About Sergio

• When I was a little kid I enjoyed three things: painting, writing and speaking in English. I have managed to explore those three all through my career. First, I went to the School of Arts of the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, a place in which I was free to draw, to explore materials and to play with other growing artists. I worked with photography, built installations, learned about conceptual art and painted until I discovered that my passion for words was also very strong. Next, I went to London to work and live in English. And finally, after traveling throughout Chile and Argentina I returned to my natal Bogotá, to work as a teacher and a freelance translator.

• In 2013 I finished my masters in cultural studies in Los Andes University and since then I have been writing short stories, short novels and chronicles. I still love to travel and to talk to all sorts of people. Most of them end up portrayed with words on my blog or on the pieces I publish on magazines, books or different independent media. I do not paint any more even though I would love to do it again. The thing for me is that there are wider ways to depict the beauty and the strangeness of human beings and writing is the most suitable for me now.

• I have also been an English teacher at all levels and with very much diverse groups of people: I worked for six years teaching adults from companies with Raisbeck PES. I alse served as a graduate assistant for Phd. Ofelia Ross in the class Capitalism and crisis in the twentieth century in the master of cultural studies in Universidad de los Andes and I have worked as an interpreter for the workshops conducted by English consultants for Pearson in Colombia.

• I have experience working as a content producer, a researcher and translator in the areas of pedagogy, social sciences, art and literature.

My academic degrees

• 2013 - Masters degree in cultural studies, Languages and sociocultural studies department, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

• 2006 - Fine Arts degree , Art School, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia.

Complementary courses and workshops

• Septiember to December 2015. Editorial studies diploma. Instituto Caro y Cuervo. Bogotá, Colombia.

• August 2015. Press and memory workshop given by Roberto Romero, Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliación. Bogotá, Colombia.

• February to June 2015. Chronicles workshop ciudad de Bogotá 2015. given by Cristian Valencia, Red Relata, Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia e Idartes. Bogotá, Colombia.

• October to November, 2013. 3rd short novel workshop. Given by miguel Manrique, Fondo de Cultura Económica, filial Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia.

• Octubre a diciembre de 2013. The Future of Storytelling. Curso en línea dictado por iversity.org, an online platform for higher education courses.

• Agosto a noviembre de 2012. Multimedia narratives workshop, given by Lorenzo Morales. Centro de periodismo CEPER, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

Grants and awards

• 2018: Winner Bogotá City District Chronical from the Secretaría de Cultura. Bogotá, Colombia.

• 2011: I received the Cultural studies grant from the Languages and sociocultural studies department, Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.

• 1998: I was winner of the National short story youth contest, organized by Revista Camaleón, Fundación FES, Fundación Antonio Restrepo Barco, Cooperativa Editorial Magisterio and la X radio station.


• The city within a city: a joint instalation curated and performed by Colectivo Sin Sala for Programa ARTBO. July to September 2017. Sala de exposiciones de la Camara de Comercio de Bogotá, sede Kennedy.

• Hija de pu, joint instalation of texts, drawings and photography. November 2015 to February 2016. SIN SALA, espacio taller de montaje.

• Salón de arte Fray Angélico, September 2013. Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino.

• 2nd Showcase of Art, Interventions in University spaces. National University Campus. June 7th to 11th 2005, Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 'Fermín Se fue a la Guerra' project.

• Temporary Interventions from fine arts. University week September 22nd to 27nd, 2003. Interventions Contextualization showcase. 'Fermín Se fue la Guerra' project.

• “Lockerarte” 1st showcase of interventions to at University spaces. Art school hall, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

• 27th Francisco Antonio Cano art exhibition. September 2002. Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

• 28th Francisco Antonio Cano art exhibition. Septiembre 2001. Museo de Arte Universidad Nacional de Colombia.