Doris Salcedo. Photo: David Heald, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Wikicommons
Bogotá, Colombia, 1958
Receives a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá.
Receives a master of fine arts degree from New York University in New York.
Exhibits at Casa de la Moneda in Bogotá.
Participates in the XXXI Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos in Medellín.
Exhibits at Galería Garcés Velásquez in Bogotá.
The Shedhalle Zürich presents an exhibition of Salcedo’s work.
Participates in Aperto 93 at the XLV Biennale di Venezia.
Brooke Alexander Gallery in New York presents the solo exhibition La Casa Viuda.
Salcedo’s work is included in Cocido y crudo at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Receives a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant.
Exhibits for the first time at White Cube in London.
Exhibits at Le Creux de l’Enfer in Thiers, France; L. A. Louver in Los Angeles; and Galería Camargo Vilaça in São Paulo.
The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York presents the exhibition Doris Salcedo/Unland, which later travels to SITE Santa Fe and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Salcedo’s work is included in the exhibition Roteiros at the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo.
Salcedo’s Unland series is exhibited for the first time in Europe at the Tate Gallery in London.
Her work is featured in Modern Starts: Places at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Alexander and Bonin in New York presents Doris Salcedo, Tenebrae: Noviembre 7, 1985.
Salcedo’s work is included in exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; Tate Modern in London; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The Camden Arts Centre in London presents an exhibition of the artist’s work.
Salcedo’s work is featured in Versiones del Sur: Estética del suenõ at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Participates in Documenta 11 in Kassel and Imagine, You Are Standing Here in Front of Me at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Salcedo’s work is included in group exhibitions at Alexander and Bonin in New York and White Cube in London.
Participates in the 8th Istanbul Biennial.
Presents Neither at White Cube in London.
Receives the Ordway Prize, awarded by the Penny McCall Foundation in New York.
Participates in Abyss: T1 Triennial of Contemporary Art at Castello di Rivoli in Turin.
Salcedo’s Shibboleth is installed in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London.
The artist’s work is also shown at White Cube in London.
Alexander and Bonin in New York presents an exhibition of the artist’s work.
Inhotim, Centro de Arte Contemporânea, in Brumadinho, Brazil, presents Neither.
Salcedo’s work is included in NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York and the Menil Collection in Houston.
Receives the Premio Velázquez de Artes Plásticas from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Salcedo’s installation Plegaria Muda is exhibited at the Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden; CAM, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon; and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City.
Work by Salcedo is included in the exhibition New Order at White Cube in London.
Her work is selected for the exhibition Inhabited Architecture at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
White Cube in London and Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) in Rome show her work.
Salcedo is represented in the touring exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in 1980s, held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, USA.
Participates in exhibitions organized in the USA: The Residue of Memory, at the Aspen Art Museum, and Silence, at The Menil Collection in Houston. Her work is also shown at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley.
Participates in the group exhibitions Lasting Images, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Order, Chaos, and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, at the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA.
Receives the Hiroshima Art Prize as the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art holds an exhibition of her work.
Shows Plegaria Muda at FLORA Ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia.
Her works are part of group exhibitions such as Les Gueeles Cassées: Scars of the Great War in Contemporary Art, at Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany; Daros Latinamerica Collection, at Fondation Beyeler in Basel; and Exposición 93, at CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The major retrospective titled Doris Salcedo is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA. The exhibition later travels to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), USA.
Wins the Nasher Prize.
Plegaria Muda is shown at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning is organized by the Harvard Art Museums in Boston, USA.
Her work Plegaria Muda is part of the exhibitions Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison, HM Prison Reading, UK, and A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA.
The solo exhibition Palimpsesto opens at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid.
Her work forms part of the group exhibitions As if Sand Were Stone: Contemporary Latin American Art from the AGO Collection, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (Canada), and Ruptures at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa, USA.
Presents solo exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey and takes part in the group exhibition Memory Palace at White Cube Mason’s Yard in London.
Her work is included in Prints 2003–2009, held at the Alexander and Bonin gallery in New York.