Margarita Maria Milagros is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist born in Bogotá. Her mixed background of dance, artistic makeup and stage design serve as a tool to develop her Body Art and performance projects in conventional and non-conventional spaces, focused on the female universe.
She comes from a family of amateur musicians, craftsmen and professional actors. Her first contact with art began with dance, more specifically, with classical ballet. She started dancing when she was a child in her mother’s dance school. In her childhood, she was surrounded by many styles of costumes, headdresses, sequins and musical instruments. At the same time she was studying dance, she also studied Interior Design in Bogotá, Colombia; Set Design and Costumes, and Stage Makeup in São Paulo, Brazil.
The work inside and outside the scene has led her to explore in her works (photo and video performance, in situ and on stage) the feminine universe in its tensions between private and public life and between the intimacy of the body and its external presentation.
Creation, like life, moves between the visible and hidden. It makes it’s best face visible while the less attractive elements often remain hidden. It is these tensions, the passing of time, immigration and sexuality within the daily life of women, that guide her work, while exploring along the way our fears, dreams, fragilities, the exposure of our secrets, what embarrasses us and what gives us pleasure.
Festivals, performances and exhibitions
Video performance “Traces”:
Artistic residency and group exhibition in Mango residencia para artistas y Les ateliers de création et d’expression artistique, Argentine, France (2023).
Video art “The Other Side”:
Project Art.Écran at Place de la Création, Montreal, Canada (2022) – Individual exhibition at Foro del centro cultural digital Yilaob, CDMX, Mexico (2023).
Photo performance “Being Alone”:
Individual exhibition at Foro del centro cultural digital Yilaob, CDMX, Mexico (2023).
Video performance “Spring Secrets”:
13th online edition of “Visões Urbanas” Festival (International festival of dance in urban landscapes), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2021) – Project Art.Écran at Place de la Création, Montreal, Canada (2022).
Dance-theater “Yesterday” :
La Fuente (Artistic Laboratory), Teatro Sala Seki Sano and La Otra Guarida (cultural center), en Bogotá, Colombia – Festival “Experiments in Cinema” de Basement Films, edición online, Alburquerque, Nuevo México, USA (2021).
Photo performance “Daydreaming”:
“Experiments in Cinema” festival, Basement Films, online edition, Alburquerque, New Mexico, USA (2021).
Video-performance “Needle and Thread”:
3rd edition of “Ocupação Ovárias” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018) – 8th International Video Art Festival, Camagüey, Cuba – XXVIII Mujeres en Escena por la Paz festival – Bogotá, Colombia (2019).