Biography

I'm a visual artist and museum professional who lives in New Jersey, USA. I was born in Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia in 1979.

Early in my life, when I was in high school in Bogota, art became a very important part of my life. During this time my art professor "Mauricio Lizarralde" took my vocation for the arts and guided me into the path of becoming a professional artist. Later in my life, during 1998-99 I studied art at the hand of professional artists Francisco Ruiz & Rodrigo Carbajal.

At my arrival at the USA in late 1999, I began my professional studies at the Art league of New York for a period of six months and later finished my BFA in 2008 at Kean University in New Jersey. This was followed by completing my graduate studies with a Master in Museums studies at the University of Alcala de Henares - Liceus.

Since my arrival to the USA  in 2009 I have been learning the trade as I go, I had exhibiting my artwork in a number of galeries and alternative spaces in the United States in Europe and Argentina. In 2010 I had also began to curate and write exhibition reviews focusing on the local emerging artist. 

All my life as many other people, I have been a witness to acts of violence and social inequality. As a result my work is a reflection of many years of collective memories, images that over time have evolved and changed as I borrow them to create a series of pictures and objects that some how can tell a silent truth.     

   - The War of Art
The part we create from can't be touched by anything our parents did, or society did. That part is unsullied, uncorrupted; soundproof, waterproof, and bulletproof. In fact, the more troubles we've got, the better and richer that part becomes.

 (Steven Pressfield)