ABOUT

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Portrait by Tobias Brust

 Daniel Correa Mejía, born in 1986, is a visual artist from Medellin, Colombia. Daniel was raised between Colombia, Brasil, and Mexico. Currently he lives, and works in Berlin. 

Correa Mejía practice combines painting, drawing, sculpture, and writing to mine imagery from his own subconscious and mythologize the landscape of his interior world. His highly symbolic figures personify various emotional states, becoming one with their scenery as contemporary society fades away and sacred, primordial knowledge is uncovered. Juxtaposing rich ultramarine with vibrant red on rough jute canvas, Mejía invokes the complimentary nature of masculine and feminine energies to summon the divine power of contrasting forces.


EXHIBITIONS

•  Solo   •  Group 

 

2024

Solo-exhibition, mor charpentier, Bogotá - Upcoming   

Ghost Image, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, Galerie Judin, Berlin - Upcoming •

Licked by the Waves, Museum More, Gorssel, Holland - with: Sara Anstis, Polina Barskaya, Alexander Basil, Amoako BoafoKatherine Bradford, Marlene Dumas, Rainer Fetting, Adrian Ghenie, Vivian Greven, Jenna Gribbon, Jullien, Simone Kennedy Doig, Ralf Kokke, Friedrich Kunath, Aubrey Levinthal, Brandon Lipchik, Janis Löhrer, Neo Matloga,  Danielle Orchard, Laurent Proux, Tanja Ritterbex, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Claire Tabouret, Matthias Weischer, Co Westerik, a.o. •

Cuando el depredador está lejos: los pajaros cantan, Maureen Paley, London 

Agua(s), mor charpentier, Bogotá - with: Alexander Apóstol, Julieta Aranda, Jedrzej Bienko, Milena Bonilla, Fredi Casco, Chen Ching-Yuan, Teresa Margolles, Óscar Muñoz, Nicolás Paris, Charwei Tsai, Sylvie Selig •

Les Enchanées n°2, curated by Nicola E. Petek & Stephan Klee, frontviews, Berlin - with: Ellen Akimoto, Roger Ballen, Cian Dayrit, Saïdou Dicko, Jonathan Drews, Simone Haack, Olaf Hajek, Marianna Ignataki, Oda Jaune, Aline Schwörer, Geng Xue •

2023

Soy el dueño de mi casa, PPOW, New York   

Contra/retrato, mor charpentier, Bogotá – with: Lawrence Abu Hamdam, Fredi Casco, Malo Chapuy, Chen Chin-Yuan, Dora Jeridi, Teresa Margolles, Óscar Muñoz, Sylvie Selig • 

Lucrecia, mor charpentier, Paris 

Outer view, inner worldMaureen Paley at Morena di Luna, Hove - with: John Ahearn, Felipe Baeza, Alexandra Bircken, Kaye Donachie, Geoffrey Farmer, Lubaina Himid, Peter Hujar, Reverend Joyce McDonald, Behrang KarimiPaul P., Wolfgang Tillmans, Rigoberto Torres, Donald Urquhart, Gillian Wearing, Jane and Louise Wilson, Issy Wood •

When the firebird flies, Kunstverein Meissen, curated by Nicola Petek - with: Šeila Kamerić, Radu Oreian, Aline Schwörer, Sofiia Yesakova •

2022

I’m Not Your Mother, PPOW, New York - with: Grace Carney, Jasper Francis Cropsey, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jacci Den Hartog, Brook Hsu, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Nohemí Pérez, Carolee Schneemann, Mira Schor, TARWUK, Robin F. Williams •

Cuerpos en gravedad, mor charpentier, Bogotá – with: Carlos Motta •

Our land just like a dream, MACAAL Museum, Marrakech – with: Joël Andrianomearisoa, Said Afifi, Mohamed Anzaoui, Mo Baala, Farid Belkahia, Mohamed Ben Ali Rbati, Meriem Bouderbala, Hassan El Glaoui, Mohamed Fquih Regragui, Hicham Gardaf, Mohamed, a.o.

Solo presentation, Art Basel Hong Kong, mor charpentier, Hong Kong 

Life in an ivory tower, curated by Jack Siebert, New York - with: Amanda Balwin, Louise Bonnet, Alejandro Cardenas, Mark Ryan Chariker, Nicolas Fernandez, Jack Jubb, Scott Kahn, Jenny Morgan, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Ernesto Renda, Kyle Staver, Emma Webster, Jess Westhafer, a.o. •

2021

Here Come The Suns, curated by Uwe Henneken, Berlin - with: Sky Glabush, Ugo Rondinone, Mary Herbert, Barry McGlashan, Amy Lincoln, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Vidya Gastaldon, Peter Böhnisch, Jakob Steen, Angela Lane, Henrik Hakanson, Nikolaus List, Wolfgang Ganter, Olafur Eliassson, Uwe Henneken, Ondrej Drescher, a.o. •

Terra Nostra, mor charpentier, Bogotá - with: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Kader Attia, Chen Ching-Yuan, Bouchra Khalili, Teresa Margolles, Carlos Motta, Oscar Muñoz, Uriel Orlow, Liliana Porter, Charwei Tsai •

Amor y Agua, Public Gallery, London 

Days of Heartbreak, curated by Nicola Petek, Pony Royal, Berlin - with: Marjan Banjasadi, Peter Böhnisch, Daniela Elorza, Christopher Colm Morrin, Oska Gutheil, Ekin Su KoçKate MccGwire, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Dennis Scholl, Anna Steinert, Juliette Sturlese, a.o. •

Feldmalerei, organized by Jana Jedermann, Rohlstorf  - with: Emma Adler, Guillaume Airiaud, Dean Annunziata, Isabelle Fein, Philip Grozinger, Rae Hicks, Nikolaus List, Timur Lukas, Mannuel Resch, Anna Steinert, Juliette Sturlese, a.o. •

American Boy, mor charpentier, Paris (Online) - with: Alexander Apóstol, Paz Errázuriz, Teresa Margolles, Carlos Motta and Rossângela Rennó •

Night Watch, Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown - with: Ivan Forde, Maryam Hoseini, Marcus Jahmal, Quentin James McCaffrey, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, Rachel Rossin •

Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo - with: Soufiane Ababri, Tarsila do Amaral, Fernando Marques Penteado, Larry Clark, Jean Cocteau, Adriano Costa, Tom of Finland, Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Xie Lei, Patricia Leite, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paulo Nazareth, Antonio Obá, Solange Pessoa, Jack Pierson, Francis Picabia, Luiz Roque Osmar Schindler, Sacha Schneider, Paula Siebra,  Sarah Lucas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Erika Verzutti, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Maya Weishof, Shota Nakamura, a.o. •

El Camino más Largo,  MAMM Museum of Modern Art, Medellín - with: Daniel Álvarez, Camila Botero, Pablo Gómez Uribe, Astrid González, Dámaxo Henao Salazar, Alejandra Jaramillo Paba, Gloria Jaramillo, Juno, Inty Maleywa, Azul y Lindy Márquez, Mayra Moreno, Mónica Naranjo Uribe, José Sanín, Gustavo Toro, a.o. •

2020

Soy Hombre: Duro Poco y Es Enorme La Noche, Fortnight Institute, New York - Solo 

Winter Solstice, Fortnight Institute, New York (Online) - with: Katelyn Eichwald, Mary Herbert, Chris Ohh, Peter Shear, Chioma Ebinama, Carmen Winant, Trube Viken, Stacy Leigh, Carlos Rodriguez, Cheri Smith, a.o. •

Mind So Fast, Body So Slow, Lukas Trobert, Berlin Weekly, Berlin – Invited by Lukas Trobert - with: Lacy Barry, Andrea Baštýřová, Ulrike Buhl, Carolin Eidner, Wolfgang Ganter, Konstanze Habermann, Hanakam & Schuller, Evelyn Loschy, Katarína Poliačiková, Betti Scholz, Chiara Wettmann, a.o. •

Uferhallen Manifest, Guest Artist at Peter Böhnisch Studio, Berlin – with: Peter Böhnisch and Craig Stewart •

Landscapes of the South, Mendes Wood DM, New York  – with: Frans Post, Friedrich Hagedorn, Henri Nicolas Vinet, Nicolau Antonio Facchinetti, Giovanni Battista Castagneto, Tarsila do Amaral, Alberto da Veiga Guignard, Alfredo Volpi, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Jose Pancetti, Miguel Bakun, Patricia Leite, Federico Herrero, Adriano Costa, Marina Perez Simão, Alvaro Barrington, and Lucas Arruda •

2019

Zuhause, Pony Royal, Berlin – With: Peter Böhnisch, Daniela Elorza •

Zwei Alter: JungGalerie Crone, Berlin  – with: Tom Anholt, Kamille Bischof, Werner Büttner, Amoako Boafo, Emmanuel Bernstein, Walter Dann, Andrej Dubravsky, Rainer Setting, Georg Herold, Leiko Ikemura, Aneta Kajzer, Melike Kara, Martin Kippenberger, Helmut Middendorp, Sophie Reinhold, Hubert Schmalfix, Andreas Schulze, Thomas Schütte, Erik Stars, Rosemarie Trocken, Nazim Ünal Yilmaz, Schar Zukerkman, a.o. •

Guest Artist at Peter Böhnisch Studio, Eigenbedarf Uferhallen, Berlin  – with:  Peter Böhnisch, Olaf Hajek, Christian Hellmich, Nicolas Ponton, Gerd Rohling, Alexander Skorobogatov, Craig Stewart, Alexandra Bretter, Julius Weiland, a.o. •

2018

Abrazos, Pony Royal, Berlin – With: Alexandra Bisbicus, Daniela Elorza •

Off Beat aus der Klasse Leiko Ikemura, Schaufenster, Berlin  – with: Leiko Ikemura, Johanna Hochholzer, Iman Rezai, Sahar Zukerman, Walker Brengel, Olli Pippo, Lisa Wang, Juni Kim, Michael Wutz, Fritz Bornstück, Toni Mauersberg, Zurab Shekelashwili, Emmanuel Bornstein, Lennart Grau, Rona Kobel, Helena Petersen, Dargelos Kersten, a.o. •

Anonymous Drawings, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin •

2016

Tú & Yo, Pony Royal, Berlin – with: Daniela Elorza •

Über Farbe und Form hinaus, Leuchtturm, Berlin  – with: Rural Moser, Aurélie Pertusot, Deborah S. Phillips, Paco Vallejo •

2015

Recommended by, Easy!upstream, Munich •

Die Klarheit, Colombian Embassy, Berlin 

Delta15, Waterwork Falkenstein, Hamburg  – with: Andrea Becker-Weimann, Patricia Detmering, Dorothea Dorn, Elisa Goldammer, Sakura Hada, Almut Hilf, Adrian Höllger, Philip Pichler, Jenny Schäfer, Heiko Wommelsdorf, a.o. •

Klasse Leiko Ikemura, Rundgang, UdK, Berlin •

 A Place Never Found, Pony Royal, Berlin  – with: Shua Brotherton •

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PRESS & PUBLICATION

Artishock, Soy el dueño de mi casa, P.P.O.W, 2023

When the Firebird flies, exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Meissen, 2023

The Steidz, ARCO Madrid: 3 jeunes peintres qui explorent la masculinité, 2022

Juxtapoz, review by Sasha Bogojev for Amor y Agua, Public Gallery, London, 2021

KubaParis, Amor y Agua, Public Gallery, London, 2021

Days of Heartbreak, curated by Nicola Petek, Exhibition catalog, Nicola Petek, 2021

Ocula, ARCO Madrid Highlights, 202

Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Exhibition catalog, Mendes Wood DM

Art Maze Magazine, Interview by Rebecca Irwin, 2021

Coeur et Art, Interview by Esther Harrison, 2021

Soy Hombre: Duro Poco y Es Enorme La Noche, Artist book, Fortnight Institute, 2020

Art Viewer, Solo Exhibition at Fortnight Institute, 2020

Artnet, Editors`Picks, Cristina Cruz, November, 2020

Artnet, Editors`Picks, Cristina Cruz, February, 2020

Art Verge, Interview by Yannis Kostarias, 2019

yngspc, Interview by Kathe Mothes, 2019

Art Maze Magazine, Interview, 2019

Art Maze Magazine, Summer Issue, Curated by Chris Sharp, 2019

Widewalls, 2016