Rosa Maria Baquero Santacruz

 

Currently leaving in Windhoek- Nambia 

 

www.larosart.com

 

Mobile: 081 639 0734

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Artist’s statement

 

My work has involved the exploration of the response between human beings and the environment in three distinct locations: born in Colombia, lived in New Zealand and moved to Namibia in 2013.

The artwork investigates and comments on themes of social and individual responsibility and the consequences of human separation from their surroundings. I have engaged subjects such as coffee production, oil spills, street rubbish, reconstruction of past events and peasant urban cultivations. My methodology is varied and comes from what is available. I enjoy the spontaneity of creating from what is already there. The art is a product of the interaction between my development and the changing space around me. The thread is unprompted interface which provides insight into what it is to connect.

 

Education

2006 Master in Fine Arts , Instutituto Departamental de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia

 

Exhibitions

 

2013 Product of Colombia ( Solo exhibition)

 

          Matchbox Studios, Wellington, New Zealand

 

2012 City of Children (Solo exhibition)

         

         Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand

 

2012 National Art Exhibition Napier, New Zealand

 

2007 Photoshop, Exhibiton, Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand  

 

2004 Original y copia (installation) Culture Centre, Cali, Colombia

          Reshown at Hall National of Artist 39, Bogota, Colombia

 

2003 Imprints that Tracks Leave (engraving exhibition) Instituto Dep de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia

 

2002 Art at the Plaza Plaza of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia

 

2002 Female Sights 2 Palatino Culture Centre, University of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia

 

2001 Collective Exhibition of Painters, Prisma Cine-Arte, Pasto, Colombia

About La Rosa

I am from the Nariño region of Colombia and grew up in the surroundings of the Andes mountains. I am strongly influenced by my experience of childhood and adolescence which was spent in a close community that holds a strong connection with our environment.

 

My work seeks to explore the relationship that exists between ourselves and the environment. I explore societal interdependency and connection through themes such as the representation of black women in Colombian media and the post-apartheid social structures that are present in a Namibia.

 

Nature is often the subject of the investigation. Evoking childish images, I attempt to reconnect with the authentic. The process of continuously beginning is expressed through naive representation of the world around us.  I often use waste products which are used to create new contexts related to the past.  

  

I undertook my formal education at the Cali Instituto de Bellas Artes, Colombia and have worked in Namibia, New Zealand and the U.K. 

Education

 

2006   Master in Fine Arts

             Institute of Fine Arts, Cali, Colombia   

 

Individual Exhibitions

 

2013   Product of Colombia

            Matchbox, Wellinton, New Zealand

 

2012   City of Children

            Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand

 

Collective Exhibitions

 

2012   National Art Exhibition

            Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

 

2007   Photo Chop

            Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand

 

2004   Original and Copy

             Culture Centre, Cali, Colombia

 

2004   Original and Copy (reshown)

             Salon National de Artistas, Bogota, Colombia

 

2004   Imprints that Leaves Ways   

            Gallery of Fine Arts, Cali, Colombia

 

2002   7th Salón Facartes

            Palatino Cultural Centre, Pasto, Colombia

 

2001   Collective Exhibition of Painters

            Prisma Cine-Arte, Pasto, Colombia

 

2001   Art at the Plaza

            Plaza de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia

     

2000  Female Sights 2 

            Palatino Cultural Centre, Pasto, Colombia