February 19, 2018
El Dorado, a new exhibition space spearheaded by Proyecto Bachué in the city of Bogotá, opened to the public on Saturday, September 19.
To kick start its program of events, El Dorado invited Colombian artist Eduard Moreno to inaugurate the space with his project titled "Blind Knot" curated by writer Juan Cárdenas. In Blind Knot Moreno continues his exploration of memory through different media.
El Dorado aims to present contemporary artists projects and to connect these with historical revisions based on pieces from the collection of the Bachué Project.
The exhibitions that will be presented at El Dorado are new artistic proposals that stem from interdisciplinary dialogues. The accompanying texts are meant to elicit questions from viewers so these can establish new connections.
The new space has three floors: the first floor has been left completely unfinished, with only the structural framework so artists can intervene the space freely. Then, the second level is a white cube designed for wall mounted artworks. The third and last floor consists of a semi-unfinished space. And adjacent space contains the Proyecto Bachué and Editorial Bachué. It is used for curatorial proposals and events.
El Dorado is a banal name that evokes a past of longing and dreams. Although never found, El Dorado remains an illusion that inspired and fueled the discovery and conquest of the New World. El Dorado is conceived as a space for challenges and therefore every project must fill the space with content.
Eduard Moreno was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1975. He completed a degree in Fine Arts with a major in Painting from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He currently lives and works in Bogotá.
Juan Cárdenas was born in Popayán, Colombia, in 1978. He is one of the most prominent young Latin American authors of the moment. He is author of the books Carreras Delictivas (Criminal Careers, 2008), Zumbido (Hum, 2010), Los Estratos (Strata, 2013) and Ornamento (Ornament, 2015). He currently lives and works between Quito and Bogota.
Address and schedule:
Carrera 5 #26C-40
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Other hours by appointment only.