Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO



Achievement Award Recipient


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María Evelia Marmolejo was born in Colombia in 1958, and currently lives and works in New York. She is one of the most radical performance artists that emerged in the 1980s from Latin America. The political and feminist work by Marmolejo began in the late 1970s in Cali, Colombia. In her work, the female body plays a very important role, which helps address the socio-political issues relevant to Latin America and the world in general. Marmolejo's work has been shown both inside and outside art institutions, often taking place in isolated areas, far from public view, and others in public places with or without consent of authority. María Evélia Marmolejo was nominated by Rosina Cazali.


Photo courtesy of the artist.


A Look Inside: 

Born  Colombia, 1958

Education  Master of Arts & Humanities. The City University of New York. New York, New York. (2008). | Bachelors in Liberal Arts. The City University of New York. New York, New York. (2003). | B.F.A. Intituto Departamental de Bellas Artes. Cali, Colombia. (1979). | Video & Television. Centro de Estudios de la Imagen. Madrid, Spain. (1986).

Awards Grants & Commissions Program Award (Achievement Award). CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016).

Selected Exhibitions Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition. CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). |  19 Bienal de Arte Paiz. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City, Guatemala. (2014). | Performance. Mandragoras Art Space (MAAS). Long Island City, New York. (2013). | Performance/installation. 3a Bienal de Arte de Bogotá. Bogotá, Colombia. (1992). | Performance. Anglo-American Hospital. Madrid, Spain. (1985). | Performance. Plaza Colón. Madrid, Spain. (1985). | Performance. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y Pinacoteca. Guayaquil, Ecuador. (1984). | Performance/installation. XXIX Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales. Pasto, Colombia. (1984). | Museo de Arte Moderno De Cartagena. Cartagena, Colombia. (1983, 1982). | Plaza del Centro Administración Municipal de Cali. Cali, Colombia. (1981).



Installation View:

Doped Consciousness (2016)
Sound: Wolfgang Gil
Video: Alvaro de la Roas - XILA
Performance duration: 15 minutes
Dimensions variable
Photos: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO