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Andrés Fonseca

Andrés Fonseca was born in 1955 in Bogota. In 1973 he initiated studies of Fine Arts at the National University of Colombia, and studied jewelry at the workshop of Nuria Carulla.

   In 1975 he traveled to Europe and from this year to 1978 he studied jewelry, jewelry design, chiselling and engraving in the Massana (°) school of Barcelona. In the same catalán city he worked as an apprentice and then as jewelry designer at the Atelier of Ana Font, a design teacher at the Massana school and a designer for different German companies.

   In 1978 he traveled to Germany to study Painting and Graphics with the artist Hans Baschang at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (°) where he graduated and in 1985 obtained the Masters Degree and the award granted annually to the best pupils.

   Fonseca has presented his work in both individual and collective exhibitions in Spain, France, Germany, Colombia, USA and Mexico. From 1986 to the date, already in Mexico City, he has accomplished interdisciplinary projects which included fashion, dance, music, films and theater.

   In 1992 creates the Jewelry Laboratory at the Research Center of Industrial Design (°) (CIDI) of the National Autonomous University of México (°) (UNAM), and starts a Research and Development group (GID) in jewelry, which he directs up to the date.

  Currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts at the Academy of San Carlos at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM, whit the Project: Time as modulator in the artistic task.