Marco Montiel-Soto

Marco Montiel-Soto

Maracaibo, Venezuela 1976
  •  Refugio, 2016.
  • Passage, 2016
  • Maracaibo Monumentale #4, 2016
  • Nuevo tratado de maracas, 2014
  • Permanent storm for a tropical constellation, 2017

Marco Montiel-Soto

Marco Montiel-Soto, as traveller and immigrant, constantly finds himself returning forward. During these expeditions, the route becomes imaginary and travel time elastic. His work and installations are a creolization of architectural structures, collected found objects, sounds compositions, videos, photographs, drawings, collages, texts and maps. His work explores the intersections between political and poetic territories, homeland, traditions, economy, archaeology, religion, myths, death, cosmos and chaos. In 2013 Montiel-Soto participated in Taller Bloc-D21 art residence program in Santiago de Chile and in 2015 participated in Permanencias art residence program in Lamosa Lab in Cuenca, Spain.

Recent solo exhibitions include Arrivederci Maracaibo, Davide Gallo, Milano (2016); TOD IN DIE TROPISCHE ERDE: “Por favor no me dejen morir”. Noticias desde un limbo tropical, MACZUL – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo (2015); Point of No Return, Vesselroom Project, Berlin (2015); Arqueología en la memoria de las familias de San Antón, Lamosa, Cuenca (2015). Group exhibitions include 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga (2018), 11º Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2018), DOCUMENTA 14, Every time a Ear Di Soun, Athens and Kassel (2017); JeJu Biennale 2017, Tourism. Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju (2017); The Conundrum of Imagination on the paradigm of exploration and discovery, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (2017); Onomatopeyas visuales de tiempos difíciles, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas (2017); Besides Colonisation, Galería JosédelaFuente, Santander (2017); Correspondencias de Ultramar, Sala Mendoza, Caracas (2017); The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2016); Viaja y no lo escribas, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2016); Feelings of my thatched hut, Grimmuseum, Berlin (2016); We do the Voodoo, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (2016); Something Else – Off Biennale, Cairo (2015); Now & After, Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moskow (2015); The inclination of the Angle, Junefirst Gallery, Berlin (2015); Appropriating language #6, Maniere Noire, Berlin (2015) and Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas (2015).

His work is part of public and private collections, such as MOLAA – Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California; MACZUL – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia in Maracaibo; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas and Instituto Italo Latino Americano in Rome and has been invited to global sound conferences for the Berliner Künstler-DAAD program.


Artist’s website


ART MIRROR (EN), 2019 

PAPEL LITERARIO (SP), 2019 

TRÁFICO VISUAL (SP), 2019 

ARTISHOCK (SP), 2019 

LA VERDAD (SP), 2019 

LA PROVINCIA (SP), 2019 

INFOENPUNTO (SP), 2019 

CANARIAS7 (SP), 2019 

LA PROVINCIA (SP), 2019 

RTVC (SP), 2019 

DAILY LAZY (EN), 2019 

ABC CULTURAL (SP), 2019 

ARTISHOCK (SP), 2019 

GOETHE INSTITUTE (SP), 2019 

ABC (SP), 2019 

DAILY LAZY (EN), 2019


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