CRISTINA FIGUEROA PALAU

EDUCATION

2011-2012
MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

2005-2006
MA Philosophy, UCL, University of London, London, UK

2002-2005
BA Philosophy, UCL, University of London, London, UK

2000-2002
1st year BA Fine Art and Foundation in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 to date
Lecturer in Art Theory and Photography
Final Project Tutor
Universidad El Bosque, Art Programme, Bogota, Colombia

2018 to date
Lecturer in Drawing
Universidad de Los Andes, Art Department, Bogota, Colombia

2007–2011
2013-2014
Lecturer in Theory of Perception and Aesthetics
Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Humanities Department, Bogota, Colombia

2005
Internship at the International Commission of Women (OAS) Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC, USA
Research on the role of women and women’s organizations in peace-building

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Respiración boca a boca (solo show), Más Allá independent art space, Bogotá, Colombia

2016
Tropical Palace. Contemporary Photography from Colombia, Curated by Rodrigo
Orrantia, Encontros Da Imagem 2016, Braga, Portugal.

2016
Artistas al Tablero, Curaduría: Claudia Salamanca, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

2015
Transamazónica, Curated by Adler Murad and Yann Beauvuais, Festival Kuir, Bogotá
organised by El Parche, Miami Prácticas Contemporáneas, Bogota, Colombia

2015
Mujer Fatal, Proyect by Matilde Guerrero and Red Comunitaria Trans, Festival Kuir Bogota organised by El Parche, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendano FUGA, Bogota, Colombia

2015
Atlas Subjetivo de Colombia, art exhibition and book launch, project by Hugo Herrera Tobón, Annelys de Vet and Moniek Driesse, Semana Libros, Espacio Odeón, Bogotá

2015
Tacones, Curated by Colectivo La Berraca, El Sanatorio, Bogotá, Colombia

2015
L’Artfair, Curated by Zoe Smart, Julien Raemy and Sonia Ayadi, Impact Hub Geneva, Switzerland

2015
Axxis Design Observatory 2015. The best 100 Colombian designs of 2014, curated by Angela Jaramillo, Expodiseño design fair 2015, Bogota, Colombia

2014
Terrícola, curated by Helena Producciones, Museo de Arte de Pereira, Colombia

2014
Pura Pose, MIAMI Prácticas Contemporáneas, Bogota, Colombia

2014
Arte y Barro, Fundación Ana Restrepo del Corral, Club El Nogal, Bogota, Colombia

2013
Feria del Millón 2013, Bogota, Colombia

2013
Proyecto Caída, FILBO 2013, Bogota, Colombia

2012
Río de Colores, Colectivo Invisible and Laagencia, Las Delicias stream, Bogota, Colombia

2010
Inter-Independientes, Artecámara Salitre, CCB (Bogota Chamber of Commerce), Bogota, Colombia

PUBLICATIONS

2018 (forthcoming)
Buenaventura, J. (2018 forthcoming). Dos propiedades de naturaleza diversa.
Revista de Artes Visuales Errata. (This text includes a brief discussion on Cristina Figueroa´s series Reinas)

2017
Griggs, T. (2017) LatAmf100 Cristina Figueroa and Mahle Matallana. Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia for the special edition in Latin American Photography LatAmf100, Photography Blog Fototazo.

2016
Figueroa Palau, C. and Moreno Escárraga, O. (2016) Conversatorio n.° 6. Reparación simbólica: procesos artísticos y pedagógicos en escenarios sociales. In: Sierra León, Y. (Project director) Conversatorios de Arte y DDHH. Bulletin N° 2. (pp.92-112). Bogotá: Universidad Externado de Colombia

2016
Orrantia, R. (2016) Cristina Figueroa, Photographs and profile of the artist. Six Colombian Women Photographers, Instagram platform Fast Forward: Women in Photography (UCA Farnham, Tate Modern y PARC/LCC).

2015.
Figueroa Palau, C. (2015) Photograph of María Fernanda Cepeda as Ingrid Betancourt. In: Red Comunitaria Trans and Guerrero, M. Calendar Mujer Fatal 2016. Bogotá: Idartes, Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño, Festival Kuir Bogotá, and El Parche Artist Residency.

2015
Figueroa Palau, C. (2015) Barbed wire (photography series and text). In: Herrera Tobón, H., Driesse, M., de Vet, A. (Eds.) Atlas Subjetivo de Colombia (pp. 80-81). Bogotá: Semana Libros.

2015
Figueroa Palau, C. (2015) Migrantas: hacia nuevos lenguajes del pictograma. In: Beltrán Vega, F. And Durán Arias, M. (Eds.) Pictogramas de señalización: miradas interdisciplinarias (pp. 169-191) Bogota: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

2015
Figueroa Palau, C. (2015) Reflexiones sobre la Estética de los pictogramas de señalización: el caso de los Juegos Olímpicos. In: Beltrán Vega, F. And Durán Arias, M. (Eds.) Pictogramas de señalización: miradas interdisciplinarias (pp. 169-191) Bogota: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

2007
Figueroa Palau, C. (2007) Texts about the work of Caludia Hakim and Fanny Finkelman for the exhibition <emMetalmorfosis. (cat. exp.) Bogota: Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, March.

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2018 (forthcoming)
Talk: Textile art and feminism since the 60s, Universidad ICESI. Departamento de Humanidades, Cali, Colombia

2018 (forthcoming)
Workshop on textiles: Animal Dance: The Body and Its Layers. Museo La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia

2017
Director of the workshop Textile thought in Contemporary Art. Guest speakers: Lucette Mugnier, Susana Botero and Carmen Alicia Muskus. Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (Bogota Museum of Modern Art)

2017
Guest speaker in the course Configuration of Space: Textiles and The Body in Contemporary Art. Universidad del Tolima, Art Programme, Ibagué, Colombia

2016
Presentación de proyectos de la exposición Artistas al tablero con resultados de investigación-creación, II Encuentro javeriano de arte y creatividad. Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de Artes, Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Guest artist talks: La Montaña Adentro. Universidad El Bosque, Art Programme, Bogota, Colombia

2013
Cristina Figueroa and Oscar Moreno: Speakers at the series of talks on Art and Human Rights Conversatorios de Arte y Derechos Humanos. Symbolic reparation: artistic and pedagogic processes in social contexts. Universidad Externado de Colombia, Law Department, Bogota, Colombia