Mónica Naranjo Uribe

MA work

Places represent the main characters in my visual narratives. I believe that we belong to all places in the world but only have the chance to experience a few of them in a lifetime. The idea that we can never really own them makes them more desirable to me.

Places nevertheless have a territorial condition, they divide ‘the self’ from ‘the other’. Through my work I attempt to locate places in a neutral ground, where it is not clear when ‘here’ and ‘there’ begin or end.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2010

  • Places represent the main characters in my visual narratives. I believe that we belong to all places in the world but only have the chance to experience a few of them in a lifetime. The idea that we can never really own them makes them more desirable to me.

    Places nevertheless have a territorial condition, they divide ‘the self’ from ‘the other’. Through my work I attempt to locate places in a neutral ground, where it is not clear when ‘here’ and ‘there’ begin or end.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Plastic Arts, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2005; BA (Hons), Graphic Design, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia, 2004
  • Experience

  • Freelance illustrator, Medellín, Colombia, 2005-7; Internship, Artforum International Magazine, New York, NY, USA, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; Means to an Ending, Royal College of Art, London, 2009; Asimetrías y Convergencias, Galería Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil, 2009; Berlin half-stories (Solo exhibition), Galería Todo Junto, Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2010; First prize, Oberon Book Illustration Awards, 2009; D&AD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), 2007/8