Meet the gallerists: Art Basel interview with Catalina Casas
"I'm looking for innovation, a new language" comments Catalina Casas, director of the Colombian gallery Casas Riegner in an interview with Arte Basel to its new project Meet the Gallerists”
In 2004, Catalina Casas shuttered her Miami gallery to relocate to her home country, Colombia. Casas Riegner opened in Bogotá in 2005 with a specific mission: to promote contemporary Colombian art. Since then, the gallery has become a stalwart champion of artists from all generations, from Beatriz González (b.1938) to Angélica Teuta (b.1985). International artists and curators are also often invited to join in the program, broadening the scope of a gallery, which has privileged research and discourse since its early days.
For its first participation in the Galleries sector of Art Basel in Basel, Casas Riegner will present ‘TIMELINE’, a display combining works by Colombian art pioneers Beatriz González, José Antonio Suárez Londoño, Rosemberg Sandoval, and Antonio Caro, and younger artists Leyla Cárdenas, Bernardo Ortiz, and Mateo López. Starting with works from the 1970s to the present day, ‘TIMELINE’ will both capture the gallery’s core project and function as a guide to the recent history of Colombia’s contemporary art.