Manuel Correa
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           Manuel Correa is a Colombian artist and filmmaker whose work explores memory and post-conflict reconstruction in contemporary societies. 

Manuel’s work is exemplified by the difficult task of negotiating highly complex and fragile social relations formed in the aftermath of trauma. He has used documentary filmmaking as a tool through which to bring people together: creating meeting points for war victims, survivors, activists and scientists.

Correa has an MA Research Architecture from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently working as part of the Forensic Architecture project. 

His works have been presented in venues such as the Rotterdam International Film Festival, El Museo Tamayo in Mexico, Presentation House Gallery in Canada, The University of Copenhagen, The Medellín Museum of Modern Art, The 8th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Kunsternes Hus in Oslo, e-flux Architecture, Het Nieuwe Instituut, DOK Leipzig international documentary film festival, amongst other spaces.




Education
2011 - 2015 Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver.
2018 - 2019 Centre for Research Architecture. Goldsmiths College, University of London. UK.

Academic
2021 - Lecturer, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Exhibitions (Selected)
2010. Salón Regional De Artes (Antioquia). Medellín
2014. INDEX. Gallery 295. Vancouver
2015. For Machine Use Only (Curated by Mohammad Salemy). Schneiderei Gallery. Vienna, Austria
2015. Quoting the Quotidian. WAAP. Vancouver, Canada
2015-16. 8th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial. (Curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen) Vigeland Museet, Oslo, Norway.
2017. This is the Sea. Art Montecarlo Special Projects. (Curated by Mohammad Salemy). Monaco.
2017. II Coloquio Latinoamericano de Arte No-Objetual. Museo de Arte Moderno De Medellín. (Curated by Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy). Colombia.
2018. Fake Art. Fake Museum. Fake You. (Curated by Gerd Elise Morland) Norsk Nasjonal Museet. Oslo, Norway.
2019. Artecámara. ArtBo. Bogotá, Colombia.
2020. God in Reverse: When Wisdom Defies Capture. Richmond Art Gallery, Canada.
2020. Esa Historia no es la Historia. Espacio Odeón. Bogotá, Colombia.

Screenings (Selected)
2015. Bergen International Film Festival
2015. Kabuso Kunsthal. Norway
2016. Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthal. Norway
2016. Museo Tamayo. México
2016. Lo Schermo dell'Arte Film Festival. Italy
2016. Palazzo Grassi. Venice. Italy
2016. Il cinema del carbone. Mantova. Italy
2016. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín. Colombia
2016. A4 Centre for Contemporary Culture.  Slovakia
2016. TranzitDisplay Gallery. Czech Republic
2016. Kunstnernes Hus. Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway
2016. International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2018. New Politics of Labour. Medellín, Colombia.
2018. DOK Leipzig International Film Festival (Next Masters Golden Dove Nomination), Leipzig, Germany
2019. Bogotá International Film Festival. Bogotá. Colombia.
2019. Cinematik International Film Festival. Piestany, Slovakia
2021. Utopías de la Proximidad. MAM Medellín, Colombia
2021. Arqueología de la Desaparición. CAR, Madrid, Spain
2021. Lo Mejor de Colombia Viva. BIFF. Bogotá, Cali, Medellin, Santa Marta. Colombia


Conferences, Talks
2015. Speaking off it. Field Contemporary, Vancouver, Canada.
2016. Our Digital Selves, Kunsternes Hus. Oslo. Norway
2016. Bots. Bodies. Beasts, Studium Generale Rietveld Academy. Netherlands.
2018. The Missing Circle, Kadist Art Foundation, (Curated by Magalí Arriola). Merida, Mexico
2019. NYU Madrid, Politics of Memory (Invited by Allen Feldman). Spain
2019. Interlocutories Symposium. Spike Berlin. Germany
2020. Online: The Missing Circle (Conversation with Pavel Aguilar) Kadist/Museo Amparo. Puebla, Mexico
2020. Online: Los Límites de la Evidencia. Abrazando la Ficción. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia
2020. Online: Unearthing Monuments and the Construction of History. With Dima Srouji and Marina Otero Verzier. e-flux Architecture /Het Nieuwe Instituut. Netherlands
2020. Online: Sala de Estar. With Rafael Ortega. Museo Amparo. Puebla, Mexico. 
2021. Utopías de Proximidad. Conversación con Oswaldo Osorio. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia.

Residencies
2018. CAR Madrid. Centro de Acercamiento a lo Rural. (Invited by Fernando García-Dory) Madrid, Spain

Collections
Kadist Arts Foundation 
Norsk NasjonalMuseet


Bibliography (selected)
2014. Aint-Bad Editions. Issue No.9
2015. Kunsten Tilhører Dem Som Ser Den. 8th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial Catalog
2015. Bergen International Film Festival Catalog
2015. A democratic project, Interviewed by Erlend Hammer. Kunstritikk.no
2016. Vancouver At The Movies. Canadian Art Magazine, By Aaron Peck. Canada
2018. DOK Leipzig International Film Festival Catalogue 
2020. DesistFilm, Interview by Tomáš Hudák. Online
2020. Manuel Correa Reckons Violence and Memory. Interview by Jenna Sauers, Cultured Magazine. USA 

Text
2015. The Philosophical Origins of Digitality. Manuel Correa interviews Alexander R. Galloway for #Artoffline. &&& Journal.
2015. Harun Farocki: On the Documentary. e-flux conversations: Day 5. online
component of Venice Biennale Super Community.
2016. Embracing the Digital. Manuel Correa interviews Benjamin Woodard for #Artoffline. &&& Journal.
2016. Nowhere, Today. Terremoto Journal. (Edited by Natalia Valencia) Mexico City
2016. Talbot’s Dream. For Machine Use Only (Contemplations on Algorithmic Epistemology). &&& Publishing in association with Gwangju Biennale.
2019. Politics of Math in the Age of Post-Truth, an interview with Fernando Zalamea. &&& Journal.  

Films
2015. #ArtOffline (Feature Documentary).
2018. La Forma del Presente (Feature Documentary).
2020. Didn’t Know I Died (Short documentary).
2020. 400 Unquiet Graves. (Short documentary). Commissioned by e-flux and Het Nieuwe Instituut.
2021. The Anthropologist, The Witch and the Skull in the Well (In post Production).
2019 - Ongoing. Agua que Horada la Roca (In production).