Doris Salcedo (1958– ) is a sculptor, political activist, and visual artist. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, her art is shaped by her life in Colombia and focuses largely on the ramifications of the country’s political turmoil. She studied at the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, focusing on painting and then for a Master’s degree at New York University, where she was influenced by the work of Joseph Beuys and his belief in the neccessity that an artist combines political awareness with art making.
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