VANESSA RAMOS-VELASQUEZ

Media Artist • Indterdisciplinary Researcher • Lecturer


CORE INTERESTS

Creating art as social experience and developing cultural theory in the axis of art-science-technology-environment-society.



EDUCATION / RESEARCH

2023 Ph.D. Candidate in Media Art/Cultural Studies at Bauhaus University Weimar.

2022 Certified, Pre-Texts didactic protocol. Cultural Agents, Harvard University.

10/2012–2/2015. Humboldt University, Berlin. Research Track and Colloquia toward a doctoral program. Helmholtz Zentrum für Kulturtechnik/The interdisciplinary laboratory of the Cluster of Excellence Image-Knowledge-Gestaltung, with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäffner. Research lines: The Technical Image, Digital Humanities, Architecture of Knowledge, Materials Science.

2/2015. Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK). Master of Arts, New Media (Praxis & Theory). Interdisciplinary Studies: Art & Design, Philosophy of New Media, Cultural History and Theory.

2/2011–2015. Independent Researcher, Vilém Flusser Archive, UdK Berlin.

1–4/2014. CopyrightX Brasil. Selected participant. Online seminar with Prof. William Fisher, Harvard Law School, in conjunction with UERJ and Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio).

9/2012. Humboldt University. KOSMOS Summer University. Participant, Interdisciplinary R&D Group on Urban Mobility, with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäffner, Director, Cultural History and Theory Department, and artists Rejane Cantoni & Leo Crescenti.

2000–2008. New York University, The New School. Continuing Education. Film & Video, Media Licensing.

8/1988–5/1993. University of Kansas , USA. Fulbright Scholar. Bachelor of Fine Arts

8/1987–6/1988. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. School of Fine Arts. (transferred to the United States)



EXHIBITS / PERFORMANCES / LECTURES / WORKSHOPS (abbreviated)


2023 Publishing of Ph.D. Project: online exhit of research archive, feature-length artistic documentary leveraging Artistic Research,

         Ph.D. Dissertation.

2022 Regarding Water. Conception and curatorship of group exhibit at Galerie Eigenheim Weimar

  1.       Disrupted Flows Media installation at Galerie Eigenheim Weimar 

         Dream Collector Art in public places and short film, in collaboration with Diego López, Peruvian playwriter and Milena        

         Pereira, Brazilian choreographer.

2020 Arara Encantada Ongoing activist project with a Shawãdawa indigenous community in the Amazonian forest in Acre, Brazil.

2019 Sisyphus Videoart installation (a collaboration with artist Néle Azevedo). Instituto Martius-Staden, São Paulo, Brazil.

2018 Web of Relations Outdoor participatory installtion during conference Feverish World/Keynote speaker Bruno Latour.

         University of Vermont,USA.

2016 Digital Anthropophagy & the Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age. Keynote Speaker at Kultursymposium

         Weimar The Sharing Game (Teilen und Tauschen). Exchange in Culture and Society, invited by Goethe Institut.    

         https://slideslive.com/38896998/

         Sisyphus Videoart Installation (a collaboration with artist Néle Azevedo). Espaço Vitrine. São Paulo, Brazil.

         https://vimeo.com/166717854

2015 A•LIVE Audiovisual Performances. The Paseo outdoor media arts festival. Taos, New Mexico, USA. Invited Artist

         funded by the New Mexico Art Commission.

         http://quietrevolution.me/A_LIVE.html 

         http://www.paseotaos.org/#!2015-artists/czr3

         A•LIVE Videomicrography & The Art of Seeing. 3-Day Workshop for 26 eighth-grade students of the Taos Charter    

         School, as part of the STEM+Art educational component of The Paseo. Taos, New Mexico, USA.

      http://www.stemartslab.com/partners/the-paseo-2015/artist-labs/

        Bodenlos_Homo Ludens with accompanying research component as a 20-print series Human Interactive Behavior

        and Creation of Networks. Art exhibit DEVOUR! Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture.    

        KunstkraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany.

      http://www.quietrevolution.me/BODENLOS_HOMOLUDENS.html

      http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com/de/art-design/2015-devour-sozialer-kannibalismus-politische-neudefinierung-und-architektur.html

2014 The Collaborative Garden Workshop, co-author with Yara Guasque (Brazil). ISEA2014/Dubai, UAE.

      http://archives.isea-web.org/?page_id=33766

      http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/art/isea-the-art-of-keeping-up-with-technology

        360 Degrees Sonification of data from tree rings. Keynote Speaker via Skype from Bioma Mata Atlântica, Rio de

        Janeiro, Brazil to the STEM+Art program at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

      http://dm.lcc.gatech.edu/~ngaskins3/NSF_Workshop_2014/report.html

2013 Coded Narratives (feat. guest musician A Guy Called Gerald)  Interactive participatory performance with audience.    

        Selected artist, world premiere at transmediale/CTM 2013. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, main auditorium (1,000    

        audience capacity, attended by 750 ticket-holders). Berlin, Germany.

      http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival13/2013/02/01/programme/event/coded_narratives/

      http://quietrevolution.me/CODED_NARRATIVES.html

2012/13 A-LIVE  Large prints from micrographic videoart of the performances A-LIVE. Group Exhibit CHRONOSCOPIE.    

         Kunstraum t27, Berlin.

2012 Antropofagia Digital e o Re-Manifesto Antropofágico para a Era Digital Performance-Lecture at International

        Congress Vom Begriff zum Bild: Medienkultur nach Vilém Flusser, organized by Michael Hanke, Universidade Federal do

        Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; and Steffi Winkler, Freie Universität Berlin.

        A-LIVE Videomicrography performance with sound art collaborator Derek Holzer. Basic Electricity, Lichtblick Kino,Berlin.

        Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age Ritualistic reading for Tecnomagias Art Residency via

        telepresence from Berlin. NUVEM HackLab, Mauá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

      http://nuvem.tk/wiki/index.php/Tecnomagia

      http://nuvem.tk/wiki/index.php/Re-manifesto_antropofágico_para_era_digital

        Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age Performance. Bergen Art & Design Academy, Norway.

2010–2012 Digital Anthropophagy & the Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age Performance-Lecture.    

        Various international art and academic events, such as Moscow Biennial 2011; ABCiber, Brazil; Emergeandsee Berlin;

        ISEA 2011-Istanbul; ISEA 2010-RUHR. See publications for other events.

2010 Catch Du Jour short film. 2010-2011: FestArte Videoart Festival. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO),

        Ravello LAB, and Forum di Ancona, Italy. 5/2010: Barcelona’s Off-Loop Videoart Festival.

2009 Live videoart show. The Chelsea Art Museum, New York.

        Videoart for Diplo and Steve Aoki’s Asian Tour, Club Tango; DJ/VJ at Beijing Int’l Film Festival closing event at

        YuGong YiShan. China.

       Live videoart performance with music artist Schloss Tegal. XIV Prague Industrial Festival, International Meeting

        of Avantgarde Musicians and Performers. Prague, CZ.

2008 Somnex in Luminem. Author and videoartist of live videodance performance. Co-choreographed with dancers from

        the New York Metropolitan Opera. NY, USA.

1991 Performing role in Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land. KS, USA.



ART & RESEARCH RESIDENCIES

5/2022 Amazonian forest, Acre, Brazil.

12/2018–9/2020 Total of 10 months in the Amazonian regions (BR, PE) and Peruvian Andean regions.


PUBLICATIONS (abbreviated)

  1. -Between the individual tortoise shell and the collective malocas, we are nowhere in particular. In: Beyond Bauhaus: New Approaches to  Architecture and Design Theory. 6.2020. https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.658

  2. -Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age: 10th-Year Rendition, a reflective essay. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal. Special Issue: Cannibalism. Vol.7, Issue 2, 1.2020. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v7i2

- Vasa Journal on Images and Culture #4, Pub. date 25.9.13  http://vjic.org/vjic2/?page_id=2574

- Imagem, imaginação, fantasia: 20 anos sem Vilém Flusser. Organizers: Alice Serra, Rodrigo Duarte e Romero Freitas.

  ISBN:978-85-66786-03-3 http://www.relicarioedicoes.com/imagem-imaginacao-fantasia-20-anos-sem-vilem-flusser

- Conference catalogue and scientific journals Comunicação e Cultura/Kommunikation & Kultur, organized by the international    

  congress Vom Begriff zum Bild: Medienkultur nach Vilém Flusser, UFRN, Brazil and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

  ISBN 978-3-8288-3272-5, www.tectum-verlag.de  Book review by Axel Roderich Werner (Bochum): archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/ep/0002/article/download/3276/3166

  1. -Intercreate Research Center/Intercreate.org (Art, Science, Technology and Cultural Bridging) – SCANZ 2013 3rd Nature International Conference: http://www.intercreate.org/2012/07/scanz2013digital-anthropophagy/

- Extensively referenced in Carolyn Guertin’s book Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art. Imprint: Continuum. Pub. date: 26.4. 2012. ISBN: 9781441131904

- Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age (ENG, PT) performances documented on exhibit catalogue/art book Perpendicular Casa e Rua, a project supported by Brazil Ministry of Culture. Imprint: ICC. Pub. date: 31.3.2012  ISBN 978-85-61659-23-3

- ISEA2012/Albuquerque: http://socialmedia.hpc.unm.edu/isea2012/sites/default/files/ISEA2012_confproceedings_WEB.pdf

- ISEA2011/Istanbul: http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/digital-anthropophagy-and-anthropophagic-re-manifesto-digital-age

- ISEA2010/RUHR: published as abstract in conference catalogue.

  1. - Writer for Goethe Institut, Brazilian website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/br/lp/kul/dub/bku/pt10030222.htm


AWARDS / HONORS / GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. 2021 & 2022. Thüringer Graduiertenförderung. Ph.D. Research Scholarship granted at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

  2. 2018 & 2019. Bauhauspromotionsstipendium. Ph.D. Research Scholarship granted by the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

  3. 2018-19. DAAD iPID4all – Travel support for Research Abroad, Congresses, Exhibits. Brazil 4/2018, USA 10/2018, Brazil 3/2019.

  4. 2018. Travel grants in the EU from the Equal Opportunity Office at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

• 2011. ECF – Step Beyond Travel Grant for ISEA2011 / From Berlin to Istanbul.

  1. 2011. Vilém Flusser Theory Award Distinction with the work Digital Anthropophagy and the Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age. Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany.

  2. 2005–2008. As video-maker in award winning teams at Digitas New York/Publicis Groupe: OMMA Awards, Cannes Golden Lions, Cannes Cyber Lion Shortlist, Cannes Media Lion Shortlist, W3 Gold Winner, Super Reggie Award, Webby Awards, HOW Merit Award, Pro Awards, MIXX Awards, MITX Awards, among others.

  3. 1993. Certificate of Achievement from the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and the Office of International Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.

• 1992. F. Mildred Law Scholarship from The Kansas University Endowment Association, USA.

• 1988–1993. Fulbright Scholarship received via the International Institute of Education program, USA.

  1. 1984 and 1987. Award for artworks made for environmental campaigns promoted by UNESCO. Works exhibited at Morro da Urca (Sugar Loaf). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT / SYMPOSIA AND CONGRESSES

  1. -2020 Invited speaker. Commemorative conference for philosopher Vilém Flusser’s Centennial. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. -2018. Bites Here and There: Cannibalism across disciplines. Article presentation: From Digital Anthropophagy to the Anthropocene: Cannibalism on Speed.

  3. -2018. Feverish World. University of Vermont. Article presentation: Who Ate Whom? The Amerindian Counter-narrative in the Anthropocene

  4. -2016. Speaker at Kultursymposium Weimar Session with Frank Hartmann’s Presentation PAUL OTLET – ZUR FRÜHGESCHICHTE DER WISSENSALLMENDE, mediated by Florian Rötzer: http://www.goethe.de/ges/prj/ksw_neu/prg/de15426811.htm

- Winter 2013/14. Universität der Künste. Bodenloss, Vilém Flusser Seminar with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski.

- 2013. KITTLER_FLUSSER_mediations. A monthly workshop series on Friedrich Kittler & Vilém Flusser.

  1. -Flusserian Philosophical Flux, Metaflux reading group events organized by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, archivist, and Claudia Becker, scientific supervisor at Vilém Flusser_Archiv. 2011 - 2013

  2. -2012. Conference Media Transatlantic IV: Traffic. University of Paderborn, Germany. With Richard Cavell (UBC, Canada), John Durham Peters (University of Iowa), et. al.

  3. -2011. Flusser Seminar. Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. Apparatus: The Toy That Simulates Thinking. Discussion of Flusser texts: 1.Imagination, 2.The Photograph as Post-Industrial Object, An Essay on the Ontological Standing of Photographs, 3.How Technoimagination Might Work (from Communicology)



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

So.2022 Bauhaus.Module: Experimental Filmmaking with Sensory Ethnography, open to all. Media Faculty.

Wi.2021Bauhaus.Module: Artistic Research as Methodology for Filmmaking, open to all. Art & Design Faculty.

So.2021, Wi.2021 at Bauhaus. Abstract Writing Workshop offered as Schlüsselqualifikation for Ph.D.s

So.2019 Guest lecturer for the class of Prof. Julia Bee.

2015 Workshop The Art of Seeing Videomicrography, lab sessions in 3 days for 26 eighth-grade students of the

         Taos Charter School, part of the STEM+Art educational component of The Paseo. New Mexico, USA.

2014 Workshop The Collaborative Garden (with collaborator Yara Guasque). ISEA2014/Dubai, UAE.

2012 Workshop for Master’s students of Prof. Michelle Teran at Bergen Art & Design Academy, Norway.

2012–2000 Teaching video editing and post-production protocols for various global media outlets.



FILMOGRAPHY


www.thegracies.com/main-english   Associate Producer/Additional Editor

The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo (2010), a story about the famed Brazilian family empire who revived and spread the Jiu-Jitsu martial arts to the masses across the globe. The film turns the spotlight onto their own personal struggles and the infighting within the family itself.


www.quilombocountry.com   Color grading/Consulting

Quilombo Country (2006), a film about the struggles and triumphs of the Afro-Brazilian slave descendant rural communities living in the region of Brazil ranging from the Northeast to the Amazon. The documentary raises issues of political identity, land rights, and racial and socioeconomic discrimination.


www.a-great-day-in-harlem.com   DVD Producer/Authorer

A Great Day in Harlem, a 1995 Oscar-nominated documentary that brings to life a remarkable moment in the history of New York music in which dozens of America’s jazz legends from the great generation of 1950’s-60’s unexpectedly gathered together for a photograph that would become emblematic of the golden age of jazz. By illuminating this single, historic event, A Great Day in Harlem is a window to an unprecedented era in music history which addresses broader issues of creativity and community in our own time.



ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2020: Co-Founder with Shawãdawa leaderships of Instituto Arara Encantada: https://araraencantada.com.br/

2017 – present: Forming collaborative scenarios with indigenous peoples in Brazil and Amazonian territories.

2017 – 2018: Jury member. Social Art Award. Institute for Art and Innovation. Berlin.

2017 Co-Founder. Deutsches Migrationsmuseum: https://www.deutschesmigrationsmuseum.de/

Before 2017 Creative producer, art director, video specialist and training consultant, translator.

 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

bbk, nGbK, Berlin; Society for Artistic Research; Instituto Socio-Ambiental, Brazil.



LANGUAGES

Portuguese – native. English – bilingual. Spanish – fluent. German, Italian – conversational (C1). French – basic.

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