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Marcelo Suaznabar born in Bolivia, in 1970, in the mining city of Oruro. He is the youngest of six brothers. From an early age, he had a passion for drawing. Focusing solely in drawings as the main motor of his creations, he showed a great interest in color form an early age and began exploring watercolors, pastels, and colored pencils. In 1988, Marcelo traveled to the colonial city of Potosi. The House of Coins and Convent of Saint Teresa were the incentives that led the artist to recreate sacred scenes, and with the artwork Coronation of the Virgin (1988), Marcelo began his series Sacred Art. During this period, Marcelo was invited to participate in a collective exhibit at the French Alliance and the Cultural House (Centro Cultural) Using the same series, he made an individual exhibit in Spain's House (Casa de Espana), in the city of La Paz, where he received in 1991 an honorable mention for his work Judgment's Cart in contest Spain 91. In 1992, Marcelo traveled to Chile. It was in Santiago where he attended and completed a four-month course at the Art School of the Extension Center at the Catholic University In 1993 he was selected for the exhibit Four Young Artists at the art gallery of the BHN Foundation in the city of La Paz. In 1999, he was invited to participate in the International Exhibit II Biennale of Visual Arts of the Mercosur in Porto Allegre, Brazil. The theme of ecological damage at global level motivated him to make a series of artworks dedicated to life and nature. The series titled Living Nature, Still Life was shown a year later at the National Art Museum in the city of La Paz.

Suaznábar has exhibited extensively in Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US with 25 solo exhibits and over 100 group shows He continues to progress forward using a surreal and symbolic language, an aesthetic language that covers all of the work. Marcelo's sets his imagination free in his work, exploring and examining the elements of unconsciousness. This including, universal and common themes that preoccupy human beings: passing of time, death, nature, sexuality, beauty, temptations, fear, and world religions.