Following objects or events rather than a main character, the comic strips of artist and philosopher Tupac Cruz are loaded with accidental encounters and unforeseen everyday occurrences. Meandering between descriptive and humorous incidents of real life working conditions, the story is embedded in a conversation of a group of friends, expanding it beyond the sketchbook.
Tupac Cruz, Bogotá/Colombia — Artist and philosopher
Tupac Cruz holds a PhD (‘12) on The Philosophy of Religions from The University of Chicago and has lectured on the philosophy of action at the Universidad del Rosario and the theory of art at the Universidad de los Andes (both in Bogotá, Colombia). Cruz has also recently published a risograph facsimile edition of a handwritten essay on speculative morphology (Rocío en formación, comissioned by the curators of the biennial 44SNA Aún held in Pereira, Colombia) and a comic book (Esfera roja I: Rompemos Ramas, published by Jardín). His work as an artist has been exhibited at The Box (Los Angeles, 2017), Greta (Zagreb, 2015), Museo de Arte La Tertulia (Cali, 2014) and Valenzuela Klenner Galería (Bogotá, 2012), among others. He is part of the music groups Montón Volador and Aurora Rampante and produces instrumental music as Argamas Romo.