THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME

The process that underpins my work is that of drawing and the construction and reconstruction of objects.

I generate a series of narratives, taking as my starting point the stories and personal experiences through which I explore the world around me. Driven by an inclination towards and concern about understanding my body in light of the intimate and the feminine, I begin with a series of preliminary investigations, in which I make great leaps, building and rebuilding objects, which eventually dissolve.

I consistently referred and still today address my body as site from which all of experiences originate, and by approaching it. I build different life systems functioning as referents to the feminine world. In earlier projects I also spoke of the physical body as a container but also as fragmented surface dislocated into electronic circuits and presented in objects which became the indicator of the presence.

In 2016, I was part of a group of selected artists which participated in a workshop titled “La Naturaleza del Cuerpo”. This experience lead to me to introduce the body as an entity connecting the two-dimensional work with the viewer. To understand my own physicality within a complex repetition of gestures to create large scale drawings, allowed me simultaneously to access a particular and personal experience with time and its unique relationship with the action of drawing.

“Infinito” (2018), the largest project within my practice, is the result of three intense years of research where repetition and movement are used to elaborate an intricate visual/graphic vocabulary. Due to the scale of the work, the accumulation of gestures, becomes either a landscape or an augmented view of a micro-organism surrounded by empty space or white areas, that metaphorically speaking, allow the viewer to travel between two related worlds: Topography and biology.

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STUDIES

1987-1992
Visual Artist
Universidad de loa Andes
Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Body Workshop "The Nature of the Body"
directed by María José Arjona in FLORA ars + natura (November).
Bogotá, Colombia

2014
NC lab, creative thinking laboratory (September).
Bogotá, Colombia

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2000-2002
Scenography Course with J.C. Serroni
Sao Paulo, Brasil

1999-2000
Scenography University of Sao Paulo, Cyro del Nero
Sao Paulo, Brasil

1998
Graphic arts
Rhode Island school of desing
Rhode Island, U.S.A.

1991
Alternative methods and materials in art
The Museum School of Arts
Boston, Massachussets, U.S.A

1990
Photogravure and four color separation
Camnitzer studio
Lucca, Italia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
MOLAA, MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, CA, USA. GRÁFICA AMÉRICA
March 3, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Process of the series "Flocks" Wisirare. 2019
Mixed Technique, Digital, Lithography, Screen Print, Embossing.
Taller Arte Dos Gráfico
Bogotá, Colombia

2018
INFINITE
Pinta Miami
December 4-8 | Mana Wynwood
Exhibition copy
Related Group presented one of its latest acquisitions

INFINITE

2017
THIS IS TEMPORARY
La Casita Gallery
FLORA ars+natura
Bogotá, Colombia

2016
FROM THE BONFIRE
Instituto de Visión
Bogotá, Colombia

Desde la Hoguera

From the bonfire

2015
Guest invitation to “AVISTAMIENTO”, “SIGHTING” project directed by the artist Maria José Arjona
FLORA ars+natura
Bogotá, Colombia

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2014
Subject to the object
Sincronía, Bogota Art Fair
Avenida de Chile Avenue, Claustro de la Enseñanza

2013
OF THE SERIES "MACHINES”
Photographs
Local 6, Cali, Colombia

WAYS OF DOING
Espacio Alterno Gallery of the Association of graduates of the Universidad de Los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia

2012
MACHINES
Sincronía, Bogota Art Fair
Center for Pastoral Studies
MACHINES Video installation
Casa Cano Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2003
VERSIONS
Greeley Square Gallery
New York City

1997
WOMEN
Sincelejo, Colombia

1996
LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN IN ART
The Hispanic and Latin American Museum
Miami, Florida
CORFERIAS XXXVI NATIONAL ARTISTS SALON
Bogotá, Colombia

1995
WOMEN AT THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation
Bogotá, Colombia

1994
XXXV NATIONAL ARTISTS SALON
Corferias. Bogotá, Colombia

1993
VI REGIONAL ARTISTS SALON
Zone 6
Neiva, Colombia

1992
II YOUNG ART SALON
District Planetarium
Bogotá, Colombia

1991
I YOUNG ART SALON
District Planetarium
Bogotá, Colombia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
INFINITE
FLORA ars+natura
Bogotá, Colombia

2016
Turtle woman
Cabinet # 16, FLORA ars + natura
Bogotá, Colombia

ANA MARÍA DEVIS

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2014
Subject to the object
Lalocalidad Gallery
Bogotá, Colombia

“SUJETOALOBJETO” DE ANA MARÍA DEVIS

2006
WORKSHOP SALE
II Decades in Art
Bogotá, Colombia

2003
SCORE, Art book and Exhibition
Taller Arte Dos Gráfico
Sextante Gallery
Bogotá, Colombia

1998
AND GOD CREATED WOMEN
Espacio Alterno Gallery, Aexandes
Bogotá, Colombia

1991
THE WOMEN AS THE OBJECT OF DESIRE
Espacio Alterno Gallery, Aexandes
Bogotá, Colombia

 

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND ARTISTIC RESIDENCES

2019
Fountainhead residency
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

2016-2017
Residence half scholarship
Escuela FLORA ars+natura
Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá

1995
FIRST PRIZE, VII REGIONAL SALON OF ARTISTS
Zone 4
Ibagué, Colombia
SPECIAL MENTION, III NATIONAL PAINTING CONTEST
Banco Ganadero. Bogotá, Colombia

 

COLLECTIONS

INFINITE
Related Group , Pamm museum
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2003
SCORE, Artist's Book (500 copies)
Edited by María Eugenia Niño and assisted by Carlos Bernal (assembly and development)
Taller Arte Dos Gráfico
Sextante Gallery
Bogotá, Colombia

2018
FLORA ars+natura notebooks
#3- Ana María Devis
INFINITE
A Publication of FLORA ars + natura (300 copies)
Edited by José Roca and coordinated by Mariela Romina
Texts by Maria José Arjona, José Roca, Ana María Devis and Maria Clara Figueroa
Bogotá, Colombia

PDF Notebook publication FLORA ars + natura 

 

REVIEWS AND PRESS

2018
“Infinite”, Cartographies of desire, written by María Elvira Ardila within her editorial column, Meninas in front of the mirror, Culture section, EL ESPECTADOR, September 24, 2018.

https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/noticias-de-cultura/infinito-cartografias-del-deseo-articulo-814070

TURTLE WOMAN, article written by Ana María Devis in FLORAE # 3 (Travel and Drift), Editorial FLORA ars + natura, Edited by José Roca and Manuel Kalmanovitz, September 2017

 

I WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

Represented by:

Sextante Gallery

Carrera 14 # 75 – 29,
Bogota, Colombia

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