Andrés Monzón is a visual artist and Founding Director of the Campos de Gutiérrez Foundation. His work explores the negotiations that surround the construction and preservation of memory and cultural identity. His artistic practice is informed by this explorations as well as iconography and some traditions that have been particularly representative of Latin American popular culture. In Colombia, his artwork has been exhibited in major events such the III International Bucaramanga Biennial and the Medellin International Art Encounter MDE15. He has also shown in diverse galleries and cultural centers throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe, such as the Yongsan Cultural Center (Seoul), Centrum Voor Fotografie (Amsterdam), Capacete (Rio de Janeiro), and the Fisher Press Gallery (Santa Fe, NM). Among his awards are the Prince Claus Fund Travel Grant (2013), the Secretary of Culture of Medellin Art and Culture Incentive Awards (2014), and Museum of the North of Santander Residency Award (2016). As Director of Campos de Gutiérrez, he develops strategies that implement ceramics as a method for learning (Maati Ceramics Program) and coordinates a residency program that allow international artists to reside, work and exhibit in the city of Medellin.

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pit-firing at Campos de Gutiérrez in 2013.
guacharos (birds) on the walls of a marble cave in the Rio Claro Natural Reserve, 2013
Santa Elena
topography of Santa Elena where I currently reside
chair made with branded cow hide at Campos de Gutiérrez
talk at palace of culture
artist talk with Laura Marsh, Palace of Culture Medellín, 2013.
Liminal Marco Chiandetti
Liminal, a work by Marco Chiandetti in the Espiga exhibition Puerto Paraíso, Medellín, 2014.
Emeral Wise's green-ware made from clay processed on-site. See MAATI.