VANESSA RAMOS-VELASQUEZ

Media Artist • Indterdisciplinary Researcher


CORE INTERESTS

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

Currently in development: a feature-length artistic documentary leveraging Artistic Research. Ph.D. Project 10/2017-6/2020



EXHIBITS / PERFORMANCES / LECTURES / WORKSHOPS (abbreviated)


  1. 4/2019 Sisyphus Videoart Installation (a collaboration with artist Néle Azevedo). Instituto Martius-Staden, São Paulo, Brazil.


  1. 10/2018 Web of Relations. Outdoor participatory installtion during conference Feverish World/Keynote speaker Bruno Latour. University of Vermont, USA.


• 1-3/6/2016 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/

   Additional participation in the Symposium Session – 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


• 4/2016 Sisyphus Videoart Installation (a collaboration with artist Néle Azevedo). Espaço Vitrine. São Paulo, Brazil.

   https://vimeo.com/166717854


• 9/2015 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


• 9/2015 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/


• 4-5/2015 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


• 11/2014 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


• 4/2014 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


• 2/2013 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


• 12/2012 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.


• 12/2012-1/2013 A-LIVE  Large scale prints from micrographic videoart of the performances A-LIVE.

Group Exhibit CHRONOSCOPIE. Kunstraum t27, Berlin.


• 9/2012 A-LIVE  Videoart performance with live videomicrography and sound art with Derek Holzer.

Basic Electricity @ Lichtblick Kino, Berlin.


• 5/2012 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


• 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.


• 3/2012 Workshop for Master’s students of Prof. Michelle Teran at Bergen Art & Design Academy, Norway.


• 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.


• 2009 Videoart for Diplo and Steve Aoki’s Asian Tour, Club Tango; DJ/VJ at Beijing Int’l Film Festival closing event, YuGong    

   YiShan Club. Beijing, China.


• 2009 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.



PUBLICATIONS (abbreviated)


  1. A visual essay to be published 11/2019 at arthistoricum.net for Beyond Bauhaus: New Approaches to Architecture and Design Theory

  2. Digital Anthropophagy and the Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age, published on:

- Upcoming: publication of 10th-Yr anniversary edition Anthropophagic Re-Manifesto for the Digital Age with reflective essay. Routledge’s special edition following the 11/2018 conference Bites Here and There: Cannibalism Across Disciplines, 2nd semester 2019.

- 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. 2017-2019. Stipendiatin des Bauhauspromotionsstipendium. Ph.D. Research Scholarship granted by the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

  2. 2018-19. DAAD iPID4all – Travel support for Research Abroad, Congresses, Exhibits. Brazil 4/2018, USA 10/2018, Brazil 3/2019.

• 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.



EDUCATION / RESEARCH

Currently pursuing a practice-based Ph.D. in Media Art/Cultural Studies at Bauhaus University Weimar.

  1. 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. 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–present. Independent Researcher, Vilém Flusser Archive, UdK Berlin.

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 10/2012 – 2/2013. PUC-SP, São Paulo, Brazil. Contributing art researcher for The Faculty of Exact Sciences and Technology research group Mundo em Rede, with Prof. Dr. Marcus Bastos.

• 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.

  1. 8/1987 – 6/1988. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. School of Fine Arts. (transferred to the United States)


  1. Symposia and Congresses:

  2. -11/2018. Bites Here and There: Cannibalism across disciplines. Article presentation: From Digital Anthropophagy to the Anthropocene: Cannibalism on Speed

  3. -10/2018. Feverish World. University of Vermont. Article presentation: Who Ate Whom? The Amerindian Counter-narrative in the Anthropocene

- 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. -3/2012. Conference Media Transatlantic IV: Traffic. University of Paderborn, Germany. With Richard Cavell (UBC, Canada), John Durham Peters (University of Iowa), et. al.

  3. -11/2011. 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)



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.



LANGUAGES


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

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