I focus my artistic and research practice in reflecting on the relationships I maintain with the territory, exploring and pondering on concepts like landscape and identity. Inspired by diverse epistemic sources such as geography, history, documentation, and architecture, I intend that my work displays new ways for thought, feeling and imagination, serving as a space of encounter between different fields of knowledge. My work ranges photography, video, performance and installation. 

I have a bachelor  degree in Communication by the Universidad Javeriana Cali and a MFA degree in Artistic and Documentary Photography by Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. My work has been exhibited in Madrid and Barcelona and my documentary and experimental films have been screened in Madrid, NY, Bogotá, Caracas, Medellín and Cali, among other cities. I have been selected to be part of artistic residencies in Madrid and Quito and I have received academic grants in Spain, the USA, Germany and Colombia. I am currently living and working in Madrid. 

Luisa Ordóñez (Medellín, 1993) currently based in Madrid

 

Studies

MFA Contemporary Artistic and Documentary Photography

Transforming Arts Institute / Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain (2019)

Bachelor in Communication Studies 

Social Sciences Faculty, Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia (2017)

College in Humanities and Social Sciences

Studienkolleg Mittelhessen, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany (2012)

 

Exhibitions

One says goodbye and does not leave / Group Exhibition Cantera 2019 / Tabacalera - Promoción del Arte / Madrid, 2019

One says goodbye and does not leave / Group Exhibition "Cosmogonías" / Transforming Arts Institute / Madrid, 2019 

Earth´s answer / Contemporary Analog Photography Festival Revelat´OFF 2019 / Centre Civic Pati Llimona / Barcelona, 2019

Art Residency Programms

Cantera 2019 Art Residency / Tabacalera - Promoción del Arte / Madrid, 2019 

Book fairs and exhibitions

Migrant Geographies / ANóNYME Colectiv Singular / Fiebre Photobook Fair / Madrid, 2019

Migrant Geographies / Photobook Club Madrid COSECHA 2019 / San Telmo Museoa / Donostia - San Sebastían, 2019

Migrant Geographies / Photobook Club Madrid COSECHA 2019 / La Fábrica Bookstore and Gallery - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / Madrid, 2019

Film Screenings

The journeys we forgot / Cinematheque of the Contemporary Creation Centre Matadero, Iberamerican Cinema Programm, Madrid (2017)

The journeys we forgot / City Cinematheque Bogotá, Colectivo Rara, Bogotá (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Cinematheque of the Modern Art Museum La Tertulia, NYC Latin Shortfilm Festival in Cali, Cali (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in NYC, NYC Latin Shortfilm Festival,  NYC (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Andrés Caicedo CinemaForum,  Cali International Film Festival, Student Shortfilm Official Selection, Cali, (2016)

The journeys we forgot / LIRO Theatre,  Docs Barcelona + Medellín, Best Colombian Shortfilm Prize, Medellín (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Hernando Aristizabal Auditorium, Césares Student Film Awards, Manizales (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Lugar a Dudas Cultural Centre, Cali, Student Film Programm, Cali (2016)

The journeys we forgot / Salón Internacional de la Luz, Bogotá, 2016

Publications

Artists Guide "50 Latin-American creators in Madrid" / Casa de América / Madrid 2020

Revelat´Contemporary Analog Photography Festival Catalogue, Earth´s answer review and artist´s bio, Barcelona, 2019

DobleEspacio, review of the photobook On Abortion by Laia Abril, Bogotá, Colombia, 2019

https://www.dobleespacio.com/blog-fotolibros-extranjeros/onabortion

Cuaderno Javeriano de Comunicación: Textual diversity and audiovisual reflection 

"Primero Muerta" and independent webseries production. Cali, Colombia, 2018

Grants and Scholarships

Talent Grant

AULA Foundation / Transforming Arts Institute, Madrid, Spain (2017 - 2018)

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Ingredion Educational Foundation Scholarship Program, Westchester, USA (2012 - 2017)

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia (2012 - 2015)

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Studienkolleg Mittelhessen / Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany (2012)

Workshops and Seminaries

After Nature: Postnature and contemporary creation / Gabriel Alonso / Institute for Postnatural Studies / Madrid, 2020

What is contemporary art? / MoMA The Museum of Modern Art  - Coursera / Madrid, 2020

Graphic Outbreaks I / Artemisa Semedo / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / Madrid, 2020

Colectivo DEMOCRACIA Workshop /  PROYECTOR Videoart Platform and Tabacalera Promoción del Arte / Madrid, 2020

Portable Atlas of Latinamerican Art / Directed by Estrella de Diego / Fundación Amigos del Museo Reina Sofía / Madrid, 2019

Body and territory: performance art as feminist rite / Daniela Lillo Olivares / CAR Creation Centre, Madrid, 2019

 

Inhabit the river: cinema, contemplation, and urban landscape / Lois Patiño / Contemporary Creation Centre Matadero, Madrid, 2019

Photobook production and edition / Gonzálo Golpe / NODE Center for Curatorial Studies, 2018

 

Landscape, territory and identity / Jon Cazenave, Federico Claverino y Awoiska Van der Molen / San Telmo Museoa, Donostia-San Sebastián, 2018

 

Videodance Improcámara Workshop / Silvina Szperling, Martin Heslop, Minna Touvinen / Universidad Javeriana, Santiago de Cali, 2014

 

LUISA ORDÓÑEZ