Catalina Jaramillo Quijano was born in 1981 in Medellín, Colombia, and studied fine art at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.
She has received many awards, including an honourable mention from the Medellín Chamber of Commerce (New Talents in Art 2019) and first prize at the Salón Cano, UNAL (2007). She has had solo exhibitions at the Sendra Gallery and Jenny Vilà Gallery, among others, and her works have also featured in temporary exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Casa de América, the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati and the Mana Wynwood Center.
In her work she creates visual narratives which she uses to form a bridge between fiction and autobiography. Her projects include drawings, objects, written work and publications.
Her 2020 residency at the Cité du Mot was to allow her to work on the project ‘Marginalia Selecta’, which involved a search through second-hand books which had been underlined, scribbled in and annotated by the reader. Through the digitisation of the material she intended to create poetic compositions using only what the reader wanted to reveal of their intimate thoughts or interests.