b. Bogotá, 1985
Lives and works between London, New York, Columbus and Bogotá.
2013 – MFA. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA.
2012 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan, Main. USA
2003 – 2008, Degree in Visual Arts (BFA). Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia.
2015 – We Out Here, Royal Academy Schools. London, UK.
2015 – The People’s Island. Negros Museum, Bacolod Philippines.
2014 – We Paint Houses Project, Practice Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. USA
2013 – The Foreigner (collaboration with Jon Rubin), The San Diego Museum of Art, CA.
R&D: The Foreigner (collaboration with Jon Rubin). SPACES Gallery. Cleveland, OH.
2008 – Project Sujeto / No / sujeto. Galeria Valenzuela Klenner. Bogotá, Colombia.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2016 – Queens International, Queens Museum. New York. (USA)
2016 – Prisma Series. Camara de Comercio de Bogotá (COLOMBIA)
2016 – At Home in The World, 516 Gallery. Albuquerque, NM. (USA)
2015 – Utopia: Good / No / Place. National Gallery, Skopje (MACEDONIA)
2015 – West of the Sun, Kala Art Institute. Berkeley California (USA)
2015 – Individual Artist Fellowships, Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, OH (USA)
2014 – Frame and Frequency, Sumter Gallery & Bivouac Projects, Sumter SC (USA)
2014 – The Wrong Place, Urban Arts Space Gallery. Columbus, Ohio. (USA)
2013 – Re-Tratos II. José Marti Gallery, Camagüey (CUBA).
2013 – Basement Miracle, Regina Miller Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
2012 – Anthem (FAD Festival). Fundação Nacional de Artes, Belo Horizonte (BRAZIL).
2012 – LIDO Project, urban intervention in Lawrenceville public pool. Pittsburgh (USA)
2011 – The Invisible Wall, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (USA)
2011 – Norte Es Sur / South Is North. FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, (USA)
2010 – BYOBeamer, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, (USA)
2009 – Project “Museo de Venecia”. National salon of artists. Cali (COLOMBIA)
2008 – Project “Museo de Venecia”. Museo de arte de la Universidad Nacional, Salón Regional zona centro, Bogotá. (COLOMBIA)
2007 – Salón ARTECAMARA, ARTBO, Bogotá (COLOMBIA)
2006 – Memoria del cuerpo (“Memory of the body”), galería de arte FENALCO, Bogotá (Colombia)
FILM, MEDIA & PARTICIPATORY ART FESTIVALS:
2016 – Drifters II. Play Festival. Cologne GERMANY.
2015 – Drifters II. Special Screening, Detroit Studios. Stockholm, SWEDEN
2015 – Drifters II. THAI Arts Festival, Bournemouth, UK.
2013 – Drifters (collaboration with Jody Wood). FIVAC Festival, Camagüey. Cuba.
2013 – Anthem. FAD Festival, Belo Horizonte Brazil.
2012 – We Paint Houses. Open Engagement Conference. PSU Portland, Oregon. USA
2011 – DREAM ACTS: Sueños En Vilo. Faces of Migration CMU Film Festival. Pittsburgh. USA
2006 – Festival VIART, Caracas, Venezuela.
2005 – Festival ARTRÓNICA, Luís Ángel Arango Library, Bogotá, Colombia
DISTINCTIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES:
2016 – Artist In Residency, CAT Cologne (Germany)
2015 – Artists Fellowship Award, Kala Institute. Berkeley CA. (USA)
2015 – International A.I.R. Kunstvarteret. Lofoten (NORWAY)
2015 – Visiting Artist, IntraGalactita Collective & Detroit Studios. Stockholm (SWEDEN)
2014 – Starr Fellowship, Royal Academy of Art, London (UK)
American Arts Incubator: Artists in Residency in the Philippines. ZERO1 and The U.S. Department of Education.
Artists Fellowship Award, Kala Institute. Berkeley CA. (USA) (Amount: $3,000).
The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship. Fishers Island, New York (USA)
2013 – Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowship, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (USA)
Fine Arts Work Center 2013 – 2014 Fellowship, Provincetown, MA. (USA)
Honorable Mention, CAA Professional Development Fellowship
2012 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan ME, USA
Seed Award Grant for The Drift, Sprout Fund. Pittsburgh. (Amount: $7,000)
2011 – Tough Art Residency, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (Amount: $6,000)
2007 – Official Selection Promising Young Artist, ARTECAMARA Salón. Bogotá, Colombia
2006 – National Award, Artistic and Cultural Merit for La Bienal de Venecia de Bogotá by the
Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombia.
2015 – Artist Profile, ACID Archive and Online Journal, Goldsmiths University. London.
2015 – The Foreigner. Neural Magazine, Italy. (Issue # 48)
2014 – Anthem, Sound Space as Political Space. Neural Magazine, Italy. (Issue # 46)
2013 – The Drift Temporary Art Review, online publication. USA.
2012 – The Drift NPR Public Radio. Pittsburgh Network. USA
2010 – Andy in the Andes, Carnegie Museum Magazine. USA
2010 – Andy in the Andes” El Tiempo, Main newspaper in Colombia
2008 – CM& News, Channel 7 Colombian Public Television.
2007 – ARTECAMARA. Catalog, Colombia 2007.
2006 – She, Un Poema Concreto. El Nuevo Siglo newspaper, Colombia.
LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST
2016 – Artist Talk, San Francisco Art Institute. California. USA.
2015 – Artist Talk: The Para-Site School. Creative Time Summit. 54th Venice Biennale. ITALY
2015 – Lecture and Workshop” “Politics of the Archive” Fort the Tate Modern Museum’s Summer School. London, UK.
2015 – Artist Talk and Workshop: “the People’s Monument”. South London Gallery. UK.
2015 – Artist Talk, Green Papaya Projects. Manila, PHILIPPINES.
2015 – Artist Talk, Kavelbåg School of Art. Lofoten, NORWAY.
2014 – Guest Speaker, Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Columbus OH (USA)
Guest Critique for Senior Exhibition, Spalding University. Louisville KT (USA)
Lecture: Art and Science Affinities. The Ohio State University, Columbus OH (USA)
2013 – Panel: New Media Art and Emerging Technologies, FIVAC Camagüey Cuba
Guest Speaker. Helmut Projects Gallery. San Diego, CA (USA)
2012 – Lecture: We Paint Houses (Art and Labor). Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University. Portland OR (USA)
2016 – Visiting Artist Fellowship, Low Residency MFA Program. Drury University, MO (USA)
2014 – 2015 Visiting Artist, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London, UK. (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)
2014 – Visiting Artist/Instructor: Social Practice & Expanded Media. The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio USA. Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
Artist / Educator, Andy Warhol Museum. New Media initiatives (2010 – 2014)
2013 – Instructor of Record: Summer Program – Sculpture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsbugh
2010 – Graduate Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2010 – 2013). Courses include: Introduction to 3D Media and Sculpture, Introduction to 2D Media and Drawing, Concept Studio, Advanced Print-Making, Temporary Art in Public Space and Senior Studio
CURATORIAL PROJECTS / PLATFORMS
2014 – Artistic Direction and Curatorial Program for Mote Gallery (USA) www.mote078.org
2012 – Member of THE DRIFT Collective, Pittsburgh (USA) www.driftpgh.com
2008 – Co-Director, VISIVA Foundation. Bogotá (Colombia)
2004 – Assistant Director, La Bienal de Venecia de Bogotá 2004 – 2009 (Colombia)
COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS:
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS FOR THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM’S IPHONE APP AND EXHIBITS. PITTSBURGH, PA. USA: Production and postproduction of instructional video content based on Andy Warhol’s silkscreen and blotted Lined techniques. February – May 2012
CHILDREN’S ROOM, THE MUSEUM OF THE BANK OF THE REPUBLIC, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA: Concept design, production, and project management for a permanent installation to educate and engage children in the museum’s art collection through interactive video, animation, sculpture, and lighting. May 2008 – January 2009 (Grant Amount: $35,000)
THE EPHEMERAL MUSEUM OF VENICE, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA: Artistic direction. In collaboration with architecture students from Javeriana University, community leaders and artist Franklin Aguirre, industrial designer Fabio Bernal and architect César Ramirez. Production: VISIVA Foundation, 2009
* Native Spanish Speaker, fluent in English and conversant in French.