Luisa Ardila Camacho
Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1990. She has lived and worked in France since 2012. She studied at the National University of Colombia, in her native city, before joining the Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne, in France, then the College of Art of Marseille, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in 2016 and master's degree in 2019, on this occasion she was awarded the Prix François Bret. During this time, she also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice between 2016 and 2017. Luisa has presented her work in three solo exhibitions: in Venice in 2017, then in Marseille in 2019, at Sissi Club Gallery and in 2021, at Le Cabinet d'Ulysses Gallery. She has taken part in several group shows in Switzerland, Marseille, Rouen and Saint- Étienne. From 2021 to 2022 she was resident for 18 months for the artistic program ArtagonMarseille. In 2022, she was resident at Dogo, an artistic structure in Lichtensteig, Switzerland. In the same year, she took part in the SWAB, the contemporary art fair in Barcelona with Marseille-based gallery Sissi Club. In parallel with her artistic career, today she teaches painting at the College of Art of Marseille.
"Inspired, often by subjects that run through my life experience as a foreigner in France, in Europe and my vision of the world, sometimes by anecdotal aspects of my close or distant surroundings, my paintings are often presented in series, diptychs or triptychs. In general, they are formally inspired from the aesthetics of postcards, video calls, maps, illustrated albums, identity photos, family portraits and icons of the Catholic religion, the flattening of planes as in telephone photos and Internet explorations."