Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO

Mid-career Artist Award Recipient


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Jorge Julián Aristizábal was born in Colombia in 1962, where he currently lives and works. His work focuses on the everyday details of his life and his perception of the world around him; the fictive place between what exists in his mind and the outside world, especially in Colombia. His CIFO project will be showcasing a series of dark but humorous drawings that are accessible to the often desensitized residents of Colombia. Jorge Julián Aristizábal was nominated by Óscar Roldán-Alzate.


Photo courtesy of the artist.




A Look Inside: 

Born  Colombia, 1962

Education  M.F.A. Goldsmiths College. London, England. (2000). | Postgraduate Diploma. Goldsmiths College. London, England. (1999). | B.F.A. Otis/Parsons School of Art & Design. Los Angeles, Califormia. (1986). 

Awards Grants & Commissions Program Award (Mid- career artist). CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). |Scholarship. Abroad graduate studies. Ministry of Culture.  Bogota, Colombia. (1999). | 90’s Colombian painting award. Museo de Arte Moderno. Cartagena, Colombia. (1998). | Prize. Concurso Nacional Parque San Antonio. Gobernación de Antoquia. Medellin, Colombia. (1996). | Prize. Concurso Nacional de Arte Riogrande II. Museo de Arte Moderno. Medellin, Colombia (1992).

Selected Exhibitions Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition. CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | RMIT University. Melbourne, Australia. (2013). | Centro de Artes. EAFIT University. Medellin, Colombia. (2007). | Museo de Arte Moderno. Barranquilla, Colombia. (2005, 2004, 2003). | Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango. Bogota, Colombia. (2004). | Queens Museum of Contemporary Art. Queens, New York. (2002). | Museo de Lima. Lima, Peru. (1992).



Installation View:

The Siege of the Palace of Justice (2016)
Watercolor, colored pencils, collage, ink calligraphy, arches paper
Triptych (top panel: 13 x 80 inches, middle panel: 33 x 80 inches, bottom panel: 12 x 80 inches)
Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO