Oscar Murillo on BBC Podcast | David Zwirner
A detail from a painting by Oscar Murillo, titled Surge (Social Cataracts), dated 2019.

Oscar Murillo on the BBC’s Podcast

A conversation with the artist about his practice and family history

In a recent episode of the BBC’s podcast The Cultural Frontline titled “Colombia’s art of migration,” Oscar Murillo discusses his practice and his move to his hometown of La Paila, Colombia, during the pandemic. Presented by Maria Wills Londoño, director of the Banco de la República art museums in Bogotá, the episode also features Colombian artists Julieth Morales, Carolina Caycedo, and Edinson Quiñones.


Oscar Murillo: Spirits and Gestures is on view at Fondazione Memmo in Rome, Italy, through March 20, 2022. Murillo’s first solo exhibition in Italy, Spirits and Gestures features new paintings that depict a fundamental, latent instability permeating society brought to the fore amidst the pandemic, as well as an installation using objects associated with worship. Oscar Murillo opens on December 11, 2021, at KM21, the institute for contemporary art affiliated with Kunstmuseum Den Haag. The artist’s first solo exhibition in The Netherlands, this eponymous show will feature new large-scale paintings.


Image: Oscar Murillo, Surge (Social Cataracts), 2019 (detail). Photo by Jack Hems

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