Last update | January 15, 2023
Project / Duo Show
This project started as a dialogue with the pictorial work of the Antioquian artist Alvaro Marín, who has been exploring the geometric figure of the square throughout abstract paintings, since the early '70s. For this, I did 4 works (or sides of the problem). Two cylinders that depending on the angle can be viewed as a circle or a square, which is a diagram used to explain that light –essential for painting– can be at the same time a wave or a particle. A series of photographs from Nancy Holt's sculptures Sun tunnels –that reminded the previous cylinders– but also digitally threatened to explain the passage from the analogic grain of the photographic paper to the pixels of the screen. A wood structure simulating a rotatory door (once again recalling the cylinder) made out of modular canvases and, finally, a broken painting referencing the idea of flatland and a granite floor. All the pieces challenge the association and historic relationship between the square and its opposite, the circle.

Project with Alvaro Marín, Lokkus gallery
Woodwork: Juglans & Regia

2017—August > December
In 1998, the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers wrote the paper The Extended Mind in which they explain, and demonstrate, how our interaction with objects, persons and the environment, is essential to shape and build our cognitive capacities as well as our thinking. That is the reason why we use certain tools (e.g. pencils, hammers, keyboards, or notebooks) as an extension of our body and mind. Going further, and that’s the way I see the development of this same theory, one could even think that those links between the brain (interior) and the materiality of the world (exterior), become like invisible energies that impact our behaviors and destiny. Possible proof of this is, for example, how the changes introduced by Rousseau in the French education around 1762 were one of the reasons that triggered avant-garde movements; Also how the Russian Constructivist logics were essential for their revolution or the way the Montessori system allowed a new understanding of learning, just to name a few cases of study that connect with my ideas. This can also be found in mathematical logic in the form of thought experiments (e.g. Schrödinger's Cat or Maxwell's Demon).

In that sense, this project is a cycle (sixteen weeks) of very basic self-exercises in the studio, devoted to give form to the understanding of those ideas and discover the boundaries of my mental processes as a student. In parallel, I convinced myself of a statement (about not being radical but instead kind) and I designed a short book with images and reflections made during this period and which gave the name to the project: Six Subtitles/Sixteen weeks.


Project and short novel
This project is a short novel and an exhibition. The writing is a narration, from the point of view of a retired, widowed woman of 65 years that decides to dedicate most of her time to learn how to swim. This argument is the central point of the entire work that, little by little, begins to touch on topics such as faith, the decline of life, memory, and the architectural deterioration of a place. While writing, in a coming and going of creative processes, I was imagining the possibilities that this story had within the language of the Visual Arts. The result is an exhibition that encompassed all the rooms and spaces on the ground floor of the 12:00 Gallery located in the San Felipe neighborhood of Bogotá. A journey, by moments or chapters, in which the viewer could find works in various media and formats, such as drawing, painting, graphic series, and videos that take up, symbolically and metaphorically, parts of the literary text.

Solo exhibition at 12:00 gallery and Museo de arte de Pereira
This exhibition responds to the experiment of stopping for an entire day, 24 hours, to contemplate, from a 4th floor apartment, the passage of time. The result is a series of ideas or visual metaphors, materialized in drawings, paintings, photographs, some pieces of wood, everyday objects and a video, which help to reconstruct part of that experience, lived on June 17th, 2013. Among these ideas are, for example, three national newspapers intervened: El Espectador, El Tiempo and El Espacio, which frame, by their titles, 3 essential elements of the action. There were also 3 glasses with ice that never melts, almost as if suspended in time, a tea bag with 364 characters and an anonymous letter to be read in the future, among many other things.

Solo exhibition at 12:00 gallery 
This particular project was specially designed for a small room called “La vitrina” in Lugar a Dudas (Cali). This independent space is run by the Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz and his family. The idea was to create a fictional space where people could bring their old books. It is similar to an artist studio. Here, books were the main material to create new things and to explore ideas around editorial processes.

La Vitrina, Lugar a dudas 
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