Santiago Rebolledo (Colombia, 1951-2020)
Untitled (La Desaparecida), 1978
Xerox photomontage. Signed and dated. 29 x 22 cm
Born in 1951 in Bogotá, Colombia. Died in 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia
Santiago Rebolledo studied printmaking and painting in Bogotá before going to Mexico to continue his studies at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas de San Carlos from 1975 to 1978. In 1976, in collaboration with Ernesto Molina, René Freire, and others, he founded Grupo Suma, a collective that experimented with the use of everyday techniques and materials, creating ephemeral works in the streets of Mexico City. Around the same time he established the publishing operation Mesa de Madera, which produced object books and artist’s books using photocopying and mimeographing techniques, as well as the Entre Tierras group, which engaged in mail art. Rebolledo has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including La era de la discrepancia, 1968-1997 at the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (2007) and Obras son amores. Arte-Vida-México. 1964-1992 at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City (2014).