Translations:Beatriz González/31/en

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  • 1932: Born in the city of Bucaramanga, Santander, to Valentín González Rangel and Clementina Aranda Mantilla. Younger sister of Jorge and Lucila.
  • 1948: Study at the Franciscan School of Bucaramanga.
  • 1956: Arrives in Bogota to study architecture at Colombia's National University. After two years decides to switch degrees.
  • 1958: Travels to Bucaramanga and designs window displays and sets for parades.
  • 1959: Returns to Bogotá and enters the Faculty of Arts at the Universidad de los Andes.
  • 1962: Graduates and holds an exhibition with colleagues Camila Loboguerrero and Gloria Martínez.
  • 1964: Holds first exhibition thanks to a program promoted by the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, dedicated to showcasing new talent. Obtains a mention in the First Intercol Salon.
  • 1965: The Sisga Suicides (Los Suicida del Sisga) is rejected by the admission jury for the XVII National Artists' Salon. The decision is reconsidered and the work obtains the second special jury prize.
  • 1966: Travels to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to take a course in engraving at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten.
  • 1969: Her work It's a Copy (Es Copia) is rejected at the XX Salon of Colombian Artists. She obtains a prize in the Southern Engraving Salon.
  • 1970: Begins her period as director of education at the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, a position she held until 1983.
  • 1971: Selected by the Colombian Institute of Culture as Colombia's representative to the XI Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1973: Exhibits her furniture alongside Luis Caballero at the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art.
  • 1976: Ends furniture work and begins experimenting with textile surfaces.
  • 1978: Launches the guide school of the Museum of Modern Art. She is selected for the 28th Venice Biennale.
  • 1980: Her work becomes political during the administration of president Turbay Ayala.
  • 1985: Begins working as a member of the Banco de la República advisory board for visual arts.
  • 1990: Becomes curator of the art and history collections of Colombia's National Museum. Receives an extraordinary mention at the XXXIII National Artists' Salon for her career.
  • 1993: Exhibition For the Humor of Art (Por humor al arte) at the Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogotá.
  • 1996: Traveling exhibition by Banco de la República
  • 1997: Individual exhibition on the Las Delicias massacre at the Garcés Velásquez Gallery in Bogotá.
  • 1998: Retrospective exhibition What an Honor to Be With You at This Historical Moment (Qué honor estar con usted en este momento histórico) at el Museo del Barrio, New York.
  • 2000: Named honorary master of visual arts by the University of Antioquia.
  • 2001: Produces Dolores, an exhibition based on the images of the pro-indigenous American killed by the guerrillas.
  • 2004: Retires from her position as curator of Colombia's National Museum.
  • 2006: Honored with "Life and Work" award by the Ministry of Culture.
  • 2009: Curator and researcher of the exhibition La caricatura en Colombia a partir de la Independencia at Banco de la República.
  • 2010: The documentary filmmaker Diego García Moreno releases the film Beatriz González, Why Are You Crying? documenting the process of making Anonymous Auras (Auras Anónimas).
  • 2011: Retrospective exhibition at the Medellín Museum of Modern Art.
  • 2013: Universidad de los Andes publishes the book Manual de arte del siglo XIX, written by Beatriz González.
  • 2014: Publishes the book Pobre de mí, no soy sino un triste pintor, collection of correspondence with Luis Caballero.
  • 2015: Her work The Sisga Suicides turns 50. She exhibits the three versions of the work at the Tate Modern.
  • 2016: Exhibition at the La Tertulia Museum in Cali
  • 2017: Retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux.
  • 2019: The Perez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) hold a major retrospective of Beatriz González's work.
  • 2020: University of the Andes awards her an honorary doctorate for her contributions to art and art history in Colombia. The Banco de la República pays tribute to the artist with the exhibition Beatriz González