Gabriella Torres-Ferrer

Field of Practice:

Digital

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Barcelona, Spain

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Year:

2020, 2021

Born 1987 in Arecibo/Puerto Rico.

Gabriella’s work is interested in the societal transformations implied in the development of modern cybernetics; our digital reality and how this is redefining nature, vis à vis; understanding how old power structures are sustained, and acquire new forms. Their trans-media practice seeks to challenge hegemonic narratives, interfaces, modes of viewership and materialities, often pondering potential for transformation. Connecting internet culture, post-colonial psycho-social landscapes, ecologies and globalization, they are interested in thinking through art and different modes of knowledge. Much of their work deals with the implications of existence within the flows of production and exchange in this globalized networked society; what it means to be a body in this datafied world.

Torres-Ferrer has exhibited at The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale online and offline in São Paulo/Brazil, Mexico City/Mexico, San Juan/Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo/Dominican Republic; A.I.R. feminist collective, New York/USA; Phillip Martin, Los Angeles/USA; Curro, Guadalajara/Mexico; Gianni Manhattan, Vienna/Austria; Embajada, San Juan. They have participated with Occupy Museums Debtfair at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Museo del Barrio, New York.

Gabriella is a former resident of Beta Local’s La Práctica fellowship in San Juan. For 2020 their work received a guest artist, honorary mention at CERN Collide, Geneva/Switzerland.