CV

BRENDA VEGA

e:
brendavega0001@gmail.com
Quito – Ecuador
1984

BIO

Brenda completed a Master of the Arts Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts in London in 2016.
Her artistic practice comprises performance, writing, video and photographic installation. She questions the human of the XXI century and its complex relationship with technology, as well as the transformation of the self when navigating the digital space.
“The digital self” does not connect with nature anymore and only sees it as a background on a screen.
Brenda won the Troika Photography Award in 2016 with her Master´s Degree show “Interfaced Nature”. In February of 2017, she was selected as one of the artists of the Node Grant: a nine-month artist residency in her hometown.
In April her MA show was exhibited in Hangzhou, China.
Brenda lives and works in Quito-Ecuador.

Education

2015-2016. Master of the Arts Photography. London College of Communication. University of the Arts London, England.
2008. Postgraduate Diploma. Creative Copywriting and Art Direction. Escuela de Creativos Brother. Buenos Aires- Argentina.
2007. BA Advertising. Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial. Quito-Ecuador.
Other studies: Photography, Screenwriting, Film Analysis and Literature.

Solo Exhibitions
2011. “Caribbean Colours”, Posada de las Artes Kingman, Quito – Ecuador.
2017. “Almas de Montaña”, UNAM-Chicago, USA, 1-7 November.

Group Exhibitions

2018. Other Landscapes, International VideoArt exhibition, Tel Aviv – Israel, 8th Sept.
2018. Other Landscapes, VideoArt exhibition, Pereira- Colombia, 16-17 August.
2018. LUMEN Artist Residency, Atina- Italy, 16-17 August.
2018. Violenta 1st Year, Violenta Space – Guayaquil, 26 July.
2018. Artist represented by +Arte Galería-Taller, PARC Lima, 19 – 22 April.
2018. “Espacios Particulares”, Violenta Space – Guayaquil, 23 March – 13 April.
2018. “Variaciones sobre un mismo tema”, Khora- Quito, 4 January – 15 February
2018. “La Escuela del terror”, Violenta – Guayaquil, 19 January.
2017. “Espacios Particulares”, Más Arte/No Lugar- Quito, 13-29 December.
2017.  FOMO Falmouth Art Publishing Fair at Falmouth Art Gallery, 29 Sept -01 Oct.
2017. “Life Hack”, Harrow- London. 1st September.
2017. “Smack my glitch up”, DKUK – Peckham, London, 24 August- 1 October.
2017. “Absorber la Ficción”, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito. July – September.
2017. “Writing Photographs”, LCC Studio Space, Elephant & Castle, London 3-8 May.
2017. “Three Fold”, Group Show, Builtifou Gallery, Hangzhou-China. 28 April- 30 May.
2016. “Interfaced Nature”, Degree Show. MA Photography. London College of Communication. University of the Arts London, England. 30 Nov- 6 Dec.
2016. “Performative Self-Technology”, Interim Show. MA Photography. London College of Communication. University of the Arts London, England. 15- 23 March.
2016. “26 Caledonian Road”, Geddes Gallery, London. 2-5 March.
2015. “Europa from Ecuador”, Museo de la Ciudad. Quito -Ecuador.
2014. “Black and White Photography”, Foto Club Quito, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito-Ecuador.
2012. “Park Life 2012”, Bexhill Museum. Bexhill on Sea-England.

Awards
2016. Troika Photography Award

Troika awarded my degree show´s multimedia installation “Interfaced Nature”.
Troika is delighted to support the LCC MA graduate programme with the Troika Photography Award, a 12 month mentoring programme.
The mentorship happened in 2017.
www.lccmap16.com/prizes/

Art Residencies
2018. Lumen Art Residency in Atina – Italy. Art Residency info
2017. NODO Grant, No Lugar Contemporary Art. Quito- Ecuador.

Live Performances
2017. “29-11-2017”, Más Arte Galería, 29 December.
2017. “The digital self” a Manifesto, Builtifou Gallery, Private view Three Fold, Hangzhou-China.
2017. “The digital self” a Manifesto, NODO open house, Quito-Ecuador.
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. Collective reading “A selfish Manifesto in the hashtag age”, during the Private View of my Degree Show, Ugly Duck, London.
2016. “Writing Photographs”, “I poem”, Kreider + O’Leary. LCC. University of the Arts London, England.

Printed publications
2017. “#IDECLARE” Artist book, self-publish, 80 pages.
2016. “Three Fold” LCC Degree Show Catalogue. www.lccmap16.com
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.

Online publications
2016. “Writing Photographs”, “She stands still” A writing workshop response.
http://writing-photographs.tumblr.com/page/5

Talks
2017. “Portfolio Presentation” at the symposium: Photography and the new generation, Hangzhou-China, April.
2017. “Portfolio Presentation” at NODO Open house, Artist residency, Quito-Ecuador, April.
2013. “How Photography took me everywhere” Pecha Kucha Night, Quito. Vol. 6

Grants
2015-2016. Full grant was given by the Ecuadorian Government: “Universities of Excellence” to study the Ma Photography at LCC.

Scientific Papers, Index Journals
2017. Title “The digital photo performance and its repetitive condition“, article.
Editorial: Communication Papers, Number 12 – Volum VI: Special Edition: Digital Image, ISSN 2014-6752 http://ojs.udg.edu/index.php/CommunicationPapers/article/view/355/VEGApdf

2016. The Disappearing Present? Technology´s Anticipation of the Performative Self, Critical Context Paper, MA Photography Thesis.
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