Ana María Gómez López

Studio practice

Ana María Gómez López is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator based in Amsterdam. First-hand engagement with archives, libraries, and scientific collections is the backbone of her artistic and pedagogical commitments. Her projects center on historic definitions of life and involves the use of biological specimens, medical equipment, and technical instruments, as well as online interfaces, recorded sound, and lens-based media.

Ana María’s work has been exhibited at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fonds d'art contemporain Genève, Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, V2_Lab for Unstable Media, MU Artspace, and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, among others. She has held artist residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Cité Internationale des Arts, Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Ana María was a recent fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with support from the Akademie van Kunsten – KNAW. She has also held fellowships at the Osler Library for the History of Medicine, the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, International Institute for Social History, and the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, where she is currently a member of the Animal Mobilities Working Group.

Ana María was co-editor of The Colombia Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2017). She has previous and forthcoming articles in Performance Research, Cabinet Magazine, Osiris, and the British Journal for History of Science. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Bard College Berlin, and the Sandberg Instituut, and was also invited to serve as an artist mentor for Beelden in Leiden 2022. In recognition of artistic merit, Ana María was the recipient in 2015 of the Premio Nacional de Artes (National Award in the Arts) in Colombia.