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Susana Mejía
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Susana Mejía

Susana Mejía was born in 1978 in Colombia, and currently lives and works in Medellin. As a student of Fine Arts at The Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, between 1997-2001, she specialized in painting. Becoming particularly interested in color, in combination with an investment in the social aspect of art’s work, Mejía organized knitting workshops for the inmates of a women’s prison in Medellin, conducting trips to the Amazon in parallel. These aspects, taken together, gave way to Mejía’s long-term project Color Amazonia. For her, rather than calling it an installation – or even art – Color Amazonia is a way of displaying the results of ethno-botanical research. Recent exhibitions and projects include Once Again, Galería de la Oficina, Medellin (2015); Biennale Internationale du Lin de Portneuf, Québeq (2015); Waterweavers, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC (2015), and Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Mardrid (2015); and Color Amazonia, previously shown at Eafit, Medellin (2014) and FLORA ars + natura, Bogotá (2013).