Born in Bogotá, Colombia.
MFA in Studio Arts with emphasis in Photography, Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
BFA, Minor in History, 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 within 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 notions of 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.
In 2017 her work will be featured in Mise-en-Scène: Beyond the Photographic, a two-person show on the occasion of the exchange year France-Colombia alongside Dutch photographer Teun Hocks in the latest edition of Fotográfica Bogotá - International Photography Festival of Bogotá and ArtBo Weekend of the International Art Fair of Bogotá. Her work has been shown in ArtBo International Art Fair of Bogotá, Centro Colombo Americano in Bogotá, LIA LAB in Bogotá, Casa Hoffmann in Bogotá (with the support of Instituto Ramón Lull and DIBINA - Digital Büro of International Art in Barcelona,) Daily News Building in New York, and was included in the 1st Biennial Survey of work by New York MFA students and recent graduates New York, New Work. Her work has been written about in the ArtBo Catalogue, Esquire Magazine, El Espectador in Colombia, Other People's Pixels, and has appeared in Revista Matera in Colombia and MDMA Magazine in the Dominican Republic among other publications.