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Natalia Rivera

Natalia Rivera is a media artist and designer, her research and work have focused on the development of memorable interactive experiences and a more human-centered use of technologies. After graduating as an industrial designer from the National University of Colombia, she founded in 2012 an open and collaborative laboratory for research and creation around new media and arts called Mutante.Lab. In her work they stand out several large-scale urban installations, an interactive transmedia storytelling, and theoretical research. Currently, she develops an interactive narrative experience and leads the construction of the Mutante.Lab's network focused on the inclusive and equitable access to technology, arts, and science in Colombia.

Media Art and Design

2017-06 · Distiller of the Self. 16 International Image Festival  / ISEA 2017. Manizales, Colombia. 


2016-07 · Distiller of the Self. Advanced Studio Class New Media. Rundgang - Annual Exhibition at the Berlin University of the Arts. Berlin, Germany.


2015-04 · En Búsqueda Bogotá. XIV International Image Festival of Manizales. Category: Media Art. Manizales, Colombia.


2014-12 · En Búsqueda Bogotá. Bogoshorts Exhibits. XII Short Film Festival Bogoshorts. Bogotá, Colombia


2014-09 · Echoes. By: Punto.Lab. II Nuit Blanche Bogotá. Colombia.


2014-09 · Revive the Arzobispo River. By: Punto.Lab. II Nuit Blanche Bogotá. Colombia.


2014-06 · History Fades in Colours. By: Punto.Lab. Independence Museum Casa del Florero. Bogotá, Colombia.


2014-05 · Colorful Conversations. By: Punto.Lab. XIII International Image Festival of Manizales. Colombia.


2013-10 · Colorful Conversations. By: Punto.Lab. I Nuit Blanche Bogotá. Colombia.

Exhibitions

Distinctions

2017 · Audiovisual Residence for Arts, Science, and Technology. IDARTES (Distrital Institute of Arts) and Cinemateca Distrital. Bogotá, Colombia. 


2016 · 1st Place at the Arts Hackaton UTOPIA. IDARTES  (Distrital Institute of Arts) and POLIEDRO. Bogotá, Colombia.


2016 · Plataforma Bogotá Grant for Arts, Science, and Technology. IDARTES (Distrital Institute of Arts) and FUGA Gilberto Alzate Foundation. Bogotá, Colombia. 


2015 · Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Visual Communication. DAAD German Academic Exchange Service. Berlin, Germany.


2014 · Creation grant for Audiovisual Transmedia Storytelling. Cinemateca Distrital and IDARTES (Distrital Institute of Arts). Bogotá, Colombia. Mutante.Lab Collective.


2013 · Creation grant for light installation "Arteusaquillo Multicolor". Local Mayoralty of Teusaquillo. Bogotá, Colombia. Light.Lab Group.


2011 - 2012 · Scholarship for language and academic exchange to Italy. Internationalization Program of the Faculty of Arts. Universidad Nacional de Colombia & Politecnico di Torino. 

Academic Presentations

2016 · Interactive Narrative. A Timid Eulogy to discomfort. Paper. Stipendiatentreffen DAAD. Language and Communication in the Digital World. Potsdam, Germany. 


2015 · Interactive Narrative En Búsqueda. Poster. XII Academic Forum. XIV International Image Festival of Manizales. Colombia.


2014 · Interactive Narrative En Búsqueda. Master Class. I Creative Commons Film Festival of Bogota. Colombia.


2013 · Transformable Spaces. Paper. X Academic Forum. XII International Image Festival of Manizales. Colombia.


2011 · Body and Memory. Paper. VIII Academic Forum. X International Image Festival of Manizales. Colombia.

Press and Catalogues

2017.06 - XVI International Image Festival. Distiller of the Self. Catalogue. 


2015.05 · XIV International Image Festival. En Busqueda Bogota. Catalogue. (Spanish)


2014.12 · Bogoshorts Exhibits and BogoshortMix. Bogoshorts Film Festival. En Busqueda Bogota. Catalogue. (Pag. 162-164, 259)


2014.12 · Bogoshorts Film Festival - Press Booklet. En Busqueda Bogota. Press Article. (Spanish)


2014.10 · Omotio - Blog. En Búsqueda Bogotá. Post. (Spanish)


2014.10· Cartel Urbano - Digital Magazine. En Busqueda Bogota. Press Article. (Spanish)


2014.06 · En Orbita - Crossmedia Platform. History Fades in Colours. Video. (Spanish)


2013.10.28 · Unimedios National University of Colombia. Colorful Conversations. Press Article. (Spanish)


2012 · XTRD. Ed: 3. Digital Magazine. Transformable Space. Press Article. (Pag.51 - Spanish)

Texts

·NETWORKED EXPERIENCES. A Timid Eulogy to Discomfort. 2016. Paper - English


· TRANSFORMABLE SPACE. Experience Design through Audiovisual Media. 2013. Paper - Spanish.


· TRANSFORMABLE SPACE. Experience Design through Audiovisual Media. Industrial Design Thesis. 2012. Re-edited. 2014. Complete Thesis (Spanish). - Abstract (English)