Isabella Celis Campos

Bogotá D.C. Colombia, 1996. 

 

 

Isabella Celis Campos is a young Colombian artist and environmental activist with studies in textiles and sustainability.

Isabellas’s artistic practice seeks to be a path of reflection on multiple socio-environmental concerns that are expressed in herself and in her surroundings. She works from textile processes and finds in interdisciplinary dialogues a conducive space to reconsider what has been established and propose discussions about what it means to live and coexist in complex, intricate and interdependent ecosystemic realities. Her work is nourished by a constant fascination and amazement for natural systems, experimentation and in-depth research in order to make visible environmental concerns that directly or indirectly involve the human being. Although textiles are the basis of Isabella’s work, in her practice she intertwines various media from video, sound, text to photography.

Currently Isabella develops two projects about the territorial disagreements between man and his habitat in the Alto Cauca and in the Depresión Momposina.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2020    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

2020    Minor in Cinema, Video and Animation. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

2021    Decoloniality vs Globalization Seminar, Colombian Ministry of Culture. 

2021    Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training, The Climate Reality Project. 

2021    Rethinking the future of Latin America and the Caribbean: Alternatives for social-ecological transformation, Foro Nacional Ambiental Colombia  & Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Colombia – Fescol

2020    Introduction to Sustainability, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

2020    Sustainable Fashion, Copenhagen Business School.  

2020    Green Marketing, Universidad de los Andes.

2020    Effective Leadership for the 21st century Specialization, Universidad de los Andes.

2019    Vector Synthesis Workshop by Derek Holzer. Bogota’s Cinamatheque, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Exhibitions 

2021.   Woman, Memory & Space,   ARTBO ⎜ Salas  – Chapinero. Bogota’s Chamber of Commerce. Bogotá, Colombia.

2021    Art & Decoloniality Biennial, Colonial Museum. Bogotá, Colombia.  

2021    Immanent Acts,  3rd International Meeting of Research and Creation. REDLIC (Latin American Creation & Research Network) Bogotá, Colombia. 

2021    Art-cheology. Apocalyptic Dimensions, Casa Mamífera. Bogotá, Colombia. 

2019    A Cielo Abierto, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    Obra en la Vía, Universidad de los Andes.  Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    Vector Synthesis Workshop by Derek Holzer Exhibition, Bogota’s Cinamatheque. Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    El Colgadero 2nd Edition, Colectivo Mezcoliche. Parque de los Hippies, Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    El Colgadero 1st Edition, Colectivo Mezcoliche. San Victorino, Bogotá, Colombia.

2016    Salón Séneca, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

2012    Chafura,  Casa de Santander. Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Distinctions, Fellowships & Residencies  

2021    Selected artist for the exhibition “Woman, Memory & Space”,  selected to be part of the permanent catalog of Caona Arte  and to have access to training courses, mentoring and economic incentives.

2021    Fellowship for the residency programme “HABITANDO LA ANARQUÍA, HONORIS CAUSA” .  Validadero Artístico Internacional. Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    Winning Project. Artistic Creation Grant, Uniandinos. Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    Grant to develop an artistic project, CIC – Center for Research and Creation, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

2019    Winning Project.  Grant, Convocatoria Bota, with the project “El colgadero” by Colectivo Mezcoliche. Art Department, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Work Experience

04.2021 – Today        Art Teacher, Experimental art workshops for children, Talleres Liebre Lunar – Uniandinos, Bogotá, Colombia.  

02.2020 – 01.2021    Creative Director, Sin Carreta Academic journal. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

01.2019 – 06.2019    Supervisor, Audiovisual equipment lending. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

07.2015 – 12.2018    Teaching Assistant, Arte y cine Course. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

01.2018 – 04.2018    Teacher Aide, Historia contada por objetos Extension Course. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

06.2017 – 02.2018    Director & teacher, Art Workshop Icatá Club. Bogotá, Colombia.

08.2017 – 10.2017    Teacher Aide, Taller de Acuarela Extension Course. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

02.2017 – 10.2017    Art Workshop Teacher, Meráki. Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Collaborations

           2021     Blog Writer, Saving The Amazon.  Bogotá, Colombia.

2020-2021    Columnist, El Uniandino Newspaper.  Bogotá, Colombia.

            2020     Graphic designer, Fashion Revolution Colombia.  Bogotá, Colombia.

 

​Languages

Spanish      mother tongue

English       professional 

German      intermediate

Italian         basic

 

 

 

10.2021