Juan Manuel Echavarría

Born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1947. He published two novels: La gran catarata (Bogota, Editorial Arco, 1981), and Moros en la costa (Bogota, El Ancora Editores, 1991). His solo exhibitions include: Mouths of Ash, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, 2005, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2007, Weatherspoon Art Museum y Greensboro, North Calorina, 2007; La Maria y Otras Series, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia, 2003; Monumentos, Galería Sextante, Bogota, Colombia, 2008; Death and the River, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, 2008. He has participated in several group shows, some of them are: 55th Annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, University of Colgate, New York, 2009; Once more, with feeling: Recent photography from Colombia, University Gallery, The University of Essex, UK, 2008; Viva la Muerte: Death in Hispanic Art, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria, 2008; The Hours: Visual Art of Contemporary Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2007; Rencontre International Paris - Berlin, Musée Jeau de Paume, Paris, 2006; Biennale de Venezia, Latin American Pavilion, Italy, 2005; Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005; Arte y Violencia, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia, 1999.