Doktorandin SNF-Projekt Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South: Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives
CH - 8032 Zürich
+41 (0)44 634 21 65 Büro Rämistrasse 69, SOC E 002a
María Ordóñez B.F.A
As a visual artist, I have developed my work through a multi-material exploration (audiovisual & new media approaches). I did a Master in Design (2014 -), in the searching of broadening perspectives, methodologies, and possibilities, bringing together artistic research and critical-participatory design. During the last years, I have been working on the query about the ways of dealing and remembering violence from personal narratives, in the frame of the Enforced Disappearance in Colombia, explored through their different materialities (archives, oral history and subjective narratives) (Las dos fechas -2013 / nonnarratedportraits- 2017)
Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Zürich (Doktoratsprogramm Romanistik: Methoden und Perspektiven) with the research project "Tracing the absence: Dissonant voices, narratives and materialities of the disappearance in Colombia” developed in the frame of the interdisciplinary project “Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South: Post-conflict in Literature, Art, and Emergent Archives” - directed by Dr. Prof. Liliana Gómez Popescu.
2017 I Member of the Visual Culture Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
2009 I Entre Páginas I Fiction short film
Nomination for best art direction
Césares awards / Manizales University / Manizales, COL
Project in competition / Open call for documentary filmmaking development (FDC- COL)
2015 I Open Studio Public Show / Design Master Program
Projects in development - Universidad de los Andes / Colombia
2015 I Sin Reparo / Art installation “Alúmina”
Art & Ceramics Exhibition and workshop / Bogota / Colombia
Public Exhibition of Graduation Projects / Bogota / Colombia
2016 I National Grants Program of the Ministry of Culture
Artistic Research Project I "Non-narrated-portraits"
“Research grants for creation of museography projects about historical memory of the armed conflict: Memories of War, Resistance, and Dignity ” / Colombia
2017 I "Non-narrated-portraits"
Public exhibition in the National Museum in Bogotá, in the framework of the main ceremony for winner projects awarded by the Centre of Historical Memory / Bogotá / Colombia
Fellowships & awards_
2015 I Universidad de los Andes
Research Fellowship awarded by the School of Architecture and Design: Research Assistant / Bogota / Colombia
2016 I "Non-narrated-portraits"
Education & academic background_
2013 I Bachelor of Fine Arts - B.F.A. Visual Arts
Visual Arts Department
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana / Colombia
>Study Emphases: Film production / Art History / New media / Plastic Art
>Graduate Project: "Las dos fechas"
Research (Visual essay) about the impact of enforced disappearance
Tutor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Salamanca
2014 - 2018 I Master of Arts - M.A Design
School of Architecture and Design
Universidad de los Andes / Colombia
>Study Emphases: Design for social innovation / Participative skills / Research
>Graduate Project: "nonnarratedportraits"
Research project and creative approach about the different subjectivities and voices dealing with the enforced disappearance in Colombia
Advisor: Prof. Karen Aune
2017 - 2021 I Doctoral candidate
Zürich Universität / Zürich
>Project: "Defining absence: Dissonant Voices, Extended Narratives and Materialities of Enforced Disappearance in Colombia."
Project director: Prof. Liliana Gomez Popescu
National Center for Historical Memory in Colombia / Digital Museum
Facebook I "Non-narrated-portraits"