As part of the OpenSpace* program, Colombian artist Jorge Sánchez Di Bello is exhibiting for the first time at the Paul Scherzer Gallery. The exhibition "ABANDONED, THE INVASION" (Herrenlos, die Invasion) showcases a previously unreleased installation. The exhibition narrates the story of the largest hippopotamus population outside the African continent in Colombia and visually captures what began more than 40 years ago at the infamous Hacienda Nápoles, once owned by the notorious drug lord and terrorist Pablo Escobar, the former head of the Medellín Cartel.
Born in 1988 in Bogotá, Colombia. Lives and works in Halle (Saale), Germany.
Jorge Sánchez Di Bello pursued a diploma in Fine Arts, specializing in areas such as space, objects, and glass, at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 2013 to 2019. In 2020, he became a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists Saxony-Anhalt e.V. In 2022, he also joined BLECH - Space for Art Halle e.V., an art organization or collective in Halle.
Photos by Jorge Emilio Alvarez Trinchet