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Cristina Umaña Durán, 1993
The work of Cristina Umaña Durán (Bogotá, Colombia, 1993) is inserted in the investigation and reflection of the passage of time, memory, mourning and everyday life. She collects images, materials, memories of her childhood in Colombia, shadows, tree shapes, curtains, windows, textures. These collections serve to materialize the passage of time and seek to contain it. In her work she works with textiles, drawing, performance, sculpture and graphic media. In 2012 she began her studies in Art History and Visual Arts at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts.
Her work has been presented in different spaces such as FORO.SPACE, Bogotá; Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogotá; Policroma Gallery, Medellín; Cachorra, Bogotá; SGR Gallery, Bogotá; el arenero, Mexico City; Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven; Greendoor Gallery, Chicago.
In 2020 she was nominated for the Art Joven Colsanitas Award in Bogota, Colombia. She has participated in the Spudnik Press Cooperative residencies in Chicago in 2017, Nave Proyecto in Ecuador in 2019 and ACRE Residency in Wisconsin in 2022.
She is currently attending the SOMA Educational Program in Mexico City.
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