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Ofelia Rodríguez, Talking in Dreams

    Ofelia Rodríguez

    Event start date: 30/09/2023

    Location: Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road Bristol BS1 6UX

    Spike Island presents Talking in Dreams, a major monographic exhibition by Colombian artist Ofelia Rodríguez. This extensive exhibition brings together a selection of over fifty paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures made over the past five decades.

    Influenced by memories of her native Barranquilla, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Rodríguez combines found objects and images rich in symbolism to construct humorous yet critical works that examine cultural identity and gender stereotypes.



    Ofelia Rodríguez (b. 1946, Colombia) studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, and later at Yale University, New Heaven. Between 1978-79, she travelled to Paris, where she exhibited her first assemblages and magical boxes. In 1984 she settled in London. She has exhibited her work at venues such as The Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA (1988); the 5th Havanna Biennale, Cuba (1995); Museo de Arte Moderno ‘La Tertulia’, Cali, Colombia (1995); MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California (2011, 2017 and 2021); and Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia (2017). Her work is held in collections such as ESCALA, Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, The University of Essex and MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

    Free entry:


    Photo Credit: Ofelia Rodríguez, Floating Landscape With Horns (1993). Courtesy the artist and Instituto de Visíon, Bogota

    End date: 12:00pm on Sunday January 14th, 2024