I am a Colombian artist based in Berlin. In the Following paragraphs you will find info about my work but, I will be always available to talk in person, by chat and social media. Espero les guste.
My artwork takes a critical view of contemporary social, political and economic issues. It addresses aspects that are often hidden or misrepresented in the “official” history, be it what governments try to conceal or erase, the emotions and daily lives of the marginalized – from indigenous peoples to women artists obscured by the work of their husbands – or the connection between people and landscapes outside the notions of grandiosity and authenticity nowadays promoted everywhere and consumed by mass tourism.
I use a series of different approaches such as photography, drawing, installations and curatorial or academic work to address social, political and economic issues which intersect with questions of identity, place and time, and cultural issues generated by museums and cultural heritage notions, both those imposed by nation-states and community-based ones. I also use participatory art approaches to draw in the viewer as co-author and witness, providing an experimental chance to challenge one’s perceptions, perspectives and assumptions. I support the use of art both as activism and as a research method.
Although there are not always material similarities between different projects, they are linked by recurrent formal concerns and themes. The theme of each body of work determines the materials and ways of working. Each project normally consists of several works, usually on a variety of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production, new areas of interest arise that lead to the next body of work.
My work is influenced by contemporary artists like Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Sebastião Salgado, Jesus Abad Colorado and Doris Salcedo.