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Manuela Illera,

 

Bogotá, Colombia

Lives and works in Munich Germany
 

Manuela Illera is a Colombian interdisciplinary artist mostly involved with time-based media and constellations related to the performing arts. Her feminist political practice, enunciated from the site of migration, situates her in the search for radical communications on decoloniality, the body and subversive identities. Her music, films and group collaborations in various disciplines examine the role of whiteness, capitalism and patriarchal social conformity in culture.

2023 Diploma (MA Equivalent) in Time based Media from the ADBK Munich with Prof. Julian Rosefeldt.

Meisterschülerin from Prof. Jorinde Voigt.

2012 Visual Arts at Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

2010 Painting at Carlos Rojas, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Co-director of the decolonial music festival La Retornona (Bogotá).

Co-founder of Cosmica Bandida band

Director of the feminist podcast Extravagant Mortals.

Video producer for digital communication at Haus der Kunst.

2024

06.06 PIEDRAS LUNARES, Site specific solo, DG Kunstraum, Munich

29.02 LENGUAS SOLARES, Site specific solo, Instituto Cervantes, Munich

PAST

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES 

 

2023 Tanztage Ingolstadt, Animal Ventus + Cosmica Bandida

2023 Debutanti*nnen der AdBK 

2023 The other side of the Moon, Buchheim Museum, group show, performance

2023 La Retornora, art direction, Music Festival, Bogotá, Colombia

2023 Sentimental Disobedience, Historische Aula AdBK Diplom Solo Show

 

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA at HYPERLOCAL Festival, Milan

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA at SuperBOOKS Haus der Kunst, Munich

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA at LAFITA, Munich

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA at Kunstarkaden

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA at Dj Bike

2022 CORPS MATRIARCHAL, public space Munich with Burschenschaft Molestia and Sonqo Ruro

2022 AKKURAT Festival, COSMICA BANDIDA at Import Export, Munich

2022 LA BANDIDA Vs LA ÁCIDA, COSMICA BANDIDA, Solo show, AkademieGalerie

2022 COSMICA BANDIDA Live at SVS Collisions Muffat Cafe

2022 Site Visit, Interweave - Radio 80k, Museum Brandhorst, Munich Germany
2022 Goethe Institute Paris, Lassitude, Paris, France

2022 ANTIKRIST, Ersan Mondtag, artistic collaborator Deutsche Oper, Berlin Germany

 

2021 Super Books, Haus Der Kunst with AKASCOPE and Banfora records, Munich Germany
2021 Zimmer Frei, Hotel Mariandl, sound installation, performance, Munich Germany
2021 SVS Collisions art residency, Canfranc, Spanish pyrenees.
2021 Polyphonic Museum online release.
2021 Body without organs, Sugar mountain, Munich Germany
2021 EXPERIMANCE Festival COSMICA BANDIDA Performance, Saarbrücken, Germany
2021 AMP WALL Monument confrontation performance with Kalas Liebfried, Munich Germany
2021 ENSEMS festival, 3 channel installation Palau de les Arts, Valencia, Spain

 

2020 COSMICA BANDIDA Performance, Akademiegalerie, Munich Germany
2020 The Sun will Come at Pandemic edition ADBK 2020
2020 Der Schmied von Gent, Ersan Mondtag, artistic collaborator Antwerp, Belgium

 

2019 AKASCOPE, release, Munich Germany
2019 AKVO inauguration, Gallery Foe, Munich, Germany
2019 Generation 19’ Studio Jorinde Voigt, Gallery week Berlin, Germany
2019 Space Nouvelle, Innsbruck, Austria
2019 Generation 19’ Academy of fine Arts Munich, yearly exhibition, Munich, Germany
2019 L’artiste devant sa toile, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg, Germany

2018 Das internat, Ersan Mondtag, artistic collaborator, Dortmund, Germany
2018 Big Awards, CAGE Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Intertidal, Academy of fine Arts Munich, yearly exhibition, Munich, Germany

 

2017 ART LAB, Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich, Germany
2017 STROKE Art Fair, Munich, Germany
2017 Malaga Art Fair, Malaga, Spain
2017 Kunst- und Textwerk, Lesecafé im Westend, Munich, Germany

 

2016 Imaginarios desarmados, Casal de Joves Palau Alós, Barcelona, Spain
2016 SUDAKART, Farbenladen, Munich, Germany
2016 Proyecto 30, Funza, Colombia

 

2015 Applaudissement, Arthaus Neuhausen Gallery, Munich, Germany
2015 Arte Caliente Fest, SO.CAL, Munich, Germany
2015 Atelier am Isator with Teresa Sakura, Munich, Germany

 

2014 The Night Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia
2014 Cantando quiero decirte, El Sanatorio, Bogotá, Colombia
2014 CONFLICTO EN ALTA RESOLUCIÓN, FILBO, Bogotá, Colombia

 

2012 Mensajes del Absoluto, Morafoto Studio, Bogotá, Colombia

 

2010 Pintura, Centro Carlos Rojas, UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

PRIZES AND RESIDENCIES

 

2023 Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts Munich Scholarship Fund (Debütantin)

 

2021 Scholarship „Junge Kunst und neue Wege“ from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art.

 

2021 Artist Residency - SVS Collisions @Laboratorio Subterraneo Canfranc, Spain

 

2018 BIG AWARDS international gallery, artist selection, Barcelona

 

2013 Third place in the national painting prize, "Conflict in High Resolution" of the National Centre of Historical Memory of Colombia.

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