KARMELO BERMEJO

 Karmelo Bermejo... Installation view at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 2013 KARMELO BERMEJO. Single channel video. each edition shown on one monitor, 2012.  Approx. 30’. 5 + 1 A/P  Karmelo Bermejo. Boarding passes. 216 boarding passes. Installation: 208, 5 x 48 cm. Unique piece  Karmelo Bermejo. Boarding passes, 2012. Detail KARMELO BERMEJO. 5 bank receipts, 2012. Installation: 24 x 63 cm . Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. Blank, 2012-13. Blank canvas made of solid white paint. Acrylic. 17, 8 x 14, 1 x 2, 6 cm. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO.Blank, 2012-13. Blank canvas made of solid white paint. Acrylic. 17, 8 x 14,1 x 2,6 cm. Unique piece. Detail  Karmelo Bermejo. - 0. Flagpole turned 180º and stuck to the ground, 2011. Steel flagpole. 2,30 x 30 cm  Karmelo Bermejo. Stuffed Bull’s Head Turned 180º and Embedded in a Wall, 2008-11. Stuffed bull’s head and wood. Head: 95 x 60 x 85 cm, wood: 100 x 60 cm. 3 + 1 A/P  Karmelo Bermejo. Exhibition at Marco de Vigo, 2011 KARMELO BERMEJO. Solid gold nugget painted in false gold, 2011. Pure gold and acrylic imitation gold paint. 2 x 1,5 x 0,5 cm, 9,5 grs. Series of 3 KARMELO BERMEJO. Solid gold nugget painted in false gold, 2011. Pure gold and acrylic imitation gold paint. 2 x 1,5 x 0,5 cm, 9,5 grs. Series of 3  KARMELO BERMEJO. Booked. The movie. All the tickets for Saturday’s number one ranked film at 10pm were bought with public money so that nobody could watch the film, 2008. Color video mute. HD transferred to DVD 94’. 4 +1 AP  Karmelo Bermejo. Undeclared income, 2013. Acrylic on canvas.168 x 168 cm  Karmelo Bermejo. Undeclared income, 2013. Acrylic on canvas.168 x 168 cm KARMELO BERMEJO. Theological Particleboard. Particleboard made of 1000 wooden crosses †, bought in the religious craft shops in the surroundings of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, 2012. Wooden particleboard. 238 x 35 x 2 cm. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. Postcolonial Layer. Pillaged Pre-Columbian artefact acquired with public money at a European auction, subsequently covered in a patina of fake antiquity, 2011. Pre-Columbian artefact dated ca. 500-300 BC and artificially aged with patina. Height 35 cm. Unique piece  Karmelo Bermejo.Devolution of the funds awarded by the ministry of culture due to the non-realisation of any of the art works for which they were intended, 2011. Official and bank documents, signed with invisible ink. diptych. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. - 10.000. Ten thousand euros from the Botín Foundation buried, 2011. Action carried out in the street in front of the entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, Spain. Two C-prints. 70 x 110 cm each. Unique edition KARMELO BERMEJO. - 10.000. Ten thousand euros from the Botín Foundation buried, 2011. Action carried out in the street in front of the entrance of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, Spain. Two C-prints. 70 x 110 cm each. Unique edition KARMELO BERMEJO. Transparencia 0. Solid iron replicas of the art works in the private collection of the director of the museum, 2011. Solid lead. 62 x 104 cm. 12 pieces of 60 x 60 cm each one. 2 pieces of 62 x 68 cm each one. 37 x 37 cm, 42 x 33 cm, 36 x 22 cm. Unique edition KARMELO BERMEJO. Carte blanche. DINA4 papers obtained from the wood of a tree cut down illegally in a street of a European city, 2010. 80 sheets of DINA4 paper, signed with invisible ink. Dimensions variable. Unique piece (The blank paper can be used by other artists to make artworks.) Installation view at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010. booth Maisterravalbuena KARMELO BERMEJO. It (Most artworks devalue over time), 2010. Oil on linen. 180 x 150 cm. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. Embedded. Wall safe belonging to a business man, filled with solid bronze. The piece remains at his home. This person has no links with contemporary art, and no information about the owner of the piece will ever be disclosed, 2010. C-print. 90 x 134 cm. 5 + 1 A/P KARMELO BERMEJO. Internal Component of an Electrical Appliance of the House of an Art Director Replaced by a Solid Gold Replica with the Funds of the Center he Directs, 2010. 18 carat gold. Secret dimensions KARMELO BERMEJO. The Grand Finale. Bank Loan Granted to an Art Gallery Used to Pay a Fireworks Display at the Closing Ceremony of Art Basel Miami Beach 2009, 2009. Photograph. 125 x 180 cm. Edition of 3 KARMELO BERMEJO. The Grand Finale. Bank Loan Granted to an Art Gallery Used to Pay a Fireworks Display at the Closing Ceremony of Art Basel Miami Beach 2009, 2009. C-print. 125 x 180 cm. Edition of 3. Installation view at Maisterravalbuena, Madrid  Karmelo Bermejo. L-shaped hooks in solid gold  for hanging works of art, 2009. 18 carats gold. 1,8 x 5,5 cm KARMELO BERMEJO. Booked. On a working day, all the tickets for the 7:00 am bus from Bilbao to Madrid were purchased with public money so that the bus would complete its route empty, 2007. Video AVI (Color, sound). 270’. 4 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Booked (Madrid 12:00 pm). On a working day. all the tickets for the 7:00 am bus from Bilbao to Madrid were purchased with public money so that the bus would complete its route empty, 2007. C-print. 120 x 160 cm. 4 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. 3000 euros of public money spent buying books by Bakunin in order to burn them in a public square, 2007. C-print. 120 x 160 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. 3000 euros of public money spent buying books by Bakunin in order to burn them in a public square. Ashes, 2007. C-print. 120 x 160 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. 3000 euros of public money spent buying books by Bakunin in order to burn them in a public square, 2007. Sales receipts of the books by Bakunin. 120 x 170 cm. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. 3000 euros of public money spent buying books by Bakunin in order to burn them in a public square, 2007. View of the complete installation at Critical Fetishes. Residues of general economy, 2010. CA2M, Madrid KARMELO BERMEJO. After Sherry Levine after Walker Evans. Cutting out photographs of Sherrie Levine’s work from books in the public library, 2006. B/w photograph and cut out photograph. Framed 82 x 60 cm e/o. Unique piece KARMELO BERMEJO. Contribution of fuel-oil to the Costa Da Morte. Ten kilos of fuel-oil were poured into the sea at the Costa da Morte, 2005. Color photograph. 82 x 110 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Contribution of noise to noise. A violinist played the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Kleine Nacht Musik in the busiest street in Hamburg at rush hour, 2006. Three color photographs. 82 x 110 cm e/o.  3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Contribution of labour free of charge to Burger King Corporation. Tables located in a Burger King restaurant were cleaned without any remuneration being paid, 2006. B/w photograph. 82 x 100 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Contribution of labour free of charge to Deutsche Bank Group. Glasses of a Deutsche Bank branch were cleaned without any remuneration being paid, 2005. B/w photograph. 82 x 100 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Contribution of watchfulness to Prado Museum. Watching the watcher of room 39, 2006. Color photograph. 82 x 110 cm. 3 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Material contribution to the statue. Five kilos of bronze were added onto the statue of Lehendakari Aguirre, 2006. Installation: bronze sculpture, two b/w photographs, plinth. Sculpture: 25 x 25 x 25 cm. photographs: 82 x 100 cm e/o. 5 + 1 AP KARMELO BERMEJO. Material contribution to the statue. Five kilos of bronze were added onto the statue of Lehendakari Aguirre, 2006. Detail. Installation: bronze sculpture, two b/w photographs, plinth. Sculpture: 25 x 25 x 25 cm. photographs: 82 x 100 cm e/o. 5 + 1 AP  Karmelo Bermejo. Installation view at Bienal d'art Leandre Cristòfol, Centre d'art la panera, 2008

Born 1979 in Málaga, Spain

Lives and works in Bilbao, Spain

SOLO SHOWS

2013

Karmelo Bermejo, Óleo, KaBe Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA

Karmelo Bermejo, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

2011

Karmelo Bermejo, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Vigo, España

2010

The Grand Finale, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

2009

Torre de Ariz, Basauri, Spain

2007

Ostentación y gasto improductivo, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain

2006

Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain (photography award El Cultural (El Mundo))

Geist. The spirit of Joseph Beuys, El Ojo Atómico, Madrid, Spain

GROUP SHOWS

2016

Manifesta 11. What People do For Money? Some Joint Ventures. Curated by Christian Jankowsky, Zurich,
Suiza

Zone Troubles, organizada por el 19 CRAC Centre Régional d’art Contemporain de Montbéliard , Ecole d’Art de Belfort G. Jacot, France

Pigs, curated by Blanca de la Torre, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Galeria Municipal do Porto – Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Porto, Portugal

Everything must go, curated by Chris Clarke y Declan Jordan. Art and the market. Glucksman Gallery, in association with the School of Economics, University College Cork, Ireland

2014

Art-O-Rama,  Carroll / Fletcher booth, Marseille, France

2013

Itinerarios. XIX Becas de Artes Plásticas de la Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear, curated by Daniel Silvo, GaleríaIsabel Hurley, Málaga, Spain

2012

Yokohama Triennale, 2012. Curated by Morimura Yasumasa, Yokohama, Japan

Critical Botox in times of 2.0 feudalism, curated by Alex Brahim, Pavillion Bucharest. Rumania

Montaje de Atracciones, curated by Blanca de la Torre, Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Prospectus – Biancavolta, Via de Piagge, Viterbo, Italy

En Crudo, curated by Eder Castillo, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Bogotá, Colombia

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Maisterravalbuena, Miami, USA

Pobre artistarico. El valor estético en transacción, curated by Willy Kautz, Casa del Lago, Mexico City, Mexico

Mundo(s) Propio(s): perspectivas y variaciones en la Fotografía Andaluza de hoy, curated by Sema D’Acosta, Fundación Valentín de Madariaga, Sevilla, Spain

Wunderkammer – Museum Nacht, Delft, The Netherlands

2010

Liverpool Biennal, Re: Thinking Trade, curated by Lorenzo Fusi, Liverpool, UK

Critical Fetishes. Residues of general economy, CA2M- Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain

Ars Itineris. The journey in contemporary art, Museo Artium, Vitoria, Spain 

2009

No more heroes. The Collection VIII, Museo Artium, Vitoria, Spain

2008

TEA-Tenerife, opening of the museum of contemporary art, Tenerife, Spain

Creadores de Dueños, curated by Democracia, Off-limits, Madrid, Spain

6ª Biennal d´art Leandre Cristòfol, curated by Gloria Picazo, La Panera, Lleida, Spain

2007

No future, curated by David G. Torres, Sacha Craddock and Graham Gussin, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

Muestra de Artes Plásticas Injuve, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

XLIV Certamen Internacional d´arts plàstiques de Pollença, Museo de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

Ertibil´07, Muestra itinerante Bizkaia, Spain  

No future, curated by Democracia, Organización Nelson Garrido, Caracas, Venezuela

Temperatura ambiente, curated by Alex Nogueras and Rebeca Blanchard, Centre Civic Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Spain

Panel de control, curated by Fundación Rodríguez, CaS, Sevilla, Spain

Artefactos y decibelios, curated by Mery Cuesta, Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain

2006

Local environments 2006, curated by David G.Torres and Enrique Martínez Goikoetexea, Museo Artium, Vitoria, Spain

Mica_Assaig III:realitat,curated by David Armengol and Manuel Segade, Miquel Casablancas, Barcelona, Spain

Malagacrea2006, CACMA – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

La ilusión del pirata, curated by David Bestué and Pauline Fondevila, Centre Cívic Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Spain

2005

Bienal de Pamplona, Pamplona, Spain

VII Arte Público de Valencia, curated by Jose Luis Pérez Pont,Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Arte Joven Latina (Primer premio en la modalidad de instalación), Sala Latinarte, Madrid, Spain

Grac! Festival de arte público en Gracia, Barcelona, Spain

Sala Sanz Enea, Zarautz, Guipúzcoa, Spain

Acquisition, Universidad País Vasco, Campus de Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain

Getxoarte 2005, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain

2004

Acquisition, Universidad País Vasco, Campus de Leioa, Vizcaya, Spain

Getxoarte 2004, Getxo, Vizcaya, Spain

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2011/2012

Fine Art Grant. Fundación Botín, Santander

2011    

Emerging artist award ZONA MACO2011, Mexico City

2010

Fine Art Grant, Basque Government

Grant Diputación Foral de Vizcaya

First prize ARCO 2010 Award

2009    

Mention of honour. Caja Madrid Generaciones 09

2008

Residency Fonca/Cenart México DF (Hangar Grant)

Third Award Ertibil

Madrid Procesos 2008 (AVAM)

Grant Juan de Otaola y Pérez de Saracho

2007

First Prize Injuve

Adquisition Grant Museo de Pollença

Grant Intermediae

Selected for Ertibil´07

Finalist Miquel Casablancas Award

2006

First Prize Photography Award El Cultural/ El Mundo

Grant Centro Cultural Montehermoso

Award Malagacrea (CACMA)

Grant Propuestas X. Fundación Arte y Derecho

Finalist Miquel Casablancas Award

2005

First prize ArteJoven Madrid

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria

Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Collección DKV

Colección CajaMadrid

Colección Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid

Colección El Cultural (El Mundo)

Colección Espacio Atlántico, Vigo

Colección La Panera, Lérida

Colección Los Bragales, Santander

Colección Purificación Garcia

Colección TEA – Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife

Colección ZONA MACO, Mexico D.F.

Comunidad de Madrid

Diputación Foral de Vizcaya

Fundación Botín, Santander

Museo de Pollenca, Mallorca

Universidad del Pais Vasco (Campus de Leioa, Vizcaya)

Universidad del Pais Vasco (Campus de Álava, Vitoria)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sakamoto, Carla: “For which it stands: Americana in Contemporary Art”. Ed. Farameh Media. New York, 2012

D’Acosta, Sema: Guía de fotografíaandaluza. Stand by_2012 (100 fotógrafos andaluces). Fundación Valentín de Madariaga, Sevilla, 2012

Lens, Xose Manuel: “Punto a punto”, El País, 19/11/2011

D’Acosta, Sema: “Bartleby en el Museo (o contra la institucionalización del arte)”. Laraya verde, numero 0. 2011

Pastor, Judith: “Entrevistaa Karmelo Bermejo”. TAXI. AROUND THE ART, Nº1. Guadalajara, México, 01/2011

Rosenberg, David: “Art of Flying. The New Horizons of Art”. Ed. Assouline, New York, 2010

Hernández, Edgar Alejandro: “Estética del dinero y su carencia”, Excelsior, Mexico, 23/03/2010

Reguera, Galder: “Karmelo Bermejo. El sueño del arte produce monstruos”, Revista Lápiz, 03/2010

Garbayo, Maite: “Karmelo Bermejo. La desaparición no es posible”, Exit Express, 02/2010

La Font, Isabel: “Ironiagruesa contra larecesión”. El País, 11/02/2010

Marín-Medina, José: “Actuaciones de Karmelo Bermejo”, El Cultural, El Mundo, 05/02/2010

Diaz-Guardiola, Javier: “El arte queda fuera de las leyes sociales y morales”, ABCD, 23/01/2010

San Martin, Francisco Javier. “Economía política del derroche”. Catalogue “Ostentación y gasto improductivo”. Centro Cultural Montehermoso, 2007

Vozmediano, Elena: “Karmelo Bermejogana el VII Premio de fotografía El Cultural”. El Cultural, El Mundo, 27/07/2007

Achiaga, Paula: “Mi principal fuente es larealidad” (Interview). El Cultural, El Mundo,p. 36, 27/07/2006

Rodríguez, Fito. “Se pueden hacer obras de arte que no sean Aportaciones?” (Interview). Mugalari, 06/2007

Torres, David G., Interview in the catalogue “Entornos próximos, Museo Artium”, 2006

Pozuelo, Abel H.: “Laaportación de Karmelo Bermejo”. El Cultural, El Mundo, 29/10/2006

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EXHIBITIONS:

2012—13

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2011—12

. MARCO VIGO

2009—10

La traca Final / The Grand Finale