Sandra Mack-Valencia is a Colombian-born artist who lives and works in New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín. She then completed her art studies with a master’s degree from Hunter College. Her paintings have been exhibited in museums and institutions in Colombia, Japan and New York. She received the following awards: Nathalie Angles Award and the Sommerville Arts Prize.
Her imagination finds inspiration from different sources, in which a very strong personal component often prevails. Combining drawing, painting and photographic collage, the search for beauty is an essential part of her work, which Mack-Valecia sees not only as aesthetic pleasure but also and above all as a critical commitment that can unite peoples and everyone’s actions against racist attitudes and abuses. Placed on the scaffolding that covers the facade of the Municipal Theater, the opera for the Eagle “Insomnia” represents the staging of a story as simple as ironic: after days of insomnia, the Queen of the Mountains ends up eating the sheep that desperately counted to fall asleep.