Yepes Munoz

Yepes Munoz, Ruben


Research Interests
  • contemporary Colombian and Latin American political art
  • representations of the Colombian armed conflict in visual culture
  • theories of art and politics
  • affect theory
  • art as event
  • post-Marxism, post-colonial theory
Publications and Presentations
  • Book chapter:“Sublime Affects: Colombian Contemporary Art and the Horrors of War”, Intersections: Thinking/Feeling, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • Book chapter: “Desbordamientos: arte político colombiano contemporáneo”, Imágenes: la emergencia de los estudios visuales en Colombia”, Ed. PUJ-Ed. Universidad de los Andes, forthcoming.
  • Article: “El escudo de Atenea. Cultura visual y guerra en Colombia”, Cuadernos de Música, Artes Visuales y Artes Escénicas, Ed. PUJ, Bogota, forthcoming.
  • Article: “Aesthetics, Politics and Art’s Autonomy: A Critical Reading of Jacques Rancière”. Evental Aesthetics Vol. 3 No. 1 (2014): 40- 64.
  • Paper presentation: “Sublime Affects: Colombian Contemporary Art and the Horrors of War”. Frick/NYU Art History Symposium. New York, 2014.
  • Paper presentation: "Sublime Affects: Colombian Contemporary Art and the Horrors of War." Feeling/Thinking Graduate Conference. Ryerson University- York University, Toronto, 2014.
  • Book: La política del arte. Cuatro casos de arte contemporáneo en Colombia. Javeriana University Press, Bogota, 2012.
  • Paper presentation: "El arte en los bordes: arte político, contexto e institución artística." Certificate Program in Theory of Contemporary Art, Javeriana University, Bogota, 2012.
  • Article: "Doris Salcedo y la violencia del arte. Revista de estudiantes de sociología" SIGMA  No. 12. Ed. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá., 2012.
  • Paper presentation: "Cultural Identity and Art Education." II UNCOLI Encounter of Art Teachers, Bogota, 2010.
  • Paper presentation: Art Education and Cognitive Development. Rochester School Education Congress, Bogota, 2009.
  • Conference: Art Curriculum and Multiculturality in the Perspective of Cultural Studies, in the Latin American Regional Summit for Art Education. 32 hours of academic activity, Bogota, 2009.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Grant for Research on Contemporary Colombian Art, National Grant Program, Ministry of Culture, Colombia.
  • Full Tuition Scholarship. University of Rochester
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Artists. Fulbright Colombia, Bogota
  • Order of Academic Merit, Javeriana University, Bogota
  • Mention of Honor for Meritable Thesis, Javeriana University, Bogota
  • Cum Laude Degree, Javeriana University, Bogota
  • Scholarship for Post- Graduate Studies, University of Antioquia
  • Artist Grant, with the collective La Polis. Awarded by the Municipality of Medellin, Office of Education and Culture
  • Best Graduate: Teacher´s Degree in Visual Arts, University of Antioquia
  • Nominated for Medellin Youth Talent of the Arts Contest by University of Antioquia
  • OEI Scholarship for Exchange Studies at the University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Mention of Honor. 4th Biennial of Graphic Arts, University of Antioquia, MedellĂ­n
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • MYP Bilingual Arts Teacher and DP Theory of Knowledge Teacher. The English School, Bogota
  • Bilingual Arts Teacher. Rochester School, Bogota
  • Assistant Professor in the Undergraduate Programme in Visual Arts. University of Antioquia, Medellin