Valentina Rodríguez

Born in Bogotá, Colombia (1998) 

Currently studying MA Time based media at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. Bachelor in Fine Arts at National University of Colombia. Awarded second prize at Premio Arte Jovén 2021 . Group Exhibitions in Nueveochenta Gallery within the framework of the YOUNG ART AWARD by Embassy of Spain and Colsanitas, the Spotlights program from BARCÚ Bogotá Art Fair, “Trazar Horizontes” BiblioRED, ‘’Dreams/Nightmares’’ in WHA Galerie and screenings in film festivals such as ANIMEX in the Tesside University in the UK. MIRA Festival de Cine Latinoamericano Independiente in Bonn, Germany. CINETORO Experimental Film Festival, CINESTESIA Universitary Short-Film Festival and NOS VEMOS EN 16:9, where it was awarded for best professional sound.

With a strong focus on archive material and found footage, she develops a methodology for reinterpretation of images in different techniques, such as painting, engraving, drawing and analog animation. Her work plays with the image duality in order to widen the gap between reality and fiction, through gestures and interventions, by consciously working within the image creation. This exploration of both boundaries conceals in this times a kind of a third time-space, an uncertainty terrain with a ironic gaze of the past.