ADRIANA OSPINA MESA
Adriana Ospina Colombian artist residing in Bogota, Colombia. She studied Art with concentration in electronic media and arts of time in Los Andes University of Bogota, Colombia (2004), where she also did a Post-graduate degree as a Specialist in Multimedia Creation (2005).She won the Best video art Award at New York Independent Film and Video Festival (2005). In 2016 was a Pulse Prize Nominee in Pulse Art Fair Miami. In 2012 was invited to participate in the Tina B. Festival, European Arts festival, in Prague, Czech Republic. Made part of 12 best projects of the IILA Award of Photography, Roma, Italia (2008). Her artworks explore different art mediums, including site-specific installations, done at the Nueveochenta gallery in Bogota, called The Sun's vision (2009). Her photography was exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota (2009) with her series of “Vertical gardens”, a contemporary photography exhibit. Also, she participated in the Off-Loop festival of Loop Barcelona with her video "Pink Balloons" in 2010. Her work was shown in Art Fairs like the G-Z art fair in Basel in 2012, and Fountain Art Fair New York in 2014 and Pulse art Fair, Miami 2016 where she was nominated for the Pulse award.
Among her research papers, her last presentation as a speaker was in Technarte international conference on Art and Technology, Bilbao,Spain (2009), She was also an inited speaker at 1st International Congress of Design: Design, Art and New Technologies: Ways, Exchanges and Frontiers ISCE Lisbon, Portugal, (2006). She currently works in her personal art projects and as an Independent art researcher. In her work she explores questions of interconnected life’s systems, developing series of works that are about temporal qualities like past, present, and future. The parallel and entangled notions of subjects such as memory, consciousness, and foreseen illusions. Adriana Ospina's, work presents a singular point of view on contemporary art practice, her whole artistic construct includes mediums like photography, video art, installation arts, and sculptural practices. Her topics range within social manifestations and subjective relationships that unveil different subjects of the quotidian enhanced by her art proposals. She has a fine sense for capturing the poetic nature of things. The pieces she presents have an entangled unique meaning; they are an analytical reflection of the surrounding states of an emotion that defines the complexity of the artwork. Not narrowed to cultural apprehensions her works convey into a practice of observation of the social means and manifestations of the subjective feeling. In her whole artistic construct the themes of identity are always recurrent as a cultural concept which, is enticed by themes that she considers predominant in contemporary culture, some that relate to creative means, technology, globalizing mechanisms and human behaviour.