Luz Ángela Lizarazo
|Nombre||Luz Ángela Lizarazo|
|Fecha de nacimiento||1966|
|Estudios universitarios||Arte en la Universidad de Los Andes|
|Formación profesional||Arte en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de París|
|País de nacimiento||Colombia, }}|
|Ciudad de nacimiento||Bogotá|
Luz Ángela Lizarazo is a Colombian artist who was born in Bogotá in 1966. Her work encompasses the study of and interest in fragility, the relationship between what is private and intimate and the public sphere, and the interaction with spatiality.
Luz Ángela Lizarazo was born in Bogotá in 1966, and studied Art at the University of Los Andes and the Paris School of Fine Arts. Following her time in the French capital she traveled to Madrid, where she lived for a period of ten years. During this phase of her career, she came into contact with contemporary art, enabling her to explore an endless amount of resources and themes. In the Spanish capital she studied jewelry making, in addition to being taught ceramics in Bogotá.
Her academic journey and exploratory activities in various cities have allowed her to broaden her artistic perspective, based on individuality, the human essence and even mass social problems, and by making use of devices such as the fragility both of raw materials and their conceptual undercurrent.
Luz Ángela Lizarazo’s artistic career spans close to two decades, beginning with recognitions in the 1990s such as the honorable mentions she received in 1990 as part of the 2nd Art Biennial at the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO) and for her work on the project Odas y Cantos de Pablo Neruda (Odes and Songs of Pablo Neruda) at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque (New Mexico), United States. She has also taken part in group exhibitions, including 1998’s Rojo sobre rojo (Red on red) for the Johnny Walker Arts Award at the Luis Ángel Arango Library of the Banco de la República, “Painting in the 1990s” at the Cartagena Museum of Modern Art, and “Fragility: Art and the Environment” at the Art Museum of the Bogota campus of the National University of Colombia. In 2007 she formed part of the exhibition entitled “Colombian Art from 1960-2000 in the Museum Collection” at MAMBO, and two years later was included in the group show “Return: Latin American Art and Memory” at the Casa de América in Madrid. She also presented her work in the Moroccan capital Casablanca as part of the 1st International Biennial of Casablanca in 2012.
During the 2000 decade she also held individual exhibitions at various galleries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, with her 2003 project “Encarnados” (Incarnate) at the Alonso Garcés Gallery and her piece “Peinar la piel” (Brushing the skin) at Madrid’s Magda Belloti Gallery standing out among them. In 2006 she competed for the Luis Caballero Award with her work “De tripas corazón” (Bite the bullet), which was displayed at the Santafé Gallery in Bogotá. She exhibited her piece Xenogamia (Xenogamy) at MCO Arte Contemporáneo in Porto, Portugal in 2007.
In 2012 she held exhibitions in Vietnam and Turkey through her participation in the “Irregular Hexagon” project. She presented her project “Desde el antejardín”” (From the front garden) at the gallery of the Chapinero office of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and a year later exhibited “Una línea en hilo” (A line in thread) at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University’s Museum of Visual Arts. In 2017 she exhibited her piece “Ornitografías” (Ornithographies) at the Barranquilla Museum of Modern Art
Characteristics of her work
The art of Luz Ángela Lizarazo is defined by the creation of networks that connect one idea with another while keeping the thematic purpose constantly in mind. From this perspective, her artistic works weave together complex and intractable issues in a social, cultural and political context, a blend that guides the poetic device; this shows the dichotomy between the fragility and delicateness of the technique or the materials with the grueling reality of the theme or undercurrent.
In terms of materials and techniques, she has employed myriad visual resources such as drawing, which allows her to reflect and meditate based on intimacy; hair, in order to address the importance and tradition of weaving; glass, in order to express the fragility and the tentative fracture or breakage of ideas; and the furcula or so-called ‘wishbone’, which has enabled her to address the symbolism of flight in birds and its importance due to its relevance in animal anatomy, as well as concepts of luck, flight and desire
Featured works (projects)
- 2006: Tejidos (Weavings)
- 2008: Xenogamia (Xenogamy)
- 2008: El Dorado
- 2008: Mudanza (Removal)
- 2012: Garden Tales
- 2012-2015: Ornitografías: aves que no vemos (Ornithographies: birds we don’t see)
- 2014: Territorio soñado (Dream Territory)
- 2014: Una línea en hilo (A Line in Thread)
- 2015-2017: Celosías: estéticas de la paranoia (Lattices: Aesthetics of Paranoia)
Works by Luz Ángela Lizarazo in the collections of the Banco de la República
|Ornithographies, from the series “Nuevos cantos y onda de viento” (New songs and ripple of wind)||2015||Not recorded||AP5598|
|Madre de marzo (Mother of March)||2002||Reserve||Drawing||AP4213|
the most relevant milestones in her career are listed in chronological order, such as date of birth, marriage, entry into institutions, exhibitions and recognitions :
- 1966: Born in Bogotá, Colombia.
- 1998: Takes part in the exhibition “Red on Red” for the Johnny Walker Arts Award in Bogotá, and “Fragility: Art and the Environment” at the Art Museum of the Bogotá campus of the National University.
- 2003: Forms part of the exhibition “Art, Women and Migration” at the Alcobendas Cultural Center.
- 2006: :Competes for the Luis Caballero Award at the Santafé Gallery with her project “Bite the Bullet”.
- 2007: Presents her piece “Lattices: Aesthetics of Paranoia” in Madrid and Cartagena.
- 2009: Takes part in the show “Return: Latin American Art and Memory” at Casa de América, Madrid.
- 2012: Participates in an artistic project in Vietnam and Turkey with her piece “Irregular Hexagon”.
- 2015:Forms part of the “Ephemeral Museum of Oblivion” at the Regional Artists Show at the National University of Colombia.
- 2017: Takes part in the exhibition “Desire: An Exhibition about Sex, Love and Lust” at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art.
- 2019: Exhibits at Casa Hoffmann in Bogotá as part of the exhibition “Lust”.
1.Roca, José y Suárez, Sylvia. (2019). El aire en los huesos (Air in the bones). Seguros Bolívar Contemporary Art Collection. Bogotá: Tangrama.
2.Roca, José y Suárez, Sylvia. (2012). Transpolítico . Arte en Colombia 1992-2012 (Transpolitical: Art in Colombia 1992-2012). Madrid: Lungwerg Editores.
Art collection of the Banco de la República
- Visit the artwork Ornithographies of Luz Ángela Lizarazo in Colección de arte
- Visit the artwork Mother of March of Luz Ángela Lizarazo in Colección de arte
1. Research and text: Alejandro Lozano, mediator of the museums and collections of the Banco de la República, for Banrepcultural.
2.Text revision and editing: Inti Camila Romero Estrada and Diana Marcela Salas Solórzano. Public and Educational Services, Art and Other Collections Unit (UAOC).