” Yo soy una artista política que trabaja desde el tercer mundo, que ve la vida desde el tercer mundo… me interesa analizar el poder y cómo aquellos que lo ostentan manipulan la vida… ” – I am a political artist who works from the third world, which sees the life from the third world … I am interested in analyzing the power and how those that show it manipulate the life … –
Doris Salcedo was born in 1958 in Bogota, Colombia. After completing her BFA at the University de Bogota in 1980, she moved to New York in 1984, where she completed her studies at New York University. Today, she lives in Bogota and teach at Universidad de Bogota.
Doris Salcedo is a conceptual contemporary artist of great renown in the panorama of the current art; together with Gabriel Orozco they are, probably, the exponents most recognized in Latin America. She is a sculptor and installation artist best known for investigating the repercussions of trauma and brutality in the Third World. Her work is profoundly affected by the political situation in her country. It’s like a testimony for the victimes. She employs multiple media, including a child’s cot, bed linens, old shoes, buttons, and human hair.
This year, she is everywhere ! The Chicago’s Museum dedicated her an exhibition and now, its the Guggenheim. Then her works will be at the Museo Perez of Miami. Here works has been exposed in the Museum of Modern Art of New York, Tate Modern of London, Center Pompidou of Paris and the National Museum Center of Art Reigns Sofia in Madrid. Not every Latin-American artists have enjoyed similar recognition !
Salcedo is the the first woman rewarded with the Prize Velázquez of Plastic Arts in Spain.
So last week, i went to the Guggenheim ! And this exhibition is fantastic. The atmosphere is heavy and agonizing and that’s the strength of here work. I was so impressed with ” A flor de Piel” because at first it’s huge work to do this ( you will see ) and then, that represent in poetic way the HOPE !!!
I think if you are sensitive to social media you must go and see this exhibition even the New York times speaks about it …