Oscar Murillo | Artist Overview

Oscar Murillo

b. 1986

Born in Colombia and based in various locations, Oscar Murillo (b. 1986) is known for an inventive and itinerant practice that encompasses paintings, works on paper, sculptures, installations, actions, live events, collaborative projects, and videos. Taken as a whole, his body of work demonstrates a sustained emphasis on the notion of cultural exchange and the multiple ways in which ideas, languages, and even everyday items are displaced, circulated, and increasingly intermingled. Murillo earned his BFA in 2007 from the University of Westminster, London, followed by his MFA in 2012 from the Royal College of Art, London. He joined David Zwirner in 2013 and had his inaugural exhibition, titled A Mercantile Novel, at the gallery in New York the following year. binary function marked his first solo presentation at David Zwirner, London in 2015. On view in 2016, the New York gallery presented through patches of corn, wheat and mud, a solo exhibition of the artist’s new work. In 2018, the build-up of content and information, presented at David Zwirner’s Hong Kong gallery, was the artist’s first solo show in Asia. In 2019, Manifestation was held at the gallery’s London location. In 2020, News was on view at the gallery’s Paris location and the artist’s seventh solo presentation with David Zwirner, Ourself behind ourself concealed, was on view in New York in 2022.