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Johanna Calle
Conuco I, 2024, typewritten text on old accounting document, 89x115cm

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Johanna Calle
Tomo (Sociologia General), 2017, silkscreen and letraset on antique homemade book cover,33,1 x 46,8cm

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Johanna Calle
Perímetros (W.S.M), 2021, typed written text on vintage notarial ledger, 41,5 x 83 cm

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Johanna Calle
Rama (Triptych), 2022, typed written text on vintage notarial ledger, 59 x 128 cm

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Johanna Calle
Chambacú, 2005, pencil and ink on paper, 22,5 x 22 cm

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Johanna Calle

As a profesional Colombian woman artist, Johanna Calle (Bogotá, 1965) has focused her art practice on experimental drawing and photography for the past decades.
She lives and works in Bogotá, D.C. Colombia, South America. Married to Julio César Pérez Navarrete, with whom she shares and enjoyes making discoveries and research projects. Cofounders of Archivos Pérez & Calle, a private enterprise that buys and sells vintage, analog photographic Colombian and Latin American
archives on topics such as history, anthropology, ethnography and the vernacular. Acquisitions involve travelling or visiting antique book stores, antique shops, auction houses and flea markets followed by practical antropological explorations in libraries, museums or interviewing experts.
Their fields of study, findings, insights and discussions on photographic data often provide central information and materials she later addresses in her art works. They rescue abandoned dogs and enjoy socializing with other dog owners and people from different backgrounds.
Johanna Calle has exhibited her works nationally and internationally at solo and group exhibitions. She has participated at Sydney, Sao Paulo, Istambul, Site, Mercosur, Cuenca Biennials. Works in Museum collections: MoMA, MFAH, Fondation Cartier, Tate Modern, Banco de la República, Museo Nacional, Blanton, Molaa, Phoenix, MAmBA, TEORéTica, Inelcom, Cisneros and The Art Institute of Chicago.

The National Bank of Colombia minted new coins based on two of her drawings.

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