Karla Castillo Ovando
Born July 29th 1977 in Mexico City, Mexico presently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Interested in the deconstruction of landscapes such as the forest and the sea, Karla blends photography, drawing and painting, in order to create dialogues that project the on-going conflict amongst nature, space and mankind.
The forest, one of her prime subjects, reflects a whimsical place where the presence of quietness and movement nurture a silent and melodious reigning environment.
Karla holds a Degree in Plastic Arts from ENPEG La Esmeralda National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving Mexico City, as well as a Visual Arts Masters Degree on Photography Discipline from San Carlos, Universidad Autonóma de México.
Her work has been selected at the 2017 Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling (The Artists Spring Exhibition) Contest – KP Spring 17, Kunsthal Århus, Århus, Denmark.
She was awarded for two consecutive years (2007-08/ 2010-11) with the FONCA Young Creators Scholarship in Photography Discipline.
Karla obtained an Honorific Mention in the 2007 Sylvia Pawa Third Drawing Biennial, and finalist position at the 2005 DEMAC Photography Contest (Documentación y Estudios de Mujeres, A.C.).
Her work has been exhibited in several international art fairs, cultural centres, museums and galleries. In 2018 she exhibit in MAMAG Modern Art Museum, Hubertendorf Castle, Vienna, Austria. 2017 Modern Art Masters Contemporary Art Fair in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. 2017 Modern Art Masters Contemporary Art Fair in Montreaux – MAG, Switzerland. 2017 Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling (The Artists Spring Exhibition) – KP Spring 17, Kunsthal Århus, Århus, Denmark. 2017 Tokyo International Art Fair – TIAF17’, Hikarie Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
2013 Affordable Art Fair Expo Reforma, Mexico City, in 2013 CECUT, Tijuana B.C., Mexico, 2013 José Vasconcelos Mega Library, Mexico City, 2013 Patti and Rusty Ruff Galleries, West Gallery, West Lafayette, United States of America. In 2012 Affordable Art Fair Expo Reforma, Mexico City. 2011 Atrio Espacio Cultural, Mexico City. 2010 Poliforum Siqueiros, Mexico City. 2009 Centro Nacional de las Artes, San Luis Potosí, Mexico in 2009 José Vasconcelos Mega Library, Mexico City.