Cecilia Collantes is a Peruvian interdisciplinary artist based in NYC.
Intervened found objects, performance and powder pigments fixed on folded paper and canvas create the artist universe. Collantes artwork, relate to the concepts of time, transformation, and ritual expression, directly linked to the artist's Peruvian roots and their relationship to contemporary culture.
Collantes oeuvre on paper is often folded to artistically and geometrically enhance the dimensionality of the work. The artist refers to the use of powder (or dust) as a primordial material, an earthly and cosmic medium that humans and the universe share in a micro-macro relationship. Placing a commentary on the transformation of all matter, the artist expresses her desires to fix volatile elements as a metaphor of the undeniable impermanence of human condition.
Cecilia Collantes, born in Lima, 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 (Jakarta) , “Foresta” at Undercurrent Projects (NYC) and “Apparel” at Cecilia Gonzalez Gallery (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.
2017 A Matter of Dust. Mailroom, New York.
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.