Born in Manizales, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotá
CLEMENCIA ECHEVERRI is a Colombian artist who lives and works in Bogotá. She did her undergraduate studies in Colombia and, along with specialized studies, she earned a Masters degree in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, London. She has worked as an professor in Colombia, at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the University of Antioquia and the National University. Having dedicated herself to sculpture and painting until the mid-nineties, Clemencia decided to change course and started developing installation, video, sound and interactive works inspired by the political and social conditions that have marked her time. In artslatter years she has produced video-installation projects that appeared in multiple national and international events, the most outstanding of which are, Treno/Waterweavers “The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture”, curated by José Roca and Alejandro Martín. Bard Graduate Center New York and at Conde Duque in Madrid during Arco Fair 2015 and The Art Museum of the Americas in Washigton. At NC- arte (2015) a non for profit space in Bogota, she showed Nóctulo a multichannel video installation that relies on the construction of a space within a space through transparent displays and interactive sound. This work attempts to question our certainties on visibility and memory, and to raise the possibility of rethinking the reconstruction of the present. Sacrificio in the I Bienal de Arte de Cartagena, and in the Salón Nacional de Artistas, Medellin. Versión Libre nominated in the VI Luis Caballero award.
At the exhibition called Coordenadas a history of the installation in Antióquia . Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Oppening of the Video installations Supervivencias, Juegos de Herencia y Treno at Alonso Garcés Gallery Bogotá. Juegos de Herencia onechannel at Cosmovideografías Latinoamericanas, CENART Mexico and at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquilla. The work Frontera at the MDE11, Medellín and Juegos de Herencia Photography at Fotográfica Bogotá. The interactive video installation/sound Voz resonancias de la prisión at the Museo Nacional de Colombia and in one channel for the England’s Liverpool Biennial (No Longer Empty proyect), Treno Switzerland’s Daros-Latinamerica Museum; the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Poland; the Delfina Foundation in the UK; and at the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional; Casa Intima at the VI Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. The video Apetitos de Familia at the VI Bienal de Bogotá Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.; and the VI Biennial of Havana, Cuba. with ten Colombian female colleages, the artist took part in an international tour through France, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, with the video installation De Doble Filo. She has participated with other colegues, in electronic arts festivals such as the ISEA in Helsinki-Stockholm and Tallin; the Festival de Artes Electrónicas Banquete in Madrid; Ars Electronica in Austria; Artrónica in Bogotá; and Metal in London with the work Quiasma. Worth of notice, during the past fiften years in Colombia, is her abundant output in multiple exhibits as well as her work’s presence in museums and galleries such as the Museo Nacional de Colombia, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, and the Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional.