Gia wearing shades.
Gisella Ripoll De la Cruz - Gia - is an interdisciplinary artist that works with a main fous on visual art and sonic composition.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Gisella was introduced to music and the arts from an early age. The daughter an architect and a textile designer, she was involved in building and hands on projects from an early age. Tactile investigation of materials, such as textiles and wider visions of composition of space where indirectly introduced throughout her forming years. That, with her early interest in music, including piano and guitar playing, induced her to combine such mediums to develop her later creations.
She moved to Montreal, QC, at 19, and later attended for a short time the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, NS, followed by her increased interest in cinema and video art, she moved back to Montreal to pursue Film and Television Production studies. After finishing her studies, she moved to The Netherlands, to re-start her art studies at the Royal Academy of Arts, in Den Haag, in the interfaulty of ArtScience, from where she experimented with multiple artistic disciplines from sound composition to textile installations and proceeded to graduate in 2017. She currently works and resides in The Netherlands focusing mainly on sound and visual art.