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Violeta Ospina

Algers, Jiser, 2019 (photo: Hichem Merouche).

Interdisciplinary artist who operates at the crossroads of visual, education and living arts. She has spent most of her life in Bogotá, where art can be found in a hole in the asphalt.

She lives and works in Barcelona since 2015, and she speaks from migrant body on the borders of multiply body, overturning technology to imaginative and micro-political ways of learning. Her work is about listening time: how perception of time operates within a people and the city and how we can change the function of everyday objects, monuments and also, institutions. With her video, sound and radio performances, she has been recently exploring the disruption of language and the social meaning of using ‘our voice’. Listen to that project here.

She is Radio Cava-ret, with Samuel Céspedes, since 2016, a living arts and radia collective. Recently, she made a ‘solo exhibition’ in Alalimón Galería (2019), called ‘So happy together & altres covers’, where she has invited Radio Cava-ret to the gallery space. In Barcelona, she has co-founded Radioactius Poble-sec with Pla Comunitari (2017), an online radio community. She works with several projects in Jiser Reflexions Mediterrànies, like the radio program Taula, and she has been also collaborating with Ràdio Web MACBA.

During her career she has been awarded the Otto de Greiff Award (2010), New Names of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia (2011), National University Postgraduate Scholarship (2011 – 2013), Master in Theater and Living Arts and ICETEX (Young Talents) Scholarship to study sound art at the University of Barcelona (2014- 2015). She has made some grants in Barcelona with collective projects like Beca de creación La Escocesa in 2018 and Sala d’Art Jove in 2019, with Radio Cava-ret.

The book mentioned in the interview was Listening in Dreams : A Compendium of Sound Dreams, Meditations And Rituals for Deep Dreamers.

Trampa para monumentos (Eclipse), 2010, videoperformance, photographer: Lucía Huertas.
La vuelta al mundo en 80 teatros, 2017, videoperformance, photographer: Daniel Authier.
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