Packaging illustration Experiencia de Café
Cristina Umaña Durán (Bogotá, Colombia, 1993) began her studies in Art History and Fine Arts in 2012 at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, where she graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. She works with textiles, drawing, and installation. Cristina collects images and uses fabrics to print, dye, sew, and create installations. These materials describe situations, bodies, and objects surrounding her time and space experience. She seeks to reflect on humor, grief, and everyday life: everyday objects, routines, daily smells, silhouettes, and invented names. At the same time, she works with collections, which are essentially insignificant and are the best resource for memory. The creation of images and sculptural processes in the studio allowed her to transform nature of the obvious into a reappropriation of everyday objects.