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CV / Adriana Ciudad


*1980 in Lima

Adriana Ciudad Witzel is a Peruvian-German artist based in Bogota, since 2014. Before she lived for 11 years in Berlin where she studied at the UdK - University of the Arts and graduated with an MA in Fine Arts at 2008, tutored by Valerie Favre and Wolfgang Petrick.

Her most recent work has been exhibited in LA TERTULIA Museum (Cali), La Casa del Lago (Mexico City), Y Gallery (New York), SACO (Antofagasta) and in NC-arte (Bogotá). Among the awards received are the Grant UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) obtained to produce the Alabaos Project, the renowned scholarship from the DAAD Program (German Academic Exchange Service) obtained to carry out a project in Los Angeles and the Painter Anual Price of the Dorothea Konwiarz Foundation in Berlin. She was Artist in Residence in Lugar a dudas (Cali), in SACO6 (Antofagasta), among others.

In her work she is interested in addressing social, political and environmental concerns of Latin America. Adriana Ciudad seeks to explore these issues through poetic languages, visual metaphors and analogies. She uses painting, drawing, sound and installation, exploring their limits and encounters, which result in a permanent deconstruction of the artistic categories. This search has led her to create pieces that incite visceral reactions and critical reflections on Latin American complexity issues.


2008 Master Degree in Painting at the University of the Arts (UdK) with Prof. Valérie Favre, Berlin

2002 / 2006 Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts at the University of the Arts (UdK) with Prof. Wolfgang Petrick, Berlin

2005 Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona (UB) - internship 1 semester

2000 Fine Arts at the Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) in Lima - 2 semesters


2018 Grant UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) obtained to carry out the Alabaos Project

2017 SACO6 Price, Antofagasta

2013 V National Painting Price BCRP - Finalist

2012 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Grant for a project in Los Angeles

2010 Painter Grant, Dorothea Konwiarz Foundation, Berlin

2005 ERASMUS Scholarship, University of Barcelona, Fine Arts Faculty, Barcelona


2017 Artist-in-Residency-Programme LUGAR A DUDAS in Cali

2017 Artist-in-Residency-Programme ISLA (SACO) in Antofagasta

2012 Artist-in-Residency-Programme Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles

2011 Artist-in-Residency-Programme TUPAC in Lima


2018 Allá nos veremos, sin sombra y sin faz, MUSEO LA TERTULIA, Cali
(a project by Adriana Ciudad in collaboration with Nidia Góngora and C.S. Prince)

2018 Salgan ríos de mis ojos, Galería El Museo, Bogota

2015 Debajo del Agua, Galería El Museo, Bogota

2013 Sensibilia, Wu Gallery, Lima

2012 Cloudbusting, Commonwealth and Council Gallery, Los Angeles

2011 Nexo y A-nexo, 80m2 Gallery in cooperation with the Superior Artschool Corriente Alterna, Lima

2010 Cosmo Politan, Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung Gallery, Berlin

2008 Adriana Ciudad, Margalef & Gipponi Gallery, Antwerp


Rivers flow out of my eyes, Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam
Pintura Inmortal II, Galería El Museo, Bogotá

Pintura Inmortal I, Galería El Museo, Bogotá

Y Gallery LIMA | #1: EL JARDIN DE LAS DELICIAS, Y Gallery (POP UP), Lima
SACO6, Sexta Semana de Arte Contemporáneo, Antofagasta

Natural Resistance, Y Gallery, New York
Towards a New Shore, NC-arte, Bogota
Lenguajes de Papel VII, Galería El Museo, Bogota
Si un tigre entrara en este cuarto, Uniandinos - Galería Alterna, Bogota

Cero Normal, Galería Instituto de Visión, Bogota
Lenguajes en Papel VI, Galería El Museo, Bogota

Aus Berliner Sicht, Die Galerie, Frankfurt
Survivors, Löwepalais - Starke Foundation, Berlin

V National Painting Grant - Banco Central de Reserva del Perú - Finalist Show - Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso, Lima

Intersecciones, Wu Galería, Lima
Gute Karten - Fellows and award winners of the UdK Berlin 2010 - 2012, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

New Art, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin

Echale Salsita, Projektraum SPIELRAUM, Berlin
Projekt für die Gegenwart, Haus am Lützoplatz, Berlin

La Nueva Pintura, Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma, Lima
Blick zurück nach Vorn, Alte Schule Gallery, Berlin
Nick Hullegie, Tinka Pittoors, Huub Vinken, Adriana Ciudad, Margalef & Gipponi Gallery, Antwerp

Kotti Contemporary, Berlin
Familie Hobrecht, 48-Std-Neuköln-Festival, Berlin
Master Class Show, University of Arts, UdK, Berlin
Berliner Strasse, Circleculture Gallery, Berlin

Itinera Nova, Kunsthöfe, in favor of the Immendorf Stiftung, Berlin
Stefanie Gutheil and Adriana Ciudad, CNC und Kabel Deutschland GmbH, Berlin
Außer Haus, Berlin

Postura, Centre Cultural La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona


2008 – 2015 Assistant of Fernando Bryce in Berlin, Gent, Rome, Lima and New York

2009 – 2012 Assistant of Wolfgang Petrick in Berlin

2006 – 2008 Tutor of the class of Prof. Valerie Favre a the UdK, in Berlin