From 10/13/2023 to 11/17/2023
Miami, Estados Unidos


Temporal Echoes, the exhibition at Zilberman brings together the works by Omar Barquet and Carlos Aires, conveying the complex interplay of human emotions, time, nature, and memory. Following a thread of music, and poetry, the exhibition invites viewers to explore the profound depths of human experience and the enduring quest for meaning.


Carlos Aires unveils the contemporary through the lens of catastrophe, thrusting it into the spotlight with the gaze of historical and anonymous figures. His practice unfurls societal complexities through a contemporary narrative, decoding the very “cultural” codes that shape our knowledge. Within his works, individual memories, music, material culture, consumer habits, cinema, and the emotions of fear and love intertwine, inviting contemplation of their intricate dance. Aires courageously scrutinizes urgent social problems, challenging the principal institutions and figures that wield today’s hegemonic power. His works exist in a realm of duality, where the wicked coexist with the passionate, the complex with the playful, fashioning a universe ripe for exploration.

Omar Barquet’s art delves into the essence of space, time, and memory, exploring the internal human tumult. His distinctive approach lies in his analytical understanding of space, blending movement and repetition, visibility and invisibility. Through a ‘collage’ method, he synthesizes diverse inspirations, employing a ‘symphony’ as a unifying system for his projects. Barquet’s work is rooted in collecting and recycling, breathing new life into materials marked by time and use, such as flotsam and driftwood. Guided by indigenous philosophies, he champions a holistic view of relationships within communities, both human and non-human. Barquet seeks to revive ancestral knowledge and spirituality, using them to address the pressing environmental challenges of our time.

Carlos Aires (Spain, 1974) obtained a bachelor’s in Fine Arts at the University of Granada in Spain. Upon graduating in 1997, he moved to the Netherlands and completed his postgraduate studies at Fontys Academy (The Netherlands), HISK (Belgium) and Ohio State University (USA). He was honored with prestigious grants and awards, including: Edith Fergus Gilmore Award (USA), Generation2008 Caja Madrid (Spain), Young Belgian Art Prize (Belgium), 1st Award Young Andalusian Artists (Spain), Fulbright (USA) and De Pont Atelier (the Netherlands).


He has participated in numerous exhibitions in national and international institutions, such as: MACBA (Barcelona, Spain), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), Imperial Belvedere Palace (Vienna, Austria), MUSAC (Leon, Spain), BB6 Bucharest International Biennale (Bucharest, Romania), B.P.S. 22 (Charleroi, Belgium), 5th Thessaloniki Biennale (Thessaloniki, Greece), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City, Mexico), Canada Contemporary Art Museum (Montreal, Canada).


Omar Barquet’s (México, 1979) works predominantly refers to space, time, landscape, sound, nature and memory investigating emotional and internal human chaos within. The particularity of his work stems from his ability to understand the nature of space in a technical, analytical way which relates movement and repetition, visibility and invisibility.


Barquet modifies his source of inspirations in his words “in a way of ‘collage’ for the purpose of giving the projects a synthetic language”, thereby bringing an interdisciplinary aspect to it, using a “symphony” as a system to organize all his projects and collaborations.


Omar Barquet holds a degree in Fine Arts from “La Esmeralda”, the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico) and the MACG - Bancomer Arte Actual Grant in 2009. He has participated in various artist-in- residencies, including CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro and Casa Tomada in São Paulo, both in Brazil; also in MAAS, NYC, Fountainhead, Miami, Tupac, Lima, Vestfossen in Norway, and Kiosko in Bolivia, among others.


Temporal Echoes. Exhibition by Omar Barquet and Carlos Aires.


Until November 17th, 2023.


Zilberman Gallery. 25 NE 39th St Miami, United States.

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