Pedro Mesa is a Colombian-born multidisciplinary artist and writer currently living and working in New York. His work employs the tropes/binaries of presence and absence to explore notions of concealment in the construction of cultural identities. Mesa has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, the China Academy of Art CAA Museum in Hang Zhou, the HERE Art Center in New York, The Center for History, Memory, and Peace in Bogotá, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá, Creative Drive in New York, and more. His work has been featured in the Brooklyn Rail, TEDX, Behance, VICE, Journal of the Association of Colombian Studies, ArtNexus, Revista Arcadia, Periódico El Tiempo, El Espectador, amongst others. Residencies include “Life on an Island” at Governors Island, NY and “Residencias Itinerantes” in Casanare, Colombia.
Mesa holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Literature from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He is a faculty member at the BFA Fine Arts Department of the School of Visual Arts, NY.
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