area: Visual Art
recommending institutionfreiraum Q21 INTERNATIONAL
time periodFebruary 2016 - February 2016
Visual Artist from Bogotá-Colombia.
Received her BA in Fine Arts from Los Andes University and her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Cárdenas installation, sculpture, mixed-media work delves into urban ruins and cities landscapes as indications of social transformation, loss and historical memory. Remains, fragments, discarded structures, are used as material for her work, with a sculptural strategy that is as much destructive as constructive.
Her work has been shown at Casas Riegner Gallery-Bogotá, Palais de Tokyo-Paris, Galería Max Estrella-Madrid, CAM-Raleigh, Institute of Contemporary Art-SanJose (SJICA), Galería Josée Bienvenu-NY, Museo de Arte Moderno-Medellín, Maison de l´Amérique Latine-Paris, Apexart-New York, Banco de la República Bogotá, Museo La Tertulia-Cali, among others. In addition she has had solo shows in Bogotá, San Jose (CA) and Los Angeles.
Recent awards and commissions include: NEARCH-Art and Archeology “The Materiality of the Invisible” residency at the Jan Van Eyck Academie -Maastricht, 2015-16. Winner of the 2012 Biennial Award of Bogotá, selected for LARA (Latin American Roaming Art) a project of Asiaciti Trust 2012. She was selected to participate in a workshop with Mona Hatoum at Fundación Marcelo Botin-Spain 2010, and also she was an Associate Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) in 2007. Winner of the Grand Prize MOLAA Awards 2008-Museum of Latin American Art, CA.
She has worked as a lecturer in Sculpture in various universities.
Cárdenas work can be found in public and private collections in Colombia, South America, Europe and throughout the States.