Colombia

Camilo Matiz

CAMILO MATIZ, born in Bogotá Colombia in 1976, is an artist who has successfully explored cinematography, writing, photography and film. Started his career as a photographer in Sweden and developed his film career by producing his own written films. In Colombia he started working with PS Films Productions and RCN Televisión and then he co-founded Colombo Films, an image driven firm specialized in publicity and TV commercials since 2005. Camilo is catalogued as one of the most multifaceted Latinamerican artists.

His film “1989” was conceived as an art piece, staring Vincent Gallo, achieved the official selection in Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, as closing film for the festival. Though its huge recognition, Matiz chose not to publicly screen or distribute the film. Only 6 prints in 35mm were made and signed by the artist, all of them in hands of collectors.

In his continuous exploration of light and reflections, Camilo Matiz latest series “Strokes” place as always the observer in the middle of the artwork, using the surroundings as its canvas. His artistic expressions through film, photography and other media, has been given several awards.

 

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

17 The cornell Art Museum, Florida
17 Espacio Artnexus, Bogotá
17 SEART, Stockholm
17 Art Marbella, Marbella
17 Absolut Art Bar, Bogotá
17 Lightbites, London
17 Winter Lights, London
16 SEART, Stockholm
16 Electric House, London
16 Maddox Arts, London
16 Context, Miami
16 Art Palm Beach, Miami
15 Scope, Miami
15 Barcú Art Fair, Bogotá
15 No Picnic, Permanent Exhibition, Stockholm
14 Barcú Art Fair, Bogotá
14 Galería Christopher Paschall’s XXI, Bogotá
14 SEART, Stockholm
09 Cannes Film Festival, Closing Night, Cannes
09 Film Festival, Sao Paulo
01 Festival de Cine, Bogotá
01 Museo Nacional de la Fotografía de Colombia, Bogotá

UPCOMING

December 7-10, 2017 Art Basel Miami
March 29-31, 2018 Art Basel Hong Kong

AWARDS

Top trending artwork Art Basel Miami
P&M
Nova Grand Prix
Ojo de Iberaoamérica, Best Campaign Gold, Bronze, Silver
Cannes Film Festival, Selection Semaine de la Critique
Sao Paulo, Film Festival, Official Selection
Fiap, Gold
London International Awards, Best Campaign
Cannes Lions
Nova Gold
London International Awards, Gold
P&M Magazine, Top Ten, Unicef, Campaign against child abuse
New York Film Festival, Silver
Carcaribbean Film Festival, Bronze
Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Best Direction, Cuenta
Hasselblad Award for creative excellence, Tribute to the Masters

EDUCATION & WORK

05-

Founder of Colombo Films.
Film Director
Bogotá, Colombia

03-05

RCN Televisión
Film Director
Bogotá, Colombia

01-03

PS Films
Cinematographer
Bogotá, Colombia

00-01

Film and Media
AKI
Noordwijk, Holland

98-00

Photo Research for Professor Lars Lallerstedt
Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design
Stockholm, Sweden

95-98

Universidad La Sabana
Busisness Administration Studies
Bogotá, Colombia

95-96

Ramón Giovanni Photostudio
Photo Assistent, Advertising Photography
Bogotá, Colombia