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Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. 1958)


Medium cement, wood, and steel Measurements H: 45 x W: 73 1/2 x D: 20 in. (114.3 x 186.69 x 5.8 cm) Credit A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund Accession Number 93.153 Location Gallery 16, Scaife Galleries

Artist Bio

Rooted in the experiences of Colombia's civil war victims, as well as the victimization and commemoration of global populations, Doris Salcedo creates sculptures, installations, and works on paper that evoke universal emotions of pain, loss, and memory. Doris Salcedo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1958, where she currently (2006) lives and works. She received her BFA from the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in 1980 and her MA from New York University in 1984. From 1987 to 1988, she was director of the School of Plastic Arts at the Instituto de Bellas Artes in Cali, Columbia. From 1989 to 1991, she was professor of sculpture and art theory at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá. Salcedo has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions including at the White Cube, London (1995 and 2004); Camden Arts Centre, London (2001); Alexander and Bonin, New York (2000); Tate Gallery (now Tate Britain and Tate Modern), London (1999), and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (1998). She has also been featured in many group exhibitions, notably in the 1995 Carnegie International, as well as at venues including Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005, on the occasion of the Turin Triennial); El Museo del Barrio, New York (2004); Dallas Museum of Art (2003); Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (2001), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The Museum of Modern Art (2000). She has received several grants and fellowships including the Penny McCall Foundation grant in 1993, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Grant in 1995, and The Ordway Prize, Penny McCall Foundation, in 2005.