Born in Bogotá, Colombia.
MFA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Photography, CUNY Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
Certificate in Large Format Photography, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Fine Arts with minor in General History, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Diploma in Costume Design for the Stage, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Jiménez Galvis' practice is based in the use of digital and analogue photography as the primary step through which she documents fragments of objects in natural history and art museums, taking the resulting images and manipulating the prints by experimenting through cutting, creasing and folding to convert them into new paper objects that constitute themselves as props or casts of characters for the sets then created in her studio. Her work is deeply influenced by the world of theatre and the stage by familiar connection: daughter of a psychiatrist who used psychodrama as a form of therapy with his patients and of a puppet maker and puppeteer, she was soon exposed to the formal language of the dramatic. Her work explores through these visual outcomes the ideas of estrangement and the uncanny, the manifestation of the anodyne and the sublime through the construction of sets and scenes that recall the tension between oddity and beauty, nature and artifice, transformation and decay.
Her projects Denial of Loss: The Romance of The Fragment and Revival of The Stone (and The Mountains Where They Belonged) were included in the last version of ArtBo International Art Fair of Bogota (2015) as a part of Artecámara, a section dedicated to showcase the work of new talents in the field of contemporary visual arts and was included in the promising emerging artists selection from Christie’s Education, New York (2015). Her work has been shown in her hometown, Colombia and in New York City where she presented The Anatomy of M. (solo show, Daily News Buliding, 2014) and where she was included in the 1st Biennial survey of work by New York MFA students and recent graduates, New Work, New York (2015).