Paul Rosero Contreras – Paul Rosero Contreras is a contemporary conceptual artist.
The artist was born in 1982, Quito, Ecuador. Rosero holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts – CalArts and a Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain.. Currently, Rosero teaches and conducts research at San Francisco de Quito University.
His work has received different prizes and grants and has been displayed widely at the 57th Venice Biennale, Musee Quai Branly in Paris, Instituto Cervantes in Rome, Museo de Historia de Zaragoza, 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, the 1st. Antarctic Biennale, at the H2 Center, Augsburg, the 11th. Cuenca Biennale, at the 1st. Bienal Sur in Buenos Aires, at Siggraph in Los Angeles, among other venues.
Rosero works with scientific data, speculative realism and fictional narratives. His body of work explores topics related to geopolitics, environmental issues and the relationship between humans and extreme living surroundings.
In November 2018 WHO I AM Gallery introduced his new exhibition – «The Origins of Color» — a multimedia installation composed of drawings, photographs, sculptures and above and underwater video footage, showing different spots and places of the Galápagos Islands. This artistic research addressed the myth of isolation and the dream of non-nation states. In this project, new approaches to human-environment interaction were displayed and the emergent marine biological phenomena were investigated.