Charles Gonzalez Bernal is a Colombian artist based in between Berlin and Bogota. Recently he finished a Meisterschüler-Studium about installation and sculpture mentoring by Prof. Eberhard Bosslet at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. His work is focussed on space, perception, movement, an embodied experience and the relationship with the spectator.
He is graduated in Architecture and the Interdisciplinary MA in Life Arts at National University of Colombia in Bogotá. His practice inhabits the borders of the public through site specific, installation, performance, theatre and architectural projects.
Since 2009 he is co-founder and member of Vividero Colectivo, an open group of multidisciplinary artists interested in the re-valuing of marginalized bodies and social practices as cultural heritage. Their projects can also be interpreted as an effort to keep urban space fairly inclusive and diverse.
His concern for body and space lead him to create devices that invite to be lived in, to be enabled by the experience. In his work, space becomes a less representative and more perceptive event. It is to distinguish the geometric space and anthropological space as an experiential space. A spatiality without attributes to which the inhabitants, through its use, and meaningful up. That is many more sensations to experience that events to witness.
2013-15 Meisterschüler-Studium. Hochschule für Bildende Kunst. Dresden, Germany
2009-11 Graduated with Honourable Mention, Interdisciplinary Master Studies in Live Art and Theatre, National University, Bogota.
2003-09 Architecture. National University of Colombia. Bogotá.
2015 Are you Ready Made? Oktogon Hochschule für Bildende Kunst. Dresden, Germany
2015 “Blushing Pavilion” Margate, United Kingdom.
2014 “Bubbles” Festival Les Urbanies. Lausanne, Swiss
2014 “Autonomie” Bauhausfest. Dessau, Germany
2014 “Autonomie” Jahresausstellung HfBK, Dresden, Germany
2014 “Acción de Gracia” XIV Ibero-American Theatre Festival of Bogota, Colombia.
2014 “Canciones para vivos y muertos” XIV Ibero-American Theatre Festival of Bogota, Colombia
2013 “Acción de Gracia” Teatros de la Memoria. Instituto Distrital de Patrimonio Cultural de Bogotá
2013 Part of the official selection with Are you Ready Made? at World Stage Design Festival, Cardiff, UK
2012 Redlife Building. Architect and Interior Designer for new entertainment and technology center. Bogotá.
2011 Are you Ready Made? Fall and Recovery. MAMBO. Modern Art Museum of Bogotá
2011 Are you Ready Made? Journey of Performance. MAPA Teatro. Bogotá
2011 III. International Encounter of Live Arts. Art Museum. National University of Colombia. Bogotá.
2009 Apartment. Architect and Interior Designer for remodeling. Bogotá.
2007 “Prophets of our time”, Presentation in XII Latin American Architecture Seminar, Concepción, Chile.
2014 Intervention in (anti) public Spaces. Campus Woche in HKB, Bern Swiss.km
2011 Designing Nothingness. Creation body and space, at Residencia en la Tierra, Armenia, Colombia.
2014 Artist in Residence. HOME Program Residences. Margate, United Kingdom.
2013 DAAD Scholarship
2011 Honourable Mention for MA thesis Are you Ready Made?, National University of Colombia, Bogota.
2011 Artist in Residence. Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, Germany.
2009 Best Scenography (Collective award) XII National University Theatre Festival
2008 Best Costume. (Collective award) XI National University Theatre Festival
2007 Best Actor. X National University Theatre Festival ASCUN.
2009 “Urban Springs on Water Park” PAISEA, Landscape Architecture Magazine, No 008, Spain, page 97.
2007 “Prophets of our time”, Book SAL XII Latin American Architecture Seminar, Concepción, Chile
Software 3D: Rhino, 3ds Max, Sketchup
Software 2D: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign.
Languages: Spanish (native), English and German (conversational)