Rofa Projects

MD 20854 Potomac

United States

Phone : 2027797471

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Maria Jose Franco   ()

Gabriela Rosso   ()


We work with emerging Latin-American artists who seek to reflect a more
experimental concept of the work of art.
We have as a mission the linking of the artists of Latin America with the
international scope.
Mainly artists interested in the artistic discourse associated with the different visions of the sociopolitical processes that
we live with at the world-wide level.

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Jairo Alfonso  (+)

    Biography : Education 1998. Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Cubanacán, Havana. 1993. Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA), Cubanacán, Havana. 1989. Escuela Vocacional de Arte (EVA), Güira de Melena, Havana. Selected Group Exhibitions: 2015 A sense of Place. Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami, Florida. Resilience. The Other Cuba. Northrop King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, Gallery Suite #332, USA. Aires de Cuba. Galería Estudio Artizar. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. 2014 Made Here. Guttenberg Arts / Bull Ferry Studios. New Jersey, USA. FLOW. Economies of the Look and Creativity in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean. IDB Cultural Center.Washington DC, USA. Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind. Lehmann College Art Gallery. New York, USA. Habitar, Construir, Pensar: Perspectivas poéticas y discursivas en el vídeo art contemporáneo cubano (1990-2010). Espacio de Creación Contemporánea (ECCO), Cádiz, Spain. 2013. Occupying, Building, Thinking. Poetic and discursive perspectives on Contemporary Cuban Video Art. Contemporary Art Museum. Institute for Research in Art. University of South Florida, USA. Open Studio. Estudio Beneficencia. Madrid. Spain. Politics: I don’t like it, but it likes me. Laznia Center for Contemporary Art. Gdanks, Poland. Empapelados. Galería Estudio Artizar. Tenerife, Spain. 2012. Habitar, construir, pensar. Perspectivas poéticas y discursivas en el videoarte contemporáneo cubano. Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana. Miami, USA. Open Studio Madrid. Estudio Beneficencia, Madrid, Spain. Universal video program. Salón Arteaméricas. Feria Arteaméricas. Miami, USA. Sucedáneos de Fe. Convento de San Francisco de Asís. Havana. Cuba. 2011. Batiscafo/ Proyecto Circo. 8 Bienal do Mercosul. Ensaios de Geopoética. Porto Alegre, Brasil. The pleasure of getting lost. Contemporary Cuban Art. Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada.

    Detailed Description : Throughout his career, He has been interested in exploring material culture from an archaeological perspective, particularly the multilayered nature of objects, their history and symbolism, in paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, performances, and mixed media works on paper. More recently, he started developing a new body of work, reflecting on the relationship we, as human beings, establish with the objects we create, use, and discard. He explores two forms of relationships: hoarding and disassembling. Hoarding as horror vacui drawings. These works depicts accumulations of objects, devices and accessories from everyday life, piled up, and drawn closely together, so as to flood the pictorial space. Each object is represented life-size. Hoarding as clear sign of consumerism, and anxiety before economic crisis, inform this series. He pairs the act of drawing with that of consuming goods, which is why he packs these metaphorical boxes with objects of every kind. The title of the works indicate the number of objects drawn in it. As for the dissasembling series, He focus on a single object which function is that of offering audio or visual information (radios, cameras, tvs, etc…), and the act of dismantle it becomes an anatomic lesson of sorts, which allows the viewer to metaphorical immerse themselves into a new world composed by the history, epoch, ideology, materials and shapes hidden in this artifacts. Therefore from these works He usually extracts the objects that become subjects of his videos, characterized by the use of the stop-motion animation.

  • Yosman Botero  (+)

    Biography : Yosman Botero Gomez was born in the city of Cúcuta - Norte de Santander, Colombia in 1983. He graduated in fine arts in 2010 at the University of Antioquia in Medellin-Colombia. His work unfolds easily between different creative elements addressing drawing, painting, video and installation; his short career has been highlighted by his achievements through various honors and awards. His work focuses mainly on pictorial representation, where he appropriates elements of other art works, extracting them from the art context and then re-using and reproducing them in everyday objects. By doing this, he explores the possible interpretations that people may have when they see these pieces, which they recognize from posters, shirts, prints etc. and then find them again in a whole new work of art. He uses this way to re-confront a piece of art with the observer but in an everyday context. He is currently studying for a masters of artistic production and research at the University of Barcelona. His work is in different collections of international relevance and up until now he has participated in nine solo shows and more than 30 group shows. He has received 8 distinctions, including an award for being an exceptional artist less than 35 years old.

    Detailed Description : Yosman Botero addresses the issue of missing persons in the conflict - not just the Colombian one - and recruitment of minors. Over time, the wait and the ephemeral play a major role in his works ranging in different media such as drawing, painting, installation and video. The project Post-Colombian is based on the characteristics of pre-Colombian culture and reflects the identity recovered after the surrender of the weapons of the main armed group in Colombia. The artist bases his exploration in the construction of a new aesthetic grounded on the concept of Post-Conflict in Colombia. Pre-Colombian gold work connoted the symbolism of sacred character; that is why the gun has a golden appearance making it the centerpiece of representation from repetition. In Post-Colombian, through repetition and fragmentation of the gun, the images are constructed resembling Pre-Colombian goldsmiths own deities, laden with symbolism and torn between the pictorial and the sculptural. It takes the Catatumbo region as the main focus and alludes to a new stage of adaptation and recovery of ancient values in our society

  • Mauricio Esquivel

  • Cristina Ghetti  (+)

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  • Erika Harrsch  (+)

    Biography : Harrsch has expanded her trajectory to achieve authority status in a wide range of disciplines related to the production of multimedia art. She has established a fertile and captivating language, using tools such as painting, photography, video, animation, installation, interactive projects, and the production and direction of multimedia shows. For the past eight years her interdisciplinary practices have led to collaborations with well-known musicians and composers, including Philip Glass, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Claire Chase, Paola Prestini, and Maya Beiser, among others. Erika Harrsch has been selected to particjpate in the Fokus-Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Polonia, 2010; 798 Biennale, Beijing, China, 2009; International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, South Korea, 2008; Fotofest Biennial, Houston, Texas, 2008; as well as the 6th and 7th FEMSA-Monterrey Biennial, Mexico, in 2003 and 2005. Her work has been shown in galleries, festivals, and international artistic residencies, as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), Museo del Barrio (New York City), Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, Nevada), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, Connecticut), Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY), Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, Washington), in the United States; Göteborg Konstmuseum, Sweden; Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (Nuevo León) and Museo de la Ciudad (Querétaro), in Mexico. Her work is included in numerous international public and private collections, including the Musée de la Photographie in Belgium, and the Eaton Corporation and the Fidelity Corporation in the United States. 

    Detailed Description : Harrsh’s work, thematically aligned with the butterfly, share content based on migration and the surrounding circumstances that define identity, nationality and global mobility. Departing from these projects, she ha further elaborated on the complexity of the migratory experience, to approach immigration reforms and the recontextualization of the physical borders.

  • Karlo Andrei Ibarra

  • Walterio Iraheta  (+)

    Biography : He studied graphic arts at the José Matías Delgado University of El Salvador, in the Chicago Cultural Center, USA and the School of Visual Arts La Esmeralda, Mexico. He received first place in the Biennial Paiz Art of El Salvador 2007, an honorable mention in the contest of contemporary art of Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2004 and the first prize at the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Central America 1998, among others . He has participated in the Bienal de Valencia - São Paulo, 2008; in the X Havana Biennial 2009; the first Biennial of Pontevedra in 2010 and the 54th Venice Biennale 2011. So far, has more than 35 personal exhibitions and over 150 collective. Right now he is very interested in issues related to human movement, the phenomenon of migration and hybrid cultures, is interested mixtures values ​​and traditions among people of different regions. Lives and works in San Salvador, El Salvador.

    Detailed Description : Walterio Iraheta works with different media, drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, and installations. His social responsibility is very present in each work and his conceptual concerns are very diverse and address issues such as violence, migration, the social memory and collective trauma of post-war El Salvador, ironical reflections on classist conditioning of the notions of heroism and power, loss and absence, and fetishistic and surrealist allusions. Iraheta truly seeks to generate discussion and opinion with his works.

  • Marcelo Larrosa

  • Guillermo Marconi  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1980 in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Guillermo Marconi studied architecture at the National University of Colombia, He lives and works in Bogotá where exercises architecture and developed his artistic work. Winner of the second mention of the OMA award in the International Art Fair of Bogota, ARTBO (2015); one of the winners for the open call “Gabinete” at FLORA are + natura (2014); He participated in the Artecámara pavilion in the seventh edition of the International Art Fair of Bogota, ARTBO (2011); Winner of the distrital stimuli program for the alternate room in the Santa Fé Gallery, Bogotá (2010).

    Detailed Description : Architect and Colombian artist. Develops his work in the field of objects and installations. Identified with “low high tech development” and DIY methods, he works with interventions that involve electro mechanic artifacts, exploring the transversal relations between the mass media, the access to information, shared knowledge and the new ways is being used. the architectural vision that characterizes his work, fases the spectator with structures filled with tension, they are are reflection of the spaces and objects that inhabit them. We specifically find juxtapositions between nature and technology in scenarios where both elements analyze their sense of belonging. This fictitious spaces serve as examples for different realities in which we live in and that are, at last human constructions.

  • Jose Margullis

  • Norman Morales

  • Alejandro Pintado

  • Fernando Poyón

    Biography : Fernando Poyón work is characterized by communicating social, cultural, historical or political experiences through the experimentation of contemporary media and techniques. Fernando recreated the world map using the original shape of each country, creating with that a new configuration, following the dream of a world without borders

  • Angel Poyón  (+)

    Detailed Description : Poyón is an important voice of the experimental contemporary art movement in Central America. Departing radically in execution from the traditional artistic expression of his indigenous background, Poyon’s pieces nonetheless probe assimilation and identity. Angel Poyón lives and works in Comalpa, Guatemala where he was born. He believes that his work is not limited to creation but to truly connect with the “Rajawal” (spirit) of the object itself, it is in this way that the object intervened becomes a work of art. In Poyón's culture any object is submitted to a ritual, especially those that are close to people. The objects have a spirit that needs to be found. When this happens there is a union between the object and the person who uses it; it is a relation that transcends the matter and is a channel where both parts connect and accompany each other in a lasting relationship. Poyón applies this idea of finding the spirit's object to conceptual art; he explains that, if the spectator allows himself to enter into the energetic space of the conceptual artwork and find its spirit then he will be able to understand it because he won´t be seeing the piece with his eyes but with his mind. He reminds us that conceptual art is an invitation to think, to question what is being put in front of us.

  • Lester Rodriguez  (+)

    Biography : Lester Rodríguez (January 26, 1984 Tegucigalpa, Honduras) is a Honduran artist, educator, and cultural manager living in Bogota, Colombia. He was co-founder of the Experimental School of Art in Tegucigalpa and Director of the educational program of the same, and is currently a Lecturer at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. As an artist he collaborated initially with the group El Círculo (contemporary art workshop) from 2001 to 2005, and later he was part of the group of artists "Lacrimógena" in 2006. Rodríguez's work explores the relationships of physical geography and the symbolic constructions that derive from it, as well as the conceptual articulation between political and social matter and discourse.  However, this correlation of discursive approaches does not imply the displacement of the different material, aesthetic or philosophical investigations, by the construction of a literalized narrative of such interests.  On the contrary, the work of Rodriguez operates in terms of complex associations that involve exercises of material and conceptual synthesis that can be traced in most of their objects and facilities. His work has been exhibited at different biennials and art fairs such as the 10th Havana Biennial in 2009 and the X Central American Biennial held in Costa Rica in 2016. He has developed different projects and exhibitions in countries such as Guatemala, Cuba, El Salvador, Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, Nicaragua, USA, Panama, Venezuela, Honduras, Colombia, Argentina and Belgium. His work is part of several collections in Central America, USA, Colombia, Australia, Argentina, Sweden and Belgium.

    Detailed Description : Lester Rodríguez’s proposal (Honduras, 1984) explores the relationships of physical geography and symbolic constructions that derive from it. Lester’s installations operate as semantic catalysts of complex and convulsive phenomena through the concentration of densities and materials that refer to concepts linked to the notion of displacements, migrations, territories, frontiers and their social and political implications. In this sense, one of the aspects that Rodriguez's work articulates, refers to the fact that, as a whole we are subject to the effects of both physical and symbolic transformations in the concept of territory and the idea of territoriality. In this sense, his projects explore the way in which changes occur in the social structure both materially and immaterially. These ideas are part of a body of work that has conceptually been explored in his work; these approaches have allowed him to investigate around a diversity of aspects that are developed through the use of elements such as maps, books, territorial extensions, objects, etc. In Rodríguez's work, the object becomes an element that brings together the different variables of a diversity of concepts in which this dialectic relationship unfolds through the way in which these ideas determine the final structure of objects or installations. In his constant quest to open questions and to potentiate the debate through art, Lester's works are visual metaphors focused on presenting the paradoxes surrounding social problems as well as questioning the narratives of violence in our society.

  • Lester Rodriguez

  • Reymond Romero  (+)

    Biography : He Lives and works actually in Caracas, Venezuela. His first art studies were in the Arturo Michelena school from Valencia, Carabobo state, Venezuela in the year 1997; then he graduated in fine arts at the mention of multimedia and specializing in textile art and fashion art in Instituto Superior de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas Venezuela In the year 2003. Then in years 2008 – 2009 he studied Art Market in New York city - EEUU in the Bronx Museum and there he was first artist chosen to inaugurate the residence in the same institution. In his exhibitions we can mention “Lecturas Cromaticas”, Viloria Blanco Gallery, Venezuela 2014. “El Color que Vendrá” D’Museo Gallery, 2014. “Vuelta” D’Museo Gallery, 2011. “Lucha Libre” D’Museo Gallery, Venezuela, 2010 and “Anotaciones Sobre la Pintura” D’Museo Gallery, Venezuela, 2007. Exhibitions most popular you can Context Art Miami, Miami, U.S. Pinta, Miami, U.S. 2015. Formato Pixeles, GBG Arts, Venezuela,2015. Art Cartagena, International Art Fair, Colombia 2015. Preposiciones Abstractas, D’Museo Gallery, Venezuela 2015. Pathway to Abstraction, Agora Gallery, U.S. 2015. Group Show, Viloria Blanco Gallery, U.S 2014. Redes Visuales”, Museo Jacobo Borges, Venezuela in 2011, “Histórica, Memoria y Territorio”, Mercantil Collection, MACZUL, Venezuela, 2009. In 2007 he participates in the X Salón Nacional de Jóvenes Artistas, CANTV Jóvenes con FIA, CorpBanca, Venezuela and in this exhibition “El Hilo de Ariadna, Textiles en el Arte Contemporáneo Venezolano”, Museo Alejandro Otero, Venezuela. In 2006 he is included in the traveling exhibition " Ecos y Contrastes, arte Contemporáneo en la Colección Cisneros”, Museo de Arte de el Salvador, San Salvador, Salvador and in 2005 “Ecos y Contrastes, Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano en la Fundación Cisneros”, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de San José de Costa Rica, Costa Rica. In that year 2005,

    Detailed Description : Textile art from the perspective of color volume, towards sculpture and pictorial languages. The stunning mixed media work by Reymond Romero is multi-dimensional and fascinatingly kinetic. The artist builds each of his works out of overlapping and interlocking threads, creating rippling patterns of color and space that often appear to be moving. The geometric rhythms of each piece shift subtly and with a real weight, like tree branches rippling with the wind. Romero's multi-faceted works literally feature many faces, inviting the viewer to walk around and observe them from all angles. The colors that he chooses for what he calls his "linear chromatic sequences" are electric when combined: they throw highlights and cast shadows in an energizing way. Much of the work's perceived three-dimensionality is the result of optical illusion: the embedded patterns and extreme highs and lows make for artwork that holds the gaze with newer and newer complexities.

  • Fabían Ugalde  (+)

    Biography : Querétaro, México, 1967) after having studied at La Esmeralda (INBA), Ugalde showcases his paintings in different museums, cultural spaces and university forums both in Mexico and Europe, Asia and South Africa. His work has been recognized with awards such as first place in acquisition at X bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo (2000), first place in acquisition at 3er. Salón de Octubre, Great Prize Omnilife (2001) and second place at 3er Concurso de Instalación Ex Teresa Arte Actual. His work has been granted support by the ministry of exterior relationships and the French ministry of culture. In 2001 he received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation scholarship in N.Y.; in 1999 he won the young creators scholarship of the FONCA. In recent years, Fabian gives courses in bi-dimensional production, sculpture and engraving at the National school of painting, La Esmeralda in México, where he resides.

    Detailed Description : Fabian Ugalde takes images that are extremely familiar to us, particularly notorious portraits in photographic records that belong to different historical moments, to carefully deconstruct them into fragments determined by geometric patterns and then re-built them altering their original order. As a result Ugalde obtains a sort of kaleidoscopic portrait where composition can be symmetrical and the character can change its gesture and posture after being folded or expanded into fractals. In this series as well as in his recent pictorial works, Ugalde bets once again on the iconographic charge of images that belong to the universal visual culture to play with our memory and re-write on it with various intentions related to his constant concerns: the confusing relationship between contemporary art and the history of the art that came before it, the boundaries of authorship, the undefined parameters that qualify the beautiful and the artistic, etc.

  • Santiago Vélez  (+)

    Biography : Plastic and visual artist with Masters degrees in Aesthetics (National University, Medellín, Colombia) and Artistic Production Research (Fine Arts Faculty, Barcelona University, Spain). He is currently working on his PHD Thesis “Geopoetics of water”. He lives and works in Medellín and Barcelona. Vélez´s obsession is experimentation; the presence of water has been a thematic and conceptual resource in his work. The constant search of the instant and the technical rethinking of photography which is intervened makes his work raise new metaphors that renew it, taking the object to a new context. He has presented several individual exhibitions and shown his work in different events in the Colombian context such as ArteCámara at ARTBO (International art fair of Bogotá) and the Bogotá Biennale. His works are part of important public and corporative collections such as the Library Luís Angel Arango (which belongs to the Bank of the Republic), The Antioquia Museum, The Museum of Modern art of Medellin, Argos and Suramericana de Seguros. Vélez is both a teacher and a researcher at the University Museum of Antioquia and is Co-editor and founder of Casa Tres Patios, where he developed curatorial functions and managed various cultural projects at the national and international level to expand and improve the cultural and educative practices within the Colombian context.

    Detailed Description : Velez’s research as a visual artist is based on basic premises of ecological, social and political concerns related to the environment and looks at water as a determinant element. It focuses on the relationships that these issues establish with man and his communities.   Through installations and multidisciplinary languages he establish links, intersections and divergences between global realities that erupt in specific areas of society.

  • Santaigo Villanueva