Originally trained as a painter and sculptor, Echeverri turned to video and sound in the late 90s, honing her skills to create evocative, immersive environments to critique the isolation, lack of infrastructure and unchecked violence of criminal or environmental nature in her homeland.
Echeverri received a Masters in Sculpture at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and a Masters in Visual Arts at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín. She received an undergraduate degree in Visual Communication from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín. Echeverri has received numerous awards, including the Premio Biennial de Artes Plasticas for Treno, in 2010. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in venues such as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquilla, Colombia; the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC; The Museum of Contemporary Art Conde Duque in Madrid, Spain; Daros Latinamerica and CENART México DF, among others. Her creative output has been the focus of the recent monograph, “Sin Respuesta”: La obra de Clemencia Echeverri 1995-2010, produced by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.