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Liliana Velez Jaramillo

Born in 1980 in Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia

Liliana Velez is an artist and writer born and based in Bogota, Colombia. She carries a BFA with an Emphasis in Media and Performance, form Los Andes University in Bogota. Her artwork runs between a variety of media including video, performance, sculpture and writing; it explores what happens when the line between inside/outside and public/private, is blurred. Her primary tool for doing this is the body. She grew up in a Catholic context in Colombia, surrounded by danger and violence; feelings, thoughts, fears and mistakes were expected to be secret. The body had to remain concealed. Her work feeds on a repressed feeling of exhibitionism that comes from a long time of trying to hide her emotions and her body.

Her videos are distributed by Vtape, which is based in Toronto, Canada. And have been screened in venues such as Video and Performance by Latin American Arists at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in New York City, REELOUT 12 in Kingston Canada, 13 Salon Regional de Artistas, Zona Centro in Colombia, the 2nd Cali International Film Festival in Colombia, 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Germany, Loop’10 Festival in Spain, AluCine Media Festival in Canada, I Heart Video Art Contemporary Art Forum Kitchner (CAFKA) + Area, Canada, Reduced Polished at Monkey Town in Brooklyn, NY, Maximum Bunkers at the Envoy Gallery in New York, 48th Cartagena International Film Festival in Colombia and Asahi Art Festival in Japan. Her stories have been published by HIVE Comics Anthology, Revista Matera, El Bodegon Gallery for —-*con textos *—- at the Luis Angel Arango Public Library, Bogotá, Colombia, by Encuentro Medellin 2007 (MDE07), Medellín, Colombia and by JOYSTICK in Spain,

Individual Exhibitions
2008 – Drawings on Skin – Project Room Los Andes University. Bogotá, Colombia
2006 – Sin Título – El Bodegon Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia
2006 – Skin – Paul Gall Gallery. New York, USA

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2011 – Micro Topologies – Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC. Santa Barbara, CA
2011 – If Everything Can Be A Drawing – illy sustainArt. Online
2011 – The Year of the Rabbit – Gallery One Twenty Eight. New York, NY
2010 – Group Therapy Beta Spaces – Arts in Bushwick curated by Cameron Johnson. Brooklyn, NY
2009 – La Oreja Roja – curated by Mariangela Mendez and Veronica Wiman for 13 Salon Regional de Artistas. Zona Centro, Colombia
2009 – Poco Brillo – El Bodegon Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia
2009 – From Our Viewpoint –  The Ocean Hill Art Sanctuary. Brooklyn, NY
2009 – Power in Numbers – PAM Artists At Large Pool Art Fair. New York, NY
2008 – Equis Lugar – Esmeralda Pussycat Cinema. Bogotá, Colombia
2008 – Bodegón con Espejo y Naranja – Julio Mario Santo Domingo zExhibition Room. Bogotá, Colombia.
2008  – —-*con textos *—- – curated by El Bodegon Gallery. Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia
2008 – The Art of Seeing #15 – Allen Sheppard Gallery. New York, NY
2007 – Encuentro Medellin 2007 (MDE07) Casa del Encuentro. Medellín, Colombia
2006 – Winter Show – Phyllis Harriman Gallery. New York, NY
2005 – Artecamara – Camara de Comercio de Bogotá. Bogotá, Colombia

Screenings & Video Art Festivals
2011 – PUSH/PULL a presentation of contemporary video art – Seattle, Washingto
2011 – Video and Performance by Latin American Arists – curated by Arlan Londoño.
2011 – Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics – New York, NY
2011 – Reelout 12 Kingston, ON, Canada
2010 – Cali International Film Festival Cali, Colombia
2010 – Collective Showing 1 Pulp Legend – Brooklyn, NY
2010 – Loop’10 Festival Barcelona, Spain
2010 – Exis Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul – Seoul, Korea
2010 – 57th International Short Film Festival – Oberhausen Oberhausen, Germany
2010 – I Heart Video Art – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchner (CAFKA) + Area. Kitchener, Canada
2009 – Reduced Polish Monkey Town – Brooklyn, NY
2009 – AluCine Media Festival Toronto, Canada
2009 – Maximum Bunkers Envoy Gallery. New York, NY]
2008 – Cartagena International Film Festival Cartagena, Colombia
2003 – Ve Chica – colombian video art show. Asahi Art Festival. Tokyo, Japan

Public Art
2009 – Cajitas – cuarted by Seth Wulsin. Buenos Aires, Argentina

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