Benjamín Valderrama Cárdenas » Committee
The International Advisory Committee is a new organism created to ensure the correct dissemination of scientific illustration both for the Award organized by Illustraciencia and for society in general. This Committee is formed by professionals committed to scientific illustration, among which we can find different profiles. From professional scientific illustrators with a long career to outreach technicians who work every day to transmit information with veracity and rigor. Given this diversity, the Committee will be able to work both to evaluate the technical parameters of the scientific illustrations (rigor, technique, composition and style) as well as their communication skills for the general public.
Benjamín Valderrama Cárdenas
I graduated as a graphic designer and plastic artist at the University Javeriana in 1973, the National Academy School of Fine Arts (New York) in 1983 and the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in 2002. I am fully dedicated to scientific illustration since 1998. I was a professor at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano from 1984 to 2017.
I have published several scientific illustration books for the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, The Botanical Garden of Bogotá, The Humboldt Institute, The Denver Botanic Garden (Colorado,USA) and El Sena (Bogotá). My work has been exhibited in national and international shows and I have won several awards in graphic design at a national and international level.