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DIANA BELTRAN HERRERA (b. 1987, Colombia) studied Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia where she graduated in 2010. She then studied experimental painting at Guerrero Arts Academy (Bogota) before moving to Helsinki, Finland in 2011 to study Ceramic Sculpture at Suomenkielinen School. Herrera's work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasising the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind. Herrera has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in her home country since 2011 and also recently had 2 solo exhibitions at Espacio ARTNEXUS (estudio del impacto de un movimiento en el espacio) in Bogota and Garaje Gallery (posturas) in Bogota. During her stay in Helsinki, she was also invited by Hanni Bjartalid (Faroes-Danish artist) to exhibit in "Is Anybody Home", a curated display at Nordastlantes brygee Copenaghen, Denmark (Oct-Jan 2011). Diana is currently working on her first commission project for the agency 215 McCann in San Francisco, USA. Will be participating in the group show "AU gold" at Beers Lambert Contemporary in London (23jan-23feb) and in the spring will also be included in the group exhibition "The Art and Soul of Paper" alongside other international paper-based artists in Norwich, UK.