The exhibition, curated by Paola Peña, brings together works that link the metaphorical capacity of light and fire to make visible from different perspectives and heterogeneous and pressing situations that demand our attention as citizens. They are also works that invite us to see the unmanifest, not to lose the capacity for wonder, to realize the always latent possibility of transformation or creation.



When day comes we step out of the shade,

aflame and unafraid

The new dawn blooms as we free it

For there is always light,

if only we’re brave enough to see it

If only we’re brave enough to be it

- Amanda Gorman



Paisaje Desolado from Catalina Mora on Vimeo.

"Light has been frequently used as an allegory of knowledge", postulates the curator, "facing the stake was necessary to see reality and not just the shadows. It is no coincidence that fire is the element that illuminates the cave, undoubtedly one of the most important natural sources of light, not only because it was around fire that as a species we learned to speak, but also because many scientific and technological revolutions have their origin in the ability to obtain fire at will. There is a transforming power in this element, considered sacred for many cultures, a symbol of strength or purification." she adds.

At the same time, if the scientific aspect is taken where luciferin is the "substance that, when oxidized, causes the emission of light and that is found in various microorganisms and organs of some animals, such as the firefly", the reflection on light and its capacities becomes introspective. Still, the most interesting thing lies in the will to produce light. The exhibition, in its public call, seeks to “ignite flames of multiple colors, to look again and attend to situations that the circumstances caused by COVID-19 postponed, but also to be able to imagine what is still in the shadows, to sharpen the senses to unveil the invisible”.


Artists: Adolfo Bernal, Carlos Castro, Santiago Díaz Escamilla, Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo, Valeria Giraldo, Juliana Góngora, Juan David Laserna, Adriana Marmorek, Catalina Mora Fernández, Larry Muñoz, Jorge Ortiz, Giovanni Vargas, Ana María Villate, Sonnia Yépez.

April 29 to May 28, 2021.

Casa Hoffmann

carrera 2A # 70 - 25, Bogotá, Colombia