COL (1950). Lives and works in Bogota
2013. Multichannel video installation. Dolby sound, 10’11”
Clemencia Echeverri has been creating installations that combine video,sound, and interactivity to explore current political and social conditions. She studied at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin and then received a master’s in visual arts with a concentration in contemporary art theory and history from the Chelsea College of Arts in London. She was the subdirector of the Museum of Modern Art in Medellin and has lectured for undergraduate and graduate students at the Universidad de Antioquia and the Universidad Nacional since 1982. Echeverri has received awards, special mentions, and scholarships—both in Colombiaand abroad—from the Arts Council in London (2007), the Daniel Langlois Foundation in Canada (2002), and the Premio Bienal de las Artes in Colombia (2010).
Echeverri’s video installations were included in the Liverpool Biennial (2010), the Daros Latinamerica Museum in Switzerland, the Delfina Foundation in the United Kingdom (2008), the VII Bienal de la Habana (2000), and Otras Miradas (Other Glances), at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris, (2006). She has participated in electronic art festivals such as the ISEA in Helsinki, Stockholm (2004), and Tallinn, the Festival de Artes Electrónicas Banquete in Madrid, Spain, the Ars Electrónica in Austria, Artrónica in Bogota, and Metal in London. Some of her notable exhibitions in Colombia include the Museo Nacional de Colombia, Cal y Canto at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota (2002), the Salón Nacional de Artistas (2006), Clemencia Echeverri: Treno at the Alonso Garcés Gallery in Bogota (2007), and Clemencia Echeverri: Sin Respuesta at the Universidad Nacional’s Art Museum (2009). In 2009 she published a book on her recent work called Sin Respuesta.