CURRICULUM VITAE

Maria Adelaida Lopez

lacasademaria@msn.com
www.laotracasa.net
www.dusthouses.com

EDUCATION
1999
Master of Fine Arts. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

1989-93
Fine Arts. Universidad Nacional. Medellín

1984-87
Architectural Draftsman. Academia Superior de Artes. Medellín

1986-88
Interior Architecture studies. Academia Superior de Artes. Medellín

2003-08
Visible Thinking. Dr. David Perkins. United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Miami, FL
Teaching for Understanding I & II. On-line Course, Wide World Harvard Graduate School of Education.
International Study Tour. International Center Loris Malaguzzi. Reggio Emilia. Italy
Making Learning Visible. Understanding, documenting and supporting individual and group learning. Seminar. Harvard     
Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA
Documenting Children's Work and Play. George Forman, Ph.D. On-Line Course, University of Massachusetts. Amherst.
Documentation in the Digital Age. George Forman, Ph.D. On-Line Course, University of Massachusetts . Amherst.

2002
The Reggio Emilia Approach to Education. North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. L'Atelier School. Miami, FL
Early Childhood Education of Tomorrow: Strengthening our Programs for the Future. Miami-Dade Community College

2001
The Reggio Emilia Approach Conference. Boulder Journey School. Boulder, CO

1994
Seminar on Projects and Spaces in Urban Memory. The Public Library of Medellin

1991-92
Seminars on Aesthetics and Hermeneutics of Art. Dr. Pere Salabert Sole. Museum of Modern Art. Medellin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
IDA Y VUELTA. Fundacion Gilberto Alzate Avendano. Bogota

2004
THE MUS MUSCULUS DOMESTICUS PROJECT, CHAPTER ONE. Vertexlist Gallery. Brooklin, New York,NY
ERASE UNA VEZ. Galeria De La Oficina. Medellín

2002
STEAL-LIFE. Benedicta Art Center. St. John's University. St. Joseph, MN

2000
I AM HERE WE ARE HERE. Visiting Artist Project. Saint John's University. Collegeville, MN
THE ROUND TABLE. Tyler Gallery. Tyler School of Art. Philadelphia, PA

1998
FROM THE 21st OF JUNE TO THE 21st OF JUNE. White Box Gallery. Project Room. Philadelphia, PA

1995
OJOS QUE NO VEN CORAZON QUE NO SIENTE (EYES THAT DON'T SEE HEART THAT DON'T FEEL). La Oficina Gallery. Medellin

1995
FROM MEDELLIN - CUBRELECHO. William J. Thompson Gallery. University of Georgia. Athens, GA

MOST IMPORTANT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
OUR MAN IN LA HABANA. Art Center. Idaho.

2008
41 SALON NACIONAL DE ARTISTAS. Confluencias Arte-Ciudad (Region Centro Occidente) Cali.
INTERMEDIOS. Muestra de Egresados Destacados. Sala U Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Medellin
MIAMI:CIUDAD-METAFORA. Centro Cultural Español and Miami DadeCollege -  West Campus  Miami, FL
NEO-CONSTRUCTIVISM: ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND ACTIVISM. Paul Robeson Galleries. Rudgers-The  State University of New Jersey. CityNewark, NJ

2007
GEISAI MIAMI. PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. Miami, FL
FOUNTAIN Art Fair. Vertexlist Gallery. Miami, FL
DIASPORAS.  Museum of Modern Art. Medellin, Colombia
OUR MAN IN HAVANA: THE VACUUM CLEANER IN ART. Gallery Aferro. Newark, NJ

2003
FOREIGN/DOMESTIC. Artspace. New Haven, CT
ONE SKY ABOVE. Burnished Chariot Gallery. New London, CT
THE SEAT OF THE IMAGINATION. Abington Art Center. Philadelphia, PA

2002
WHERE THINGS COME FROM. Valenzuela y Klenner Gallery. Bogota

2001
WITH/AGAINST MATERIALS. Bowman, Penelec and Megahan Galleries. Allegheny College. Meadville, PA

2000
UTOPIAIRIES: FICTIONS FOR CULTIVATED SPACE. Temple Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1999
REFLEXIONES SOBRE LOS SALONES NACIONALES (REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL SALONS). Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION. Museum of American Art. Philadelphia, PA

1998
NUEVOS NOMBRES: APROXIMACIONES A LO PICTORICO (NEW NAMES: APROXIMATIONS TO PAINTING). Luis Angel Arango Library. Bogota
EMERGENCY ARTISTS. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. White Box Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

1996
XXXVI SALON DE ARTISTAS NACIONALES (XXXV NATIONAL ARTISTS SALON) . Colcultura- Corferias. Bogota
V BIENAL DE ARTE (V ART BIENNAL). Museum of Modern Art. Bogota

1995
VII SALON REGIONAL DE ARTISTAS (VII REGIONAL ARTISTS SALON). Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
SALON DE ARTE JOVEN (YOUNG ART SALON). Antioquia's Museum. Medellin
15 ANOS DEL SALON RABINOVICH -LOS GANADORES (15 YEARS OF THE RABINOVICH SALON- THE WINERS). Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
V SALON DE ARTE JOVEN (V YOUNG ART SALON). DC Planetarium, Santa Fe Gallery. Bogota
XXXV SALON DE ARTISTAS NACIONALES (XXXV NATIONAL ARTISTS SALON) Colcultura- Corferias. Bogota
XII SALON COLOMBIANO DE FOTOGRAFIA (XII COLOMBIAN PHOTOGRAPHY SALON) Suramericana de Seguros Art Gallery. Medellín
XIV SALON ARTURO RABINOVICH. Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
50 ANOS DE LA PINTURA Y LA ESCULTURA EN ANTIOQUIA (50 YEARS OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN ANTIOQUIA). Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
TRANSGRESIONES (TRANSGRESSIONS). Valenzuela & Klenner Gallery. Bogota
IV SALON DE ARTE JOVEN (IV YOUNG ART SALON). DC Planetarium, Santa Fe Gallery Bogota

Her work is part of several public and private collections, among them are the collection of the Museum of Modern Art of Medellín, Museum of Antioquia and
the Banco de la Republica's Biblioteca Luis Arango.
Her work has been published in printed and electronic magazines as well as blogs like Semana Magazine in Colombia, Wynwood Magazine, Art Nexus Magazine,
Journal of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Blend Magazine of Germany, MoBuzzTV.com, Mocoloco.com, Boingboing.net, Tecnomadas XXXL.
Press articles in the Colombian Newspapers' El Colombiano and El Tiempo, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald.

AWARDS

2005
ART SUMMER PROGRAM. 1ST PRIZE. Miami Art Central Museum. Miami, FL

1996
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD. Pennsylvania  Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

1995
1st.PRIZE. VII SALON REGIONAL DE ARTISTAS (VII REGIONAL ARTISTS SALON). Museum of Modern Art. Medellin

1994
1st PRIZE. IV CONCURSO DE ARTE JOVEN GALERIA SANTA FE (IV YOUNG ARTISTS CONTEST GALLERY SANTA FE). DC Planetarium. Bogota
HONORABLE MENTION. XIV SALON ARTURO RABINOVICH. Museum of Modern Art. Medellin
GRANT. WINNER OF THE POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-Medellin

1993
HONORABLE MENTION. VI SALON DE ARTISTAS REGIONALES (V REGIONAL ARTISTS SALON). Museum of Modern Art and The Public Library of Medellin

1992
2nd PRIZE. PRIMER ENCUENTRO IBEROAMERICANO DE UNIVERSIDADES (FIRST IBEROAMERICAN ENCOUNTERS OF UNIVERSITIES)DC.Planetarium. Bogota

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2008-Currently
Pedagogical Director. FUNDACION CARULLA. AEIOTU (For the early childhood education of Colombia). Bogota.

2001-2008
Director/Atelierista. THE JOY OF LEARNING (Early Childhood “state of the art” educational center). Miami, FL

2007-08
Adjunct Faculty. Art in Elementary Education. Carlos Albizu University. Miami, FL
Visiting Professor at Florida International University. Education Department. Fall 2003, Summer 2004-08. Miami, FL
Lecturer-Instructor. Library and Resource Center. United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Miami, FL
Member of Visible Thinking Miami, Action Research Group in Early Childhood Education. FIU, United Way Center for Excellence, Biltmore School, Good Sheppard School,
Education First Inc and The Joy of Learning. Miami, FL
Creative and Pedagogical Collaborator. Re-Think & Re-Use Center. Children's Trust Program. Miami, FL

2003-07-08
Key Note Speaker. Third Reggio Emilia Spring Conference. Miami, FL
Seminar Series on the Learning Environment. Centro Hispano Catolico. Miami, FL
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) National Conference. Presenter. Chicago, IL
Guest Speaker. ECA (Early Childhood Association) Conference. Palm Beach, FL
Guest Speaker. FAYEC (Florida Association for the Education of Young Children) Conference. Orlando, FL
REFLECTIONS ON THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Seminar Series. The Joy of Learning. Miami, FL
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) National Conference. Presenter. Atlanta, GA
Workshops for United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education. Miami, FL
Guest Speaker at placeSouth Florida Association for Young Children. November 2006. West Palm Beach, FL
Key Note Speaker at Artist Residency Training for Early Childhood. Art for Learning. Miami, FL
Guest Speaker at Quality Through Children's Eyes. April 2005. South Florida Association for Young Children. Miami, FL
Guest Speaker at FACC Reggio Emilia Philosophy. November 2004. Cape Canaveral, FL
Guest Speaker at The Reggio Emilia Approach Conference. February 2004. L'Atelier, Miami, FL
Workshops conducted for The Early Childhood Club. May 2003, June 2004. Florida International University. Miami, FL
Guest Speaker for various Art Educational Programs with Channel 44, Univision and Little Productions Inc. Miami, FL

2002
Visiting Artist College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University. St. Joseph, MN

2000-01
3D-Design, Color-Design, Photography. ART DEPARTMENT. FACULTY MEMBER.  SAINT JOHN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT. Collegeville,MN
Critics to Advanced Sculpture students at MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. Minneapolis, MN
Lecture and Studio Critics to graduate students at TYLER SCHOOL OF ART. Philadelphia, PA
Lecture and Studio Critics to Senior Thesis Seminar Class. SJU and CSB, Collegeville, MN

1992 -96
Color/Theory, Visual Communication I, II, III, Art Appreciation. ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. ACADEMIA SUPERIOR DE ARTES. Medellín

1994 -96
2D and 3D Basic Design and Color/Theory. FASHION DESIGN DEPARTMENT. ESCUELA DE DISENO ARTURO TEJADA CANO. Medellín

1995 -96
Director of Fashion Design Portfolios. ESCUELA DE DISENO ARTURO TEJADA CANO. Medellin

1995
Lecture. “Installation Artist and Sculpture from CityMedellin” THE AUDITORIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. Athens, GA
Lecture. “Installation Artist and Sculpture from CityMedellin” ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART. Atlanta, GA
Lecture. “Installation Artist and Sculpture from CityMedellin” MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN. Philadelphia. PA

1993
Lecture.” Work and Context” VI SALON DE ARTISTAS REGIONALES (V REGIONAL ARTISTS SALON) Museum of Modern Art. and The Public Library of Medellin

1992
Aesthetics. 8th and 9th Grade. SAN JOSE DE LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL. Medellin

Maria Adelaida Lopez
Medellin, 1966
Visual Artist/Educator

Home: Av / Carrera 20 # 86 - 48
Apto. 301
Bogota, Colombia
Phone: (57-1) 236 5512
Cell: (57-3) 320-304 8091
E-mail: lacasademaria@msn.com
www.laotracasa.net
www.dusthouses.com

Work: AEIOTU - Fundacion Carulla
Carrera 13 A # 86 A 74 / 76
Oficina 302
Edificio Park Office
Bogota, Colombia
Phone: (57-1) 642 7133 Ext:122
Fax: (57-1) 642 7133 Ext:108
E-mail: malopez@aeiotu.org