Powder pigments fixed on folded paper, intervened found objects and performance create the artist universe in which matter is transformed and reconstructed, expressing uncontrollable desires to fix volatile elements as a metaphor of the undeniable impermanence of human condition. Fragility and instability are core characteristics of the materials chosen to mold her work, which force the pieces to be perceived with a sense of urgency in its inscription in the present time
Cecilia Collantes is a New York-based artist from Lima, Perú.
Collantes (Lima,1982) received her education in Fine Arts and Contemporary Dance at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, University of the Arts Berlin, Danza Viva Contemporary Dance school in Lima, and the Traditional Arts Institute in Surakarta, Indonesia.
Her painting and performance works have been shown in Lima, New York, Jakarta, Bangkok and Berlin.
Solo shows include “Liberty, Femina, Keluarga” at Biasa Art Space in Jakarta, “Foresta” at Undercurrent Projects in New York City and “Apparel” at Cecilia Gonzalez Gallery in Lima. She has been awarded residencies including the Eileen Kaminsky Residency Program at Mana Contemporary, Thaillywood Artist Residency and Darmasiswa Scholarship in Indonesia.
2012 Traditional Arts. ISI Surakarta. Java, Indonesia.
2011 International Summer Workshop
Professor Muriel Gerstner (Stage Design). Berlin University of the Arts. Berlín, Germany.
2011 International Summer Workshop.
Professor Constanza Macras (Contemporary Dance). Berlin University of the Arts. Berlin, Germany.
2007 Contemporary Dance. Escuela Independiente Danza Viva. Lima, Perú.
2005 Fine Arts (Painting Faculty). Pontifical Catholic University of Perú.
2015 Foresta. Undercurrent Projects, New York.
2013 Liberty, Femina, Keluarga. Biasa Art Space, Jakarta.
2012 Apparel. Galería Cecilia Gonzalez, Lima.
2015 Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation Artist Residency. USA
2014 Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation ArtistResidency. USA
2013 Thaillywood Residency. Thailand
2012 Darmasiswa Art Scholarship. Indonesia
2011 Tempelhof Archeological Site. Tempelhof Theater Festival, Berlin.
2011 Native Color. Wainheim Kunstverein, Wainheim.
2010 The Spirit of Fugue. Emil Schumacher Museum,Hagen, Germany.
2010 Show-Room. Performance Art Depot , Mainz, Germany.
2010 Chaska. Puck’Art Dance Company, Lima.
2010 Tecnopor. El Galpón Art Space, Lima.
2010 Haz de Luz. Video Installation for Integro Theater Group, Lima.
2009 Callosum Body. Sun Festival, Piura.
2008 To Dance. E-Star Gallery, Lima.
2007 Mi Profile: Me, Me, You , Them and The Others. Fundación Telefónica, Lima.
2007 Vagalume. Peruvian - North American Institute, Lima.
2006 Female Gender. Danza Viva Dance Company, Lima.
2005 Chroma-ñón. Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima.