2020 WAS A YEAR TO LIVE ART
For Gimnasio los Andes, developing our student’s creativity is as important as learning English or mathematics.
Art connects them with their emotions, with innovation, with wonder. It builds bridges with others by co-creating together or learning to receive constructive criticism.
Art is a path of self-discovery and world transformation.
In 2020 our students developed many art projects, both at home and at school.
They created theater pieces, they danced, they took photographs, they painted. And with each work, they made this world a better place to live in.
We invite you to explore Art in Power and feel the intensity of art in all its expression.
QUARANTINE ART MACHINE
While going through one of the biggest challenges in our history, we found new ways to reinvent ourselves by joining together in a collaborative way to give shape to the First Virtual Arts Festival by Gimnasio los Andes. Together in the distance but being in the same place allowed us to recreate and express the emotions and experiences lived at home during the quarantine.
ART BEYOND THE MASK
It is an artistic project that reminds us that behind every word spoken, every movement, every image, there is always a chorus, a group, a society of multiple voices, sounds, movements and expressions that emerge in the most difficult moments. Interaction with others is always far beyond circumstances.
«Historias escritas con palabras de paz» and «La luz de las sombras» are two literary works created by our students in the creative writing project of the theater class at Gimnasio los Andes. These texts present fourteen works through which our young students showed us that ideas are an excellent path to contribute to the creation of a culture of peace.
“ART SHOULD COMFORT THE DISTURBED AND DISTURB THE COMFORTABLE”
Crisálidas is a project that uses women’s bodies as a medium and as a tool to generate actions in the public space that focus on a rereading of the female body by making it a symptom, a footprint, and a sign.
2017 – VI International Forum on Fiesta, Nation and Culture Studies, Universidad de la Plata, Buenos Aires.
2016 – Festival of Performance and free acts, Teatro Acto Latino, Bogota.
2016 – Symbolic act organized by the NGO Me Muevo por Colombia in its mobilization for the disappearances and femicides of Colombian nationals in Mexico City.
Viajeras was a project that sought to implement possible modalities and strategies in art education based on the articulation of interdisciplinary bridges between art and technology. Its objective was to strengthen and energize the processes that integrate sensitivity, imagination, reflection, communication, enjoyment, and creativity in the realization of artistic productions.
2015 – Microlab Pedagogy and Curatorship: discussion sessions on Pedagogical and Creative Practices with Art Teachers, ARTBO, Bogota.
Marcha Atrás is an itinerant project that aims to provoke, through artistic practices such as engraving, installation and performance, thoughts on the challenges raised by the peace process in scenarios such as schools.
2017 – «Marcha Atrás«, artwork presented as part of the Casabierta Festival: Site-Based Artistic Practices: Post Peace Agreement, Superior Academy of Arts of Bogota.
2016- Honorable mention in the Re-trazos Exhibition. La Trenza Independent Artistic Space, Ibagué, Tolima.