CV

Born in Medellín, Colombia

Lives and Works in New York

EDUCATION

2006

BFA in Visual Arts, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

On Cloud 9, Michael Angelo's Wonderland Beauty Parlor, New York, NY, USA

2008

Seven Out Of Seven, invited by Lior Lev Sercarz, Bridge Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006

Soft Bodies, University Museum, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia [Catalog]

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Kaufman Arts District, Backlot Art Festival, Queens Council on the Arts Gallery, Astoria, NY, USA

2012

Double Decker Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Hit it. Scrapped, Issue 1. Art magazine showcasing Ladybug #02, Red Roots Gallery-25CPW, New York, NY, USA

2011

Curate NYC: Toys & Games With A Twist, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, USA

Curate NYC– Toys & Games With A Twist, Online Exhibition selected by Danielle Burns, Curator, The Houston Museum of African American Culture and Courtney Wendroff, Visual Arts Director, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC.) New York, NY, USA

NURTUREart Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, USA

2010

Works On Paper, Bridge Gallery, New York, NY, USA

What Would You Do? Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006

Ego-Eco, Centre Loisir et Culture, Paris, France

Dot-Dot-Dot, The Chamber of Commerce of Medellín for Antioquia, Headquarters, Downtown Medellín, Colombia

Click2, The Garage Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

The Book And The Visual Arts, Hall of Books from emerging artists, XIX International Fair of the Book, Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia [Digital Catalog]

Topology: Matter in Motion, XIV Bilbao Viscaya Bank Hall of Art, The Colombian Mint House Art Collection, Museum owned by the Republic Bank, Bogotá, Colombia [Catalog]

2005

Fragments Of My Neighborhood, Itinerant Photography Exhibition: Trolley wheel station, Santo Domingo, El Poblado Park, Stadium Station, Botero Plaza, Metro rail Car 17 (inside), Medellín, Colombia [Catalog]

XIV Visual Arts National Hall, University Museum, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia [Catalog]

PUBLICATIONS

2013

Rackedwire, Mónica Vélez at Wonderland Beauty. Monday, July 8, 2013, by Tiffany Yannetta, New York, USA [Online Magazine]

2012

Hit it. Scrapped/Issue 1: August 23 New York, USA [Magazine]

2008

The Spice Is Right. Critic’s pick Time Out New York / Issue 674: Aug 28–Sep 3 New York, USA [Magazine]

2006

School Of Arts 25th Anniversary, Building Art And Culture. First Edition University of Antioquia, Faculty of Arts, Medellín, Colombia [Book Cover Artwork]

De Jeunes Artistes Colombiens Bourrés De Talent. L’Écho, Le Régional. Plaine de France. Mercredi 22 novembre, page 42, Ezanville, France [Newspaper]

Art That Goes From The Earth To The Space. Life and Culture. El Colombiano. Friday, February 17th, Medellín, Colombia [National Newspaper]

The Garage, A Space For Artists. El Parche. El Tiempo Zona. August 24th through 30th, Bogotá, Colombia [National Newspaper]

Paisas At The XIV Bilbao Viscaya Bank Hall of Art. The Movement: Art And Part. Wednesday December 20th. El Mundo. Medellín, Colombia [National Newspaper]

2005

Arts The Magazine # 10 Vol. 5. University of Antioquia. Faculty of Arts, Medellín, Colombia. Jul-Dec [Magazine Cover Photography]

XIV Visual Arts National Hall. Conceptual Maturity And Quality Technique. Alma Mater #537 October, University of Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia [Newspaper]

AWARDS

2012

Winner of the 2012 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures “Agua Pasa Por Mi casa, Cate De Mi Corazón” holiday card design, San Antonio, TX, USA

2009

Recipient of the Individual Artist Initiative program from the Queens Council on The Arts, Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Queens, NY, USA

2005

Special Acknowledgment in the XIV Visual Arts National Hall. National Awards of Culture, University Museum, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia [Catalog]