Jhonatan Pulido, Painting, Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholar 2017 – 2019

‘This award places me at the number one art school in the world, with access to an education of the highest level. It is my view that art, design and education are extremely important factors to transcend society, in search of a stronger, more competitive economy and identity that will last through time.’

Jhonatan is a painter and teacher from Colombia, where he has exhibited at various galleries and museums. He has taught different communities in schools and foundations, including people affected and displaced by violence and victims of anti-personnel mines.

On the MA Painting programme at the RCA, Jhonatan hopes to develop his painting practice, which he sees as a direct tool for understanding the relationship between humans and their environment. After graduating Jhonatan would like to continue his practice as a painter and teacher, contributing to his community and country.

Other Recipients