Cristina Velásquez works mainly in photography and paper weavings. Her work investigates the role of representation and translation in transcultural relationships. She explores how contradictory notions of value such as race, beauty, and class are constructed and attends to how images and language govern and shape these notions. She holds a BA in Industrial Design from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), and an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College and The International Center of Photography (New York City), where she received the ICP Director’s Scholarship. Recently she completed a Residency at Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia), was recognized by The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant and Mentorship Program, and won honorable mention in The Baxter Street Camera Club of New York’s 2017 Annual competition. Her publications, Montañera, /100, and One way of letting go, are part of the ICP’s permanent collection in New York City. Velásquez lives and works in New York.
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