Contact: mmsanchezu@gmail.com

Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta is a Colombian artist and writer. Sánchez Urdaneta has participated in several exhibitions at venues like The Kitchen, NY; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá; BRIC, NY; The Arlington Art Center, VA; The BID Headquarters Atrium, Washington, among others. Sánchez Urdaneta attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, NY; she holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, NY; a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, and a BA in Visual Arts at the PUJ, Bogotá.

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Education

2015-2014        
Whitney ISP Studio Program, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.
2014        
MFA Fine Arts, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY. 
Senior Thesis: Alas We are Extinguished. A Short Essay on The Politics of Mourning (Essay).
2012                
Journalism Specialist, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2009         
Bachelor of Visual Arts, With an Emphasis in Audiovisual Expression, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Senior Thesis: Silentes/Silenced, The Skin as a Palimpsest of Pain (Essay).

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2017
Reducing distance. Roger Kausch and Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta. Slag Gallery. New York, NY. (Upcoming)
2016
Disappearances. Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta and Alex Yudzon. SITE 57. New York, NY.
2015
Extracted Architecture. Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta and Logan Lape. SNC’s Streamline Mobile Gallery onsite at the University of California, Berkeley's, Sagehen Creek Field Station. Truckee, CA.
2009
Silentes. (Solo). Solar Proyectos y Procesos, LaLocalidad Gallery. Curated by Ana María Lozano. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Parajes. Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta and Viviana Alfonso. LA Galería, Contemporary Art, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Fifteen Black and White Untitled Photographs. (Solo). La Residencia, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Untitled. (Solo). Guest portfolio. fotomuseo.org 

          Collective Exhibitions

2017
Repositorio Rotativo de Video Arte Latinoamericano. Galería Die Ecke. Santiago, CL. (Upcoming)
Grupo <11>. Instituto Cervantes. New York, NY.
Rotative Repository of Latin American Video ArtEl Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.
2016      
Play - Pulse Miami. Miami, FL.
Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art. New Latin Wave Festival. New York, NY.
HALO. Slag Gallery. New York, NY. 
Play - Pulse Miami, pre-fair exhibition. Gateway Project Spaces. Newark, NJ.
Strange Landscapes. Arlington Arts Center. Arlington, VA. 
Up for Debate. BRIC. New York, NY. 
2015       
Whitney ISP Studio Program Exhibition. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. New York, NY. 
Nepo 5K Don’t Run. NEPO House. Seattle, WA.
Migratory Patterns. CuatroH, New York, NY.
Embodied Place. Garage Door Gallery at Holman Arts and Media Center, Incline Village, NV.
2014        
Before. The Kitchen, New York, NY.
2013        
Tracing Erasure. 25 E Gallery. Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY.
Translate. 25 E Gallery. Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY.
2012        
Re-Educate. 25 E Gallery. Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY.
Lineas de tiempo.  Club El Nogal. December, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2011        
Segunda subasta. LaLocalidad Gallery, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2010        
80 Years. The Javeriana in The Arts. BID Headquarters Atrium, Washington D.C. 
Primera subasta. LaLocalidad Gallery. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Al fin y al cabo, cosas. Club El Nogal. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2009        
Fotografía contemporánea. (Contemporary Photography). Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
El pliegue. Club El Nogal. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Some Books Are to Be Tasted... George Rodger Gallery, University of the Creative Arts, Maidstone, England.
Pequeño formato. Club El Nogal. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2007        
Séptimo Salón Javeriano. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

Grants and Academic Achievements

2014-2012    
Dean’s Scholarship Award, Parsons The New School for Design. New York, NY. 
Colfuturo Fellow, Scholarship for Studies Abroad, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
2011        
Fellow Semillero de InvestigaciónResearch and Creation for The Arts. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and El Instituto Pensar, Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
2009        
Honorary Mention. Senior Thesis:Silentes/Silenced, The Skin as a Palimpsest of Pain. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 

Further Studies

2010         
Theories of Contemporary Art, Diplomaed, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
2007        
Latin American Art, Our North is The South, Diplomaed, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 

Selected Publications

2016
The Dictionary of The Possible. Shifter Magazine. Edited by Sreshta Rit Premnath and Avi Alpert. New York, NY.
2015   
Embodied Place: Observations and Notation. Exhibition Catalogue. Sierra Nevada College.Tahoe, NV. Online
http://issuu.com/snc.mfa-ia/docs/embodied_place
2014      
To Rend That Body. I Scarcely Have The Right to Use this Ghostly Verb. Edited by Maricruz Alarcón and Ilyn Wong. For the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Parsons Fine Arts.New York, NY. 
Before. Exhibition Catalogue. Parsons The New School for Design. New York, NY. 
2012        
Fisuras del Arte Moderno en Colombia 1960-1979. (Fissures of Modern Art in Colombia 1960-1979). 
Author: Carmen Maria Jaramillo. Head Researcher: María Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta.
ISBN: 978-958-8471-58-7. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
Jorge Obando. Panorámicas de la modernidad en Colombia. Cuadernos de música, artes visuales y artes escénicas/Journal of Music, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Vol. 7. No.1. January 2012. ISSN for print: 1794-6670/ISSN electronic: 2215-9959. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
2011
Silentes. (Silenced). Destiempo libros. ISBN- 978-958-44-5863-6. Bogotá D.C. Colombia.
2010
Silentes, con los epigramas de Francia Elena Goenaga, Ph.D. (Silenced). Revista Universidad de Antioquia. Ed. Universidad de Antioquia. ISSN: 0120-2367. V. 302 Fasc.1 December, 2010. Medellin, Colombia. 

Selected Lectures & Presentations

2015
Accounts and Forensics. In conversation with Thom Donovan.The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. New York, NY.
Account. Seminar Leader. Dictionary of the Possible for Shifter Magazine. Parsons The New School for Design. New York, NY.
Extracted Architecture. Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta and Logan Lape. Unnamed Brooklyn Artist Group. Seminar Leader. New York, NY.
2014      
Fine Arts Symposium. Keynote Speaker. Parsons The New School for Design. New York, NY.
BEFORE. The Kitchen Gallery. New York, NY.  
2011        
Mountains, Between Heaven and Earth. Keynote Speaker on the series Landscapes, Models to assemble. District planetary, Sala Oriol Rangel. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.                         
Selling The Body. Art and Market. Invited Speaker. Diplomaed. Theories of Contemporary Art, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
Silentes Project. Skin as a Palimpsest of Pain. Keynote Speaker. Diplomaed. Theories of Contemporary Art, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
2010        
Que manera de Queererse… Art and Gender. Keynote Speaker. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
Faux Queens. Keynote Speaker. Theories of Contemporary Art, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.     
Repeat After Me. The Politics of Postmodern Parody. Keynote Speaker on the series Appropriation, Piracy, Quotes and Art. Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
National Identity and The Fair Sex in Colombian Art. Keynote Speaker on Cátedra San Pedro Alejandrino200 years of history. This event was part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of Independence of Colombia. Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino. Santa Marta, Colombia. 
2009        
On The Construction of The Body in Pain. Keynote Speaker. LaLocalidad Gallery. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 
Repeat After Me. The Politics of Postmodern Parody. Invited Speaker for the Exhibition Casa de CitasRegarding Appropriation, Piracy, Quotes and Art. Museo de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia.
The Body in Pain and Contemporary Art. Invited Speaker. Latin American Congress of Pain ACED. Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 

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