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Mario Alberto Llanos Luna
Mario Alberto Llanos (Barranquilla 1988) Lives and works in Puerto Colombia (Atlántico) He works as an independent curator and researcher. Co director of the curatorial research program La Usurpadora and the artistic residency program “Centurión de la noche”. Among the exhibitions he has curated are “Bajo el Nivel del Mar” El Parqueadero Museum Miguel Urrutia (MAMU) Bank of the Republic, “Todos los Ausentes” VIII Contemporary Art Biennial SIART La Paz (Bolivia), “Proyectos y Proyecciones con mis Antepasados “Aún 44 National Salon of Artists,” Haganlo Mientras sean Jovenes ” Pavilion Artecámara Artbo 2017,” Tropical Gothic: Variations of light in other dimensions “Passarelle Contemporary Art Center (Brest / France) among others. He is a contributor in the magazine Terremoto : contemporary art in the Americas. He has been a winner on several occasions of the Scholarships of the Portfolio Program from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia . He currently serves as curator of the 16th Regional Salon of Artists Caribbean Region and is part of the curatorial team of the 45th edition of the National Artists Salon.