JULIANA GÓNGORA

JULIANA GÓNGORA

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JULIANA GÓNGORA

Bogotá, 1988

Artist, sculptor and educator from Bogota, Colombia. Currently interested in the exchange of knowledge with artisans, farmers and indigenous communities from the Americas. She studied her undergraduate and her master’s degree at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá.

Recently invited to “Rivus” The 23rd biennale of Sydney 2022. In 2020 she was given the Grant for Artists with Intermediate Trajectory, offered by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, she was also part of the exhibition “La courte échelle” at Goodman Gallery South Africa (2020), participated in Zona Maco in CDMX where she was given the acquisition price by JSA arquitecture, and in the Bienal 12 Porto Alegre “Femenino(s). Visualidades, Acciones y Afectos”.

In 2017 she was invited for a residence at the MacVal Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne within the framework of the Colombia-France year.

Some of the scholarships and awards she has received in recent years in support for her artistic career are the creation scholarship for emerging artists in 2015 given by the Ministry of Culture. She was also the winner of the FLORA ars + natura Artist in Residence scholarship; winner of the summer program residency "The year of the internectaries” In Mildred's lane New York, USA 2016 and winner of the Young Art Award in 2016.

Nidos

Observer of the moss between the bricks and of the minuscule powers. She works with primitive and organic materials: earth, salt, spider threads, grains of sand, stones, glass, milk. She collects sculptural conditions: strength, subtlety, pressing, waiting, suspending, moistening. As an artist she incites material consciousness and asserts that as a species we need to start describing more of our daily actions instead of exposing our discourses of power.

“The earth is my principle of reflection. My floor. I approached it because it presented me with a limit: the most human of all. Dealing with something heavier than my body and trying to control it is a challenge. With it I understood that sculpture is not intellectual research but a relationship with matter that evolves over time. I learned about patience. That the processes of sculpture, like those of life, are not immediate. That art and life cannot be distanced. That we are entangled with matter and our relationship with it is physical and human. I understood that I was not going to play the artist's double game. That what I had chosen for my life, art, was going to be life itself.”

Juliana Góngora

Nidos, 2021

Nests made of cumaré

Variable dimensions

Ofrendatarios

Observer of the moss between the bricks and of the minuscule powers. She works with primitive and organic materials: earth, salt, spider threads, grains of sand, stones, glass, milk. She collects sculptural conditions: strength, subtlety, pressing, waiting, suspending, moistening. As an artist she incites material consciousness and asserts that as a species we need to start describing more of our daily actions instead of exposing our discourses of power.

“The earth is my principle of reflection. My floor. I approached it because it presented me with a limit: the most human of all. Dealing with something heavier than my body and trying to control it is a challenge. With it I understood that sculpture is not intellectual research but a relationship with matter that evolves over time. I learned about patience. That the processes of sculpture, like those of life, are not immediate. That art and life cannot be distanced. That we are entangled with matter and our relationship with it is physical and human. I understood that I was not going to play the artist's double game. That what I had chosen for my life, art, was going to be life itself. ”

Juliana Góngora

Ofrendatarios, 2021

Chamba clay, corn rice and fique

31 x 11 x 11 cm

12” x 4”x 4” inch

Cuerpo de leche

Cuerpo de Leche is a mantle woven with threads of milk that follow the shape of the artist's grandfather's tomb. Through weaving this material, Juliana finds a way to understand the farmer lives of her lineage their hardships, and in a way, repairs the hurtful masculine archetype of her heritage.

"When I weave organic materials, I hope to offer an act of affection that authoritarianism and sexism hid and infantilized in the bodies of my ancestry."

Juliana Góngora

Cuerpo de leche, 2021

Milk threads on rue

200 x 20 x 22 cm

78” x 7” x 8” inch

Cuencos de leche

Cuerpo de Leche is a mantle woven with threads of milk that follow the shape of the artist's grandfather's tomb. Through weaving this material, Juliana finds a way to understand the farmer lives of her lineage their hardships, and in a way, repairs the hurtful masculine archetype of her heritage.

"When I weave organic materials, I hope to offer an act of affection that authoritarianism and sexism hid and infantilized in the bodies of my ancestry."

Juliana Góngora

Cuencos de leche, 2021

Milk and lime

8 x 8 x 4 cm approx. each

3”x3”x1”inch

Exhibitions

ESPACIO CONTINUO GALLERY- ARRULLOS

Solo show, Bogota - Colombia

September - November 2021

CASA HOFFMAN GALLERY – LUCIFERINAS

Collective exhibition, Bogota Colombia

April – May 2021

BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA MUSEUM– IRES Y

VENIRES/DIÁLOGOS EN TORNO A LA COLECCIÓN

Collective exhibition, Bogota Colombia

March 2021 - March 2022

NUEVEOCHENTA – CUERPO DE LECHE

Solo show, Bogota Colombia

November – December 2020

LOKKUS GALLERY – CON ESTA BOCA EN ESTE MUNDO

Collective exhibition, Medellin Colombia

October – December 2020

GOODMAN GALLERY - LA COURTE ÉCHELLE

Collective exhibition

July – August 2020

BIENNIAL12 MERCOSUL – FEMENINO(S). VISUALIDADES, ACCIONES Y AFECTOS.

PORTOALEGRE, BRASIL

Curatorship by Andrea Giunta

April – may 2020

YUNTA – PROYECTO BINARIO

Collective exhibition, Bogota Colombia

February – March 2020

ZONAMACO – ZILBERMAN GALLERY, CDMX

February 2020

45 SALON NACIONAL DE ARTISTAS, EL REVÉS DE LA TRAMA - LA FÁBULA DE ARACNE

Curatorship by Alejandro Martín

Collective exhibition, Bogota Colombia

September – November 2019

ARTBO - ZILBERMAN GALLERY

October 2019

XXI – MAMM (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, MEDELLIN)

PASADO TIEMPO FUTURO, ARTE EN COLOMBIA EN EL SIGLO

Collective exhibition, Medellin Colombia

March – July 2019

ARTECAMARA – ARTBO 2018

“Todo lo tengo, todo me falta”

Curatorship by Carolina Ponce de León

Collective exhibition, Bogota Colombia

October 2018

MAC VAL MUSÈE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN - LES HUMEURS

Solo show, Vitry-sur-seine, Paris / Francia

October 2017 – January 2018

SPAIN EMBASSY Y COLSANITAS - ARTE JOVEN

Nueveochenta Gallery

Collective exhibition

July 2016

44 SALÓN NACIONAL DE ARTISTAS “AUN”

Todo lo que traigo lo llevo conmigo

Curatorship by Ximena Gama and Pamela Desjardins

Collective exhibition

September – October 2016

NOGUERAS BLANCHARD, BARCELONA MADRID

Collective exhibition

May – July 2016

FLORA ARS+NATURA, LABOR

Solo show

February – March 2016

BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA MUSEUM, NUEVOS NOMBRES

VERSIÓN 2013 – DESEQUILIBRIO Y MOVILIDAD

Collective exhibition

October 2013 – February 2014

Collections

Cuja. 2015-2016.

Handmade bed. Wooden frame lined with cowhide. Woven sheet with grains of rice and thread.

Banco de la República's art collection

Techo de leche y tierra. 2018-2019.

PAMM, Miami

Cuerpo de leche (process). 2019

Zona MACO Art Fair, Mexico