Lima, Perú 1980
Lives and works in Bogotá
Adriana Ciudad Witzel is a Peruvian-German artist based in Bogotá, since 2014. Before she lived in Berlin where she studied at the Universitat der Kunste (UDK) and graduated with an MFA at 2008, tutored by Valerie Favre, Wolfgang Petrick, Daniel Richter, Leiko Ikemura, among others. Her most recent work has been exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art MAC (Lima), BIENALSUR (Buenos Aires), LA TERTULIA Museum (Cali), La Casa del Lago (Mexico City), Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery (Amsterdam), Crisis Gallery (Lima), Y Gallery (New York), SACO (Antofagasta), NC-arte (Bogotá). She was a recipient of the UNDP Grant (United Nations Development Program) obtained to produce the Alabaos Project in Colombia; a scholarship from the DAAD Program (German Academic Exchange Service) obtained to carry out a project in Los Angeles; and the Painter Annual Prize of the Dorothea Konwiarz Foundation in Berlin. She has been Artist in Residence at BISAGRA (Lima), Lugar a Dudas (Cali) and SACO6 (Antofagasta). Adriana Ciudad's work positions itself in a place where intimacy meets the collective. By delving into her own emotional and psychological life, she invites viewers to meditate on themes such as grief, maternity, and rituals. She uses painting, drawing, sound, video, poems and/or installation, depending on the project, to explore these issues via poetic and affective languages.