Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review about El primer Salón de Artistas Jóvenes Colombianos de Tokio


The main Colombian news paper El Tiempo has an article about the show that I am part, El primer Salón de Artistas Jóvenes Colombianos de Tokio. This exhibiton was presented in Colombia and Tokio.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Showing My Work in Tokyo and Colombia

Pah-pEE-po Detail. Tapestry. 2015

My work will be presented in the PRIMER SALON DE ARTISTAS JOVENES in Colombia and in Tokyo. On Wednesday April 27th at 7pm will be the opening at Fabvulea, Cra 5 No. 69-26 in Bogotá Colombia.

My pieces Ma-MEE-moh and Pah-PEE-po will be also presented in the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo as well. On Tuesday May 10th will the opening of this show.

This show was curated by Alejandro Castaño, Gloria Samper y Eduardo Serrano.



Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Tertulia / Salon Wednesday




It is a pleasure to present my work in Spanish and English for the  Librería Donceles, a traveling Spanish-language bookstore by Pablo Helguera. It will take place at the Cultural Center in Chicago on March 2 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Johana Moscoso a Colombian artist based in Chicago discusses how her work reveals issues of migration, gender roles and culture from a personal point of view through embroidery, video and performance.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beautiful Image of My Work At ArtBo!




I just found this image of my work during the ArtBo International Art fair in my Beloved Bogotá. Thank you Universes in Universe and Haupt & Binder

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Meeting Hispanic Seamstress and Tailor Women in Chicago!


For my solo exhibition “Round and Round” I will transform the Lakeside Legacy Foundation Dole gallery by merging performance and fiber art into one performative installation that celebrates migration and the immigrant experience, and gender roles in Hispanic cultures. This show will happen in summer.


Doña Evely's Sewing Shop Doña Evely's Sewing Shop

This is a large project that involves collaboration with seamstresses and tailor who are Hispanic immigrants or second generation immigrants in Chicago. Recently, I got to meet few seamstresses interested in collaborate in this project in Pilsen and La Villita neighborhoods in Chicago.


                                                      

During this research, I found that there are more men tailors than women in many businesses. This has been such a gratifying process. I feel back in Colombia when I was a student who goes to many places in Bogotá to find meet people and resources. 



Thank you so much to all these professionals that give sometime to talk with them about my project and to the women who will be part of "Round and Round"


                                                       Doña Leticia"s Sewing Shop




Saturday, November 21, 2015

Artress- an exhibition of contemporary art works by international women artists

From September 25th – October 16th 2015 I was part of the show "Artress- an exhibition of contemporary art works by international women artists" at the  Research House For Asian Art (RHAA)in Chicago
Artress presents a selection of outstanding artworks of various medium by seven women artists to address the importance of involvement from women artists in global contemporary art. Included artists are from four continents, among them are well established and celebrated artists, as well as new emerging artists. They are: Corinna Button (b. UK,) He Chengyao (b. China,) Li Xinmo (b. China,) Johana Moscow (b. Colombia,) Sophie Loloi (b. Iran,) Mengli Qi and Dandan Liu (both b. China.) Their practices, exemplified in these works, are not bound to single medium, but to express their thoughts, views, concerns and perspectives, and critically reassess our cultural, social issues and personal history.
Corinna Button paints her large than life self-portrait to gaze and reflect the thoughts of being an woman artist in the U.S. The works of Li Xinmo and He Chengyao are photos of their performance in which they use their own body to speak the unspeakable issues that women face in China in the past and today. Johana Moscow is a performer and fiber artist, her work explores the relationship between migration, gender roles that played under the Colombian culture. Sophie Loloi consider herself a modern nomad who has lived between Iran and the West; her video work explores mystic female body, and Eastern and Western mythology. Dandan Liu and Mengli Qi are up and coming Chinese new generation of artists: Liu’s works satirize the modern norm of how internet age society define and sexualize women and the perception towards “girlie” aesthetics. Qi combines traditional Chinese art form with contemporary themes, questioning life under the gender norms of our society.
The exhibition is curated by Shuting Zheng. The director of RHAA is Qigu Jiang.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

One Year in BOLT Residency 2015-2016


BOLT is one of the artist residencies in Chicago. It is a one-year program that offers “the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community and its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art.”

It offers a studio in the lower level of the Chicago Artist Coalition’s gallery, one SOLO show during the year and professional support by having studio visits from artists, gallerists, curators, and collectors. I am starting this residency on July 15th. I already got the studio and am moving soon.


I was a HATCH resident, which is another artist-in-residency program that the Chicago Artist Coalition offers. This residency helped my work gain exposure and let me meet wonderful people in the arts. Now that I am starting BOLT I am delighted to be part of a community of talented artists, expand my professional network in the arts and strengthen my presence as an artist in the United States through community dialogue, and access to programming and support.