My practice is digestive in method, research based in methodology and pedagogical in outlook. It involves breaking down, dissolving, and congealing materials to absorb and assimilate cultural and bodily knowledge. I learn from the process to guide the choices that shape the artworks and their encounter with others.

Each artwork formulates a question and as a final piece, the specific formulation of process and materials embodies the enquiry. I am interested in artistic epistemologies, making to affirm the cognitive nature of aesthetic experience and to widen the perception of how we come to know. I review current strategies of engagement to deploy as embedded pedagogies.


Catalina Renjifo (born 1977, Cali, Colombia) lives and works in Oxford, UK

Upcoming exhibitions


20 February - 8 March 2020 - She Performs, Glass Tank, Oxford

16 October - 16 November, 2020 Photo Oxford, MAS


Solo Exhibitions


2018 Whose Voice? - Featured Artist, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford

2018 Onset, Icons, NOC Gallery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

2017 Undercurrents, Filament 14, Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford


Selected Exhibitions


January 2019 - SocioParasitologyManifesto Exhibition, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London 

April 2019 - Chromantics, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

May 2019 - Priceless, Artweeks Show at Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford

June 2019 Body Language, Ovada Gallery, Oxford

October, 2019 CommUnity, Printmaking exhibition, Wolfson College, Oxford

November, 2019, Turn of the Year, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot


2017 ReMARKS, Ovada Gallery, Oxford

2017 Beyond Surface, Glass Tank, Oxford

2017 Seven Counties Open, Ovada Gallery, Oxford

2017 Healing Forces - Artist Teacher Collective - NOC Gallery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

2016 Art on the Move - Magdalen Road Studio Artists at Jam Factory, Oxford

2016 Evolving Forces - Artist Teacher Collective - Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University

2016 Dislocate - Collective exhibition with Magdalen Road Studios, Old VW Garage, Oxford

2016 Realisation, Pop Up Artist Teacher Collective, Harcourt Hill, Oxford

2016 Resistant Forces - Artist Teacher Collective - Ovada, Oxford

2015 Artist Teacher Scheme - End of year show, Harcourt Hill, Oxford


2002 Tunnel of Love -  Collective Valentines Show, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Maluca, Monoprints Museo de Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 Maluca - MFA Degree Show - Bogota, Colombia
1999 Reflections around National Salon Prize winners - Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota
1999 Colombian Dream Project - Contemporary Colombian Artists - CIC Gallery, Chicago.
1998 Masters of Graphic Arts - International Printmakers Exhibition, Gyor, Hungary
1997 Realms of Sight - Collective Exhibition of Drawing - Universidad Nacional, Bogota
1997 Arte Plop - Mural Collective, Avenida Jimenez Underground, Bogota Colombia


Artists Recognize the Benefits of a Parasite-Host Relationship - Hyperallergic 


2013 Revista Matera, magazine contributor, Bogota
1999 Asterisco #3 Galeria Sextante, Bogota
1999 Solo Dibujo – Book – collective drawing book participant


Oxford Brookes University, Artist Teacher MA in Education, with Distinction 2015 – 2017
Oxford Brookes University, PgCert Artist Teacher Scheme, 2014 – 2015
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Master in Fine Arts, 1994 – 2000


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