ON VIEW: May 29 - October 2, 2018
Inspired by her childhood journeys into Colombia’s rainforests with her anthropologist father, Tatiana Arocha’s multidisciplinary work stems from a desire to celebrate the landscape’s astounding biodiversity. Her immersive murals surround the viewer with nature rendered in monochromatic tones, a color palette that references historic naturalist engravings and warns of a future in which the rainforest exists only in the past. By installing depictions of nature in urban settings, Arocha’s murals draw parallels between the diverse ecosystems of Colombia and the cultural flourishing of her current Brooklyn neighborhood.
Arocha’s work has been shown at DeKalb Market Hall, BLDG 92, The Vazquez Building, and the SONYA Art Walk, all in Brooklyn; the Queens Botanic Garden; the Max L. Jackson Gallery, Charlotte, NC; and Casa 9.69, Bogotá. She has received awards and commissions from Goethe-Institut Kolumbien, the Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency, 3x3 Magazine, The Wassaic Project, and SundanceTV. Arocha earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Colombia.
Tatiana Arocha is a 2017-18 recipient of the ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House. For more information, visit BRICartsmedia.org/ArtFP