Efrén Morales Quintero


Photo/Foto: Mateo Rudas

A Firm Hand

A seven-minute video-performance that constructs a dialogue between Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez's speech on February 4, 2008—on the occasion of the march to protest abductions—and the artist's right hand drawing a charcoal sketch of the map of Colombia. The projection of the video is accompanied by a participatory exercise involving the audience.


Efrén Morale Quintero is a visual artist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Prizes and exhibitions include a grant from the Ministerio de Cultura 2000, Salón Cano Universidad Nacional de Colombia 2005, Salón de Arte Joven 2006, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Salón del Fuego Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño 2006, and Homenaje a María Teresa Hincapié 2008.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 21-30, 2009
  • Country: Colombia
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