Ximena Velásquez Sánchez

Cumbitara, Colombia

Plastic and visual artist, graduate of the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano with specializations in History and Modern and Contemporary Art Theory from the Universidad de los Andes, and a Master’s in Plastic and Visual Arts from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Work Experience

Currently a tenured instructor, professor, and coordinator of the photography area at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Department of Art. Bogotá, Colombia.

2009-2012 Adjunct instructor, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Department of Fine Art.

Languages

Portuguese— CELPE-BRAS certified, intermediate-advanced level.

Awards

2012 – Grant, IDARTES Institute of Art. Solo exhibition project, Art Nexus Gallery. Colombia.

2010 – Grant, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation. Estamos en Obra collective, Sala Alterna, Santa Fe Gallery, El Viejo Mundo project.

2003 – Ximena Velásquez / Alexandra McCormick: Beca En Dólares. Awarded by the Nadie Opina collective to the project Made in Boston. Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – Second place in Sixth National Banco Ganadero Painting Competition.

2001 – First place in Local Exhibitions of Young Artists. Candelaria district. District Institute of Culture and Tourism.

2000 – Scholarship for academic excellence. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

1999 – Second place in Photography Competition – Contemporary Dance. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

     

Professional Experience

Solo Exhibitions

2012Paisaje no es lo que vemos, es lo que sentimos. Art Nexus Gallery. Winner of IDARTES grant.

2011 – Paisaje no es lo que vemos, es lo que sentimos. Universidad de los Andes Project Room. Bogotá, Colombia. March 22, 2011.

2011 – El Viejo Mundo. Sala Alterna – Santa Fe Gallery. Winner of Call for Proposals 2010.

2005 – Contravía. Universidad de los Andes Exhibition Hall. Project Room. Estamos en Obra collective.

2002 – Camera obscura. Callejón de las exposiciones, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Theater, Gas Natural. Bogotá.

Group Exhibitions

2012 – ARTBO Bogotá International Art Fair –Camera art pavilion.

2012 – Formato Chic 3. Más Arte Contemporáneo Gallery.

2012 – Exhibit, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Leopoldo Carpinteyro Gallery. Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico.

2012 – International exhibition of pinhole photography – Pinhole photography project, "El Huequito." Centro Cultural Tzikbal, Mexico City.

2012 – IBEROAMERICANOS. Third Ibero-American Photography Competition. Centro Cultural de España. La Paz, Bolivia.

2011 – 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil. Sao Paulo, Brasil.

2011 – Catalejo. First alumni exhibition, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. UJTL Art Museum. Bogotá, Colombia.

2010 – Formato Chik. Cero Galería – Bogotá, Colombia.

2010 – First Conference on Portable Art. Flash exhibition – Billares Londres. Bogotá, Colombia.

2009 – Portátiles series. Museión de Corferias. Expociencia Expotécnología 09 ACAC. Bogotá, Colombia.

2008 – First Colsanitas Young Art Competition. Centro Cultural Universidad de Salamanca. Bogotá, Colombia.

2008 – Ciertas cosas, Cosas ciertas. Repertorio de Manías. LADO B Arte Consultores. Bogotá, Colombia.

2008 – Uniandino Arts Award. Espacio Alterno Gallery, Uniandinos location. Bogotá, Colombia.

2008 – Y el amor . . . ¿cómo va? Santa Fe Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

2006 – Nuevos Nombres, Lugar no Lugar. Luis Ángel Arango Library. Bogotá, Colombia.

2006 – Trayectos Urbanos. Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation. Bogotá, Colombia.

2004 – Cityexposiciones. Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – 11th National Exhibition of Young Artists - Santa Fe Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – Casos de Casa – FENALCO Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – 10th Regional Exhibition of Young Artists - Zone 7 – Bucaramanga, Colombia.

2003 – 11th National Banco Ganadero Painting Competition. Virgilio Barco Library. Bogotá, Colombia.

2001 – Medidas Naturales, Arte contemporáneo para exteriores. Botanical Garden. Bogotá, Colombia.

2001 – Transgresiones. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Bogotá, Colombia.

2001 – 4th Regional Exhibitions of Visual Art – IDCT. Bogotá, Colombia.

2001 – First National Exhibition of Young Art - Universidad de Caldas. Manizales, Colombia.

2000 – Second Biennial, Colombian Exhibition of Photography. Medellín, Colombia.

 

Artistic Projects

2010 – Estamos en Obra collective. Miradas sobre el paisaje. Boyacá research and creation laboratory. Ministry of Culture. Exhibitions produced: Tunja and Villa de Leyva.

2006 – La procesión va por dentro. Dir. José Domingo Garzón: Grupo Pirámide. National Creation Award. Curatorship and production: Colombia 2004; Guadalajara, Mexico 2006; Dominican Republic 2006.

2004 – Contravía: Lima, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Arica, Chile: August 2004.

2003 – Entrada Libre collective. (Juan Carlos Ocampo, Alexandra McCormick, Adriana Salazar, Laura Duque, and Ximena Velásquez) Organized and produced the First International Exhibition of Local Art. Virgilio Barco Library. Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – Alexandra McCormick - Ximena Velásquez: Estamos en Obra collective, Beca en Dólares, awarded by the group Nadie Opina to the project “Made in Boston.” Bogotá, Colombia.

2003 – Estamos en Obra – urban appropriation project. Bogotá, Colombia: June 1, 3, and 8, 2004.

 

Publications and Catalogs

2001  First National Exhibition of Young Art, Universidad de Caldas. Manizales.

2001  Third Local Exhibition of Young Artists, IDCT, Bogotá.

2000  Colombian Exhibition of Photography, Medellín.

2001  Medidas Naturales, Botanical Garden, Bogotá.

2002  10th National Exhibition of Young Artists, IDCT, Bogotá.

2004  Regional Exhibitions, Ministry of Culture, Bogotá.

2004  Cityexposiciones, Young Colombian Artists, Bogotá.

2005  Nuevos Nombres, Lugar no Lugar, Luis Ángel Arango Library. Bogotá.

2006  Procesos Urbanos, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogotá.

2008 First Colsanitas Young Art Competition. Centro Cultural Universidad de Salamanca, Bogotá.

2009 Y el amor . . . ¿cómo va? Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogotá.

2011 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil. Sao Paulo, Brasil.

 

Publications

Miradas sobre el Paisaje. Book of postcards. Published by Estamos en Obra collective, Bogotá 2010. (500 copies)

Palabra, pensamiento y obra. Indexed journal. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Work: Project under Construction: Religious Series. Digital photography, 2006 – 2010.