Born in Bogotá, Colombia.
MFA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Photography, CUNY Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
BFA, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Certificate in Large Format Photography, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, N.Y.
Diploma in Costume Design for the Stage, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
The artistic practice of Laura Jiménez Galvis takes place in the intersection between drama and theatre, museums and photography. Through the exercise of capturing sections, fragments and details of objects found in art collections and natural history museums she explores the idea of change and continuous transformation and the tension and equilibrium between opposites (order and collapse; loss and restoration; permanent and transitory; nature and artifice). By manually, analogically and digitally intervening the resulting paper prints (paper, scissors, glue and photoshop), she converts these photographs into new and uncanny objects, which stand, as a prop or a character, in the theatrical sets, artist’s books, works on fabric and collages that constitute her body of work. These works cross the boundaries of the photographical and enter the realm of drama and the stage, a subject to which Jiménez Galvis has been connected since early childhood.
In 2015 she obtained a Special Mention after being included in the Promising Emerging Artists Selection from Christie’s Education, New York. Her work has been shown inside and outside Colombia, in ArtBo International Art Fair of Bogotá, Centro Colombo Americano (Bogotá), LIA LAB (Bogotá), Casa Hoffmann (Bogotá, with the support of Instituto Ramón Llul and the Digital Büro of International Art, Barcelona), Daily News Buliding (N.Y.), and was included in the 1st Biennial survey of work by New York MFA students and recent graduates, New York, New Work (2015). Her work has been written about in El Espectador, (Colombia), Esquire Magazine (Colombia), ArtBo Catalogue 2015 (Colombia), Other People’s Pixels Interviews (Chicago) and has appeared in Revista Matera (Colombia) and MDMA Magazine (Dominican Republic) among other publications.