Carlos Monroy is a Colombian visual artist and performer. In 2014 he completed an MFA in Visual Poetics at the University of São Paulo, under the guidance of artist and teachers Ana Tavares and Carlos Fajardo, granted with a scholarship for international student PEC-PG CNPq. In 2008 he graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá with bachelors degrees in Electronic Media and Based Time Arts and History and Theory of Art. He has done three solo shows in Brazil: Monroy's living cliché since 1984 done ate the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade and SCOTOMA done in the independent art space Ateliê 397 both in the first semester of 2014; and Mr. Kosuth What would you do? Held at the Paço das Artes in 2012. Also in 2010 he showed the work in partnership with artist Laura Pardo El show de las Estrellas Vol. 1 and 2 at Sala de Proyectos in Bogotá. Monroy has participated in artist residencies in Canada (Mincultura and the Banff Centre partnership), in Brazil (Ateliê Aberto # 5 at Casa Tomada), United States (Genesis Project) and Germany (EMAF05) and was also part of the EMERGENYC program from Hemisferic Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU in 2012.
Additionally Monroy has exhibited his work in various international performance art festivals and exhibitions of electronic arts as: The International meeting of performance art from Quebec RIAP2012 and the International Biennial of Performance 7A * 11D both in Canada in 2012 and 2010 respectively; the Interackje and Akcja festivals in Poland in 2010; BLOW7! Also in Germany in 2010; The 7th Festival of Performance Art of Cali Colombia in 2009 and Media Art Festival Friesland in the Netherlands in 2005. In 2008 he was invited by Cultural Institute Brazil-Spain to be hispanic representative of the Festival VERBO08 at the Vermelho Gallery and his work was part of Latin American Video Retrospective VISIONARIOS done by the Itaú Cultural. He was selected as one of five finalists at the Mostra 3M Canções de Amor of the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in 2014, participated in the show Habeas Corpus at the Museum of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia in 2009 and was winner of Festival Artronica2 in 2004, these among other incentives granted by Brazilian and Colombian governments and institutions.
As an academic and researcher he participated in the project ICAA MFAH International Center for Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for which he wrote more than 50 critical reviews on archival material dealing with the production of art in Colombia between the 60's and the year 2009. These critical reviews are now part of the digital collection project: Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art from the Art Museum of Houston and are available for consultations by internet. As an educator he was General Assistant from the Bachelor in in Fine Arts from the University of São Paulo USP in the period 2012-2013, PAE Teacher Assistant at the same institution from 2012-2011 and also he has given several workshops and conferences in Bogotá and São Paulo.
Currently He lives in transit between Bogotá and São Paulo and WARM Art Space in Brazilian territory represents him.