The present and painful thing about González’s work is that we would like her to show us the past, when in fact she reveals a present that has not completely taken charge of the social trauma that we are going through as Colombians.
A retrospective curated by María Inés Rodríguez had already been held with the support of three institutions, CAPC, musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, which toured the three spaces between 2017 and 2019. In Colombia, the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, MAMM, presented the exhibition Beatriz González. La Comedia y la tragedia. Retrospectiva 1948-2010 (Medellín, 2011-2012).