Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, b. 1987 Puerto Rico, lives and works in Barcelona and San Juan.
Multimedia artist. They have an architecture BA from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Their work has been selected and featured nationally and internationally including the Occupy Museum’s 2017 participation at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), El Museo del Barrio and online at The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale. In 2019 she participated in the Scaleability Project at A.I.R. cooperative feminist art collective (New York), This Synthetic Moment (The Replicant) at Phillip Martin gallery (Los Angeles), XYXX010101000 at Curro gallery (Mexico) and Stage of Maneuvers at Gianni Manhattan (Vienna). In 2012 they were a fellow in Beta Local (San Juan) and for 2020 they got the CERN's (Genève) guest artists prize and also won the Akademie Schloss Solitude international Artist-in-Residence fellowship around the topic "Mutations" (Stuttgart).
Gabriella’s work challenge viewers to untangle their complex networks of literary, artistic and historical references, while simultaneously inviting them to reconsider their own relationships with the works and the general culture that frames them. It is broadly concerned with subverting hegemonic narratives and what it means to be a body in the world. Often opening questions about possible futures, or addressing new realities such as the taken-for-granted digital reality we live in; the structures of power and means of production and exchange in this age of the internet and cybernetics.
Represented by Embajada Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Gabriella Torres Ferrer