Melissa Cruz Garcia

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Disciplines: Beeldhouwer, Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

A recurrent element of my working processes is researching and developing self-made media. This exploration results in objects, drawings, collage-installations and interventions characterized by elements of bygone inventions, nomadic contemporary cultures and sustainability. The essential components of my practice are `machines’ made from scratch that are contemporary - clumsy looking objects. I am particular interested in artisan and portable way of communicating, searching for unconventional uses of visual technology and other media.

Werk

The Artist as Puppet Machine
Titel The Artist as Puppet Machine
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Ludic device
Techniek Sonic flipbook
Formaat 15x20 cm
Portable Landscape in your Palm
Titel Portable Landscape in your Palm
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Sonic device/action/painting
Techniek Mixed midea
Formaat varied
All that is Solid Ends in the Trash
Titel All that is Solid Ends in the Trash
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Urban-Performance-Video
Techniek Video
Formaat varied
The Acrobatics of the Artist
Titel The Acrobatics of the Artist
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Cinematic experience
Techniek Animation machine-Collage
Formaat Box:35x50x35. Tripod: 168cm
From the Window to Voyeurism
Titel From the Window to Voyeurism
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Site-specific/in distance installation
Techniek Installation-Collage
Formaat varied
Nomad Library
Titel Nomad Library
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Participatory art
Techniek Mixed Media
Formaat varied
Narcissus II
Titel Narcissus II
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving Light Painting-performance
Techniek Experimental video-performance
Formaat varied
Echo and Narcissus
Titel Echo and Narcissus
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Light painting
Techniek Miniature drawing, mixed media.
Formaat varied
oUt of rAngE
Titel oUt of rAngE
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving Urban intervention
Techniek Collected paraffin, led light, battery.
Formaat varied
The Order of the Things
Titel The Order of the Things
Jaartal 2008
Omschrijving Sculpture Installation
Techniek Ceramic, slides, mixed media.
Formaat varied

Omschrijving werk

A recurrent element of my working processes is researching and developing self-made media. This exploration results in objects, drawings, collage-installations and interventions characterized by elements of bygone inventions, nomadic contemporary cultures and sustainability. The essential components of my practice are `machines’ made from scratch that are contemporary - clumsy looking objects. I am particular interested in artisan and portable way of communicating, searching for unconventional uses of visual technology and other media.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters M
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.melissacruzgarcia.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten ArtScience Master in Music 2008-2010 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
KONCON-KABK-Leiden University Master in ArtScience-Music 2008-2010
KABK (The Hague) Bachelor in Fine Arts (Sculpture) 2004-2008
Accademia di Belle Arti (Florence-Italy) Fine Arts-Painting 2003-2004

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 The Koppel Project. London (UK) Collage-Installation/workshop performance GROEP
2016 Saatchi Gallery. London (UK) LowTechLabLondon2016 GROEP
2015 Museum of Contemporary Art. Bogota (CO) Non specific installation/light painting machine SOLO
2015 Galeria Espacio Alterno. Bogota (CO) Ruidoso/Silencioso/Sonoro. New tehcnologies GROEP
2015 Scarfone / Hartley Gallery. Tampa (US) Electronics Alive 8 organized by The University of Tampa GROEP
2014 Voltaje. 1stSalon of Art and Technology. Bogota (CO) Experimental light painting, decomposition of color by heat GROEP
2014 Lugar a Dudas. Cali (CO) Installation-collage. Winning proposal SOLO
2013 Ethnological Museum of Berlin and Humboldt Lab. Berlin (DE) Collaborative art piece. Winning proposal "Lichtklangphonogramm" for the contest of Musik Sehen – Visualizing Music. GROEP
2013 Nest, MuseumNacht. The Hague (NL) Light Painting GROEP
2010 GRID 2010: International Photo Biennial of Amsterdam. (NL) Experimental photoinstallation (Site-specific) GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
NADA Bogota (CO)

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2016 Audio Den Haag 'Foot Food and Breathing jacket on Gravity' Sound recording, sonic manifestations by 250 artists/creators
2016 Quartair (NL) 'Drawing Front' Presentation of drawings from different life stages
2015 Studio Loos. Wonderwerp #63 (NL) 'On Gravity: Foot Theater' Experimental Light Painting and Performance
2015 Gemak (NL) 'All that is solid ends in the trash' Video-installation
2014 Textura (CO) 'Narcissus IV' Time based light watercolor

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2014 Lugar a Dudas. Cali (CO). About nomadism and the way we see things.
2013 Ethnological Museum and Humboldt Lab, Berlin-Germany.
2012 Residencias Artisticas Local Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2011 Scheltema Complex-Leiden.
2008 Artist in residence, Bussanarte Foundation-Italy

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2016 The Koppel Project London-UK Workshop-performance N
2016 Saatchi Gallery London-UK LowTechLondonLab Live Stream J
2014 Lugar a Dudas Cali-CO Talk: About medium and meaning J
2010 Polderlicht@home Amsterdam-NL Assignment: Site-specific light sculpture/Installation J
2010 GRID 10: International Photo Biennial of Amsterdam metropolitan area Amsterdam-NL Art project: Analog photography and utopic architecture J
2010 Het Nutshuis The Hague-NL Lecture and workshop about sustainability and resources including artistic talk J
2010 Atrium City Hall The Hague-NL Conference: 'Myth and Ecology'Colombian Embassy in NL J
2009 Out oF rAnge The Hague-NL Architectonic interventions: Nomad space, urban intervention J
2007 SKOR, Atelier Zuidvelugel, Province South Holland, Lakenhal in Scheltema Complex Leiden-NL Commission: New Landscape art J
2006 Korzo Theater The Hague-NL Commission: Gestalt psychology, visual perception project J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Ed Jansen The Hague (NL) Spy devices, drawings and portable sonic landscape
2015 NADA Bogota (CO) Animation booklets, portable cameras obscura
2014 Herma Minderhoud The Hague (NL) Compact cameras obscura
2014 Pim Piët The Hague (NL) Compact cameras obscuras
2014 Eduardo Pizarro Leon Gomez The Hague (NL) Drawing-Collage. Diptych
2014 Marie Jeanne de Rooij The Hague (NL) Optical device
2012 Michael van Hoogenhuyze Leiden (NL) Portable camera obscura-Mixed media sculpture-Flipbook
2008 Museo Il Cuore di Bussana Bussana Vechia (IT) Paraffin light sculpture

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 Pinte un Bosque y Pierdase Museum of Contemporary Art. Bogota (CO) Interview (digital)
2015 Exit Gemak OranjevanLoon (NL) Booklet
2014 Beeld voor Beeld: 90 Haagse 3D kunstenaars Stichichting HBKK, The Hague (NL) Jubileumboek Stichting HBKK
2014 De la Ventana al Voyeurismo Lugar a Dudas. Cali (CO) Interview-Catalog-Publication
2013 From the Window to Voyeurism Lugar a Dudas. Cali (CO) Interview (digital)
2013 Afscheidstentoonstelling Rien Monshouwer Digital (NL) Article on trendbeheer
2011 Time machine flipbook Studio Cruz Garcia (NL) Flipbook
2010 Grid, International Photo Biennial of Amsterdam Amsterdam (NL) International Photo Biennial catalog

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2014 Lugar a Dudas, Cali-Colombia Project selected by opencall, 'De la Ventana al Voyeurismo'
2013 Ethnological Museum of Berlin, Humboldt Lab Winning proposal, Lichtklangphonogramm. Collaboration
2012 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Winning proposal, 'A contextual fictional space'
2011 Stroom, Den Haag Stroom PROinvest
2008 Nuffic-Dutch Ministry of Science and Culture Scholarship for top talented students
2007 SKOR, Panorama Zuidvleugel, KABK Winning proposal, 'Travelling Object'

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Painting landscapes with Bob Ross 'The Joy of Painting' 2016 2016
Sonic Cameras Obscuras: Mutants of Trash Culture 2014 2016
10 steps creative process for children and adults 2014 2016
The Reversed City: On optical devices as perspective tools 2014 2015
No-mad Library: A Laboratory of Experimental Theory 2013 2016
Poetics of Media Archaelogy. Hands on workshops 2012 2015
Micro and macrocosmic de-contructivism 2011 2011
Rethinking the space; nomad space: research and site specific projects 2008 2015
The science of low technologies. Workshops 2008 2015
Workshops on recycling and community art in the public space 2005 2016