Crudo from Bogotá Street Art, Colombia
BOGOTÁ STEET ART is a group formed in 2009 by four of the most renowned urban artists in the country’s capital: Lesivo, Dj Lu, Junkie and Guache. All of them with more than eight years of experience and active practice around the realization of interventions in the public space from various graphic and pictorial techniques. In 2006, several of its members organized the Muros Libres event, the first mass intervention project in public spaces in Bogotá. Another event in this direction was the Bogotá Stencil Festival held in 2010, which was attended by more than 30 national artists and four international guests including the renowned Polish urban artist M-City. Among the projects carried out in conjunction with institutions, it is worth highlighting the wall made for Casa Ensamble in the courtyard of its headquarters, and the alliance with the San Diego International Center corporation with which three murals have been executed in that financial area City as part of a proposal to revitalize depressed areas of the sector. In 2011 the corporation Explora Park extends a call to make a mural in the museum of science of the planetarium which is awarded to the Bogotá Street Art collective. In 2012 the Habitat Secretariat through Idartes hires the collective for the Recovery of 260 materas in the pedestrian axis of the seventh, in 2013, members of his collective painted, supported by the Center for Memory and Peace, a mural allusive to the theme of peace dialogues. For the 2012 Bogotá International Book Fair, the group presents Calle los ojos, a fully self-managed editorial project that became the first publication of its kind in the city. In the last years the members of the group have been invited to participate in international interventions, workshops, exhibitions and conferences in Peru, Germany, Spain, USA, Mexico, Argentina and Ecuador.