Alba Triana

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Alba Triana has received recognitions such as the Prix Ars Electronica 2023 Award of Distinction, the CIFO 2023 G&C Award, the South Arts 2020 State Fellowship, the Civitella-Ranieri 2018 Fellowship, and the Oolite Arts Residency. Alba’s work explores the relationship between the essence of the natural world and our human condition. Her background as a composer has led her to conceive artworks that unfold in both time and space. Through transdisciplinary research she seeks to understand interconnections in nature, creating sound and light sculptures, vibrational objects, resonant spaces, and interactive installations. Her research delves into the liminal space between art and science, employing vibrational phenomena such as sound, light, and electromagnetism in artworks characterized by their poetic finesse and technical virtuosity. Alba’s work has been exhibited at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá, the Némo Biennale des Arts Numériques de Paris, and the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, among others.

awards, grants, and residencies

2023 Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction—Digital Musics & Sound Art. Austria
2023 CIFO—Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grants & Commissions Award.
2022 Colección Solo Acquisition Prize. Untitled Art 2022, Miami Beach,
2022 CIFO—Ars Electronica Award Nominee, U.S., Austria
2022 Knight Art+Tech Fellowship nominee, U.S.
2020 South Arts State Fellowship, FL, U.S.
2020 Artistic Residency, EOFA—Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva, Switzerland
2018-2020 Cultural Exchanges Program, Coincidencia | Pro Helvetia, Switzerland
2018-2019 Artistic Residency, Oolite Arts (formerly ArtCenter South Florida), U.S.
2018 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, worldwide award, U.S., Italy
2011 Honorable mention, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Fifth Biennial, Hollywood, FL, U.S.
2009 National Creative Grant Award, Ministry of Culture, Colombia
2008 Best Exhibition of the Year Award, French Alliance, Colombia
2007 Homage to her artistic production, Bank of the Republic of Colombia, Colombia
2003 Ph.D studies scholarship, University of California, San Diego, CA, U.S.
2001 International Artistic Residencies Award, FONCA Mexico | Ministry of Culture, Colombia
2000 Creative Grant Award, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, U.S.
2000 Graduate studies scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, U.S.
1999 Graduate studies scholarship, Fulbright Commission, U.S.
1999 Graduate studies scholarship, Mazda Foundation, Colombia
1998 First prize, “Otto de Greiff” National Contest, Colombia
1998 National Creative Grant Award, Ministry of Culture, Colombia
1997 First prize, National Composition Contest, IDCT, Colombia
1997 Artistic residency award, L’Institut International de Musique Électroacoustique, Bourges, France
1996 Artistic residency award, L’Institut International de Musique Électroacoustique, Bourges, France
1995 First prize, National Electroacoustic Music Contest, Colombia
1993 Honorable mention, National Music Council, Colombia
1993 Honorable mention, Colcultura National Prizes, Colombia

selected commissions | collections

2023 Vibrant Self, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, U.S.
2016 Music for Four Resonators, Kronos Quartet, San Francisco, CA, U.S.
2013 Body Music, University of California Institute for the Research in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
2001 Noneto, American Composers Forum, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Colección SOLO, Spain—Colección SOLO Acquisition Prize Untitled Art 2022
Otazu Foundation Collection, Spain—2020 Arco Prize for Collecting Art Collection, Banco de la Republica, Colombia
Mosquera Collection, Miami, FL, U.S.
High Quality Cultural Portfolio, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
Harddiskmuseum Repository, Online | France

solo exhibitions

2021 Vibrational States, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá–MAMBO, Colombia
2018 Polifotonía, MAMM—Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia
2017 Alba Fernanda Triana - Arte Sonoro , 125 Year Anniversary, Teatro Colón, Bogota, Colombia
2017 Music in the Waiting Room, Art@Work | Mosquera Collection, Miami, FL, U.S.
2017 Microcosmos, ArtCenter South Florida | Subtropics XXVI Festival, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2017 Nature into Art - Art into Nature, PAXy | Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2016 Soy la Voz Abstracta de la Naturaleza, Beta Galería, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Silent and Interactive Music, ArtCenter SF | Subtropics XXIII Festival, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2013 Sounding Score, Miami Beach Cinematheque | Subtropics XXII Festival FL, U.S.
2011 Interactive Music: Alba Triana, French Alliance, Bogota, Colombia
2011 Sonorama, XII Latin American & Caribbean Feminist Conference, Bogota, Colombia
2009 Sounding Score, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia
2009 La Colombie à Paris, Alliance Française, Paris, France
2008 Work in Progress, French Alliance, Bogota, Colombia
2008 Gamelan Electrónico, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia

selected group exhibitions

2022 Media Under Dystopia 3.0: WASD, MUD Foundation,
Miami, FL, U.S.
2023 The BluPrnt Show, Bridge Red Studios, Miami, Fl, U.S.
2022 Untitled Art 2022, Miami Beach, Fl, U.S.
2022 Unseen Highlights from the Untitled Art Nest Sector, Untitled Art + Vortic Art
2022 Concerning the Spiritual: Selections from the Mosquera collection, Saladrigas Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S.
2022 freq_wave (Pacific; Los Angeles), 2022 Fulcrum Festival, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
2022 Beyond the Sound of Silence, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Fl, U.S.
2021 Media Under Dystopia 2.0, MUD Foundation, Miami, FL, U.S.
2020 Pinta Miami virtual, The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show, Miami, FL, U.S.
2020 Transversal, Casa Hoffmann, Bogota, Colombia
2020 Sculptural intervention, Sónar+D Festival, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain
2020 ArtBo, International Art Fair, Casa Hoffman, Bogotá, Colombia
2020 South Arts 2020 Southern Price & State Fellows Exhibition, The Bo Barlett Center, Georgia, U.S.
2019 Pinta Miami – Crossing Cultures, Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL, U.S.
2019 La fábula de Aracne, 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas, UTadeo Art Museum, Bogota, Colombia
2019 Altered States of Consciousness, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2019 Primitivo, Casa Hoffmann, Bogota, Colombia
2018 Voltaje - Art and Technology Salon | Feria del Millón, Centro Creativo Textura, Bogota, Colombia
2018 RAW Pop Up, The Moore Building, Miami, FL, U.S.
2018 Between a view and a milestone, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2017 Les Faits du hasard, Némo - Biennale Internationale des Arts Numériques | 104 Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
2017 ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Manizales, Colombia
2016 International Art Fair, ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia
2015 International Art Show, Scope, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
2015 III Points Festival, Wynwood Warehouse Project, Miami, FL, U.S.
2015 Voltaje | Feria del Millón, Art and Technology Salon, Bogota, Colombia
2015 V2B, Art and Technology Salon, National Library, Bogota, Colombia
2015 Seventh All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, U.S.
2013 Sonósferas, Odeón Theatre Foundation, Bogota, Colombia
2011 Sound Art in Colombia, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia
2011 Fifth All Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL, U.S.
2010 Vociferous, Diapason Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.
2010 Trayectorias de la Luz, Espacio Alterno Gallery, Sede Uniandinos Bogota, Colombia
2003 Trimpin: Klavier Nonette, Jack Straw Productions New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S.
2001 You are Hear, Eclectic Orange Festival | Orange County Museum of Art, CA, U.S.
1997 Una Mirada Expuesta, National University Museum, Bogota, Colombia

selected concerts | performances

2021-2022 The Music of Things, Botero Delgado Duo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá—MAMBO, Colombia
2019 Natalia Pérez Turner, Festival Interciclos, Querétaro, México
2017 Kronos Quartet, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, Bogota, Colombia
2014 XI International Contemporary Music Festival, Cultural Park, Valparaiso, Chile
2014 CMMAS - Mexican Center for Music and Sound Art, Morelia, Mexico
2013 Recital de Pian, XXII International Festival Zilele Muzicii Noi, Chisinau, Moldova
2007 Monographic Concert, The Composer and Her Work, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia
2007 Compositores Javerianos III, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia
2004 Contemporary Colombian Music, York University, Heslington, England
2003 DeciBelio in Concert, American Theatre, Bogota, Colombia
2003 Colón Electrónico, Colon Theatre, Bogota, Colombia
2003 Women's International Listening Room, California State University, Fullerton, CA, U.S.
2002 Desde el Sur, IDB - Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.2001 College Music Society Composers, College Music Society Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, U.S.
2001 Soundscape, Evening on the Roof, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
2001-1992 International Festival of Contemporary Music (versions: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,), Colombia
2001 Performance Art, Heart Piece, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, U.S.
1999 Sound Event, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, Bogota, Colombia
1999 End of the Millennium Colombian Composers, Luis Ángel Arango Library, Bogota, Colombia
1998 Performance Art, A la Mesa, Cerro Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia
1997 Performance Art, Una Jugada de Dados, Colon Theater, Bogota, Colombia
1997 Concert des Fédérations Nationales de France et de Colombie, Synthèse Festival, Bourges, France
1997 Suite Logique, Futura Festival, Paris, France
1996 Young Colombian Composers, Colombo-American Center, Bogota, Colombia


2002 Ph.D. studies, Music Composition, University of California, San Diego, CA, U.S., Professors: Chaya Czernowin, Roger Reynolds, Chinary Ung, Rand Steiger
2001 MFA, double degree, Composition New Media | Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, U.S., Professors: James Tenney, Stephen Mosko, Daniel Rothman, Sara Roberts
1997 BFA, Merit and Academic Excellence Distinction, Music Composition, Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia, Professor: Guillermo Gaviria
1995 Music Composition Advanced Certificate Program, National Center of the Arts, Mexico D. F., Mexico, Professors: Stefano Scodanibbio, Franco Donatoni, Mario Lavista, Javier Álvarez

selected lectures | presentations | conferences

A. Triana, A. Herrera, R. Peña (2022, September). In Conversation: Dr. Adriana Herrera, Rolando Peña, and Alba Triana, University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL, U.S.
A. Triana (2021, August). Conversación al Sur, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá – MAMBO, Bogotá, Colombia
A. Triana (2021, September). Pop Up Lab with Alba Triana, PEER Lab, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA, U.S.
A. Triana (2020, October). Conversation on Art and Science, Coincidencia/Pro Helvetia, takeover live event
A. Triana (2020, September). Keynote, New Spaces for the Irradiation of Sound, Sónar+D, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
A. Triana (2020, September). About the origin, panel discussion, Suratómica Festival, live event
A. Triana (2020). Keynote, Resistance at the End of the World, Symposium, Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.
A. Triana (2019, March). Art Talks, Miami Beach Urban Studios - Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
A. Triana, R. Frehling, G. Matamoros, R. Barge, E. Bobb (2018, June). Symposium, Sound Art/South Beach, Audiotheque - ArtCenter SouthFlorida, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.
A. Triana (2017, June). Keynote, Everything Boils Down to Vibrations, International Symposium on Electronic Art - ISEA, Manizales, Colombia
A. Triana (2017, May). Lecture, Alba Triana and Her Work, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
A. Triana, J. Cerda (2017, April). Panel, Sound Art, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogota, Colombia
A. Triana, M. Galeano, G. Gaviria (2017, April). Panel, Discussion on Contemporary Composition, Teatro Colón, Bogota, Colombia
A. Triana (2016, November). Lecture, Alba Triana and Her Work, Florida International University, Miami-Dade County, FL, U.S.
A. Triana (2015, October). Lecture, Alba Triana and Her Work, Art and Technology Salon - Voltaje, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
A. Triana (2015, March). Lecture, Sound Mass and the Sonic Sciences, Listening Club, Miami, FL, U.S.
A. Triana (2014, April). Lecture, Concrete to Abstract, Listening Club, Miami, FL, U.S.
Exhibitions & Events