Oswaldo Maciá

Oswaldo Maciá creates olfactory-acoustic sculptures responding to time, place and the ever-changing nature of our planet. Stimulating questions about how we find our place in the world, Maciá's immersive scenarios of sound and smell are held in international art collections and have been exhibited globally, including at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Manifesta 9, Venice Biennial, Daros Latinamerica, Riga Biennial, MOCO Montpellier Contemporain, Kunsthalle Bremen, Site Santa Fe and Porto Alegre Biennial. Maciá won the Golden Pear at the 2018 Art & Olfaction Awards for his experimental work with scent; in 2015 was awarded a public commission for the city of Bogotá, creating the first public sound sculpture in the southern hemisphere; and in 2011 received the prestigious first prize at the 2011 Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador. Maciá was born in the Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. He lives and works in London and New Mexico. Focusing on migration and cross-pollination.
Maciá is currently working on a commission titled "Corruption and Consciousness," launching in 2022 at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdańsk, Poland), travelling to Cluj Cultural Centre (Romania) and Bozar Centre For Fine Arts (Brussels, Belgium). In 2023 he will participate in the exhibition Scale: Sculpture (1945-2020) at La Fundación Juan March (Madrid, Spain), curated by Penelope Curtis.