Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta

Colombia-bred artist Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta is best known for her beguilingly mysterious work combining installation, video, sculpture, and writings. A recent installation piece, “Mouth Filled Ash,” shows a misty rainforest, coupled with a series of texts. Her eerie yet strangely calming works depict places of, as she describes, “forced disappearances, mass graves, and terror tactics.” Sánchez Urdaneta has participated in several exhibitions at venues like The Kitchen, NY; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá; BRIC, NY; The Arlinton Art Center, VA; and The BID Headquarters Atrium, Washington. Sánchez Urdaneta attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, NY; she holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, NY; a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, and a BA in Visual Arts at the PUJ, Bogotá.