Carlos Monroy, 2012
An immigrant in São Paulo, Brazil, Carlos Monroy (Bogotá, 1984) is a Colombian visual and performance artist with a tropical-Andean heart. His performances and installations question the boundaries between so-called highbrow, popular, and mass culture repertoires, revealing colonial structures of power and thinking, as well as the institutional boundaries performance art practices have come to acquire inside the art world. Monroy completed a bachelor’s degree in Arts at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2008) and an MFA at Universidade de São Paulo USP, Brazil (2014). In 2017, he won the research prize award of the 32º MGLC Biennale of Graphic Arts Ljubljana.