Born in Colombia, 1968
Lives and works in New York
2002 MFA. Theatre Director. The New School University/Actors Studio Drama School, New York, NY.
1994 Law Degree. Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
2016 November 28- January 28 Traveling Lady. The Screening Room, Miami.
2014 May 28- June 7 Straitjacket, curly hair. Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
2014 February 26 – March 28 Headpieces for peace. fi:af, New York, NY.
2013 December 7- 29 Single shoe/ solo show, Curated by Summer Guthery.
Hat on Hook Gallery. Disjekta Contemporary Art center of Portland. Portland, Oregon.
2011 July-September Lupe & the Austrians. Christopher Paschall Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
2011 January Nora on the Beach. Christopher Paschall Gallery. MIA /Miami, FL.
2010 October In a single shoe. ARTBO Christopher Paschall Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.
2009 September-October In a single shoe. Partners and Spade, New York, NY.
2008 October 7 – November 28 Jessica Sofia Mitrani/Articulos Femeninos, curated by Alvaro Barrios. Museum of Modern Art Barranquilla Colombia.
2016 September 30- November 5 The Fantastic journeys of energy. Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2016 September VIS A VIS, Muestra internacional de Videoarte desde la Perspectiva de Género. Cartagena, Colombia/ Montreal/ Canada.
2015 March 1 - April 18 Nothing to Hide, The Feminine Landscape of 12 Latin American Artists. Curated by Monika Bravo and Manuela Viera-Gallo. Tillou fine art, Brooklyn, New York.
2012 June – July Do your thing. White Columns Gallery, New York, NY.
2012 June- July Second Skin, VPL / NYC. Second Skin publication by INPUT Journal Foundation in New York, NY.
2011 November – 2012 March Insalaam Inshalom. Beit Ha’ir Museum for Urban Culture in Tel- Aviv, Israel.
2010 July Field of Dreams, Curated by the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
2010 June 25 -July 30 Multiple Pleasures. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY.
2010 April-May Global Design Exhibition. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland.
2009 September Unhinged. Dopolavoro gallery, Milan, Italy.
2005 December Articulos Femeninos. Site Intervention skywriting. Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL.
2000 - 2002 Contemporary Caribbean art from Colombia, Curated by Alvaro Barrios. Toured in more than 17 countries.
2000 Mujeres Costenas, Curated by Alvaro Barrios. Museum of Modern Art, Barranquilla, Colombia.
2016 September 21- 24 The undertaking, in collaboration with The Civilians. Next Wave Festival, BAM Brooklyn, New York.
2014 November 4 & 5 Traveling Lady, New Settings Programme. Theatre de la Cite Internationale. Paris, France.
2014 October 8 & 9 Traveling Lady Crossing the Line Festival. Frances Gould Theatre, New York, NY.
2010 March The Clipper Curated by Marianne Vitale as part of “You should have been there an hour ago”. Presented by Kunstverein New York, NY.
2008 November The Round of Pleasure. Collaboration with the New Stage Theatre Company, New York, NY.
2007 March. Articulos Femeninos. Collaboration with choreographer Caridad Martinez Brooklyn Ballet, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 October Articulos Femeninos. Collaboration with choreographer Caridad Martinez. Chiapas Mexico.
2006- 2004 Some Historic Some Hysteric. Collaboration with Ildiko Nemeth. The New Stage Theatre Company, New York, NY.
2003 February Come and Go, Collaboration with Ildiko Nemeth. The New Stage Theatre Company, New York, NY.
2003 May Dial a Mother, Collaboration with Ildiko Nemeth. The New Stage Theatre Company, New York, NY.
2002 September First ladies. New Stage Theatre Company, New York, NY.
1993-1995 Tiempo de Luna creciente with Kore theatre company ,Barranquilla, Colombia. (Toured around various cities in Colombia).
2016 August Traveling Lady/The movie (TRT 34min). Official selection at the Hawaii short film festival Hawaii.
2016 January 28- 31 Traveling Lady/ The perfect brand (TRT 8min). Wearing Time: Returns, Recalls, Renewals, fashion festival at Bal harbour, Miami.
2015 March Traveling Lady/ The perfect brand (TRT 8min). Fashion in film.Somerset house, London.
2014 October 8 La Divanee, (TRT13min). Official selection Oaxaca International Film Festival. Oaxaca, Mexico.
2014 September 25 Future Feminism ,Short films followed by Q& A with Kembra Pfahler and Melanie Bonajo. The Hole Gallery, New York City.
2014 July 5 La Divanee (TRT13min). Official selection Marfa Film Festival. Marfa, Texas.
2014 June 5 La Divanee(TRT13min). Official selection The Americas film festival.New York, NY. Presented by CUNY University and the national Museum of the American Indian.
2014 May 4 La Divanee (TRT13min). Conversation with Adrienne Edwards, Curator at large at Walker Arts center and associate curator, Performa Institute. New York, NY. Neuehouse New York, NY.
2014 April 10 Performing Femininity ,M.A. Liberal Studies Program at CUNY, City University of New York, NY.
2013 October 24 screening of video collaborations with fashion collective Threeasfour. Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
2013 September Six stories in a Single Shoe. Co-presented with PICA as part of the Time Based Art Festival, Portland, Oregon.
2012 November Headpieces for Peace, ASVOFF5 FESTIVAL Grand Prix, awarded by MK2 cinemas. George Pompidou Center Paris, France.
2012 October 12 – 2013 Gesamt, Lars Von Trier’s film installation, Disaster 501: What Happened to Man? . Copenhagen Art Festival premiered at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Toured in various venues and festivals around the world)
2010 July This line is part of a very large circle. Interwoven: evenings in performance. Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
2009 September New York Minute/In her crystal dream. Collaboration with fashion collective threeasfour. MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy.
2009 March-April Mary Jane, Hors-Pistes Festival. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
2008 September Mary Jane. Jeu de Paume Museum with ASVOFF (toured around the world in various venues, including Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain and the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paolo.)
2008 November In A Single Shoe (video series). Latin American Women directors at the Salon Internacional del autor audiovisual. Cinemateca de Barranquilla, Colombia.
1999 - 2003 Rita goes to the supermarket, short film, International Selection of the 47 Oberhausen short film festival Germany. Toured around the world in various venues and festivals.
2003 La Nueva Ola Caribe /Rita goes to the supermarket, traveling exhibition, toured in various cultural institutions, including the Museum of Modern art Bogotá, Colombia.
1996 - 1998 Juana Tenia Pelo de Oro. Feature film by Pacho Bottia, co-writer and assistant to the director; Cartagena International Film Festival.
Her films are in the collections of Smith College; Women make Movies, Videoteca del Sur, Latin American Archives in New York, Fundacion patrimonio filmico Colombiano in Bogota, Beit Hair Museum in Tel Aviv and part of the curriculum of CUNY film studies.
Grants and Awards
2014 Grant from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès /New Settings program.
For the production of Traveling Lady an immersive film with live performance.
2012 Headpieces for Peace winner of MK2 Cinemas Grand Prix ASVOFF5.
George Pompidou Centre in Paris, France.
2006 Grant from the Lower Manhattan cultural council for the production of Some Historic Some hysteric with the New Stage Theatre Company. Nominated for best art performance off-Broadway by the Independent theatre awards.
2001 Eagle Award- Women in the directors Chair for the program “sometimes the wind changes the air” with Rita goes to the supermarket.
1999 Grant for writing short pieces. Workshop with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Como contar un cuento at the Escuela Internacional de San Antonio de Los Banos. Cuba. With the support of Fundacion para un Nuevo periodismo Iberoamericano, Cartagena, Colombia.