View ArtistCecilia Paredes

Artist's Biography
Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru.

Cecilia Paredes lived and worked in Costa Rica from 1998 to 2004.
The photography of Paredes constitutes and attempts to demonstrate that the body of the women – her own body – is a sacred zone, not profane, to restore its perception as something miraculous amidst the technological chaos that currently surrounds us.

Cecilia Paredes is interested in using art to explore the boundaries of nature. As a photographer, she often uses her own body as a medium for presenting a dialog between the spirit and the natural world.
Paredes currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Philadelphia.
Curriculum
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 New Works, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art", Natural World Museum, Humboldt State University, California
2008 FIA, Caracas international guest artist solo show, Michela Rizzo Venice, Italy
2007 “I am another”, Silvia Medina Gallery, Barcelona, Espana
“Under your sky”, Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
2006 Borrowed World, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, USA
2005 Animal Gallery, Santiago, Chile
Arte Y Natura , Madrid, Spain
2004 University of Indiana, Indiana, USA
Lucia de la Puente Gallery, Lima, Perú
Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
Arthobler Gallery, Porto, Portugal
Animal Gallery , Chile
2003 “Wrong Sided Beach”, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Seem: Camouflages and Transparencies, Martinez Gallery, Nova Iorque, USA
University of Indiana , Indiana, USA
“Daphne's Garden” Calderon-Guardia Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
2002 Lucia de La Puente Gallery, Lima, Perú
ArtexArte Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001 Contemporary Art Museum, Panama City, Panama
Mateo Sariel Contemporary Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama
Sol del Rio Contemporary Art Gallery, Guatemala
2000 Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
1998 Modern Art Museum, Guatemala

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC ACQUISITIONS (selection)

2009 Photography Group Exhibition,Arthobler Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
ARTEAMERICAS, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, USA
2008 Art Chicago,Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, USA
Getophoto, Bilbao, Spain
Arte Fiera Bologna, Italy
Unlearning Intolerance Series United Nations and Natural World Museum, New York, USA
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, Natural World Museum Paris, France
2007 Art Bologna, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile
Animalistica Central Bank Museum, Costa Rica
Change Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
Costa Rica Museum of Art
Cultural Center Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Scope London
2006 IILA 40 th Anniversary, Rome, Italy
Biennial of Art and Arquitecture of the Canary Islands
Oltre Lilith, Scuderie Aldobrandini Frascati, Italy
Chemin D’Art, St Flour, France
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, USA
ArteBa, ArteXArte Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 Art Basel Miami, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, USA
51th Venice Biennial, official Costa Rica Pavillion, Venice, Italy
Art Cologne, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Cohl, Germany
MACO, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, USA
La Costilla Maldita, Centro Atlântico de Arte Moderna, Canary Islands, Spain
Open Maps - Photography of the Americas, travelling exhibition, Spain
ARCO 2005, Madrid, Spain
2004 Natura Cultural Centre, Guatemala
ARCO 2004 - Cutting edge selection, Madrid, Spain
2003 ARCO 2003, Madrid, Spain
eVA Project – Ireland, Virginia Perez-Ratton commissary, Irland
Tech-No-logic II: Two Sided Blades, Cultural Centre of Spain, San Jose, Costa Rica
Iberoamerican Photography of the Nineties: Alejandro Castellote commissary, Barcelona/Madrid, Spain
2002 Art Miami 2002, Miami, USA
ARCO 2002, Madrid, Spain
Centro-American Biennial, Nicaragua
DO IT Project/Teoretica, San Jose, Costa Rica
2001 Contemporary Art Museum: Permanent Collection , Panama City, Panama
The Floating Land: Noosa, Queensland, Australia
2000 Havana VII Biennial, installation in Barrio San Isidro, Havana, Cuba
Contemporary Art and Design Museum, Permanent Collection , San Jose, Costa Rica
1999 “Image and Poetry”, Costa Rica Art Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
The Graduate School of Arts, Pennsylvania University Collection , USA
“Women Images”, Central Bank Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
“Inner Landscape”, Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
1998 Wifredo Lam Centre, Permanent Collection , Havana, Cuba
“Installo-Mesotica”, Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
1997 Havana VI Biennial, Cuba
National University of Engineering Permanent Collection , Lima, Peru
Sculpture Biennial, San Jose, Costa Rica
1996 “New Tendencies”, Costa Rica Art Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
“New Acquisitions”, Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica
1994 Contemporary Art and Design Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

2003 Center of Photography of the University of Salamanca: Personal Art Book Publishing
2002 1 st Mention of Honor: Centro-American Biennial
2001-2002 Woodford Project: selected artist, Queensland, Australia
2001 Noosa Regional Gallery: selected artist for the project “The Floating Land”
2000 Banff Center for the Arts Thematic Residency: DISCOVERY, Canada
1999 Pennsylvania University : artistic residence, Philadelphia, USA
1998 Rockefeller Foundation Residency for Visual Artist, Bellagio, Italy
1996 1 st Prize: II Sculpture Biennial, Costa Rica
1995 1 st Prize: Sculpture Biennial, Costa Rica
1986 1 st Prize: National Engraving Hall , Lima, Peru
1983 1 st Prize: Municipality of Lima Prize, Silkscreen, Lima, Peru
1981 1 st Prize: Catholic University, Theater Dep. Lithography, Lima, Peru
Artworks

Cecilia Paredes
Crustaceo
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Cecilia Paredes
Medusa de Espaldas
2006
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