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By bogotapost December 24, 2014

‘Tinta’ by Victor Grippo. Photo: r2hox CC BY-SA 2.0

Yo no soy una puta

A call for tolerance, provoking debate, autonomy acceptance and respect, this is the culmination of a creative process which delves into the city’s sex trade and the areas where it is prevalent, starting with the experiences of women and transexuals working the streets of Santa Fe. Valenzuela

Klenner Gallery Carrera 5 #26b-26, November 27 – December 15

Expo Senos-Van

Dedicated to all the women and families that have fallen victim to breast cancer, and in support of breast cancer prevention, this is an exhibition and an auction of the work of seven Colombian artists who use varying techniques and artistic styles.

A Seis Manos, Calle 22 #8-60, December 17

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

‘Signos e indices’ Bringing together four installations, Lozano- Hemmer explores the idea of biometrics in an intriguing mash-up of art and science.

NC-arte, Carrera 5 #26b- 76, Until December 20

Evidencias de los Hechos

With a selection of recent artwork from around Latin America, using a variety
of styles and formats, this exhibition offers fascinating views of the history of the American continent and the facts that have shaped our collective memory. Using recent photos, maps from the 16th century, anecdotes and pictures of places that have had an impact on history, we are invited to question what we have been taught and the information we find in the media.

Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until January 12

Retrospectiva de Abel Azcona

This Spanish artist’s show is a fascinating display of 15 photos which delve into themes of pregnancy, abandonment and motherhood. Curated by Juan David Quintero.

MAMBO, Calle 24 #6-00, Until January 25

Retrato en miniatura

A selection of 25 miniatures from the collection at the Museo Nacional and the Fundacion Enrique Grau. Curated by Angela Gomez.

Museo Nacional, Carrera 7 #28-66, Until January 31

In Memoriam

In tribute to the plastic artists who have passed away over the last decade, MAMBO is putting on a show to help keep them alive through their work. Several prominent artists will be represented, artists who have transformed concepts and broken the mould. Among them are Juan Antonio Roda, Omar Rayo, Edgar Negrete, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Rosa Sanín, Adolfo Bernal, Hernán Díaz and numerous others.

MAMBO, Calle 24 #6-00, Until January 31

In memory of Rafael Puyana

Presenting objects recently added to the Museo Nacional’s collection, at the request of Rafael Puyana Michelsen, who passed away in Paris in 2013. The exhibition includes three instrument’s from the musician’s collection and a work by the Italian painter Ambrosius Benson.

Museo Nacional Carrera 7 #28-66, Until February 1

Victor Grippo

Considered one of Latin America’s most important conceptual artists, the Argentine spent decades exploring notions of transformation, materials and humanity. Exhibiting numerous pieces from the start of his career in the 1960s to his death in 2002.

Museo del Banco de la República, Calle 11 #4-41, Until March 2