Artist: Guillermo Londono & Diana Drews
*1962 Bogotá, Colombia
Studies: 1981-1987: Fine Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, USA
1989: Drawing with José Luis Cuevas in México
Since 1990: Solo exhibitions in Colombia, Japan and USA
Group exhibitions and Art Fairs in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, USA and Venezuela
Auctions at Christie`s.
*1971 Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and paints in Berlin since 2000
Studies: 1989-1995: Fine Arts Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Graduated as Master in Arts
2000-2003: Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of art in Berlin, M.A. in Art in Context
Since 1995 exhibitions in Colombia, Germany, Spain and USA
The Palenques were fortresses of the female slaves fighting against their humiliating situation and fleeing from bad treatment by their masters. The black woman participated in this form of resistance by creating the first Palenques and defending her culture and costums.
Along the entire coast the "Palenquera" of today has to work hard:
She sells fruit and other food which she gracefully carries on her head in heavy "Palanganas". With lots of energy and her happy-colourful clothes she walks through the streets selling her goods until sunset.
Our "Palenquera" keeps walking to look for peace.
Guillermo Londoño & Diana Drews