GRIMM Gallery presents ‘Los Ovnis’, a solo exhibition of new works by Peruvian-born, Amsterdam-based artist Arturo Kameya. Los Ovnis translates to The UFOs, a reference to communal feelings of alienation and otherness explored in Kameya’s newest body of work. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at the New York gallery. Find more here.
Arturo Kameya (b. 1984 in Lima, PE) attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima (PE) and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL). Kameya’s work was recently presented in We, on the Rising Wave, Busan Biennale 2022, Busan (SK) and Soft Water Hard Stone, the fifth New Museum Triennial, New York, NY (US) in 2021.
The exhibition title refers to the dramatic increase in UFO sightings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a nod to how perceptions during tumultuous times can affect representations of memory and truth, a prevalent and recurrent theme in the artist’s work. Kameya captures Peru’s sociopolitical complexity through an image mining of parallel cultures and events from his adolescence in the 1990s through today. In his new paintings, images with various thematic frameworks are interwoven to create constellations that question the plasticity of history and underscore the instability of the future.