Cecilia Paredes  (Peruvian) 

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Cecilia Paredes (Peruvian, b.1950) was born in Lima, Peru, where she studied Plastic Arts at the Catholic University of Lima. She later went on to study at Cambridge Arts and Crafts School in England. She was awarded the Publicacin Libro de Artista by the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, the First Mention of Honor at the Bienal Centroamericana, as well as first prizes at the Salon Nacional de Grabado, the Salon Nacional de Grabado in Lima, the Municipalidad de Lima for serigraphy, and finally the Universidad Católica in Peru for theatre/lithography. Paredes completed residencies at both Pennsylvania University and the Banff Art Centre in Canada. She is a contemporary performance and installation artist, who is best known for her unusual work in which she uses her own body as a canvas for body paint. Her last name, Paredes, which means walls in Spanish, perfectly suits her fascination with turning herself into a human chameleon and melting herself into the walls.

One of her most acclaimed series is her Landscapes, a floral series in which she is painted to match floral-patterned wallpapers; her hair, and sometimes an ear, is often the only indication that a person is in the image. Paredes has also transformed herself into animals, plants, or her surroundings by using body paints, which are applied to her body by her assistants. The idea behind her work is to display a theme of relocation and adjustment to one's surroundings, especially after migration or displacement. With her striking and though-provoking pieces, she aims to illustrate every person's quest to belong. Paredes's image, Meditative Mermaid, will be featured at the 2012 Los Angeles Art show at the L.A. Convention Centre in California.

Paredes's solo exhibitions have been held at the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas, the University of Salamanca in Spain, the Natural World Museum in California, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Guatemala, the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo in Costa Rica, the Galeria Animal in Chile, the Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, FL, the Michela Rizzo Venice in Italy, and the FIA Ibero American Art Fair. She has also been featured as part of group exhibitions at the United Nations in Paris, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, the Art and Architecture Biennial of the Canary Islands, and the Biennale di Venezia. Paredes currently lives and works in San Jose, Costa Rica, Lima, Peru, and Philadelphia. She is represented by the Arte Sur Gallery.

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Cecilia Paredes, In the heart of your wings

 

Cecilia Paredes
In the heart of your wings
2014

Diana Lowenstein Gallery
Cecilia Paredes, Highlands Mercury

 

Cecilia Paredes
Highlands Mercury
2013

Galeria Blanca Berlin
Cecilia Paredes, Andean Mercury

 

Cecilia Paredes
Andean Mercury
2013

Galeria Blanca Berlin
Cecilia Paredes, Blue Paradise,2010

 

Cecilia Paredes
Blue Paradise,2010
2011

Galeria Blanca Berlin
Cecilia Paredes, Paradise Hands

 

Cecilia Paredes
Paradise Hands
2011

Galeria Blanca Berlin
Cecilia Paredes, Paraíso esquivo, 2010. Serie Sueños fugitivos

 

Cecilia Paredes
Paraíso esquivo, 2010. Serie Sueños fugitivos
2010

Galeria Blanca Berlin
Cecilia Paredes, Lucky Shot

 

Cecilia Paredes
Lucky Shot
2006

Diana Lowenstein Gallery
Cecilia Paredes, Crustaceo

 

Cecilia Paredes
Crustaceo
Diana Lowenstein Gallery
Cecilia Paredes, Asia

 

Cecilia Paredes
Asia
2009

J. Johnson Gallery
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Cecilia Paredes, La rama dentro

 

Cecilia Paredes
La rama dentro
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1996   First Prize" II Sculpture Biennale Cerveceria Costa Rica".
2000   Banff Centre for the Arts, Residency, Canada.
2002   First Mention of Honor, Biennial Centro America.
2008   International guest artist: Ibero American Art Fair FIA Caracas
  Born in Lima, Peru. Studied Plastic Arts at the Catholic University of Lima and Cambridge Arts and Crafts School of England.
  Lives and works in San Jose, Costa Rica and Philadelphia, US
2009   New Works, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL (solo)
2009   ARTEAMERICAS, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2008   The Sleeping Self - photography, video, Thessa Herold Gallery, Paris France (solo)
2008   FIA, Caracas international guest artist solo show, Michela Rizzo Venice, Italy (solo)
2008   Getophoto, Bilbao, Spain
2008   Arte Fiera Bologna, Italy
2008   Unlearning Intolerance Series United Nations and Natural World Museum, New York, US
2008   Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, Natural World Museum Paris, France.
2007   Animalistica Central Bank Museum, Costa Rica
2007   Change Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
2007   Costa Rica Museum of Art (solo)
2007   Contemporary Museum, Santiago, Chile
2007   Cultural Center Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007   “I am another” Silvia Medina, Barcelona, Espana (solo)
2007   Art Bologna, Italy. Scope London
2006   Biennial of Art and Canary Islands Architecture. Frascati, Italy
2006   Photo BA, Buenos Aires
2006   Oltre Lilith Scuderie Aldobrandini
2006   Chemin D Art Salle DES Jacobins, St Flour, France
2006   ArteBa, Buenos Aires ArtexArte Foundation
2006   Arteamericas, Miami, Diana Lowenstein
2006   Illusions - photography, Signature Gallery, Miami, USA / with Pancho Quilici (solo)
2006   Juego De Las Miradas», photography, video-instalation, sculpture, - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo , Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
2006   Spaces - photography, video, Lillebonne Gallery, Nancy, France (solo)
2006   University of Indiana, Indiana, US
2006   Borrowed World, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami (solo)
2005   Arte y Natura, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2005   Art Basel Miami Beach, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami
2005   Art Cologne, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami
2005   MACO, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Mexico DF
2005   Chicago Contemporary, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts
2005   Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2005   ARCO, Madrid. Galeria Lucia De La Puente
2005   La Costilla Maldita, Comisaria Margarita Aizpuru
2005   Centro de Arte Moderno, Lanzarote GranCanarias
2005   The Damned Rib: Atlantic Centre of Modern Arts, Canary Islands, Spain. Curator: Margarita Aizpuru
2004   Natura: Cultural Centre of Spain, Guatemala
2004   Arthobler Gallery, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2004   ARCO, Madrid. Galeria ArtexArte
2004   Museo de Arte Costarricense: Armas de Poder
2004   Galeria Animal, Chile (solo)
2004   Sol de Rio Arte Contemporaneo, Guatemala (solo)
2004   Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru (solo)
2003   Seem: Camuflajes y Transparencias, New York (solo)
2003   Open Maps, Comisario Alejandro Castellote, Barcelona/ Madrid
2003   Double edged swords: Teoretica, San Jose, Costa Rica
2003   University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain (solo)
2003   Calderon Guardia Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica (solo)
2003   ArtexArte, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Solo at ARCO (solo)
2003   Indiana University, Pennsylvania, USA (solo)
2002   The Floating Land, Queensland, Australia
2002   Art Miami, USA
2002   Lucia de la Puente, Lima (solo)
2002   Proyect DO IT/ Teoretica, San Jose
2002   Central American Biennial, Nicaragua
2002   ARCO, Madrid. Comisario Antonio Zaya Futuribles
2002   Galeria Sol del Rio
2002   Museum of Panama, Panama (solo)
2001   Sol de Rio Arte Contemporaneo, Guatemala (solo)
2001   Contemporary Art Museum, Panama (solo)
2001   Contemporary Art Museum of Panama, Permanent collection
2000   Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica (solo)
2000   Contemporary Art and Design Museum, Costa Rica: Permanent collection
2000   VII Bienal de La Habana, Instalacion Barrio San Isidro, Cuba
1999   The Central Bank, San Jose, Costa Rica
1999   Sculpture Biennial, San Jose, Costa Rica
1998   Instalo-Mesotica: Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
1998   Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala (solo)
1997   IV Havana Biennial, Cuba
1996   Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica: Permanent collection New Tendencies Costarrican Museum of Art