FELIPE CASTELBLANCO

FELIPE CASTELBLANCO

Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of socially engaged and media art. Felipe is based in Basel and Bogotá.

https://www.felipecastelblanco.com/

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1985 born in Bogota. Colombia.


EDUCATION:
2017 – 2020, PhD Candidate at ECAM (European Center for Art and Media Based Research). FHNW – HGK Basel Switzerland & University of the Arts Linz Austria.
2010 – 2013, MFA (MA), Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA. USA
2012 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture., Skowhegan, Main. USA
2003 – 2008, Degree in Visual Arts (BFA) Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected):
2019 – Driftless, La Bande Video Gallery, Quebec Biennial CANADA
2018 – RIO Kasko Gallery – ERIAZO Art Practices from Residual Spaces. Basel CH.
2015 – We Out Here, Royal Academy Schools. London, UK
2015 – The People’s Island. Negros Museum, Bacolod PHILIPPINES
2014 – We Paint Houses Project, Practice Gallery. Philadelphia USA
2013 – The Foreigner (collaboration with Jon Rubin), The San Diego Museum of Art, CA. USA
2008 – Project Sujeto / No / sujeto. Galeria Valenzuela Klenner. Bogotá, COL


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2020 – Té De Bogotá, wildpalms Düsseldorf, DE
2020 – CAT Cologne, DE
2018 – Antisistemicas Exhibition. Cámara de Comercio Gallery. Bogota COL.
2018 – Performances, PANCH Network. Liste Art fair. Basel, CH.
2017 – DAIry, Meieriet Kultur Senter. Leknes, NORWAY.
2016 – COFA Contemporary Art Fair. Cologne. GERMANY
2016 – Queens International, Queens Museum. New York. USA
2016 – Prisma Series. Camara de Comercio de Bogotá. COLOMBIA
2016 – At Home in The World, 516 Gallery. Albuquerque, NM. USA
2015 – Utopia: Good / No / Place. National Gallery, Skopje. MACEDONIA
2015 – West of the Sun, Kala Art Institute. Berkeley California. USA
2015 – Individual Artist Fellowships, Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, OH. USA
2014 – The Wrong Place, Urban Arts Space Gallery. Columbus, Ohio. USA
2013 – Re-Tratos II. José Marti Gallery, Camagüey. CUBA
2012 – Anthem (FAD Festival). Fundação Nacional de Artes, Belo Horizonte. BRAZIL
2012 – LIDO Project, urban intervention in Lawrenceville public pool. Pittsburgh. USA
2011 – The Invisible Wall, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. USA
2011 – Norte Es Sur / South Is North. FE Gallery, Pittsburgh. USA
2009 – Museo de Venecia. National salon of artists. Cali. COL
2007 – Salón ARTECAMARA, ARTBO, Bogotá. COL


SELECTED FILM, MEDIA & PARTICIPATORY ART FESTIVALS:
2019 – 4 x 4 Days of Motion Festival, Prague. CZECH REPUBLIC
2016 – Prospect Art Festival. CEC Arts Link. St Petersburg. RUS
2016 – Drifters. Mote Gallery & Royal Academy America. New York. USA
2016 – Drifters II. Play Festival and CAT Cologne. DE
2015 – Drifters II. Special Screening, Detroit Studios. Stockholm. SWE
2013 – Drifters (collaboration with Jody Wood). FIVAC Festival, Camagüey. CUBA
2012 – We Paint Houses. Open Engagement Conference. PSU Portland, Oregon. USA
2011 – DREAM ACTS: Sueños En Vilo. Faces of Migration CMU Film Festival. Pittsburgh. USA
2006 – Festival VIART, Caracas. VENEZUELA
2005 – Festival ARTRÓNICA, Luís Ángel Arango Library, Bogotá. COL


AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RECOGNITIONS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES (selected):
2016 – Juror, panel of experts for the National Endowment of the Arts Grants. USA.
2015 – Artists Fellowship Award, Kala Institute. Berkeley CA. USA
International A.I.R. Kunstvarteret. Lofoten. NORWAY
Visiting Artist, IntraGalactita Collective & Detroit Studios. Stockholm. SWE.
2014 – Starr Fellowship, Royal Academy of Art, London. UK
Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Columbus Art Council. USA
American Arts Incubator: U.S Cultural Emissary to the Philippines. ZERO1 and The U.S Department of Education. San Jose, CA. USA – PHILIPPINES.
The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship. Fishers Island, New York. USA
2013 – Fergus Family Post-MFA Fellowship, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. USA
Fine Arts Work Center 2013 – 2014 Fellowship, Provincetown, MA. USA
Honorable Mention, CAA Professional Development Fellowship. USA
2012 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Participation Grant, Skowhegan USA
Seed Award Grant for The Drift, Sprout Fund. Pittsburgh. USA
2011 – Tough Art Residency Award, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. USA
2007 – Promising Young Artist, ARTECAMARA Salón and ARTBO. Bogotá. COL.
2006 – National Award, Artistic and Cultural Merit for La Bienal de Venecia de Bogotá (with Franklyn Aguirre and TAI Collective). Ministry of Cultural Affairs. COL.

LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST:
2017 – Artist Talk, Central Saint Martins. UAL London. U.K
2017 – Lecture Series Guest, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, IRE
2017 – CAA Annual Conference. Panelist: Passages and Crossings. New York City. USA
2016 – Lecture: Borderless TV. Akademie de Künste der Welt, Cologne, DE
2016 – Artist Talk, Art Prospect Festival, St Petersburg, RUS.
2016 – Artist Talk, San Francisco Art Institute. California. USA.
2015 – Artist Talk: The Para-Site School. Creative Time Summit. 54th Venice Biennale, IT
2015 – Lecture and Workshop” “Politics of the Archive” Tate Modern Summer, London, UK
2015 – Artist Talk and Workshop: “the People’s Monument”. South London Gallery. UK
2015 – Artist Talk, Green Papaya Projects. Manila, PHILIPPINES
2015 – Artist Talk, Kavelbåg School of Art. Lofoten, NORWAY
2014 – Artist Talk, Royal Academy of Arts. London, UK
2014 – Guest Speaker, Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Columbus OH USA
2014 – Lecture: Art and Science Affinities. The Ohio State University, Columbus OH USA
2013 – Panel: New Media Art and Emerging Technologies, FIVAC Camagüey CUBA
2013 – Guest Speaker. Helmut Projects Gallery. San Diego, CA USA


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2017 – Visiting Research Fellow / Artist in Residency. University of London Goldsmiths. UK.
2016 – Guest Mentor MFA in 3rd year. Summer Art Institute Drury University Missouri. USA
2015 – Starr Fellow / Visiting Artist (Guest Critique for 1st year course). Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)
2014 – Fergus Post MFA Fellow and Visiting Instructor: Social Practice & Expanded Media
(MFA and BFA). The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA. Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
2014 – Artist / Educator, Andy Warhol Museum. New Media initiatives (2010 – 2014)
2013 – Instructor: Summer Program – Sculpture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA


CURATORIAL PROJECTS / PLATFORMS
2016 – Founder Borderless TV Migrant Storytelling and Media Collective: borderlesstv.eu
2015 – Founder / Artistic Direction: The Para-Site School www.parasiteschool.org
2013 – Founder / Artistic Direction for Mote Gallery (USA) www.mote078.org
2012 – Member of THE DRIFT Collective, Pittsburgh (USA) www.the-drift.org
2008 – Co-founder, VISIVA Foundation. Bogotá (Colombia)
2004 – Production Assistant, La Bienal de Venecia de Bogotá 2004 – 2009 (Colombia)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
City of Cologne Public Art Lending Collection. (Cologne, Germany).
Royal Academy of Arts, Library and Archives Project: Note Es Sur Artist Book. (London, UK).
Royal Academy of Arts and the Newton Investment Artist Commission. (London, UK).
KALA Art Institute (Berkeley. California. USA).

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS (selected):
2016 – Interview: The Para Site School. Clock Tower Radio, New York.
2016 – Temporary Art Review (Anniversary Book) Review: The Para Site School. Berlin.
2015 – Artist Profile, ACID Archive and Online Journal, Goldsmiths University. London.
2015 – The Foreigner. Neural Magazine, Italy. (Issue # 48)
2014 – Public Art in Motion, Review of We Paint Houses. Art Blog, Philadelphia.
2014 – Anthem, Sound Space as Political Space. Neural Magazine, Italy. (Issue # 46)
2013 – The Drift Temporary Art Review, online publication. USA.
2012 – The Drift NPR Public Radio. Pittsburgh Network. USA
2010 – Andy in the Andes, Carnegie Museum Magazine. USA
2010 – Andy in the Andes” El Tiempo, Main newspaper in Colombia
2008 – CM& News, Channel 7 Colombian Public Television.
2007 – ARTECAMARA. Catalog, Colombia 2007.
2006 – She, Un Poema Concreto. El Nuevo Siglo newspaper, Colombia.

selection of works

for more works and information contact:
info@wild-palms.com

Cartographies of the Unseen. 2018. Archival print on fabric.
Andaki Territory and the invisibles. Churumbelos National Park. Colombia. 2018. 100x80cm, Ed. 1/5 + 1AP. Archival Pigment Print on Hannemüller Paper, on Alu-DiBond
300m.s.n.m., 4° 18′ 13′′ N, 74° 48′ 14′′ W. 2019. Video. Audio Stereo 4k 2.35:1 cinescope.
Lofoten Norway Winter, 2017. Series Driftless. 100x160cm. Ed. 1/3 + 1AP. Archival Pigment Print on Hannemüller Paper, on Alu-DiBond
Venice. 2016. Series Driftless. Archival Pigment Print on Hannemüller Paper, on Alu-DiBond

exhibition views (selection)

Té De Bogotá, wildpalms. 2020.
Installation view. Detail. Té De Bogotá, wildpalms 2020.