RESEARCH AND RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2015- 2017 M.F.A. in Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University
Studio-based practice I complemented with theory driven coursework in other departments.
Relevant art-graduate courses I completed are Drawing: Obsessive Investigation, Risk -a combined class in art and biomedical engineering (Michael Rakowitz and Malcom Mciver),- and The Post-Self artist (Lane relyea).
Other non-art graduate coursework that shaped my practice was Crowds and the Politics of Disorder with Dilip Gaonkar (Communication Studies), Decolonial Theory and Strategy with John Marquez (African American Studies), Critical Internet Studies with James Hodge (Humanities), Irrational Media with Jeffrey Sconce (Film and Television Studies), Global Culture?: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives with Larissa Buchholz (Communication Studies) and Algorithms and Society with Brent Hecht (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Within the art department, my advisors were Lane Relyea (Thesis Advisor), Michael Rakowitz, Irena Haiduk, Judy Ledgerwoood and Steve Reinke. I was a teacher assistant for Intro to Drawing with Deb Sokolow and Intro to Painting with Andrew Falkowski.
2012 Flower power. Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.
2011 Think Pink. Project Room Universidad de los Andes. Bogota
2011 The Burning of Parliament. Art Department's showcase. Univerisdad de los Andes. Bogota
Selected group shows:
2017 Everything Is Fine, Thesis Exhibition, The Block Museum, Evanston, U.S.A.
2016 Miedo (Fear) , Revista Matera, Bogota
2015 CERO NORMAL, Instituto de visión, Bogota
2015 ARTECAMARA, in the context of the ARTBO fair, Bogota
2014 Artistas de San Felipe, El Pentagono, Bogota
2014 Emergencias: nuevas propuestas, nuevos aristas, Espacio Odeon, Bogota.
2013 Young artists Salon, Nueve Ochenta contemporary art gallery. Bogota
2013 National artists Salon, with “Que soda!” project. The ice-cream room. Medellin.
2013 Melgart. Museum of Modern Art of Bogota (MAMBO). Bogota.
2013 Species of spaces, Nogal club's gallery, Bogota.
2012 Christmas of Christmases. LA gallery. Bogota
2012 Apocalipsis Now. Santa fe Gallery. Bogota.
2012 Proyect Thesis. Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota.
2012 The witch's house. with “La Cooperativa” project, 14 th Regional Artists' Salon . Bank of the Republic. Bogota
2012 After all. “The parking space”. Bank of the Republic. Bogota
2012 Comerco, Van Statesgehm space. Bogota
2012 Necessity has the face of art.Vol 2. Matias Pinilla's house. Bogota
2011 All the young dudes. Artecamara(young artists exhibition). ARTBO. Corferias. Bogota
2011 Little fears. Rattus Rattus in the “Circular”project. Bogota
2011 Nobody's home. Julio Mario Santodomingo exhibition space. Universidad de los Andes. Bogota.
2011 Al naturaL , Espacio alterno gallery. Bogota
2011 Memorandum. La peluqueria. Bogota
2010 Yolanda or Magdalena. X1II Regional Artists' Salon, Sogamozo.
Nativo Digital and World Tech Makers. Interned as a Junior Art Director. My responsibilities are : 1.generating original visual executions that are both exciting and creatively attractive for the company's brands GoNativo and Bootcamps Online, 2. conceptualizing and developing new and compelling ideas to increase interactivity with services and the engagement of potential users in the growth hacking campaigns, 3. working with the senior Art director and project managers to establish appropriate creative directions for the visual branding of the company’s projects, 4. Working with senior designers and Senior art director to establish new skills and insight in the creative team.
Researcher at Brent Hecht's lab, People, Space, & Algorithms (PSA) Computing Group at Northwestern University. We are developing a collaborative project to empower online consumers and leverage collective action online. I participated in the conceptual design of the project and provided insight from critical scholarly research about technologically mediated collective action. I collected databases of companies and brands from university resources, contributed creating models for tech-mediated organizational tools based on studies of organized political and social actions and contributed to the User Interface of the project.
For other graduate level classes at Northwestern, I have carried out research about synthetic voices and AI voice assistants, providing a critical and historiographical account of their evolution and their reliance on mythology and media to be successful. I have also studied the negotiations of identities at micro-interactive levels online in commentary sections and forums.
Becas para colombianos en proceso de formación artística y cultural en el exterior
(Scholarships for Colombians in the process of artistic and cultural formation abroad). Scholarship from the Colombian Ministry of Culture awarded to Colombian nationals pursuing Art degrees abroad.
Fellowship from the Art Theory and Practice department at Northwestern University.
Nomination for Best Art thesis of Colombia, followed by a group exhibition of the theses at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogota.
Honors for distinguished thesis project, Art Department, Universidad de Los Andes.
Special recognition for the thesis project Think Pink.
Beca Quiero Estudiar, Universidad de los Andes.
Full scholarship for the entire duration of the undergraduate program awarded by the Universidad de los Andes to high performing, low income students.
Graduate Student Summer Institute in Rhetoric and Public Culture: Foucault’s Lectures on Governmentality, Biopolitics and Neoliberalism, Northwestern University
Diploma in Online Marketing and Web Design, Universidad Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá.
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Psychology Minor, Universidad de los Andes. Bogota
Studied under the mentorship of Leyla Cárdenas, Marta Combariza and Denise Buraye.