Astrid Liliana Angulo Cortés (1974) is a plastic artist from Bogotá with a diploma in sculpture from Colombia’s National University as well as an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. In her work, Angulo explores the representation of black women in contemporary culture through the lenses of gender, race and identity. Her work includes elements from sculpture, photography, video, collective interventions and installation and performance art. She has worked as a researcher, teacher, manager and curator and is a member of various collectives supporting the struggles of Afro-Colombian communities.
In her projects, Angulo has unearthed archives on resistance movements, retrieval and anti-racist initiatives as well as the presence of the Afro population in Colombia in order to throw light on the power relations surrounding the image, territory, race and body of black women.
She has participated in individual and collective exhibitions such as the 41st National Artist Salon in Colombia, the IX Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá as well as international exhibitions in the United States, Spain, Mexico and France. In 2008 she participated as a guest artist at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris (Center National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS).