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Oswaldo DeLeón Kantule - "Achu"
Sobet - Artista Visual - Visual Artist

Past Exhibitions

El Mágico Viaje de Achu - The Magical Voyage of Achu

September 13 through 27, 2007
Exedra Books, Panama City, Panama

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 7 p.m.




September 16 through October 20, 2007
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
399 The West Mall, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada



Gallery of the Korean Consulate
September 18 through 28, 2007
555 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Curator: Luis Ramirez from Fundarte Latinoamerica




The Jaguar meets the Eagle:
Expressions of Contemporary Kuna and Anishnaabe Art

Expresiones de Arte Contemporáneo Kuna y Anishnaabe

The Arts Project
London, Ontario,
July 10 - 21, 2007

Art revives native culture

Mon, July 16, 2007, The London Free Press
Aboriginal artists tell tales through art.

While the National Day of Action last month was one way to get the message out about the plight of aboriginal people, Moses Lunham and Oswaldo DeLeon Kantule have another plan.

Through their art, they tell the tales of indigenous people in North and South America.

The two have combined their efforts to produce a unique show, which opened last Thursday at The Arts Project.

The Jaguar Meets The Eagle: Expressions of Contemporary Kuna and Anishnaabe Art draws attention to the difficulties, but also the beauties of indigenous life and strives for unity among all.

Lunham, an Ojibway from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, said he supported the Day of Action, that drew attention to the poverty, social problems and land claim issues that discourage First Nations people. But he wants his message of his art to be positive.

"Unfortunately, the mainstream media focus on negative. (My art) is about positive energy.

"Indigenous cultures throughout the world are still very much alive and it's us artists who help keep it alive," said Lunham, who is also a freelance graphic artist.

Circles fill the work as a way to promote unity, but also to show the cycle of life. Animals are also predominant.

The invitation to the opening reception showed Lunham's painted eagle and a jaguar by DeLeon Kantule. The animals are used as ancestral symbols to unite the people of the Americas.

Using his wife Angela as an interpreter, DeLeon Kantule said he hasn't seen such a North-South collaborative art show before and he wanted to see what the effect would be.

"He does cultural promotion where ever he goes," she said.

"He wants to raise awareness about his people in Panama and Colombia, who also face racism."

DeLeon Kantule, who is a member of the Kuna nation, has been residing in London for several years.

His wife said he finds people here accepting, although when his sister came to conduct a sewing workshop as part of this exhibition, she received a lot of unexpected attention when she wore her traditional dress.

Besides the circle and animals, Lunham's and DeLeon Kantule's paintings use similar colours and design.

"Lots of people who have already visited the show have asked if they painted together because there's a visual similarity between them," Angela said.

Some of Lunham's art was completed as late as last week. "It's pretty fresh," he said.



Artexpo 2007

March 1- 5, 2007

Represeted by Spence Gallery, Tarima 1449
Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, NY




Shakespeare: Made in Canada

la mujer agua

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph
January 11-June 10, 2007
Opening Reception Thursday January 11, 7:30pm
The largest exhibition in the gallery's history,
exploring contemporary Canadian
adaptations in theatre, pop media and visual arts
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
358 Gordon Street, Guelph ON



Colores de Latinoamerica
The Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas Street, London, ON
Friday, January 26, 2007
Opening Reception @ 7:00 pm (Runs until February 03/07)
Special Performance by RUKANAS

Featuring the works of:
Andrea Lambert
Jorge Bolanos
Carlos Zauny
Oswaldo DeLeón Kantule
Alberto Ruiz Migoya
Luis Ramirez
Carlos Torres Nope
Denny Loaiza
Ignacio Cartagena
José Enriquez

Curated by Oswaldo "Achu" Deleon Kantule
Download the poster



« NATURE ET VIE » (Naturaleza y Vida)

November 29 through December 8, 2006
Mairie du 6ème Arrondissement, 58 Rue de Sèze - 69006 Lyon, Francia



(South American Works of Art )

December 6 - 29, 2006
ArtScenik, 13 Rue des Capuçins - 69001 Lyon, Francia



September 15 - 22, 2006
Art Gallery of the Korean Consulate, Toronto, Canada
OPENING September 15, 2006 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

555 de Ave. Road esquina norte-este de St. Clair
Organized by Fundarte Latinoamérica and the Toronto Artists Association




OPENING March 9, 2006
Etobicoke, Ontario
organized by Fundarte Latinoamerica


Maison des Cultures Amérindiennes
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec
April 15 to May 21, 2006


Manolo Caracol y Weil Art presentan:
Oswaldo De León Kantule

Inauguración el miércoles 9 de noviembre , 2005
As part of the Series: "Diviners and Healers"

For info. call Weil Art(507) 264-9697




Artist's Books: Written Images of the First Nations
Libros de Artistas: Imágenes Escritas de las Primeras Naciones

June 13 to August 31, 2005
Organized by Terres en Vue / Land Insights

Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal
Metro Berri-UQAM


First Peoples' Festival 2005 - June 16 - 19, 2005

Organized by Terres en Vues / Land Insights
between Ste-Catherine, de Maisonneuve, St-Hubert and Berri streets

Oswaldo presentará una muestra de sus obras y
de arte Kuna art en el Parque Emilie Gamelin.

Thursday June 16, 1 P.M.
Live painting demonstration, on canvas dresses,
as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2005 First Peoples' Festival


Salón Iberoamericano de Artes Plásticas
June 29 to July 29, 2005

Espacio Mexico
2055 rue Peel, Montreal, Québec


Porté Disparu
957 Mont-Royal E., Montreal
November 1 through 30, 2003

Vernissage and typical Panamanian breakfast
November 1, 2003, 9:00 am

Celebrating 100 years of Panamanian Independence


Caminos de Maíz

Opening August 20, 2003
Museum of Contemporary Art
Panama City, Panama
Part of 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of the Republic of Panama


The Embassy of France and Weil Art invite you to the opening of the exhibit ENTRELINEAS
March 18, 2003 at 7:00PM
A show of paintings, sculptures and photographs by 44 artists from 15 countries
Sala de Exposiciones of the Embassy of France, Plaza de Francia - Las Bóvedas - Panama City
Show runs from Wednesday March 19 to Thursday April 17, 2003

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