Photo by Carlos Riobo
Laura Criollo-Carrillo is a Colombian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She holds a bachelor in visual arts from the Javeriana University in Bogotá and a individualized master's degree in arts, creation, and technologies from the University of Montreal.
In her artistic practice, Laura explores the ephemeral and eternal nature of memory and existence. Her work focuses on capturing and representing phenomena imperceptible to human senses, aiming to evoke a poetic reflection on the possibilities and limitations of human perception. She is also interested in how, through these phenomena, we form a sense of belonging to the tangible world.
Her artistic exploration encompasses both digital and tangible aspects of image and sound, manifested through installations, videos, and photographs. Her works have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, France, and Poland.
Laura is the co-founder and art director of Valaquia Studio and the owner of Matter of Light. She is also a member of the interdisciplinary arts collective Torrents.
Master of Science. Individualized studies in arts, creation and technologies 
University of Montreal, Canada. 2021

BFA in Visual Arts
Javeriana University. Bogota, Colombia. 2011

Cartographies sensibles, Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montreal, 2023
Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, 2023
Grande rencontre des arts médiatiques en Gaspésie, Percé, 2023
Aluminium, Maison Louis Fréchette, Lévis, Canada, 2023
Artists in residency. Château Éphémère, Carrières-sous-Poissy, France, 2022
Mythic Landscape, Perte de Signal. Montreal, Canada 2021
Mythic Landscape, University of Montreal’s Exhibition Center. Canada. 2020
Les formes d’ondes, University of Montreal’s Exhibition Center. Canada. 2020
Ultrasons Festival, Claude-Champagne Hall. Montreal, Canada 2020
In Void, Gham & Dafe Gallery. Montreal, Canada 2019
Dato por liebre, Gilberto Avendano Foundation. Bogota, Colombia. 2016
Espectrum Visible. Cúmulos Estelares, Planetarium of Bogota, Colombia. 2015
Re-encuentros, Casa Tres Patios. Medellín, Colombia. 2014
Sudamérica Electrónica, Emilio Caraffa Museum. Cordoba, Argentina. 2012
Odeón Contemporary Art Fair, Odeón Foundation. Bogota, Colombia. 2011
Proyecto Tesis 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota. 2011
Some Books Are To Be Tasted, The Warehouse Art Gallery. Bogota, Colombia. 2011
Corporalidades, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation. Bogota, Colombia. 2011
Some Books Are To Be Tasted, Camelot & FIM Gallery. Kratowise, Poland. 2010
IX Salón de Artes Visuales, Gabriel García Márquez Center. Bogota, Colombia. 2009
27e Festival Acadien de la poésie, Caraquet, New-Brunswick, 2023
Festival Ultracinema, Tepoztlan, Mexico, 2023
Festival présence autochtone, Montreal, Canada, 2023
Rencontres multilingues en poésie. La poésie partout. Montreal, Canada, 2022
Research-creation (Torrents)
Canada Council for the Arts
Research-creation art residencies grant (Torrents)
Ada X, Montreal, Canada
Arts abroad Grant - Artistic Residencies
Canada Council for the Arts
Honorable mention for the video-poem Ko pyhare, para siempre codirected with Fiorella Boucher
Rendez-vous vidéo-poésie. Festival de la Poésie de Montréal
Art and Sciences Grant – Planetarium of Bogotá
Instituto Distrital de las Artes – IDARTES. Bogota, Colombia
National Artistic Residences Grant
Ministry of Culture of Colombia
Honourable mention for the BA’s final dissertation Cuerpo expandido
Javeriana University of Colombia

Research-creation art residency (Torrents)
Ada X, Montreal, Canada,
January - April 2024

Art residency "Arts Numériques, Art Sonore, & Nouvelles Écritures"
Château Éphémère, Carrières-sous-Poissy, France
May - June2022

Research - creation laboratory
Perte de signal - Montreal, Canada
June 2021

Art residency - Re-encuentros
Casa Tres Patios. Medellin, Colombia
October - November 2014

Espejismos/Mirage (Torrents)
Exhibition and discussion with the poet and writer Catherine Poulin
Ada X, Montreal
April 2024
COMPOSITE 33. Presentation of the project Les villes superposées
Organized by Eastern Bloc in collaboration with Chaire de recherche ALN and Labo NT2 et PixMob, Montreal
November 2022

Mythic landscape. Discussion with the artist Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin
Perte de signal, Montreal
June 2021

Discussion with the art curator Tony Evanko during the artistic residence Re-encuentros (expandido)
Casa tres patios, Colombia
October 2014

Conference during the exhibition Sudamérica Électronica
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
May 2012

lauracriollo.artist [at] gmail . com
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