María Fernanda Plata

COL 1978 Lives and works in Bogota.


Wallpaper, enamel,
acrylic, and cuttings

Plata appropriates, adapts, and reflects on space by reinterpreting urban landscapes through a variety of media including drawing, oil painting, needlecraft, sand, and cuttings from other materials. She earned her degree in visual arts at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota (1996–2000) and a master’s from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London (2010–2011).

Her solo shows include Transitorios (Transitory) at the Universidad de Salamanca’s cultural center in Bogota (2005), Dibujo Sobre Medida (Made-to-measure drawing) at the Casas Riegner Gallery in Bogota (2007), A Ras (To the brim) at Casas Riegner Gallery in Bogota (2010), and Pender (To hang) at Casas Riegner Gallery in Bogota (2013).

Plata’s group shows include Lugar / No Lugar (Place/no place) as part of the program Nuevos Nombres at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogota (2005), Entre Mundos (Between worlds) curated by María Lovino at artBO (2010), La Buena Vida (The good life) at 42 Salón Nacional de Artistas, curated by Mariángela Méndez at the Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporáneo in Santa Marta (2010), Proyectos Individuales (Individual projects) curated by Adriano Pedrosa at Zona Maco Sur in Mexico City (2011), Apuntes sobre la ciudad (City observations), individual projects curated by María Inés Rodríguez at artBO in Bogotá (2012), the II Premio Bienal de Artes Plásticas y Visuales from the Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation in Bogota (2012), and Tracing Time at the Josée Bienvenue Gallery in New York (2012).

She has received numerous awards and mentions such as an honorable mention at the XII Concurso Nacional de Pintura BBVA, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogota (2004) and an honorable mention at the III and V Salón de Arte at the Club El Nogal, Bogota (2005 and 2007).