Travel Within

"Travel Within" is a reflection on the hard times that we are living in, characterized by the climate emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continuous racism against Black and racialized people. It is an invitation to take some time out, to think about the role of nature in our lives and in the spaces that we inhabit, to care and to show some respect, starting with the smallest of things around us.

About the Artist

Carolina Delgado-Duruflé is a multidisciplinary environmental artist and interior designer based in Toronto. She studied at the Glasgow Art School in Scotland, the Bogota campus of LaSalle College, and the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogota. In 2020, she exhibited her porcelain work at 100 Vases during DesignTO and at Grow Op 2020, where she was the recipient of the Ontario Landscape Architects Association "Ground Award" and of an Ontario Arts Council grant.

In 2013, Carolina was part of the Click Clack Lab that designed Colombia's first Click Clack Hotel in Bogota. Their creation was featured in Elle Italia, Wallpaper Magazine, and the New York Times. Carolina was also the Colombian winner of the Adidas Original White Space Project in 2012, an international art competition aimed at celebrating the originality of the most creative women of their country, for which she designed a 200 square meter environmental art installation. In 2009 and 2010, she was Academic Coordinator for the Ephemeral Architecture Space Diploma at Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Colombia.

In 2004, she created the brand Planta Baja, Design and Plant Intervention, which resulted in an award-winning store focused on giving a new lifecycle to discarded objects by pairing them with live plants. Planta Baja continues on Facebook, where Carolina provides information on environmental protection and identifies trends in interior design. She has exhibited her work at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, the Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden in Bogota, the Banco de la República Art Museum in Colombia, The Warehouse Art Gallery in Bogotá, Agora Art Gallery in New York and the Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery in Toronto. She was also artistic director for television productions for the History Channel, Fox, RCN and Caracol.

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