About Claudia Robles

Claudia Robles was born in Bogotá (Colombia). Currently, she lives in Cologne (Germany). She finished studies in Fine Arts in 1990 at the University J. T. Lozano in Bogotá (Colombia). She pursued postgraduate studies such as: Film Animation (1992-1993) at the CFP (Milan-Italy); MA in Visual Arts (1993-1995) at the École Supérieure d'Art Visuel (Geneva-Switzerland) and Sound Design and Electronic Composition at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen (Germany) from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 she won the second prize at the competition Hoeren und Sehen organized by the ZKM (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe and the Institute fuer Neue Musik in Darmstadt (both in Germany) for her audiovisual composition Bewegung in Silber. She was artist in residence (2004-2006) at the ZKM. Her most relevant work presented there was the piece Seed/Tree (audiovisual Installation/Butoh performance with live-electronics). Her work is worldwide known, having participated in several group and solo exhibitions around the globe, for example at the Bauhaus-archiv Museum fuer Gestaltung in Berlin, Germany (2003); the European Capitals of Culture: Sibiu and Luxemburg (2007); Enter3 in Prague, Czech Republic (2007), the International Computer Music Conference ICMC in Copenhagen, Denmark (2007) and Montréal, Canada (2009). Her latest work, INsideOUT , an interactive performance using an EEG interface and real time media (MaxMsp/Jitter) was produced during a residence at the KHM (Cologne – Germany) and world premiered at the Festival Internacional de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia in April 2009; It was also performed at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 in Yokohama (Japan).