EMAIL: laura@ulara.org
TEL: +32 (0) 486624273
BRUSSELS - BE

Laura Colmenares Guerra is a Colombian/Spanish visual artist based in Brussels. In 2002 she obtained a Masters degree in Audiovisual Media at Los Andes University in Bogota and in 2008 a Postgraduate Master in Transmedia Studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels.

Video has been the central focus of her artistic work. Her practice is based in the creation of video images combined or composed with 3D and photographic images. This visual research materializes in the form of immersive and most of the time interactive audio-visual installations that delve into the spectator's perception of space, image, body and time. She is interested in the creation of environments that activate the relationship of the participants with their own body and its spatial perception. Her work relates to the politics of the human body, the matter of body perception and the engagement of the spectator with the artwork.
 
In parallel Laura has worked as a video performer, starting as a VJ in the early Techno scene of Bogota. This practice evolved into concrete experimental live audiovisual performances with musicians on stage, but as well into the creation of independent music-video pieces, that imply collaborations with musicians and composers like: The third Coast Percussion ensemble, Todor Todoroff, Franck Smith, Oliver Coates, Rafael Muñoz Gomez, Loup Mormon, Sigrid Vandenbogaerde or with various music labels.

Her work has recently been showcased at The Alexander Kasser Theatre, Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), at Kings Place (London,UK), The Glasgow school of arts (Glasgow-UK), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada, during the International Biennale of New Media Art, at festival Elektra-Mutek, EM15, at the Imperial Theatre of Montreal, Canada, at the Cube - Centre for Digital Creation (Paris, F), the International Computer Music Conference (Huddersfield, UK), Nadine, iMal at the Erasmus Museum and Sint-Lukasgalerie in Brussels (BE), The Festival Crea Numerica in the Games of La Francophonie (Beirut, Lebanon), the Arts Centre in Enghien-les-Bains (F), at City Sonic (Mons, B), during the Ars Musica Festival 2013 at the Theatre Brigittines (Brussels, B) and at the Museum of Bozar (Brussels, B), in between others.

If you are interested by my commercial work please visit: studio.ulara.org


Studies

2014 -2015 > 3D/VFX/Compositing
CGItrainer Belgium – Jean Yves Arboit

2009 - 2010 > Interactive Media,
Academie Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht, Brussels – Belgium

2006 - 2008 > TRANSMEDIA, Postgraduate Program in Arts + Media + Design.
Hogeschool Sint-Lukas, Brussels – Belgium

1997 - 2002 > Master in Arts. Emphasis: Audiovisual Media & Media Art.
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá – Colombia


Selected Exhibitions / Concerts / Screenings

2017 
•    Lagunas - Interactive installation - iMal -Brussels (Belgium)
•    The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (Iniciative of Kika Nicolela) - The Local - New York (USA)

2016 
•    See You Later - Audiovisual concert – PEAK Performances – Alexander Kasser Theater - Montclair, New Jersey (USA)
•    eVanescens - Audiovisual concert - Botanique – La Semaine du Son Brussels (Belgium)
•    The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (Iniciative of Kika Nicolela) – Top Schillerpalais - Berlin (Germany)

2015 
•    Variations of Disarray - Monumental projection/Screening - CityLight -  Transnumériques, Mons (Belgium)
•    GIFT - Audiovisual concert - Chapelle de Boondael - Brussels (Belgium)
•    eVanescens - Audiovisual concert – Musicacoustica - Beijing (China)
•    eVanescens - Audiovisual concert - YU GONG YI SHAN - Beijing (China)
•    Cryptic – Oliver Coates - Audiovisual concert – Kings Place - London (UK)
•    Cryptic – Oliver Coates - Audiovisual concert – The Glasgow school of Arts - Glasgow (UK)

2014 
•     UNRAVEL - Screening - Festival Video Movimiento - Universidad Javeriana - Bogota (Colombia)
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - La Balsamine - Brussels (Belgium)
•    Beyond the Divide - Audiovisual concert – World Music Days - Wroclaw (Poland)

•    Beyond the Divide - Audiovisual concert – Audio Art Festival - Wroclaw (Poland)
•    eVanescens - Audiovisual concert - Festival Elektra/Mutek - Montreal (Canada)
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive Installation  - International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) - Montreal (Canada)
•    eVanescens - Audiovisual concert - NIME 2014 - London (England)
•    Beyond the Divide/Oracular/Unravel - Screening - Deweekvandeklank - Brussels (Belgium)
•    Beyond the Divide - Audiovisual concert - Flagey - Deweekvandeklank -Brussels (Belgium)

2013
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - BOZAR - Brussels (Belgium)
•    eVanescens - Audio-visual concert – International Contemporary Music Festival Ars Musica 2013 - Brigittines. Brussels (Belgium)
•    Persona - Theater - LaborGras - Berlin (Germany)

2012
•    eVanescens - Audio-visual concert - LE CUBE - Centre for Digital Creation. Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
•    Oracular - Video - Gallery VanderA - Brussels (Belgium)
•    Beyond the Divide - Audio-visual concert - Space Senghor - Brussels (Belgium)
•    eVanescens - Audio-visual concert - Musiques Nouvelles - Mons (Belgium)

2011
•    (IN)Pulses - Audio-visual concert - Gare Numérique de Jeumont (France)
•    Beyond the Divide - Audio-visual concert – ICMC - University of Huddersfield (UK)

2010
•    Beyond the Divide - Audio-visual installation - Vlaamse Scriptieprijs - The Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Belgium - Brussels
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation – CitySonics - Mons (Belgium)
•    De Vogel en het net - Audio-visual installation - Erasmus Museum - Brussels (Belgium)
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - Sint-Lukasgalerie - Brussels (Belgium)
•    Unstable Territories - Interactive installation - iMal - Brussels (Belgium)

2009
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - Beirut (Lebanon)
•    Percept - Performance - Centre des Arts Enghien-Les-Bains / Bains Numériques #4. Enghien-Les-Bains (France)

2008
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - PING! Festival - Mallorca (Spain)
•    Lungs [the breather] - Interactive installation - NADINE - Brussels (Belgium)

2007
•    Golden Delicious - Video - Urban Trajectories - Brussels - Rotterdam - Mexico

2006
•    BogotaLab - Video installation/performance - Plan06 - Köln (Germany)

2005
•    HuevoProoo1 - Video - Ingenio 400 - Madrid (Spain)
•    Orange Juice - Video – Recyclart - Brussels (Belgium)

2003
•    Self-Portrait - Interactive installation - Contradance - Brussels (Belgium)

2002
•    Ajna’s Journeys - Interactive Video Installation - Los Andes University -Bogotá (Colombia)
•    Ajna’s Journeys - Interactive Video Installation - Alliance Français -Bogotá (Colombia)

Grants

2016 > Production grant - Project: Lagunas - FWB- Arts Numériques
2015 > Production grant - Project: Lagunas - Vlaamse Overheid
2014 > Conception grant - Project: Lagunas - FWB- Arts Numériques
2014 > Diffusion grant - Project: Lungs [the breather] - FWB- Arts Numériques
2013 > Production grant - Project: eVanescens Vlaamse Overheid
2013 > Promotion grant - Project: eVanescens - FWB- Arts Numériques
2009 > Conception grant - Project: Unstable Territories  - FWB- Arts Numériques
2009 > Promotion grant - Project : Lungs [the breather] - FWB- Arts Numériques
2008 > Production grant - Project : Lungs [the breather] Vlaamse Overheid