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Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a Colombian artist and writer who works in video, text, sound, and installation. My work seeks to reconstruct and recuperate a series of collective historical memories that have been lost. In my rigorous research practice I utilize poetics and abstraction to approach complex and often violent political situations in Latin America and the US. My work examines the way in which mourning, loss, and trauma are reformulated though different political processes to either hide or overexpose predetermined historical narrations. Through the analysis and re-articulation of architectural sites, landscapes, testimonies, accounts, and literary fictions I wish to question the forms of representation that perpetuate predetermined historical narrations that erase particular accounts and silence those who want to narrate it.
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  • Aspired Landscapes
    2013
    Mixed media installation.
    This installation reconstructs a mass burial site in Colombia that can only be accessed through classified verbal accounts therefore, it becomes accessible through imagination of those who cannot obta

  • As I Inhale
    2013
    Multiple channel video
    ORT: 16:45 min. No sound.
    My work examines the way in which mourning, loss, and trauma are reformulated though different political processes to either hide or overexpose predetermined historical narrations of the events that c

  • Cordoglio
    2010
    Copper and hair from an early XXth century wig
    2.5 x 5.5 x 0.7cm

  • Cordoglio
    2010
    Silver and hair from an early XXth century wig
    3 x 5 x 0.6 cm

  • Carapace
    2012
    mixed media, mixed media, sound sculpture.
    Carapace is an attempt to capture sound, to apprehend the body, the voice of the mourners. But because of the elusiveness nature of sound these cries cannot be recollected. Though a series of sculptur

  • Carapace
    2012
    mixed media, sound sculpture
    Carapace is an attempt to capture sound, to apprehend the body, the voice of the mourners. But because of the elusiveness nature of sound these cries cannot be recollected. Though a series of sculptur

  • Mouth Filled Ash
    2014
    Multiple channel video
    ORT: 21:12 min. No sound.
    My recent work is an ongoing investigation of the politics of mourning in Colombia, using multiple mediums such as video, text, sound, and installation. I analyze how accounts of forced disappearances

  • Mouth Filled Ash
    2014
    Multiple channel video
    ORT: 21:12 min. No sound.
    My recent work is an ongoing investigation of the politics of mourning in Colombia, using multiple mediums such as video, text, sound, and installation. I analyze how accounts of forced disappearances

  • Mouth Filled Ash
    2014
    Multiple channel video
    ORT: 21:12 min. No sound.
    My recent work is an ongoing investigation of the politics of mourning in Colombia, using multiple mediums such as video, text, sound, and installation. I analyze how accounts of forced disappearances

  • Mouth Filled Ash
    2014
    Multiple channel video
    ORT: 21:12 min. No sound.
    My recent work is an ongoing investigation of the politics of mourning in Colombia, using multiple mediums such as video, text, sound, and installation. I analyze how accounts of forced disappearances

  • There Is a Road That Devours Itself
    2015
    Single-channel video and wall text
    ORT: min 3:00
    The video reflects on the idea ouroboros, of a cyclical history of violence that haunts certain geographical sites and of cultural cannibalism.

  • Zero-sum Projectiles
    2015
    Digital C-print
    In Zero-sum Projectiles I am proposing a series of maps for reconstructing bombed sites in Latin America. The first map retraces a Graph City proposed by Russian de-urbanists and it designed to put fo

  • Empty Expansions
    2015
    Mixed media video installation
    This maquette acts as a failed political decoy of a site that was attacked in Colombia in 2002. The work focuses on a parallel history, a fictional history, where there were no casualties, but the bui

  • Projections, Extracted Architecture, View of the inside of the travel trailer.
    2015
    Sound Installation
    Site-specific work created for Sierra Nevada College's Streamline Mobile Gallery, a project space in a converted 1951 travel trailer. The project, a sound installation was on show at University o

  • Projections, Extracted Architecture, View from the inside of the travel trailer to the outside.
    2015
    Sound Installation
    Site-specific work created for Sierra Nevada College's Streamline Mobile Gallery, a project space in a converted 1951 travel trailer. The project, a sound installation was on show at University o

  • Projections, Extracted Architecture, View from the inside of the travel trailer to the outside.
    2015
    Sound Installation
    Site-specific work created for Sierra Nevada College's Streamline Mobile Gallery, a project space in a converted 1951 travel trailer. The project, a sound installation was on show at University o
 








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