Started in 2005 by Juan David Laserna, Camilo Ordóñez Robayo and Jairo Suárez, Colectivo Maski is a platform to develop projects nourished on archive and field research, focusing on problems related to modern architecture, history and city.
In recent years its practice has been determined by a reflection on architectural phenomena through which the city is understood as a phenomenon in which economic processes and progressive ideologies shape experience. Thus Maski has proposed a view from the review of monuments, public spaces dedicated to leisure or housing defines the landscape fabric and prosperity of citizens. Be it looking at the abandoned cinemas, housing projects, or memorial sites, the group work operates on the basis of memory as a tool to examine the contingencies of the present times.
Its work has been exhibited recently in La parábola de la hipérbole (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali 2018; Falto de palabra (solo), NC-arte, Bogotá 2018; Video SUR, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2018; Áreas inexactas: Procesos, desbordes y situaciones, MAMBO, Bogotá 2016; AÚN, 44 Salón Nacional de Artistas, Pereira 2016; Unidad compleja interpuesta (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali 2016; Bogotá: Belleza y horror, MAMBO, Bogotá 2015, Movimiento armónico simple (solo), Espacio Odeón, Bogotá 2015.
Its work can be found in public collections such as Banco de la República (Bogotá) and Museo de Arte de Pereira (Pereira).