Oscar Abraham Pabón
Born San Juan de Colon Edo Tachira (VE), 1984
Nationality VE

www.oscarabraham.blogspot.com
oscarabraham.art@gmail.com
 
RijksakademieOPEN 2014
Image 1 / 3   'Representation of a piano_project drawing', 2014, installation, drawing, graphite in paper, 210 x 594 mm
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Oscar Abraham Pabón is interested in modernism’s intellectual heritage and its visual language, and applies this to everyday, utilitarian objects. He has incorporated elements from a Rietveld chair into his own desk and transformed a towel into an archetype of an architectural scale model. In this way Pabón lends ordinary products a sculptural character, simultaneously unveiling modernist design’s true intentions, seemingly knocking it off its pedestal.
 
Pabón’s current focus is on the role of the piano in twentieth-century avantgarde music such as Arnold Schönberg’s atonal twelve-tone music and John Cage’s radical compositions. The artist relates to the instrument in his very own way, obscuring the boundaries between use, process and gesture.
 
 
CURRICULUM VITAE

Residencies
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 2013
CIACENTRO (Artistic research center), Buenos Aires, AR, 2011
TERRAUNA, Serra da Mantiqueira, Liberdade, BR, 2011
A.L.A  (Artist in Latin America), Valparaíso, CL, 2011
KIOSKO, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BO, 2010

Awards and Recognition
2010
third Prize, XIII salón SuperCable, “Donde cabemos todos”
2008
Sculpture Award, International Competition, Alameda Sol de Oriente, Calí, CO
2007
Honorable Mention, VII National Salon of Photography Seguros Catatumbo, Edo. Zulia, VE
2007
Honorable Mention, National Salon of Visual Arts Coro City, Edo. Falcón, VE
2007
Photography Award, Visual Arts Hall Binational CONFANORTE, Pamplona, CO
2007
Mural Award. 1st. Contest: United America through Art Mural,Edo. Táchira, VE
2004
Honorable Mention - Circuit Contemporary Art in Regional Painting,Edo. Táchira, VE
2003
Honorable Mention in the circuit-Regional Painting,Edo. Táchira, VE
1996
Honorable Mention in the first contest of PaintingMunicipio Ayacucho, Edo. Táchira, VE

Solo exhibitions
2012
Projects / Sculptures, Oficina # 1, Caracas, VE
2011
The image of the times, Alborde, Maracaibo, VE
2011
From Heritage, Oficina # 1, Caracas, VE
2010
S/t, Kiosko, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BO
2006
Urban Intervention, "Portrait", la Serena, Coquimbo, CL
2005
Sensitivity Geometric, art gallery “Demetrio Silva”, Mcp. Anzoátegui, Edo. Cojedes, VE
2004
Synthesis II, Art Gallery Manuel Osorio  Velasco, San Cristóbal Estado Táchira, VE
2004
Synthesis I, Point Art Gallery, San Juan de Colon Estado Táchira, VE
2003
"Inquiries" Geometry and Color, Visual Arts Space UNET, San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, VE

Group exhibitions
Since 2001 Oscar Abraham Pabón has developed numerous group exhibitions, highlighting the past five years:

2012
'Ocio Fecundo' intervention in public spaces - Sotomayor Square, Festival of the Arts, ValparaísO, CL
2011
'EMERGING ART PROPOSALS', sala [G17] del Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas, VE
'Multiple', sala [G10]  del Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas, VE
XIV Salón,  FIA youth, 'Utopizar la Utopía', Sala CORP BANCA la Castellana, Caracas, VE
XI Velada de Santa Lucía, 'País + Paisaje', Encuentro internacional de arte actual-Boulevard de Santa Lucía, Mcbo, VE
'Enemies of my Enemies', [hot young Venezuelan art today] Graduate Gallery, OCAD University, Ontario, Toronto, CA
2010
La Otra, procesos de creación contemporánea, Bogota, CO
XIII Salón SuperCable, jóvenes con FIA, 'Donde cabemos todos', Sala CORP BANCA la Castellana, Caracas, VE
'Zona Libre-Arte Emergente', Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Estado Carabobo, VE
2009
'De aquí y del otro lado', XIII Salón Regional de Artistas, Zona Oriente, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, CO
'Luna Aroa', Fotografía Contemporánea, Ateneo de Aroa, Aroa, Edo. Yaracuy/ Galería los templarios, Caracas, VE
XII salón SuperCable, jóvenes con FIA, 'En la vía', Sala CORP BANCA la Castellana, Caracas, VE
'Espacio Diverso' Construyendo Identidad, Encuentro internacional de intervención Urbana de Pichincha, Quito, EC
IX Velada de Santa Lucía, 'La Casa', International Meeting of contemporary art - Boulevard de Santa Lucía, Mcbo, VE
'Colonenses III', Red de Galerías- San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, VE
2008
III salón Nacional, jóvenes con la FIAAM, Centro de Bellas Artes-Ateneo de Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, VE
I concurso Internacional 'Alameda Sol de Oriente', Centro Cultural de Calí, Santiago de Calí, CO
XI salón CANTV, jóvenes con FIA, 'legíimosilegítimos', Sala CORP BANCA la Castellana, Caracas, VE