Pedro Gómez-Egaña is a Colombian artist who is currently based in Norway. He was educated as a composer and a visual artist at Goldsmiths College and at the Bergen National Academy of Arts. His practice includes sculpture, performance, video, installation and sound works. Gómez- Egaña’s recent artistic production forms part of a large-scale project entitled “Calligraphies”, supported by the Norwegian Artistic Fellowships Programme, which could be seen as an exploration of motion in relation to fundamental forces like gravity, repetition, accidentality, or anxiety. His works often include compositions of text and phonographic material, as well as mechanical or video animations of simple drawings. Although his practice involves multiple technical resources and artistic disciplines it appears to construct worlds of incisive simplicity.
Prior to “Calligraphies” Gómez-Egaña carried out a three-year research project on the relationship between musicality and physicality, sponsored by the British Council that included various collaborative and solo exhibitions, performances and papers. He has been involved with art, music, dance venues, exhibitions and festivals including the South Bank Centre’s Purcell Room in London, the Brussels Biennial 2008, the Kunstraum Kreuzberg-Bethanien-Berlin, FACT Liverpool, Rencontre International d’Art Performance de Quebec, Multipistes-Amsterdam, 66East Amsterdam, the Institute of Contemporary Art London, DareDare Montreal, Tanz Quartier Wien, BMIC London cutting edge series, La Source de Lion-Casablanca, and L’appartement 22 Morocco. This autumn Pedro will show at the Marrakech Biennial, Bogotá’s art fair, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires. Gómez-Egaña has been guest and resident lecturer at the MA programme in visual arts at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Goldsmiths College, London, and the Laban Centre, London.