Ximena Arias

I am an Illustrator and Graphic designer based in Bogotá – Colombia.

My work has been exhibited in Colombia, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and Perú.

Through my work, I intend to portray universes where the real and the unreal come together to give form to what usually dwells inside us -from dreams to our deepest fears-. I try to find answers to what constantly wanders inside the mind and make sense of it through imagery.

As an illustrator, I have worked on editorial projects, film poster design, music art covers. My illustration process includes pencil, ballpoint pen or ink drawing on paper, and digital colouring.

Clients include: Panamericana Editorial, Revista Bacanika, El Salmón Editores, Revista el Malpensante, China South Booky Culture Media Co.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021 - MÁS ALLÁ DE LAS FRONTERAS/PARA ALÉM DAS FRONTEIRAS, Portugal - Colombia.
  • 2018 - 5° Salón Visual Bacánika, Bogotá - Colombia.
  • 2018 - 9° Salón de Ilustración Imagenpalabra, Bogotá - Colombia.
  • 2018 - Salón de Ilustración Imagenpalabra, Lima - Perú.
  • 2018 - Women illustrators in small formats, Karne Kunst, Berlin - Germany.
  • 2018 - Women illustrators in small formats, Karne Kunst, Karelia - Russia.
  • 2016 - 7° Salón de Ilustración Imagenpalabra, Bogotá - Colombia.
  • 2015 - 6° Salón de Ilustración Imagenpalabra, Bogotá - Colombia.

BOOKS

  • Los diarios secretos de las chicas (in)completas - Editorial Panamericana, 2018.
  • Un mundo nuevo - El Salmón Editores, 2021.

RECOGNITION

  • Featured in the Portfolio Domestika Talento Joven Colombia 2020 Book, 2020