Roberto de la Torre
Roberto de la Torre works with temporary and contingent elements. His work is usually created in the public field, where the visible characteristics of the objects are not only involved but also the effects and possible relations arouse by them. His ideas are carried out by ephemeral actions such as sculptural and architectural pieces, sensory experiences and installations through the use of a wide range of mediums for specific sites or happenings in collaboration with a large number of participants. His work is the documentation of the transitory. A tension between the physical and the intellectual permeates his pieces, with which the artist has developed the notion of “social sculpture”.
De la Torre studied Visual Arts in the ENPEG La Esmeralda, where he currently teaches. He was part of numerous art festivals and his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. His work was published in international media, including the book De la mordida al camello, Roberto de la Torre (selección de obra 2000-2005). He was tutor in the FONCA 2010-2011 Young Creators Program in the Media Art category and from 2012 to 2015 he was part of the FONCA National System of Art Creators. He was co-founder of the experimental art group 19 concreto. He is currently part of the Artist Pension Trust Program (APT).