RESEARCH AND RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS


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EDUCATION

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 InvestigationRisk -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.

 

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EXHIBITION TRACK

Solo shows:

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.

Sara Milkes 2018