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
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 ?
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
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
Clare Hall Permanent Collection, Cambridge University, UK
Private collections in Argentina, the Netherlands and the UK
La Fragua, Cordoba, Spain
And'Art 2012, Casablanca, Morocco
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