María Fernanda’s artist statement:
To observe, to observe again, and again.
Exhaust the observed object.
Repeat once and again:
Persistency is the key.
There are objects which habit has made invisible.
There are cameras that produce images that nobody sees.
There are places that don’t exist in nobody’s mind.
The digital infrastructure produces infinite ready-made
Chance unveils overlooked histories.
The quotidian takes time in becoming present, in turning into image.
María Fernanda Calderón graduated with a distinction in 2015 from a Masters in Fine Arts degree at University of the Arts London, UK. She received a B.A. in Graphic Design in 2006 at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. She also studied photography, illustration and scriptwriting in Buenos Aires-Argentina and puppet making for stop motion in NY-USA.
Her degree’s show work “Dear orphan letters” was selected to participate at Float Art London 2015 exhibition, a showcase of the best new art graduates from universities across the UK. That same work was also selected for ALL Super Text 2015, at Cambridge School and Anglia Ruskin University.
While living in London, she exhibited in several group shows in London, Margate and Naples. She lives and works in Colombia, where she has exhibited her work at Rincón Projects in Bogotá, Lokkus Arte contemporáneo, Taller Impreciso, Museo el Castillo, Biblioteca de Belén and Casa de la Lectura Infantil in Medellín.