Francisco Mojica V.

Bogotá, Colombia.


T. (+31)625357483

Dusartstraat 23-4, 1072HM

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Francisco Mojica is a Colombian artist based in the Netherlands, currently attending the Master in Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute. Although his work has been deeply inspired by his home country, he aims to transcend the local narratives into more global issues. In 2016 the Ministry of Culture of Colombia granted him with the National Photography Prize for the Necessity for ruins, a photographic series addressing the issues of grief and memory in the context of the country’s internal country, inspired by his experience in the field working with communities within the context of the peace process between the Government and the paramilitary. His interests include fictional writing and sound production.

Academics and education

2018-2020 Dutch Art Institute.


Master in Art Praxis.

Cohort 2020.

2004-2005 International Center of Photography.

New York, U.S.A.


1996-2001 Universidad de los Andes.

Bogotá, Colombia.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.).

Selected works and exhibitions

2019 Night seminar.

Performance in situ.

Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale (WASB).

Arnhem, Netherlands.

The bird, the wind, the cow and the shepherd.

Performative piece where a text about the landscape is deconstructed into the voices of four Sardinian throat singers.

Giardino Sotto le Mura. Cagliari, Italy.

Body of water.

Performative reading. Narration along the course of the Cauca River, connecting its different characters along its own flow and history, carrier of life and death entangled with the history of Colombia.

Silent Green Kulturquartier. Berlin, Germany.

Five Nail Poems.

Sculpture / installation.

Industrieweg 23.

Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2018 XVI Salón Regional de Artistas, Zona Centro (XVI Art Biennial, Central Region).

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Colombia.

Claustro de San Agustín, Villa de Leyva, Colombia.

Perpetual Adaptation.

Group exhibition.

The Intersection, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Una mirada desde el presente (A glance from the present).

Group exhibition.

Centro Colombo Americano de Bogotá.

2016 Nova Zembla.

Espacio Pirotec.

Bogotá, Colombia.

La Necesidad de las Ruinas (The Necessity for Ruins).

Solo exhibition.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá.

Museo Casa Antonio Nariño, Villa de Leyva.

Museo La Tertulia (2019), Cali.


Sound design for the Equipo Mazzanti exhibition.

La Biennale di Venezzia – Architettura. Venice, Italy.


Group Exhibition.

Desborde Galería, Bogotá.

Museo de Arte del Tolima, Ibagué.

Museo Zenú de Arte Contemporáneo, Montería.

2015 Orografías.

Centro Creativo Textura. Bogotá.

2013 Lo estamos pasando muy bien.

Group exhibition.

Desborde Galería, Bogotá.

2011 Brutalismo.

Galería MU, Bogotá.

2010 Lo Mejor Está Por Venir (The Best is Yet to Come).

Sauna Galería/La Otra, Procesos de Creación Contemporánea, Bogotá.

2005 Quimera.

Fotología 4, Callejón de Exposiciones, Teatro Jorge Eliécer Gaitán. Bogotá.

Grants and awards

2017 Expedición Artística Curatorial (Artistic Curatorial Expedition). Ministry of Culture of Colombia – El Validadero Artístico.

2016 XII Premio Nacional Colombo – Suizo de Fotografía. Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia (XII National Photography Prize. Ministry of Culture of Colombia).


2016 “La Necesidad de las Ruinas”. Photo book. Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia.

Fiction publications

2010 “Igual pero diferente”. Part of the short stories compilation “El Brasil de los Sueños”.

Instituto de Cultura de Brasil, Bogotá.

Professional experience (selected)

2011-2012 Centro de Estudios en Historia de la Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Content production and public relations.

2008 - 2009 Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS) MAPP/OEA. Photographer, journalist and communications advisor.

2007 Freelance photo-reporter in Paris, France, with published works in Le Figaro (Fr. ) and El Espectador (Col.)

L'abito e il volto - Incontro con Piero Tosi.

Documentary medium length film directed by Francesco Costabile.

Production assistant.

Paris, France.


1996 - 2000 Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá.

Bachelor in Laws.

2004 - 2005 International Center of Photography. New York.

Continuing Education Photography Courses.

2018 – 2020 Dutch Art Institute. The Netherlands.

Master in Art Praxis. (Graduation in 2020).

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