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About me


Studied art at the University of Los Andes, she has a Masters in sculpture from the Slade School of fine art, UCL and a Master in Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory in the CRMP at Kingston University. Part of several collectives like (Play)ground-less, UHIM (Heterogeneous Unity of Moving Images) and No te oigo (contemporary music). From 2015, Maria was head of the Visual Arts programme at El Bosque University, where she developed projects such as Simbionte (Inter-institutional Circuit of in 6 different universities’ art programs), El Bosque Residency (as curator, where each year an international artist is invited to interrupt the classes), Multiespecies (to take students out of their classes to think about nature) and research around art and education.
Currently works as Faculty at the London Interdisciplinary School.

Collective Exhibitions

︎ 2021  Facing Time, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada
︎ 2021 Design in an Age of Crisis, London Design Biennale, London
︎ 2020 Escaleras futuras, El Parqueadero, Museo del Banco de la República de Colombia, Bogotá
︎ 2020 9:16, n-1, Estadio el Campín, Bogota

︎ 2020 Simbiosis Entrópica, Museo de Arte de Pereira, Pereira
︎2020 AS&M 4.5, The Sensorium Art Show, University of East London
︎ 2020 Rapid Transition curated by Judith Dean, London
︎2020 La exposición de 5 palabras curated by Carolina Cerón, Arte Portatil, U. Los Andes, Bogota
︎ 2019 Wrong Biennale, Megalith curated by Metameth Labs, Svalbard, Norway
︎2019 Odeón Intensivo, Espacio Odeon, Bogota
︎ 2019 No te oigo, nada dos veces, Festival en Tiempo Real, Espacio Odeon, Bogota
︎2019 Lo que no se ha perdido de Santiago Pinyol, Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City
︎ 2018 (Play)groundless, Resolution is not the point, Photo50, London Art Fair, London ︎2017 Estructuras, datos y lenguaje, Galería Casa 4, Grey Cube Projects, Bogota
︎ 2017 Fórmulas disfuncionales de Amor, The Box Gallery, Los Angeles
︎ 2016 Hollow Tongues, Gasworks Gallery, London
︎ 2016 El Muestreo, Alianza Colombo Americana, Bogota
︎ 2016 Panorama Colombia, From the creation of Adam to the Post-Conflict, Colombian Film Festival Berlin, Berlin
︎ 2015 Play(ground)less, Space in Between, London  
︎ 2015 Sin Titulo: Derecho a la pereza, ARTICULARTE ArtBo, Bogota   
︎ 2015 Escuela de Garaje, 15Salón Regional de Artistas, Odeón, Bogota
︎ 2014 Curaduría de Laagencia, Pabellón Arte Cámara, ArtBo, Bogota
︎ 2014 Bruce Says, Teatro OKIN, Seoul, South Korea
︎ 2014 Sandnes Kunstforining, Sandnes, Norway
︎ 2013 Worlds Apart, Noplace, Oslo, Norway   
︎ 2013 Amalgama(s), Cámara de Comercio de Bogota, Bogota
︎ 2013 T.C.O.B, Museo La Tertulia, Cali
︎ 2012 Slade Degree Show, UCL, London
The World’s Our Oyster, APT Gallery, London
︎  2012 The point of no return, The Book Society, Seoul, South Korea
Negotiation and Piracy workshop, Transmediale, Berlin
︎ 2012 Installations and Happenings, Bloomsbury Festival, London
︎ 2011 Proyecto Tímido, Feria de Arte La Otra, Bogota  
︎ 2011 Interim Show, Woburn Research Centre, London
︎ 2011 Taking care of business, M-I-A-M-I, Bogota
︎ 2011 Salon Flux Nr.3, Salon Flux, London
︎ 2011 Deep CutsLast Measures, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London
︎ 2009 Tésis, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogota, Bogota
︎ 2008 Séptimo Festival de Performance de Cali, Santiago de Cali

Solo shows

︎ 2017 Lo mejor que nos puede pasar es que no pase nada, MIAMI, Bogota
︎ 2015 hasta, Galería Barrio Abajo, Barranquilla

Conferences

︎ 2019 Phenomenality of spectres, part of the Slade Summer School, UCL, London 2019 Medio cielo: María A. Madero y Beatriz Eugenia Díaz, Galeria Salon Comunal, Bogota 2019 Bajo cielo: María A. Madero y Beatriz Eugenia Díaz, Galeria Salon Comunal, Bogota
︎ 2018 Art & Education, Modus Operandi, University of Los Andes, Bogota 2018 Rojo y negro: lectura de cartas en “dibujos de Ramírez Villamizar”, Galería Salón Comunal, Bogota
︎ 2017 Escuela Incierta, Lugar a Dudas, Cali 2017Naturaleza Oculta, Casas Riegner, Bogota
︎ 2016 Arte e Incertidumbre, Modus Operandi U.  Los Andes and U. El Bosque, Bogota
︎ 2015 Collaboration and Authorship: Talks and Performances curated by Hemera, Guest Projects, London
︎ 2013 Near Far, Winchester University, London
︎ 2012 Slade Summer School, UCL, London 2012 Formless, The Old Police Station, London 2012 Forehead, SAUNA, London

Curatorial Projects

︎ 2020 Ways to inhabit the screen, Heterogeneous Unity of Moving images, Espacio Odeon, Bogota2020 From the mask, Carnaval Digital, https://carnavaldigital.com/ 2020 Archive Delirium, Carnaval Digital, https://carnavaldigital.com/
︎  2019 Abierto desde afuera: cuerpos y sexualidades, (co-curated Angélica María Zorrilla) Galería Cafam
︎  2016 Primero estaba el mar, Galería Barrio Abajo, Barranquilla
︎  2014 Things presented to the Mind, AGAINAGAINAGAINAGAIN, London
︎  2012 Scrapbook, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh


Workshops

︎2020 Resistance strategies in the Age of Surveillance, Vector Festival, Intraccess, Toronto
︎2020 Transmisión, Interacción, Extracción, Bogotrax, Bogota
︎2020 “Desórdenes y órdenes“, Circulo Colombiano del color, Tunja
︎2019 Lo que se esconde, 45SNA, Mambo, Bogota
︎2019 Extrañeza inquietante with Carmen Elvira Brigard, Mambo, Bogota
︎2019 Cartografías del Paraíso with Beatriz Eugenia Diaz, MAMM, Medellin