Mariangela Aponte

1986, born in Bogotà, Colombia
Lives and works in Bogotà, Colombia

IN RESIDENCE at CITTADELLARTE – FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO
Biella (Italy)
October-November 2015

My world is structured by juxtapositions, layer over layer on the same plan that reflect possible relations in the world. Tirelessly I joint odd or distant things, from the intimate to the collective I am motivated to gather people through art, understanding art as a vehicle to know imaginaries, boundaries and fears.
I forethought about how human beings are linked to the memory through the body, socially on political or environmental topics and formally on relations between art and technology. Through the experimental creation my projects are presented in various media mainly installations, drawings, pictures, electronic art and participatory projects oriented to find alternatives that allow the spectator to be sensorially activated and even being participant and creator of the work.
Bringing into question the concepts of “objectuality”, “finished work” and “author” I think my artistic practice as a process of creation that I constantly document and that frequently is developed collaboratively with other people, in such way that my individual or collective projects exist as long as continuous and organic processes that evolve and expand by their own rhythm, moving from exhibit places to the spheres of communitary and daily life.
Mariangela Aponte Núñez is a transdisciplinary artist born in Cali, Colombia, Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts at the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her professional practice is related to the intersection between traditional media, participatory creation and technology. She has been a fellow of the ELAP 2012 Program at Concordia University, artist in residence at Design + Creation 2012 and a fellow of the International mobility program for artists of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia 2013. Her individual or collaborative projects have been presented in Alliance Française (Cali), Galería Casa Cuadrada (Bogotá), XII Festival Internacional de la Imagen (Manizales), BIAN 2014 (Montreal), 7 Manif D’Art (Quebec), Mondo Monde – New Media + (Sackville) and FASE3 (Buenos Aires). She works as an independent artist, teacher and researcher at the Universidad Icesi and as collaborator of independent cultural projects in her home city.

Mariangela Aponte, Cali, 2009, digital print, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, Cali, 2009, digital print, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, Meléndez, 2009, digital print, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, Meléndez, 2009, digital print, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, RESISTANCE, 2014, digital print, 2014, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, RESISTANCE, 2014, digital print, 2014, 120 x 80 cm

Mariangela Aponte, 2011, Black is absence of light, plastic and electronics, variable dimensions

Mariangela Aponte, 2011, Black is absence of light, plastic and electronics, variable dimensions

Mariangela Aponte, 2015, False Positive, video performance, 5

Mariangela Aponte, 2015, False Positive, video performance, 5

Mariangela Aponte, 2015, Suivre La Lune, collection, variable dimensions

Mariangela Aponte, 2015, Suivre La Lune, collection, variable dimensions