Born in Bogotá/Colombia in 1984.
Carlos Monroy is a visual and performance artist, professor and researcher, with a dancing Tropical-Andean heart. He has lived as an immigrant in São Paulo/Brazil since 2006. His performances question the boundaries between the so-called highbrow, popular and mass culture repertoires to reveal endless colonial power structures.
Monroy completed a BA in art at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá/Colombia, in 2008, and an MFA at the Universidade de São Paulo USP in 2014.
He participated in EMERGENYC (2012), an emerging performers program run by New York University/USA. He was awarded a residency at the Cité International des Arts in Paris/France (2018) by the Colombian Ministry of Culture, where he undertook research on decolonizing body-based practices. He received the research award of the 32º MGLC Biennale of Graphic Arts Ljubljana/Slovenia (2017) for his piece entitled Baphomet. Lambada’s Museumwas chosen as a commissioned project for the 19º SESC VIDEOBRAZIL Festival (2015).
His solo performance and exhibitions include Corpus Leve Obis Novus, Centro Cultural São Paulo (2018), Performatic Quickyat the SILENCIO in Paris (2017) and Monroy’s Living Cliche Since 1984at the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade in São Paulo (2014).
He was part of the exhibition Buried in the Mix at the MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen/Germany (2017), also participating in the festival Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québec/Canada (2012) and the International Performance Art Festival INTERACKJE in Poland (2009).