Otto Berchem CV

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Lives/Works in Bogota (CO)

1967 Born, Milford, Connecticut, USA




1995/96 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

1994 MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

1990 BFA, Parsons School of Design, NY

1989 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk CT


Solo Exhibitions


2019 Divisions of Labor, Revolver Galeria, Lima

2018 Carousel, Whitehouse Project Space, Lovenjoel, BE

2017 Dive for Dreams, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2017 Lonesome Traveler, Bis - oficina de proyectos, Cali

2017 Mobilize, with Amalia Pica, Instituto de Vision, Bogota

2016 Tropical Buren, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

2015 Impenetrable, Galeria Pilar, Sao Paulo

2015 Clip-Clapper, Bis - oficina de proyectos, Cali

2013 Revolver, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2011 Blue Monday, La Central, Bogota

2009 What is seen and what is not seen, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2004 Survivor, Sleeper, Edinburgh

2003 The 16th Minute, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2003 Going Public, Galerie Display, Prague

2003 Everything I know about Liverpool I saw on TV, Fact, Liverpool

2002 Going Public, Iff, Houston

2001 Art Statements, ArtBasel 32, Basel

2000 The Dating Market, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

1998 Make Over, Casco, Utrecht

1998 It’s not my fault, Ziegler, Groningen

1997 Back to back they faced each other, with Volkert Post, Louise de Haan Galerie, Haarlem

1995 boys will be boys, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

1995 As Good As New, with Ross Sinclair, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Tomber en amour, La Maison des Art, Schaerbeek BE

Herramientos, Sindicato, Santo Domingo, DR

Unlocked/Reconnected, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2019 Condo, Simone Subal Gallery, New York

The Smooth and the Striated, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex

Post-it: Colombia, Espacio Mango, Bogota

Contemporary Concrete, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

2018 Superstition, Marres, Maastricht

The Shores Of The World, Galerie Tranzitdisplay, Prague

Missing Persons, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

2017 Mythos Tour de France, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: Where Do we Go From Here?, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam

2016 Everday Alchemy, Von Bartha, Basel

Still Future III, Hidden Door, Edinburgh

Ediciones Eco 2, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City

2015 Protesta & Proxemia, Sala de Proyectos, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota

Beyond Borders, 5th Beaufort triennial, Oostende

The Documentary, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Tabula Rasa, Galleria Ca D'Oro, New York

Theorem, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

2014 Sucursal 32 - La Ene en Malba, Malba, Buenos Aires

El irresistible deseo de libertad, MAC8, Aguascalientes

We're so very Miami, Diablo Rosso, Panama City

Quelques mesurzs d'écart, l'Espace Culture de l'Université de Lille, Lille

This secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa, Istanbul

2013 Horizontal, La Central, Bogota

Hanging Participles, Marshall Arts, Memphis

Fuera de sitio, Project Rooms Art Lima, Lima

Les Pleiades - 30 ANS DES FRAC, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

Le Futur Commence Ici, FRAC/AP2, Dunkirk

2012 Time Capsule, La Maison des Arts, Malakoff

You Are Not Alone, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok

FlowerCastle, Kasteel Keukenhof, Lisse

Pope de Paris, Galerie Sultana, Paris

Etat de Veille, Jousse Entreprise, Paris

Stem Terug! Vote Back!, De Appel, Amsterdam

Jardin de Esculturas, El Nuevo Museo de Arte Contempor‡neo (NuMu), Guatemala City

2011 Material Apparatus, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville

Out of Storage, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht

You Are Not Alone, Miró Foundation, Barcelona

Munt en Missie, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

2010 More to Love, Casa Asia, Barcelona and Madrid

Contemporary Global, Sotheby’s, Amsterdam

This is Not Our Cup of Tea, Sao Paolo Bienal, Sao Paulo

Flower Salon, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam

2009 The Art and Collections of Acmea, NP3, Groningen

Tipos Moviles, 2nd Poly/Gaphic Triennial, San Juan PR

2008 Nothing to declare, 4th. Triennale of Contemporary Art, Friedrichshafen

Bewoners kiezen kunst! De kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg

More to Love, The Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

More to Love, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai

2007 The Dating Show, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Night at the Museum or What Betty Boop Saw, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Choix d’artistes, Institut Néderlandais, Paris

Sur la Route, S.M.A.K., Gent

2006 Give(a)way, EV+A, Limerick

Branding, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d’Art, Biel

Steiler Konter, Magazin4 - Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz

2005 Radio Days, De Appel, Amsterdam

The Suspended Moment (H & F Collection), Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France,

Istanbul, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

2004 Revolving Doors, Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid (cat)

PR 04 [tribute to the messenger], M&M proyectos, San Juan/Rincon, PR

Planet B, Magazin/Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

TV Today, Montevideo, Amsterdam

2003 Gnome Sweet Gnome, Keukenhof/SKOR, Lisse, NL

Appropriated Spaces, Kunstverien Wolfsburg,

Happy Together, Tirana Biennale, Tirana (cat)

24/7, CAC, Vilnius

2002 A’dam & Eve (Amsterdam Revisited), De Appel Amsterdam (cat)

P_A_U_S_E, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (cat)

Sculptura 02, Falkenberg, Sweden (cat)

La vie devant soi/Life ahead of you, Frac Languedoc Rousellon, Montpellier

2001 Audit, Casino, Luxembourg (cat)

Revolving Doors, Apex Art, New York


Selected Projects


2015 Venceremos, MAMM, Medellin

Impenetrable (Brussels), Hopstreet Windows, Brussels

2007 OZO/Venserpolder, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam

2000-07 The Dating Market, Lindeman supermarket, Amsterdam, Manor Supermarket, Basel,

Shinsegae Supermarket, Gwangju, South Korea, Konsum supermarkt, Falkenberg,

Sweden, RIMI supermarkets, Vilnius, Lithuania, Morton Williams University

Supermarket, NY, NY

1998 Make Over, Blvd. 48

1997/98 Out of sight, out of mind, Hazenstraat 21, Amsterdam

1995 The Otto Berchem Show, Amsterdam




ABN - AMRO Collection, Amsterdam (NL)

Achmea Kunstcollectie, Zeist (NL)

AGI Verona, Verona (IT)

AMC Kunstcollectie, Amsterdam (NL)