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Jessica Angel

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Jessica

Birthplace
Colombia

Birth year
1980

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York - Bogota

Website

Representing galleries
Casas Riegner Gallery

Tags
gallery, conceptual, figurative, research, graffiti/street-art, video-art, installation, pop, mixed-media

Statement
Casas Riegner is pleased to announce the opening of “Dinero sucio que nada vale” (Dirty Worthless Money), an exhibition of new works by emerging contemporary artist, Jessica Angel.

Featuring serigraphic works, drawings, and installation, Angel’s second solo show at Casas Riegner explores injurious activities such as counterfeiting currency and money laundering in Latin Amercia.

In 2008, while traveling throughout South America, Angel couldn’t help but notice the practice of displaying counterfeit bills in stores, most of which were incised with curious forms and exhibited against glass cabinets near the cash register; fake bills were often accompanied by headings serving as warnings that attempted to prevent holders of counterfeit cash from deceiving unwary storeowners.

The display of fake bills—a practice quite common in Colombia as in the rest of Latin America— served as a starting point for Angel’s investigation of the concept of monetary fraud, a notion closely linked with the US dollar bill, the most commonly counterfeited bill in the world.

A series of serigraphic works representing intervened counterfeit bills will be exhibited on acrylic panels simulating glass cabinets where fake notes are commonly displayed. In addition, the artist will present an installation made up of printed cotton sheets with hand drawn images of different currencies, all of which will be hung from clotheslines and placed on the terrace of the gallery. The installation not only references the uncut sheets of paper money, it also symbolizes the complex and worldwide phenomenon of money laundering, a crime with extremely serious political, economical and social repercussions.

Born in 1980 in Bogotá, Colombia, Jessica Angel holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has exhibited individually at el Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga (2008), at the Centro Cultural de la Universidad de Salamanca in Bogotá (2008, and at Casas Riegner (2006). Her work has been showcased in group shows both locally and abroad in cities like New York, Miami, La Paz and Tijuana. In 2007 she received an honorable mention at the V Bienal Internacional de la Paz, Bolivia and at the I Bienal de Dibujo de las Americas in Tijuana, Mexico (2006). She currently lives and works in Bogotá and New York.

Recent Exhibits

Jessica Angel participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2013 AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
AC Institute
 
May, 2010 Digital Domination - Cyber Nation
Apexart
 
Apr, 2009 Urbane Development
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
 
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Jessica Angel has Exhibited at these venues:

AC Institute Apexart
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
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