Erika Diettes is a visual artist who lives and works in Bogotá. She works mainly with photography to explore issues of memory, pain, absence and death. She has a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), with a Licenciatura in Visual Arts and Communication from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá.
She has authored several essays on artistic representation in times of war, and her photographic and essayistic production has been included in various books, newspapers and journals.
Her work is part of the permanent collection of several major museums and has been exhibited at the Museums of Modern Art of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín and Barranquilla, the National Museum of Colombia, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Santiago de Chile, Centro Cultural recoleta in Buenos Aires and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Her most recent work, Sudarios, participated in the 2012 Fotofest Biennal, the Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires, the Ex Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City, the Ballarat Foto Biennale in Australia and as part of the Artists Labs Artist in Residency program for The Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). Erika’s Diettes’ photographs also have been exhibited in other spaces linked to rememoration processes developed by several victims’ movements in Colombia.