Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Mark Hooper at Guardian Unlimited has posted a heads up to this interesting artist. This really underscores my need for a Spanish translator and/or collaborator. Unfortunately, Mr. Hooper is similarly flummoxed by Spanish. Ironically, Maria was born in London.

Her bio from the 2005 Berlin Photography Festival states:
born in London in 1954, Maria Elvira Escallón lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. She initially studied psychology and later changed to fine art, taking workshops and courses at Colombian art academies. Of high formal heterogeneity, where each work has its own precise and unique path, Escallón’s work focuses on the processes of memory and destruction, nature and culture. Since 1980 her work has been included in many institutional art events in Colombia, including several solo exhibitions. Her work has received recognitions such as The National scholarship to Individual Creation granted by the Ministry of Culture in 1997 and the Luis Caballero Award in 2003. Since 2000, Escallon has exhibited her work and developed projects internationally.
She is currently exhibiting at The Photographer's Gallery in London as part of Once more with feeling which features recent work of Columbian photographers.

Maria Elvira Escallón
Guardian Unlimited - Mark Hooper
The Photographers Gallery

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