David Lozano: Brand and Ego, Rites for the Body


Photo/Foto: Paula Kupfer

Brand and Ego, Rites for the Body

Lozano’s work investigates how the body is constructed and conceptualized within institutions of state control.  The alternate title for this performance, '12 Physical-Rhythmical Exercises of the Americas, without Weapons,' proposes compelling questions about the construction of the physical and the political body, always fluctuating between the individualistic and the social, and resisting or assimilating institutional conventions. The fact that performance was presented at the entrance of the Universidad Nacional de Bogotá also implies a reflection about the autonomy of this institution in relation to other organisms of control.


David Lozano is a visual artist with a specialization in painting. He has a Masters degree in Visual and Fine Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Unviersidad de los Andes, Santo Tomás de Aquino and the Academy of Superior Arts of Bogotá. Currently he is a teacher and the director of the School of Visual Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As an artist, his work has focused on the investigation of the pós-moderno and globalized body.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Entrada 45, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 29, 2009
  • Country: Colombia
Permanent URL: Video edited by Gray Wetzler