Miriam Londoño

  • Desigualdad 35 cms x 20 cmsPaper2015
  • Dark Pages 60 cms x 30 cmsPaper2015
  • Book 40 cms x 30 cmsPaper2006
  • Book of Names 80 cms x 70 cmsPaper2006The pages of this book are formed by people’s names, as they are probably one of the most intimate part of our identity. This very personal book is a memorial to all the men who played a role in my life. By interweaving their names with the paper pulp, I have formed the pages of this memorial.
  • Memories 65 cms x 40 cmsPaper2005
  • Three Books 50 cms x 120 cmsPaper2006These books are a visual mesh in which it is only possible to approach their contents through imagination.
  • Book Installation 40 cms x 30 cmsPaper2006Installation of Books at Buddenbrook Gallery The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Stories of an Immigrant 50 cms x 40 cmsPaper2006Installation with 12 pieces
  • Hunger- Fifteen pieces of 30x80cm-2007 80 cms x 30 cmsPaper2007Fifteen pieces of 30x80cm Total dimension 260cmx 160cm
  • Sieve 70 cms x 35 cmsPaper2008
  • Three Books 65 cms x 32 cmsPaper2011
  • Book 65 cms x 32 cmsPaper2011The structure of these books intend to trigger meanings in the mind: what makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.
  • Book 45 cms x 25 cmsPaper2011What makes a book? Is it the words or the pages, or both? Seen as a sieve of ideas, the books stop being page-by page compilations, to be transformed into fragile nets catching language’s essentials metaphors.
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 120 cms x 100 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 15 cms x 8 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 21 cms x 15 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Dark Pages 21 cms x 15 cmsWhite pencil on pigmented paper2015Central Library of Amsterdam 2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 500 cms x 12 cmsPaper2015
  • Endless Story 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2015
  • Open Book 10 cms x 100 cmsPaper2010
  • Open Book 500 cms x 50 cmsPaper2010
  • Trapped 200 cms x 180 cmsPaper Museum, Capellades, Spain2008"Entangled names" are formed by the names of hundreds of people kidnapped by the Farc in Colombia.
  • Trapped 200 cms x 180 cmsPaper2008
  • So that you always remember me 100 cms x 185 cmsPaper2008
  • So that you always remember me - Detail - 100 cms x 200 cmsPaper - Paper Museum, Capellades, Spain2008Names of 45 hostages by the FARC
  • So that you don't forget me 500 cms x 200 cmsPaper2008
  • So that you always remeber me- Detail 500 cms x 200 cmsPaper2008
  • So that you don't forget me 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2008Work based on people’s names.
  • So that you don't forget me 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2008Work based on people’s names
  • Entangled Names 70 cms x 40 cmsPaper2008
  • Entangled names 70 cms x 30 cmsPaper and Pigments2008Work based on people’s names
  • Entangled names 80 cms x 45 cmsPaper2008
  • Graffiti 110 cms x 80 cmsPaper and Pigments2008Graffiti are an urban calligraphy that mainly expresses social and political messages. It is similar to a scream, a voice that wants to be heard at all costs. I love the way Graffiti’s testify with their beautiful colours and expressive lines, the desires, repressions, feelings, the resistance towards our society.
  • Graffiti 80 cms x 100 cmsPaper2009
  • Graffiti 80 cms x 85 cmspaper2008
  • Graffiti 116 cms x 120 cmsPaper2011
  • Graffiti 116 cms x 60 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Graffiti 82 cms x 64 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Graffiti 136 cms x 68 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Scream 2 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper and Pigments2008
  • Scream 1 70 cms x 150 cmsPaper and Pigments2008
  • Two Graffiti 80 cms x 100 cmsPaper2011Old Church, Amsterdam, 2010
  • Letter to my Father 85 cms x 125 cmsPaper - Three pieces of 125x85cm -2005My writings with paper pulp emerged from the desire to connect my present experience as an immigrant with my past. I use the power of writing both to express emotions and feelings as well as it’s ability to generate a plurality of meanings and associations of ideas. Due to the peculiarities of my writing technique, my texts become "entangled" and cannot be read fully. The illegibility of the text allows me to work with intimate personal memories.
  • Letter to my Father 60 cms x 85 cmsPaper2005
  • Letters 100 cms x 175 cmsPaper2006
  • Blue Letter 160 cms x 125 cmsPaper2005I wrote the “Blue Letter” to my sister Gloria who got struck by a small aircraft coming literally out of the blue somewhere in Colombia. She died instantly at the age 33. In this letter I tell her about all the things I would have liked to tell her in person throughout all these years. I used cotton and pigments to pour out my feelings to someone that I will always cherish and never forget.
  • Voices 60 cms x 150 cmsPaper2007
  • Letter 70 cms x 80 cmsPaper2008Based on a letter written by Ingrid Betancourt during her captivity by the Farc, in the Colombian jungle
  • Rages 200 cms x 170 cmsPaper - Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 20142009
  • Letter to my Daughter 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • Letter to my Daughter 150 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • View of Three Letters 80 cms x 150 cmsPaper2006
  • Letter Four 80 cms x 170 cmsPaper2005
  • Letter 80 cms x 170 cmsPaper2007
  • Nest for Lovers 50 cms x 170 cmsPaper2006
  • Hymn 600 cms x 5 cmsArt Space of the Technological University of Pereira2015“Stories” are a series of works focusing on personal and historical events. I converted the echoes of individual or collective experiences into texts by using liquid paper as my ink.
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 300 cmsArt Space of the Technological University of Pereira.2015
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 300 cmsArt Space of the Technological University of Pereira,2015
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 450 cmsPaper2006Museo Juan del Corral, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia, 2016
  • Obliviousness 50 cms x 450 cmsPaper2006Museo Juan del Corral, Santa Fe de Antioquia, 2016
  • News 100 cms x 320 cmsPaper - Gallery Handwerkskammer fur Munchen, 20142008The work "News" is based on daily news items taken from newspapers and the internet, specially articles about the war in Iraq. I was moved not only by the facts, but also by the overwhelming quantity of information that we are bombarded with by the media which often leaves us with a sense of helplessness.
  • Corazón Violento 400 cms x 200 cmsPaper - Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 20142008"Corazón Violento" is a reflection of how someone from the rural area of Colombia with a dream to build a bright future, takes a wrong path in life due to the lack of any resources. It is the story of a woman called Karina, entering the ranks as a “guerrillera” in the Farc fighting against the government and how she finally escaped from there.
  • Stories of Leiden 450 cms x 170 cmsPaper - Installation with sound - Museum Het Leids Weverhuis, Leiden2007This works describe the history of a small weaver house from the 16th century in Leiden. It is both a testimony and a tribute to the house’s past and its capability to survive throughout the years. The text indicates the type of house it was, the names of those who lived there and show extracts from an interview that I made with the last two inhabitants of the weaver house.
  • Stories of Leiden 400 cms x 160 cmsPaper2007Installation with sound - Museum Het Leids Weverhuis, Leiden
  • Stories of Immigrants (Detail of the Installation) 500 cms x 155 cmsPaper - Gallery Paul Bardwell, Colombo Americano, Medellin2007Stories of Immigrants are a collection of texts based on interviews that I carried out with Colombians living in Holland. After transcribing the texts and choosing the ones to be used, I rewrote them with paper pulp. What captivated my attention most was the common denominator found in all the life histories: leaving behind a country of origin in search of a wonderful dream and then confronting the harsh reality of coping with a totally different culture and language.
  • Stories of Immigrants (Detail of the Installation) 500 cms x 155 cmsPaper - Gallery Paul Bardwell, Colombo Americano, Medellin2007
  • The Dark Night 100 cms x 70 cmsPaper2007The work "The Dark Night" is made out of fragments taken from the poem of the same name written in the 16th century by the Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz. I have been fascinated by the beauty of the poem, the rhythmical flow of the words and its meaning. The two paper pages are like an open book, where individual words seem to be trapped in a net, as if the was constrained to reach a higher reality.
  • Poems 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2010
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsCalligraphy Biennial, Sharjah, Arabs Emirates, 20142012This project includes the testimonies and stories of 30 women displaced by violence in Colombia. Each sheet of paper has a personal story. Although the text can not be read in its entirety, through them I wanted to remember the tragedy that so many women suffer in our country.
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPulchri Studio, The Hague2012This project includes the testimonies and stories of 30 women displaced by violence in Colombia. Each sheet of paper has a personal story. Although the text can not be read in its entirety, through them I wanted to remember the tragedy that so many women suffer in our country.
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Testimonies- Exhibition View at Pulchri Studio 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012
  • Testimonies- Exhibition View at Pulchri Studio 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012Detail
  • Testimonies (Detail) 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper2012Pulchri Studio, The Hague
  • Testimonies 300 cms x 300 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Names 120 cms x 110 cmsPaper - Pulchri Studio, The Hague2012
  • Names 110 cms x 120 cmsPaper2012Detail of work
  • Exodus 180 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 90 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 110 cms x 75 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 90 cms x 85 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 150 cms x 85 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Exodus 120 cms x 80 cmsPaper, pigments2015
  • Pilgrims 100 cms x 105 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Trekkers 107 cms x 107 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • The Assault 120 cms x 130 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Pilgrims 75 cms x 130 cmsPaper, wax2009
  • The Meeting 110 cms x 75 cmsPaper2009
  • Among the Multitude 350 cms x 70 cmsPaper, wax2008
  • Pilgrims 75 cms x 50 cmsPaper and wax2008
  • Multitude -Detail- 360 cms x 80 cmsPaper2009
  • Hoopvol 95 cms x 70 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009.
  • Crowd 200 cms x 40 cmsPaper2012
  • Shadowland 150 cms x 60 cmsPaper2012
  • Shadowland -Detail- 180 cms x 100 cmsPaper2011
  • Cloud 190 cms x 90 cmsPaper2012Pulchri Studio in The Hague, 2012
  • At the Square 60 cms x 50 cmsPaper2012
  • Longing 100 cms x 120 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009Collection Henk van der Reijd
  • Woman with Hart 85 cms x 60 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • The Lover 75 cms x 115 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2009
  • Women 90 cms x 69 cmsPaper, wax2010
  • Body calligraphy 70 cms x 180 cmsPaper2011
  • Reclining women 78 cms x 65 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005Paper
  • Figure 40 cms x 100 cmsPaper2005
  • Woman lying on her back 150 cms x 70 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010A single figure is a fascinating field to play in with lines, offering the challenge of capturing the expression of movement with a minimum of resources.
  • Woman back 50 cms x 155 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010A single figure is a fascinating field to play in with lines, offering the challenge of capturing the expression of movement with a minimum of resources.
  • Lying Woman 150 cms x 50 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010A single figure is a fascinating field to play in with lines, offering the challenge of capturing the expression of movement with a minimum of resources.
  • Three dancers 300 cms x 180 cmsPaper, wax and pigments2010
  • Girl 65 cms x 110 cmsPaper2011Pulchri Studio, The Hague, 2012
  • Heads 300 cms x 100 cmsPaper2011The works called "Monologues" are a reflection on the discursive nature of our mind and the impossibility of total silence. In these heads there are no words but a conglomeration of hundreds of letters, forming small cells of language.
  • Monologue 35 cms x 45 cmspaper2011
  • Dialogue 70 cms x 45 cmsPaper2012
  • Head 35 cms x 45 cmsPaper2011
  • Nests 21 cms x 30 cmsPaper2011Three pieces of 30x21x18 cm
  • Monologue 75 cms x 75 cmsPaper2011
  • Torso 45 cms x 75 cmsPaper2011
  • Head 30 cms x 25 cmsPaper and Pigments2011The heads, consisting of hundreds of coloured-paper letters, are a metaphor for the possibilities human beings have to communicate and establish contact with the world and others. With letters we construct words, sentences and story sequences. By using our own words and telling our own stories, we create our identity
  • Without words 60 cms x 60 cmsPaper and Pigments2011
  • Reading Myself 35 cms x 95 cmsPaper2011
  • Head 40 cms x 28 cmsPaper2011
  • Torso 35 cms x 105 cmsPaper, always paper2012
  • Torso 100 cms x 100 cmsPaper2012
  • Head 30 cms x 35 cmsPaper2012