Rossina Bossio is a multidisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied Visual Arts at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in her hometown and Fine Arts at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, France.
Bossio’s work is a subtle refusal to adapt to the real world. Through figurative images, static or moving, bidimensional or tridimensional, the artist constantly attempts to re-write her own story, and in doing so, re-build the world in her own terms. This is why words like ambiguity, uncertainty and contradiction could easily describe much of her work.
Growing up in Bogotá in a highly conservative and religious environment, Bossio’s earliest drawings and paintings delved into her past aiming to shatter taboos about gender and sexuality, in an attempt to redefine her identity. In early 2008 she traveled to France, where she would live and work for several years. This marked an important turn in Bossio’s work, focusing less on autobiographical issues and more on the wide-ranging situations of all womankind. Gender systems and traditional conceptions of sexuality thus became the core of Bossio’s practice.
In 2010, the artist embarked on her most ambitious series to date: The Holy Beauty Project (THBP). Featuring painting, video and performance, THBP explores the seductive power of images as well as the influence of religious and pop iconography on our identity. This project culminated in a solo exhibition held at the Saint Claire’s Church Museum in Bogotá, on April 2012.
Restless in her practice and in constant evolution, Rossina Bossio is nowadays working on a new series that builds a dream-like universe based on real and common elements. This new multidisciplinary project delves into unexplored themes and expresses the relationship of the artist with the world in a much more complex and global way.