Vanessa Farfán , Mexico City 1977.


The effects of the digitalization in human cognition and decision-making is the topic on she is currently working. The possibility that: the contingency, the individual cases and the errors, should not be considered "problems" to be solved by digital standardization, but rather important nodes of connection in the human-digital interaction, is a thesis of her work.

Her artwork is the result of an experimentation process which succesive phases habe a connection close to the autopoiesis, i.e. a self-contained operation where not only one, but different art works materialize.

Her experience working as a light and stage designer for theater and dance (2000- ) has deeply permeated her artwork. In the last seven years she has concentrated concentrated on exploring the narrative and aesthetic qualities of light as well as its interaction with other materials.

With media such as: drawing, light-installation, performance and participative interventions and machines, her work is founded in the idea of art as a research strategy.

She studied at the Fine Arts Institute in Mexico City and a Master in arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. She is currently a PhD candidate at the faculty of arts at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Her work has been exhibited in the Fluxus Museum+ in Potsdam (Germany), Galerie Weisse Elefant Berlin , Beijing Cultural Exhibition Center and the Madou Tower of the European Commission (Brussels). She has lectured on her work at the Arts Electronica festival (Linz, 2019), DARE (Gent, 2019) and Hybrid Lab (Berlin, 2018).