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Lorena Espitia Torres
Visual Arts
2015–2017
Bogotá
/
Colombia
15. October 2017 - 31. March 2018

Born 1983 in Bogotá/Colombia.

Lorena Espitia Torres studied visual arts at Universidad Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, from 2002 to 2007. For the past ten years she has worked as an independent artist developing projects in video, drawing, installation and mostly painting in letterpress ink, polyurethane enamel or acrylic on paper, canvas or, more often, on wood.

Between 2005 and 2009 she was a member of El Bodegón, an independent artist-run space that produced more than a hundred exhibitions of Colombian and international artists along with other events. From 2010 to 2012 she was part of the curatorial committee of La Parte Maldita, a project of temporary possession of spaces for art in Bogotá. She is also the bass player of the bands Las Ruinas Telepáticas and Montón Volador since 2012.

In 2014 she finished The Fabrication of Facts, a solo exhibition resulting from a visit to the National Museum of Natural History in Paris/France in 2013. In 2013 she was invited to participate in the Biennial 43 Salón (inter) Nacional de artistas at the Museo de Antioquia, Medellín/Colombia and developed the solo exhibition Sentimental Journey in Nürnberg/Germany. In 2012 she developed the exhibition project A call that failed as part of her research and apprenticeship in sign painting workshops in Mexico City, Mexico.

In 2012 Lorena Espitia Torres obtained the Nuevas Propuestas prize given by Alliance Francaise.