Eliana Beltrán

Long term residency

June 2016 - April 2018

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Eliana Beltrán, Medellín 1984


She studied architecture at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (2006), made her final thesis on the concentration areas of study: theory, criticism and project. She’s a drummer, she did a short-term stay in the music conservatory Eafit University with an emphasis on symphonic percussion (2012) and dedicated herself to discover the instrument, in a self-taught way, being part of experimental musical projects of the Colombian alternative scene (2005-2014). Co-founder of the architectural studio Ctrl + G Lab (2009). She’s a member of Unloquer hackerspace (2010-2013) and other groups and forms of collaborative work that have enabled her to navigate between disciplinary and institutional boundaries. She’s interested in working from the found-space or places with an apparently established logic, exploring the idea of space in art, the experience of architecture from the sound perception, the interrelation body-space, development of space practices are resulting in different forms of production and actions. She is currently writing her thesis for the Master in Sound Art at the University of Barcelona (2015-2017) and recently a member of the group Sons of Barcelona.

Collective exhibitions, awards, residencies:

Zeppelin Festival/Centre Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, (2015); Loop Festival/ collective exhibition of the works of Master en Art Sonor students (2015); Festival Yavería, Bogotá (2014); Centro Festival, Bogotá (2014); 43 (Inter) National Artists’ Saloon, Medellín (2013); Plecto Galería, Snack Medellín (2013); Modern Art Museum, Medellín (2010); IX Image International Festival, Caldas University, Manizalez (2010). Honorable mention for architectural project XXIII Biennal Nacional d’Arquitectura Colombiana 2012; First price National Public Competition in Architecture and Urbanism Alcaldia de Medellín 2009; First price Sustainable Gardening Competition, II Canary Islands Biennal in Art, Architecture and Landscaping Spain 2009; First price International Public Competition of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscaping, Sport Scenarios/Sud-american Games IX edition, Medellín 2008, among others.


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