Born in 1946 in Bogota.
Lives and works in Colombia.
Rojas is often recognized as a figurative artist, not interested in style as much as in the subject matter. It is on these grounds, where he comes to terms with conceptual, symbolical and political themes such as marginality, sexual difference, indigenous politics, social displacement, and most recently, political violence related to drug trafficking.
The work of Miguel Ángel Rojas has been extensively shown and acquired by different institutions, among others: the São Paulo and Havana Biennials ; Museum of Modern Art (New York); Daros Latinamerica Collection (Zurich) Ludwig Museum (Köln); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); La CaixaForum (Barcelona).
Miguel Ángel Rojas presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: Photographic image and reality at the Atelier de Chaudronnerie.
Portrait of Miguel Angel Rojas : Daniel Poveda.