Cross Urban in 1st Photography Biennale in Lima, Perú

March 27, 2012

I’m delighted to announce that Cross Urban will be representing Colombia in Lima’s 1st Photography Biennale, as part of the Museo de Fotografías FoliLab. If you’re in Lima, let me know if you were able to see the work!

March 27 – April 30, 2012
Espacios Parque Kennedy (Miraflores) (through April 10th)
Parque de la Muralla (Lima), (April 12 – 30)

Monday – Sunday, 10:30am – 9pm

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CrossTalk: Speech Acts and Interference in Networked Art

February 1, 2012

My work, Tricolor v.2007, was curated into this small online group exhibition. For this 2012 showing, I’m thrilled to have updated the code from an Actionscript Flash-based work that was no longer functional to a Processing java applet. Yet another reminder of the sagas of trying to maintain net artwork across years, browsers, and plug-ins.

CrossTalk: Speech Acts and Interference in Networked Art is curated, designed and programmed by Zach Pearl. CrossTalk is the culmination of his thesis research for the anticipated receipt of a Masters of Fine Art in Criticism & Curatorial Practice this Spring from OCAD University. Zach’s project is unique in the fact that it will be the first completely virtual exhibition in the graduate program’s history.

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Launched Slow Arts network

September 26, 2011

I’m happy to announce the launch of This website is intended to serve as a place to document and connect artists who are committed to promoting slowness through their practice. It was launched during ISEA 2011 at which I convened and chaired a panel on this topic, “Slowness: Responding to Acceleration through Electronic Arts.” This site was launched with a selection from the responses to the call for panelists. If you believe your work aligns with the sensibilities here documented please let us know. If your work is here featured and you would like to provide any edits, please, also, let us know.

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November 17, 2010

Nooks is a series of five outdoor light boxes created for the four-person show “Media Mix x4,” held at Art Lot in Brooklyn, Fall 2010.

Exploring the literal definition of nook, each work captures a few seconds of NYC street corners via layered photographs which are backlit.  The boxes themselves hold the images in a curve that draws from the curb of the city’s corners (softening the usual imagined 90-degree nature of a corner.)  The bases on which they sit are meant to be airy pedestals, giving the spotlight to these small urban spaces (and which glow as floating screens at night.)

A special thank you to Lorena Kraus for her assistance assembling the work, and Shaun Kasperbauer and Toshimasa Fukaya for their design and fabrication of the bases and boxes.


  • Media Mix x4, Art Lot, Brooklyn, September 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Created with oQey Gallery
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Book Launch: Of and In Cities

May 12, 2010

Please join me on Wednesday, May 26, for the launch of my new book Of and In Cities

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Parsons The New School for Design
2 W. 13th St. Ground Floor
Orientation Room (behind the bark wall)

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First one up on Vimeo

December 14, 2009

In an interest to have a more focused audience for my work, I will be moving all my time-based media works from YouTube to Vimeo. Here’s the first and most recent slow moving video.

Trianon (Cabelo) 2009 from Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo on Vimeo.

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New Photography: Commuters

May 17, 2009

I am fascinated by airports. My consistent interest in time & space has led me to develop this series, Commuters. I am drawn to places that are inherently temporal – that is to say, places in which we never lose our sense of time. We are either waiting for a plan to arrive, or a flight to be assigned to a gate, or for our train to leave, or, in my case, hoping that it will be further delayed so I can capture even more of these anonymous and quotidian, but for many anxiety-ridden, moments.

Let me know what you think!

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Best Paper award

October 27, 2008

I just learned that my paper “The New School, CARE & Ajkem’a Loy’a: A case study in learning in intensive and immersive global programs and in cross-cultural and bilingual collaborative work” presented at GLIDE ’08 was selected by conference attendees as the best paper of the conference.

Quite a nice boost to start off another busy week of writing, making, and teaching!

This is the abstract (full paper is available upon request):  This paper addresses the challenges and opportunities, and suggests best practices in collaborations across year-levels, programs and divisions of a university; in external partnerships between a university and a large non-profit organization; in teaching and learning in intensive and immersive global programs; and in cross-cultural and bilingual collaborative work.

During the month of June 2008, 14 students, 2 faculty, and 1 project coordinator from The New School (TNS) lived and worked in the small lake-side village of San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, to collaborate with a group of Mayan artisan women, Ajkem’a Loy’a (AL.) The students and faculty represent a broad range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs at a university in the United States, and were investigating if and how the Guatemalan women could organize themselves and structure a business to create a sustainable form of generating income via the sale of their artisan goods in local and global markets.

Design education, interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary learning, collaborative learning, multicultural, multilingual, humanitarian design, economic development

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Artistic collaborations

October 7, 2008

It’s not every day that artists meet other artists who are interested in so many of the same things, and even have an appreciation for one another’s aesthetic.

I have known Tokyo-based Colombian artist Klaus Fruchtnis for many years, but it is just recently that we discovered our similar interests in using photography as a way to capture urban spaces, in particular public ones. We also seem to always end up in language-based exercises.

We first collaborated on the Thing-a-Day blog run by some great people over at Eyebeam, and most recently decided to continue these ideas in a project we are calling Cross Urban.

I also recently met Brooklyn-based artist Annie Leist, (we were in a group show together at Broadway Gallery) and when I read her artist statement, I had to make sure I was not reading my own.  I’m sure we’ll find a way to work together as well – something I look forward to!

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Save these dates – two openings, 09/20 + 09/24

September 9, 2008

More information coming soon, but in the meantime please save these dates:

Saturday, September 20, 8pm-midnight
Opening of “Scapes” at Madarts in which I will be showing new work (see image below) from my lightboxes series, this time inspired by the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro (and JFK airport on my way there.)

Wednesday, September 24, 6-8pm
Opening of “The New School Collaborates: CARE & Ajkem’a Loy’a”, an exhibition of the work a group of 14 students, two faculty, and one project coordinator from Parsons & International Affairs started last Spring and Summer in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

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