Mónica Restrepo

(Bogotá, 1982)

Mónica Restrepo, nació en Bogotá - Colombia, 1982. Ha vivido en Cali (Colombia), Marsella, París, Lyon (Francia) y Beirut (Líbano). Estudió en la Escuela de Bellas Artes local en Cali y realizó el programa de Postgrado en la Escuela Nacional Superior de Bellas Artes de Lyon y el Programa Espacial Tareas en Beirut - Líbano.

 

 

A través de investigación, ‘performance’ y un enfoque documental , Su trabajo está basado en historias aparentemente banales y pequeñas, utiliza como argumentos para fabricar imágenes ausentes, instalaciones y narraciones ausentes. Desde un punto de vista performativo, estas historias están siempre relacionados con la memoria y la documentacion -algunos de ellos visibles y otros no- ella re-actua, re-interpretar o recrea estas historias para hacerlas hablar a través de su impotencia y el fracaso. Un trabajo reciente toma una novela de espionaje colombiano como coartada para hablar de la política represiva mantenidos contra la izquierda en Colombia y una película musical perdida sobre la música de salsa para volver a la etapa de conflictos sin resolver acerca de la identidad y la auto-exotismo.

 

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Mónica Restrepo, Born in Bogotá – Colombia, 1982. Has lived in Cali (Colombia), Marseille, Paris, Lyon (France) and Beirut (Lebanon). Studied at the local Fine Arts School in Cali and did the Postgraduate program in the École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts de Lyon and the Homework Space Program in Beirut - Lebanon.

 

Through out research, performance and a documental approach she makes work based on seemingly banal and small stories, she uses as arguments to fabricate absent images, installations and missing narrations. From a performative point of view, these stories are always related to memory and documents -some of them visible some others, not- she re-stages, re-interpret or re-enact to make them talk through their impotence and failure. Recent work takes a colombian spy novel as an alibi to talk about the repressive politics held against the left in Colombia and a missing musical film about salsa music to re-stage unresolved conflicts about identity and self-exoticism.

Vive y trabaja en Cali, Colombia/ Lives and works in Cali, Colombia

PAGINA WEB / WEB PAGE:  MONICA RESTREPO

 

GALERIA / GALLERY:

EDUCACION / EDUCATION

 

2015:

  • Research fellow, Postgraduate Program Art and Document. Ecole Européene Supérieure de l’Image. Directed by Eric Bullot.

2012 - 2013:

  • Postgraduate Home Workspace Program. Ashkal Alwan, Libanese asociation for visual arts, Beirut - Lebanon. Resident professor Matthias Lilienthal

2011 – 2012:

  • Postgraduate program Ecole National de Beaux Arts, Lyon, France. Directed by Jean Pierre Rhem.

2000 – 2007:

  • Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, with honorable mention. Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia.

 

EXPOSICIONES INDIVIDUALES / SOLO SHOWS

 

2014:

  • Ella ya estuvo aquí / She has been here, already. Piso 2, Galería Jenny Vilá.

2013:

  • Tacones (in the making), BLOC 2013, Camina el Río Foundation, Cali - Colombia.

  • Story of a plot (Agent Ramirez), El parche y Hotel del Sena, Bogotá - Colombia. With the support of Young artist grant,  Ministry of Culture - Colombia.

 

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS (SELECCIÓN)/ GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)

 

2015:

  • Ella estuvo aquí, Galería Jenny Vilá, Fería de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid, Pabellón ARCO-COLOMBIA, España.

  • M-other Tongue, curator: Sabel Gavaldón, Tenderpixel Gallery, London - UK.

  • Moucharabieh, curated by Dorothée Dupuis, Celine Kopp, Triangle France, Marseille - France.

  • Reuniendo Luciernadas, curated by Herlyng Ferla y Riccardo Giacconi, Cali - Colombia.

 

2014:

  • La interrupción de la siesta/ Interruption of the nap, curaduría de La Nocturna, ArteCámara, Bogotá.

  • Testigo de Oídas / Hearsay, Curated by Ericka Flórez,Museo La Tertulia, Cali.

 

2013:

  • La Otra Biennial, Bogotá - Colombia. Artistic director Elizabeth Vollert.

  • (des)okupados, curated by Alba Colomo for the VIII Siart Biennial, La Paz - Bolivia

  • X-apartments, Homeworks Forum 6, Beirut, Lebanon. Curator: Matthias Lilienthal.

 

2012:

  • CDD. Galerie 360, Lyon, France.

  • Standard and poor’s, Capitalis. Galerie Hypertopie, Caen, France.

  • Desde el malestar.  Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Lugar a dudas. Cali, Colombia.

 

2011:

  • Another black day in the city. Curator: Sebastian Ramírez. Caixas do Sul, Portoalegre, Brasil.

  • 51 International Film Festival Cartagena, Colombia.  Videoart selection: Guillermo Marín y Jim Fannkugen.

 

2010:

  • Accrochage éphémère. La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.

  • The Golden Branch.  Curator: Carolina Ruiz. Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia.

 

2009:

  • E-flux video rental. Video selection presented in Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporánea, parallel to the exhibition “When mutiny seemed a probability”, Roma – Italia.

  • The feminine dance league presents Cali Choreography Dancing Show. 

  • A project by Mónica Restrepo y Ana María Millán. VK PROYECTOS, Valenzuela y Klenner Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

BECAS Y RESIDENCIAS / GRANTS AND RESIDENCES

 

2013:

  • Young artist grant. Visual arts program, Ministry of Culture, Colombia.

  • BLOC Grant, Association of Cultural Institutions, Cali, Colombia.

2012:

  • Artist mobility grant. Visual arts program, Ministry of Culture, Colombia.

2010:

  • Residency Grant. France solidarity in Colombia, Office of cultural affairs, France embassy.

October - December 2010:

  •  Triangle France. Marseille, France.

April - May 2007:

  • Encuentro Internacional de Prácticas Artísticas Contemporáneas MDE07, with the colective Casa Tomada. Medellín, Colombia.

 

PUBLICACIONES / PUBLICATIONS

 

2015:

  • L’Officiel, LatinoAmerica Arde, Mexico city, after an invitation by Pablo León de La Barra.

2014:

  • Master’s thesis Index.  Land Studies: Against  landscape  in  colombian contemporary art: From representation to excavation in the art of the Cauca Valley. Revista Paesaggio,  edited by Blauer Hase, Cali - Colombia.

  • Fuiste un trozo de hielo en la escarcha. Exquis Cadavre project edited by ANT-espacio, Bilbao, España.

2013:

  • Tacones (in the making) Interviews for a script. Artist publication.With the support of the BLOC grant, Cali, Colombia.

  • «There where schools, hospitals, housing, electricity, communications, everything that can be provide, everything that a contemporary nation can demand, but in paper» . Artist publication.With the support of Young Artists Grant. Ministerio de Cultura, Colombia.

2012:

  • A pretty small deal. Gallery Néon, Lyon, France.

  • Insert. Zéroquatre, Contemporary Art Magazine of the Rhônes Alpes region, Lyon, France.

  • Periódica, Self-help for artists. Edited by Ericka Flórez, Cali, Colombia.

2010 :

  • Of wrath. Edited by José Tomás Giraldo, Cali, Colombia.

  • Recibo # 057. Edited by Traplev y Yolanda Chois, Sao Paulo, Brasil.

2008 :

  • Extreme Art in the 301, Fanzine. Self-published.

  • In Black and white Journal, Edited by Helena Producciones. 41 Salon Nacional de Artistas. Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia.

2007:

  • 25 Years of Beautifull Afternoons. Fanzine. Self-published. Vanityplast Magazine, Cali - Colombia.

2006:

  • Performance festival 1998 – 2006. Helena Producciones, Cali, Colombia.

  • Cohabitar. IX Bogotá Bienal, Modern Art museum Bogotá, Colombia.

 

CONFERENCIAS / TALKS

 

2014:

  • Artist talk and Master Class. Cinema Days Event. Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali.

  • Artist talk. Cine-club Caligari: Experimental cinema. Universidad del Valle, Cali.

2013:

  • Lecture/Performance, Story of a plot, second mouvement: The Spies. El Parche Contemporary Art, Bogotá - Colombia.

2012:

  • Lecture/Performance, Ilustrated history, chapter one. 13 Les grands écrans du numérique, Mediathéque de Vaise, Lyon, France.

2010:

  • Talk and round table: Residency programs and art collectives. Symposium Pensar Latinoamérica. MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum from Castilla y León, León – España.

  • Artist Talk. I Symposium of art professionals and informal knowledge. Curated by Helena Producciones, Popayán, Colombia.

 

EXPERIENCIA DOCENTE / TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2014 - 2015:

  •  «Time», Second year workshop class, Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes.

  • Academic consultant, Thesis project, Universidad Javeriana Cali

2014:

  • «Context», Second year workshop class, Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes.

  • Performance Workshop, Universidad Javeriana Cali

 

OTRAS EXPERIENCIAS LABORALES / OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

 

2013:

  • Founder and member of the art collective LANOCTURNA. Education program for artists and experiments with knowledge formats.

2012:

  • Artist assistant for Dora Garcia’s project KLAU MICH, in dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel Germany.

2010 :

  • Coordinator in chief, Documentation Centre Project Museo de Arte La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia.

  • Conception et management of the research phase of the project.

2007 – 2010 :

  • Coordinator of the Documentation Centre and Education Program in Lugar a dudas  contemporary  art space located in Cali, Colombia.

2004 – 2007:

  • Founder and member of the art collective Casa tomada, Cali, Colombia.  Curation and production of 8 exhibitions and projects in Colombia.