Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of socially engaged and media art. His work has been shown in international institutions in Europe and in specially in Swisserland. Focus on his research in enviroment, and the relation with the ancestral knowlege of indigenous communities.
Felipe is based in Basel and Bogotá.
Find a selection of Felipe’s works @ wildpalms STORE!
News Felipe Castelblanco
Group Show. Weather Engines. Onassis Stegi. Greece. Opening April 1st.
1985 born in Bogota. Colombia.
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):
2020 – Cartographies of the unseen. Opening event for Regionale 21 with exhibition in Basel, Ausstellungsraum
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 – Process as Resistance, Resilience and Regeneration, 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
2017 – 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):
2019 – Artist in Residence, Rauschenberg Foundation. Captiva, Florida. USA.
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
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
2015 – Founder / Artistic Direction: The Para-Site School
2013 – Founder / Artistic Direction for Mote Gallery (USA)
2012 – Member of THE DRIFT Collective, Pittsburgh (USA)
2008 – Co-founder, VISIVA Foundation. Bogotá (Colombia)
2004 – Production Assistant, La Bienal de Venecia de Bogotá 2004 – 2009 (Colombia)
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).
2020 – Future Now, Aesthetica Magazine. UK
2019 – Si Petit entre les Étoiles, Manif (Quebec Biennial Catalogue), Canada.
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:
SERIES CARTOGRAPHIES OF THE UNSEEN, 2016-ongoing
SERIES DRIFTLESS, 2012-2019
SERIES NORTE ES SUR/NORTH IS SOUTH, 2010-2015
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