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 Switzerland. Focus on his research in environment, and the relation with the ancestral knowledge of indigenous communities.

Felipe is based in Basel and Bogotá.



1985 born in Bogota. Colombia.

2022 Postdoctoral Candidate
2017 – 2022  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.


2024 Territorios de Agua. IDAARTES. Museo del Banco de la República. Bogotá
2023- Weather Engines, Laboral Gijón. Figueres, Spain.
2023- Cartographies of the Unseen. Ars Electronica. Linz
2023- On Animals. wildpalms. DC OPEN
2023 – Parlament der Pflanzen II Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein
2023 – Ayenan Water Territories. Videonale Bonn 19. Bonn .
2023-  International Art Award, Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2023- The change in the patterns. wildpalms.
2022 – Water Engines. Onassis Foundation
2022 – La sombra en la Oscuridad. Bodega Confama. Medellin
2020 – Cartographies of the unseen Basel, Ausstellungsraum Klingental
2020- Té de Bogotá. wildpalms.
2019 – Driftless, La Bande Video Gallery, Quebec Biennial CANADA
2018 – RIO Kasko Gallery – ERIAZO Art Practices from Residual Spaces. Basel CH.
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 -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 – 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, COL2022 – La sombra en la Oscuridad. Bodega Confama. Medellin
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
007 – Salón ARTECAMARA, ARTBO, Bogotá. COL

2019 – 4 x 4 Days of Motion Festival, Prague. CZECH REPUBLIC
2016 -Prospect Art Festival. CEC Arts Link. St Petersburg. RUS
2017 –  Mote Gallery & Royal Academy America. New York. USA
2016 – Drifters II. Play Festival and CAT Cologne</a>. 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.</a> Faces of Migration CMU Film Festival. Pittsburgh. USA
2006 – Festival VIART, Caracas. VENEZUELA
2005 – Festival ARTRÓNICA, Luís Ángel Arango Library, Bogotá. COL

2023 – Taoyuan International Art Award. Taiwan
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 &amp; Detroit Studios. Stockholm. SWE.
2014 – Starr Fellowship, Royal Academy of Art, London. UK
2014- Greater Columbus Art Council. USA
2014- 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.
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.

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.
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.
2015 – Artist Talk and Workshop: “the People’s Monument”. South London Gallery.
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.
2014 – Lecture: Art and Science Affinities. The Ohio State University, Columbus OH.
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 &amp; 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

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).

Felipe Castelblanco at Ars Electronica
Felipe Castelblanco at Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein
Felipe Casteblanco at Museo Banco de la República.

Felipe Castelblanco portrait for wildpalms
selection of work

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Putumayo river, Cartographies of the unseen, Felipe Castelblanco for wildpalms
Cartographies of the Unseen. 2018. Archival print on fabric.
Trees and fog, putumayo, Felipe Castelblanco for wildpalms
Andaki Territory and the invisibles. Churumbelos National Park. Colombia. 2018. 100x80cm, Ed. 1/5 + 1AP. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Paper, on Alu-DiBond
Felipe Castelblanco enviromental art wildpalms
300m.s.n.m., 4° 18′ 13′′ N, 74° 48′ 14′′ W. 2019. Video. Audio Stereo 4k 2.35:1 cinescope.


Lofoten Norway in Winter. Felipe Castelblanco for wildpalms
Lofoten Norway Winter, 2017. Series Driftless. 100x160cm. Ed. 1/3 + 1AP. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Paper, on Alu-DiBond
The venice channel, Felipe Castelblanco for wildpalms
Venice. 2016. Series Driftless. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Paper, on Alu-DiBond


Norte Es Sur (Sur). 2015. Artist book with photographies.
Tropics. Photography from Artist book “Norte Es Sur”.

exhibition views (selection)

Works by Felipe Castelblanco for wildpalms
Té De Bogotá, wildpalms. 2020.
Installation view. Detail. Té De Bogotá, wildpalms 2020.
Cartographies Of The Unseen. Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH. 2020.
Driftless. Three Channel Video Installation for the Quebec Biennale at La Bande Video Gallery. Quebec City, Canada. 2019
Film, photographs and sculpture. Meiriet Kultur Senter. Lofoten, Norway. 2017
We Out Here, Royal Academy Schools. London, UK. 2015.