Catalina Jaramillo Quijano was born in 1981 in Medellín, Colombia. She received her BFA in arts from the National University of Colombia, in Bogota.
She has received several awards, included an honorable mention in the New Talents in Art, Cámara de Comercio de Medellín (2019) and the first prize in the Salon Cano, UNAL (2007). She has exhibited individually at the Senda Gallery, Jenny Vilà Gallery. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Casa de América, Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati and Mana Wynwood, among others. In her work she create visual narratives and direct them to establish a bridge between fiction and autobiography. She develop projects that usually involve drawing, objects, writing, artist’s books and publications.
Her intention for her residencie in the "Cité du mot" in 2020 is to carry out the project Marginalia Selecta, which consists in the search for second-hand books that have been underlined, scribbled or have notes about reading. From the digitalization of this material, she intends to create some compositions close to concrete poetry, only with what the reader has wanted to reveal of their intimacy or interest.