Doris Salcedo was born in 1958 in Bogotá and is highly regarded for her evocative political sculpture, installation, and performance. The artist holds a BFA from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano (1980) and an MA in Sculpture from New York University (1984). She has served as Director of the School of Plastic Arts, Instituto de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia (1987–88), and as Professor of Sculpture and Art Theory, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (1989–91). Salcedo’s oeuvre is primarily concerned with memorializing the victims of the recent decades of brutal political violence in Colombia.

Doris Salcedo
Bogotà, 1958

Past Exhibitions

Doris Salcedo: Palimpsesto

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
06/10/2017 — 01/04/2018

Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

HM Prison Reading 04/09/2016 — 30/10/2016

Doris Salcedo: Solo Show

Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
22/04/2016 — 17/07/2016

Daros Latinamerica Collection

Fundación Proa
04/07/2015 — 13/09/2015

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Bogotà Country of birth: Colombia Date of birth: 1958 Lives in: Bogotà