Bogotá,1977

2001-2003
(MFA) Master in Fine Arts, University College London, Slade, University of London, UK.

1998-2001
(BA) Bachelor of Arts Honours, University of Brighton, UK.

1997-1998
(FAD) Foundation in Art & Design,
Bellerby´s College, Hove, UK.



Interested in the transcendental befall of the human being between life and death, Soler, generates collective and individual actions and interventions in public spaces. After these actions take place, he documents, appropriates and translates them into versatile installations where video, photography and found objects consolidate to build spaces where these mediums are interwoven and the presence of the body can be read from its absence.



He holds a BFA from The University of Brighton and an MFA from The University College London, Slade. His latest project "Anticipación/Retrovisión”, 2012 was developed during an artistic residency in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where he directed a massive performance with over 1500 participants that concluded in a major solo show at the Museo de Arte de Santa Marta.



He currently works in a traditional 1950´s restored house that he rebuilt and reinvented as an installation space, an artistic research studio and a creative production base located in Bogota’s International centre.

INIDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2013 


Anticipación/Retrovisión II, Site Specific Intervention Project, "Vth Photographic Biennale, "Panorama del Paisaje”, Fotográfica 2013”, Virgilio Barco National Library, Bogotá,Col.



2012 


Anticipación/Retrovisión, Residency, Collective Performance & Site Specific Intervention Project, Museum of Art, Santa Marta, Magdalena.Col.


Anónimo, Collective Performance, Jorge Tadeo lozano University, Bogotá, Col.



2011 


Anticipación, Collective Performance, Jorge Tadeo lozano University , Bogotá, Col.



2010 


Halo, Site Specific Intervention Project, Performance, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Col.



2009 


Maintenant, Site Specific Intervention Project, Alianza Colombo Francesa, City Centre, Bogotá, Col.


Supervisión, Video Installation, Site Specific Intervention Project, Museum of Art, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Col.



2006 


Indómitos, Arte cámara Cycle, Cámara de Comercio, Chico, Bogotá, Col.

GROUP EXHIBITION

2013 13/18- 45


Alliance Francaise, International Art Fair ARTBO, Bogotá, Col.



2012 


Live Now Die Later, Soler StudioHub, Bogotá, Col.



2010


Inter-Independientes, Arte cámara Cycle, Cámara de Comercio, Bogotá, Col.


Visceral Fest, Urban massive attack/Video installation, Centro Colombo AmericanoBogotá, Col.


Friends, La Cometa Gallery, Bogotá, Col.



2009 


En dehors du natural, Video-installation,"La Colombie a Paris”,Les Voutes,Paris, Francia


Fuera de lo Natural, Video-installation, Museion, Expociencia & Expotecnologia Fair, Bogotá, Col.


Street Art, Site Specific Intervention Project, Centro Colombo AmericanoBogotá Col.


Subversive Messes, Transnacional, Arts Festival, Lindz, Austria



2008


Nuskool, Arteria Magazine, Bogotá, Col.


InSitu, Tres Estaciones, El Congelador Project, Bogotá, Col.


Cuestión de Corazón, El Museo Gallery.


Sin Titulo, Colombian Consulate, San Francisco, USA



2007 


Colombian contemporary painters, 415 Gallery, San Francisco, USA


Summer Exhibition, Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Long Beach, CA., USA


ARTBO 2007, Dabbah Torrejón, Gallery. Bogotá, Col.



2006 


ARTBO 2006, Dabbah Torrejón Gallery. Bogotá, Col.



2005 


No todo lo que brilla es arte, Arte cámara, International Art Fair ARTBO, Bogotá, Col.


Abstracción virtual, Cámara de Comercio, Cioty Centre, Bogota, Col.



2003 


Young Artists , Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London, UK.


Saturnalia, MFA Final Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Univ. of London, London, UK



2002 


Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, University of London, London, UK.


Painting in the Park, Bloomsbury Painters, London, UK


Hang the Curator, The Central Space, London, UK



2001 


Urge, Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Col.


Choice Story, Brighton Media Center, Brighton, UK.



2000


Consequences, Small Mansions Centre, London, UK


Awards / Scholarships



2013


Shortlisted Artist, International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai



2009 


Exhibition Award, Ciclo Nuevas Propuestas: Artes plásticas, fotografía y nuevos medios en Colombia, Alliance française, Bogotá, Col.



2003


Invited Artist, Kunglica Konsthogskolan, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.


Friends Programme Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Univ. of London, UK.



2002 


Andor Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, University of London, UK.


Friends Programme Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, Univ. of London, UK.



2001 


Duveen Award, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, University of London, UK.


Alan Davie Painting Prize, University of Brighton, UK


Painting Prize Nomination, Burt Brill & Cardens, University of Brighton, UK





PUBLICATIONS


2013 



"Anticipación/Retrovisión”, Performance Project , Solo show Book & Catalogue. Santa Marta Art Museum. University of Magdalena, Bogotá, Col.


"V International Biennale of photography”, "Panorama del Paisaje”, Fotográfica 2013 Book, Bogotá, Col.


Nuevas Propuestas, Visual Arts, Photography and New Proposals Book. Bogotá, Col.



2011 


Arte en Colombia desde 1810, Bicentenary, Video Recollection, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Col.



2009 


Maintenant, Alianza Colombo Francesa Catalogue, Eduardo Serrano, Curator, Bogotá, Col.


Fuera de lo natural- En dehors du natural "La Colombie a Paris” Catalogue, Les Voutes, Adriana Castro, Paris, France


Anticipación/Supervisión, Nacional University of Colombia, Art Museum Catalogue, Ricardo Arcos Palma, Curator, Bogotá, Col.



2007 


Colombian contemporary painters, Gallery 415 Inaugural exhibition catalogueNatalia Vega, Curadora. San Francisco, USA.


Olvidando lo aprendido, Pintura Colombiana Contemporánea Book, Daniel García Roldan, Historian, Bogotá, Col.

2006 



Indómitos, Cámara de Comercio Catalogue, Eduardo Serrano, CuratorBogotá, Col.



2005 


No todo lo que brilla es Oro o la Autorreferencialidad, Cámara de Comercio Catalogue, Arte Cámara, Del Arte contemporáneo, Paula Silva, Curator, Bogotá, Col.


En Vitrina, " La Hoja " Newspaper, Pág. 9Noviembre edition 2005, Bogotá, Col.


Alaciudad, Periódico mensual " ArtBo " , Pag.1Nov. Edition, Bogotá, Col.



2003 


Bellerby´s College Newsletter, Dec. edition.Hove, UK.



2002 


100 Reviews by Mathew Collings, Alberta Press, London, UK.



2001 


Slade Press Group Publication, Nov. Edition, London, UK.


Slade Press Group Publication, Oct. Edition, London, UK


Department of culture, media & sports, Report 2001 presented by Chris Smith London, UK