Approved: 03.12.2012

Marina Velez

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Approved: 03.12.2012

Marina Velez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, UK.
Marina's work is concerned with issues surrounding people's behaviour and how they influence their environment. She is also interested in visual information and how it is communicated and she regularly uses photography and film to explore these.
Marina draws from other disciplines such as anthropology, psychology and environmental

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    Artist Statement

    Marina Velez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, UK. Marina's work is concerned with issues surrounding people's behaviour and how they influence their environment. She is also interested in visual information and how it is communicated and she regularly uses photography and film to explore these. Marina draws from other disciplines such as anthropology, psychology and environmental sciences to inform her practice. She has also collaborated in many occasions with astronomers, physicists and scientists working in the field of vision as well as with other artists. Marina's practice hopes to critically address the cross-over of genres and to look at the image as an aesthetic object that can be used as an indexical tool. Ultimately, through her practice Marina hopes to address the complex and forever shifting process of 'looking' by exploring the image as a means through which a specific game of 'projecting-excluding-resisting-displacing' can be performed and contemplated intellectually.

    CV & Education

    Education

    Currently a practice based PhD student at Plymouth University

    Master in Fine Art (Distinction), Cambridge School of Art, UK

    Teaching qualifications equivalent to PGCert

    BA Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University (First Class), Cambridge, UK

    Contemporary Asian Art, Sotheby's, London, UK ?

    Higher Education, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK ?

    Español LE, Universidad Antonio Nebrija, Madrid, Spain ?

    CELTA, British Language Training Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ?

     

     

    Solo Exhibitions

    The Lab, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge, UK

    Wallpaper, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK

    Normal, Artspicture House, Cambridge, UK

    Bij Den Dom, Art and Design Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands ?

    Pau D'arara, Art Gallery, Sitges, Spain ?

    Leiden Art Gallery, Leiden, The Netherlands  ?

    Romancero Gitano, Intituto Cervantes, Utrecht, The Netherlands ?

    Philips Research Lab, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

     

    Organised and curated art events

    Demolition, Aid&Abet, Cambridge, Feb 2014

    Dew Line, Sustainability Residency 2013, Cambridge, UK

    Text and Context 2012, Cambridge, UK

    Niche, 90-92 Regent Street, Cambridge, UK

    Keep Off The Grass, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK 

     

    Group Exhibitions

    Zeitgeist Open 2012, London, UK

    La Fragua, Belalcazar, Spain

    And'Art, Casablanca, Morocco

    Masters, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK

    Open Call 2012, Cambridge, UK

    The Limits of Seeing, Institute of Astronomy & Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

    The Photographer's Eye, Gatehouse Arts Gallery, Harlow, UK

    Chance Encounters, The Parlour Gallery, London, UK

    Linen, OUTSIDE:11, Colchester, UK

    Changing Spaces, Moving Image Project, Cambridge, UK 

    Changing Spaces, Zavvi, Cambridge, UK ?

    Gems, Trumpington Park and Ride, Cambridge, UK ?

    Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht, The Netherlands ?

    El Escorial, Exposicion Colectiva, El Escorial, Spain ?

    Puerta de Toledo, Madrid, Spain

    Artistazo, Cordoba, Argentina



    Prizes and Awards

    Selected for Zeitgeist 2012, London, UK

    Open Call 2012, Cambridge ArtWorks, First Prize

    Anglia Trust Foundation Scholarship 2012

    Supanee Gazeley Prize, 2010

    MAMSIE (Studies in the Maternal, London University) Digital Media Competition, 2010

     

    Collection

    Clare Hall Permanent Collection, Cambridge University, UK

    Private collections in Argentina, the Netherlands and the UK

     

    Residencies

    La Fragua, Cordoba, Spain

    And'Art 2012, Casablanca, Morocco

     

     

    Studio

    Currently at Trumpington CB2

    Wysing Arts Centre 2010-2011

     

    Associate Artist of Aid&Abet, Cambridge

    Member of The Higher Education Academy

    Member of Axis

    Member of AIR

    Education Volunteer at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge