Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá) lives and works in Bogotá. Recognized since the early 1990s as one of the leading sculptors of her generation, her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Le Creux de L'Enfer, Thiers (1996); The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1998);Tate Britain, London (1999); MUAC, Mexico City; Moderna Museet, Malmö and Centro de Arte Moderna - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2011); MAXXI Rome; and Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2012).
Her highly regarded large scale public installations include “Noviembre 6 y 7,” The Palace of Justice, Bogotá (2002), The 8th International Istanbul Biennial (2003), “Abyss,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005), “Shibboleth,”Turbine Hall, Tate Modern (2007), and “Acción de Duelo,” Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá (2007).
Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions: “Carnegie International 1995,” Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; “Displacements: Miroslaw Balka, Doris Salcedo, Rachel Whiteread,” The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (1998); “History/Memory/Society,” Tate Modern, (2000); “Eztetyka del sueño,” Palacio de Velasquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2001); Abyss: T1 Triennial of Contemporary Art,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005); “The 80s: A Topology,” Museu Serralves, Porto (2007); and “América Latina: arte y confrontación, 1910-2010,” Museu del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2010-2011).
The artist has also participated in several international biennials, such as “Roteiros, XXIV Bienal de São Paulo,” Brazil (1998); “Trace, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art” (1999); and “Documenta 11,” Kassel (2002).
She was the recipient of the Ordway Prize (2005), the Premio “Velázquez” de las Artes Plásticas (2010) and the 9th Hiroshima Art Prize (2014). A retrospective of her work opened in 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and traveled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Pérez Art Museum, Miami. Harvard Art Museums opened a solo exhibition of her work in November 2016.
In October 2017, “Palimpsest,” an installation by Salcedo, will be on view at the Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.