LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Oscar Brum is a self-taught artist born in Mexico City in 1992. His work is the product of the mixture of a millenary cultural heritage and his personal experiences around the world. He seeks to create a dialogue between ancient symbolisms and contemporary dogmas exploring the relation between the artwork and the spectator as a reciprocal interaction form.
He works simultaneously on various projects using painting, sculpture and photography as his preferred means of expression. Death and its essential role in existence is an important pillar in his artistic research, as he explores the deep cosmovision of prehispanic cultures of Mexico and Latin America. Some of his paintings are intended to be observed using special 3D glasses that enhance the experience and allow the public to literally step into a different visual plane.
He is actively involved in artistic creation and promotion mainly in Mexico and Europe. He is a member of the board of artistic collective group 8 Crew with which he has developed inclusive projects of urban and community-based art using cultural activities as social development detonators.
He has participated in various solo and collective exhibitions since 2015 in galleries, libraries, fairs, and alternative spaces. He has received several awards, being the latest “Best Artist” at the 15th edition of Paratissima Contemporary Art Fair in Turin, Italy.
He has a degree on International Business by the Tecnologico de Monterrey and in 2018 concluded a master’s program on Arts Management & Administration by the SDA Bocconi in Milan, where he currently lives and works.
HitParade. Italy 2020. Collective exhibition gathering the 15 best artists of Paratissima 2019, venue yet to be announced.
Looking for Art Contest. Milan, Italy 2019. Series of collective exhibitions leading to a major exhibition in 2020 at the Triennale di Milano. Won the public's choice.
Paratissima Art Fair. Turin, Italy 2019. Participated on the photography and painting events. Awarded the price “Best Artists”.
Outstanding Alumni Exhibition. ITESM University Library. Collective exhibition of four distinguished alumni, awarded 1st place award.
8 Crew @ 8 Gallery. Mexico City 2017. Restoration and collective exhibition at a historical venue.
Babel Galería Itinerante. Mexico City 2016. Intervention on an abandoned mansion turning it into a
urban contemporary gallery.
Art Cirquit @ Bistro Roma. Mexico City 2016. Solo exhibition at a historical venue.
El Mercadillo Bazar. Mexico City 2015. Collective exhibition at a colonial convent.
Spirits of Life & Death. Bálsamo Galería. Mexico City 2015. Solo exhibition.
Be Youtiful Fashion Show. ITESM CSF. Mexico City 2014. Solo exhibition at a fashion show held at an
expo space in one of the most important universities in Latin America.
Number 3. Aguafuerte Galería. Mexico City 2014. Collective exhibition.
WHO I AM
A child in a grown up's body. A curious, passionate person who thinks art is the soul of humanity.
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