CV

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BRENDA GABRIELA VEGA MORA

AUGUST 30, 1984. QUITO, ECUADOR

EDUCATION
2015-2016. Master of the Arts Photography. London College of Communication. University of the Arts London, England. Graduation July 2017.
2002-2007. BA Advertising. Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial. Quito-Ecuador.

RELEVANT ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
January 2018- Present. Full-Time Teacher. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, COCOA Faculty. Art and Photography.
September 2017-January 2019. Part Time Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, PUCE, Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design. Visual Arts degree.

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY
SOLO / DUO
2019. “Objetos Familiares Atemporales”, +Arte Galería Taller, 6 Feb-1 March, Quito. 2017. “Almas de Montaña”, UNAM-Chicago, USA, 1-7 November.
2011. “Caribbean Colours”, Posada de las Artes Kingman, Quito – Ecuador.

JURIED
2020. “Familiar Stranger”, Online & offline exhibition, Photographic Museum of Humanity, co-curated and produced with Spazio Labo’ Bologna- Italy.
2019. “Narrativas transitorias”, Ubicat: una calle para nosostras (loca-t yourself: a street for women). No Lugar – Contemporary Art, Quito.

2018. Represented Artist by +Arte Galería-Taller, PARC Lima Art Fair, Perú.
2018. “La Escuela del terror”, a curated selection of local emerging artists selected by Espacio Violenta – Guayaquil.
2016. “26 Caledonian Road”, A project by LCC MA Photography, a group exhibition in Geddes Gallery, London.

GROUP

2021. “Tabula rasa”, +Arte Galería, Quito-Ecuador, February- March.
2020. “Secondary effects”, No Lugar Gallery, Quito-Ecuador, Oct-Nov.
2019. “Spegilmynd” Final exhibition at SIM Residency, Reykjavik, 27 December.
2019. “Reprogramar la(s) Materia(s)”, EPN, Quito, Oct.
2019. “Falling Stars, Stella Cadenti”, The Crypt Gallery London, Jan.
2018. Lumen Art Residency exhibition, Atina- Italy, Aug.
2017. “Espacios Particulares”, Más Arte/No Lugar- Quito, 13-29 Dec.
2017. “Absorber la Ficción”, CAC, Quito, 19 July- 1 Oct.
2017. “Writing Photographs”, LCC Studio Space, London. 3-14 May.
2017. “Three-Fold”, Builtifou Gallery, Hangzhou-China. 28 April-30 May.
2016. “Interfaced Nature”, Degree Show. MA Photography. LCC. UAL England. 30 Nov-6 Dec.
2016. “Performative Self-Technology”, Interim Show. MA Photography. LCC. UAL, England. 15-23 March.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

2019. “Performative devices, the series”, la Multinacional”, Más Arte Galería, 20 July.
2017. “The digital self” a Manifesto, Builtifou Gallery, Three-Fold, Hangzhou-China.
2016. Collective reading “A selfish Manifesto in the hashtag age”, part of “Out of Sight” symposium about photography & performance at Ugly Duck, supporting LCC’s MA Photography show, London.
2016. “Writing Photographs”, “I poem”, Kreider + O’Leary. LCC. University of the Arts London, England.

ART RESIDENCIES

2019. SIM RESIDENCY, Artistic Residence in Reykjavik, December 2019.
2018. LUMEN STUDIOS: Artistic residence, Atina-Italy, August, 2018.
2017. NODO Grant, No Lugar Contemporary Art, nine months. Quito- Ecuador.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS, INDEX JOURNALS

2019. “Alternative photography methods as a contribution to the work of emerging artists”, Index, revista de arte contemporáneo, [S.l.], v. 0, n. 08, p. 36-45, 2019. ISSN 2477-9199. http://revistaindex.net/index.php/cav/article/view/235
2017. “The digital photo performance and its repetitive condition”, article.

Editorial: Communication Papers, Number 12 – Volum VI: Special Edition: Digital Image, ISSN 2014-6752

https://communicationpapers.revistes.udg.edu/communication-papers/article/view/22017/25785

2016. “The Disappearing Present? Technology ́s Anticipation of the Performative Self”, Critical Context Paper, MA Photography Thesis.https://www.academia.edu/35326947/The_Disappearing_Present_Technology_s_Anticipation_of_the_P erformative_Self

PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

2021. “Contingencies, Ways of Living, Dissidences”, a commemorative book from +Arte Galería, edited by Severo Editorial.
2020. “Familiar stranger”, a book curated by the Photographic Museum of Humanity.
2019. Zine for Stella Cadenti exhibition, The Crypt Gallery Londres, 25-27 January.

2017. “#IDECLARE” Artist book, self-publish, 80 pages.
2016. “Three Fold” LCC Degree Show Catalogue.
2016. “I disrupt, untie, I solve” Zine Magazine. Produced by students from BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism & Curation, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2020-ongoing. Gris Medio “Art Photography Symposium” organised by Brenda Vega, sponsored by Universidad San Francisco de Quito. April of every year.
2020-2021. Chaquiñan Lab. Curatorial Practices and Critical Pedagogies, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Quito, November 2020- May 2021.

2016-2017. Writing Photographs. The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at London College of Communication, to present and discuss photography as an expanded practice.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2020. Teacher evaluation excellence for the academic year 2019-2020
. Distinction awarded by the Performance Evaluation Committee: Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ.
2016. Troika Photography Award. A 12-month mentoring programme. Troika awarded my degree show ́s installation “Interfaced Nature”. The mentorship happened in 2017.

SPEAKER AT CONFERENCES

2020. MA Photography Alumni Network presentations/peer forum, by MA Photography alumni ambassadors, sponsored by London College of Communication, online, December 16.
2020. Talk “Artistic Photography at CIAF, School of Photography, December, online.
2019. Academic symposium of SALSA EU “Space Time”, Athens-Greece, June 25-28.

2019. Representations of nature in art, Arte Actual – Flacso-Ecuador, March 28.
2018. Conference, II Meeting of Art, Education and Interculturality, October 24.
2017. “Portfolio Presentation” at symposium: Photography and the new generation, Hangzhou-China, 29th April.

GRANTS

2019. Creative Production Grant, 4th call. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, Project: Photography of Long Exposure to Celestial Bodies and the Ancestral Conception of Time.
2019. Mobility Funds, IFAIC, Ministerio de Cultura y Patrimonio del Ecuador. Project: Photography of Long Exposure to Celestial Bodies and the Ancestral Conception of Time.

2017. Nodo Grant – No Lugar artists residency program. Ecuador.
2015-2016. Full grant given by the Ecuadorian Government: “Universities of Excellence” to study the Ma Photography at LCC.

LANGUAJE PROFICIENCY

English. IELTS Academic Test. Overall 7.0, test taken on July 2020.

SKILLS

Professional: Analog Photography: Medium and Large Formats, Alternative Photographic Processes: (Cyanotype, Caffenol, Gum Bichromate, Chemigram, Lumen prints, Photograms), Digital Photography, Professional scan of negatives, Photomontage.
Research: Analysis and Data Collection, Archival Research and Processing.

Computer: Video editing: Premiere, After Effects, Graphic Design: Photoshop and Illustrator. Microsoft 365. Typing: 75 (WPM).
Pedagogical: Different methodologies for the university classroom, Blended Flexible learning tools.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2013. Photography Teacher for children in “La Tola neighborhood”, Foto Club Quito. 2012. Volunteer at LONDON FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, England.