Angelica Liv was born in Bucaramanga, a city in north-central Colombia where tropical and dessert lands meet. Liv found space for growing creatively in the Berlin University of Arts, Musabi Tokyo and Jorge Tadeo Lozano Bogotá but the folk and colorful aesthetic traditions of her homeland continue to be the major influence on her illustrated works. She has lived in France, USA and Japan before setting base in the city of Berlin where she is currently working from since 2012.
Her creative practice has developed around power animals and the deconstruction of clichés and stereotypes that allows her art to connect her inner narratives to an outer world. Producing work across a multitude of mediums, including acrylic painting, digital animation and Japanese ink illustration, she presents a variety of hyper-personal experiences with an innate playfulness that invites the audience to open their minds to understanding the diversity of individual lived experiences. Particularly those that happen outside of gender binaries and reality checks.
On a more personal level, Liv has grown close to her practice as a coping mechanism to navigate the discomfort caused by being a patchwork kid and is influenced by post-colonialist history in an effort to decolonize artistic practices. She is very interested in primitive cultures as she believes they can express core emotions and universal human values of life. In 2021, her debut show titled "Together, in the end", represents a departure from using humor as a way to process struggle, and a new openness to showcasing vulnerability and pain in a sincere but hopeful voice.
She is currently focused on commercial work while newly exploring editorial formats that allow her to continue to untangle the narratives that give sense to her illustrative work.

Photo by Manque La Banca and Luis Rojas
Recent Clients: Jacobin Magazin, Adobe, Desperados, Vice Germany, Missy Magazine.
Selected Interviews and Press:
Interview with Artplugged
About my solo exhibition with Creative Boom
About my work on It´s Nice That

Short publication list: Vice Deutschland, Missy Magazine, Page Online, AIGA Eye On Design, Hashiruhito Magazine Tokyo, STUDY Magazine Tokyo, Babbel Magazine, Der Tagesspiel, Indigo #7 Colombian magazine of Visual Arts, Peppersoul Art Portal, BENTO.de, Soy Young Magazine, Curated By Girls, Bogotart, Artplugged, Vice Latinoamérica, Jacobin Magazin, Kiblind Magazine.
Solo Exhibitions:
Together, in the end - AKA Berlin. 2021

Group Exhibitions:
Ilustro Fest - Belgrad. 2022
Memoria Gráfica - Centro Cultural Albareda. Barcelona. 2022
Extrasober - Bolzano. 2021
Red Light Honey - Mortal Machine Gallery. New Orleans. 2021
Carnaval del Espacio - Estudio DUST. Bogotá. 2020
Badassbabetown - Wieden+Kennedy. Portland. 2019
B at Musabi. Tokyo. 2018
How soon is Home? Kleiner Salon. Berlin. 2017
Riso Fest: A collection of illustrated wallpapers - Urban Spree. Berlin. 2017
Die Stadt - Ministerium für Illustration. Berlin. 2017
Near to Nothing - Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz. Berlin 2017
Impressum
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