I was born in Colombia and I live and work between Copenhagen, Denmark and Bergen, Norway. I studied music composition, performance, and visual arts at Goldsmiths College, the Bergen National Academy of Arts, and completed my doctoral project in visual arts at the Norwegian Research Fellowship Programme in 2012.
I make sculptures, immersive installations, phonographic pieces and films that are staged in very specific ways. My focus is compositional, meaning that I place great attention to how images and sounds exist in relation to time and duration. In order to carry out this focus I produce purpose-built spaces, or carefully crafted environments. The way objects and spaces construct a sense of time is central to my practice.
My recent projects gravitate around questions of temporality in the intersection between technology and culture. My work often refers to historical examples of industrialisation, be it early engineering or literary sources, and I combine them with current notions of acceleration and media saturation. The role technology plays in a sensorial manipulation, and political instrumentalisation of time, is a crucial part of my research.
I have developed a variety of research projects at different institutions and with partners such as Goldsmiths College in London, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, The Laban Centre in London, Bergen National Academy of Arts, and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His recent work has been staged at various platforms such as Performa13 in New York, Brussels Biennial, Kochi-Muziris Biennial, Marrakech Biennial, South Bank Centre in London, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Hordaland Kunstsenter, L’appartement 22 Rabat, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Galeria Vermelho-Sao Paulo, Kunsthall Mulhouse in France, Colomboscope in Sri Lanka.
I am currently professor and researcher at the Faculty of Arts of Bergen University, Norway where I also run the Master Programme in Fine Arts.