Vanessa Farfán
Mexico City 1977
(lives and works between Berlin and Mexico City).

Studies

2018-      Candidate Ph.D. Phil. Faculty of Arts and Design, Bauhaus Universität. Weimar, Germany.
2017      Master in Arts in the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. Berlin, Germany.
2000      Bachelor of Design in the Fine Arts Institute of Mexico (EDINBA). Mexico City.

Individual Exhibitions and Public Presentations (Selection)

2019      Ars Electronica, Linz. “Slow algorithms and the hazards of standardization”. With: Gabriel S Moses (IL/DE), Theresa Schubert (DE),
             Vanessa Farfán (MEX / DE).Moderator: Dr. Alexandra R. Toland (USA/DE).
             DARE. Machinic Assamblages of Desire. 3rd international conference on Deleuze and Artistic REsearch.Ghent, Belgien.

2018      ANALOGE ANALOGIEN: STÄDTE. Museum Fluxus+. Potsdam, Germany.
             Hybrid Lab, Berlin (UDK, TU). Workshop as part of the program: “Sensing Collectives. Aesthetics and politics intertwined”.
             Artist talk as parto of the exhibition “Analoge Analogien: Städte” Museum Fluxus+. Potsdam,Germany.

2017      ANALOGE ANALOGIEN. Kunsthlle am Hamburger Platz. Berlín, Germany.

2014      PARALLELE ENTITÄTEN. Greusslich Contemporary. Berlín, Germany.
             Artist talk as parto of the exhibition by Greusslich Contemporary, Berlin. Germany.
             VISUAL ENVIROMENT. Artist talk as parto of the exhibition “Nao Now”. Mexican Embassy in Beijing, China.

2011      VERLIN. Kunstverein INGAN. Berlin, Germany.

2010      RECONCILIATION URBAINE. Tour MADOU. Brussels, Belgium.

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2019      GESPINNSTE DER SUSPENSION. Curated by Julia Heunemann. Weisser ElefantGalerie. Berlin, Germany.

2018      MAKING OFF. Curador: Jörg Hasheider. Inter port. Berlin, Germany.

2017      FLUXUS+ Studis. Museum FLUXUS+. Potsdam, Germany.
             BITTE,BITTE,BITTE. SEZ, Berlin, Germany.
             TIME LAPSE, BERLIN 2050. Universität der Künste. Berlín, Alemania.

2015      BOUNDARY. Kunstverein Ingan. Berlin, Germany.  

2014      THANATOS KANN PHÖNIX-VON DESTRUCTION UND NEUENTWICKLUNG. Greusslich Contamporary. Berlin, Germany.
             LOST HORIZONT. Curator: Pablo Gómez. Xu Yuan Center. Beijing, China.
             IN THE CENTER OF THE LABYRINTH.Curator: Pablo Gómez. Beijing Cultural Exhibition Centre.China

2013      REUNIÓN MÉXICO-ALEMANIA,POSICIONES DE PINTURA Y DIBUJO EN AMBOS PAISES. With: Patricia Álvarez, Ulrike Arnold, Walter Dahn,
             Alberto Castro Leñero, Miguel Castro Leñero, Vanessa Farfán, Juan González de León, Tinka von Hasselbach, Adolphe Lechtenberg,
             Pablo Rulfo, Johannes Stüttgen, John R. Thompson, Teresa Velázquez. Alfred Böttger Gallery. Bonn, Germany.
             MATTI ISAN BLIND + VANESSA FARFÁN. Greusslich Contemporary. Berlin, Germany.

2011      MEXIKO TRIFFT BERLIN. Emerson Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

2009      PARCELS OF THE PROMISE LAND. Künst Büro Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

2008      KRAJINA ÚSTECKÉHO KRAJE, XXL Gallery. Usti Nab Labem, Czech Republic.
             KRAJINA.Exposición colectiva de artistas invitados al 3er simposium de pintura de paisaje. Smolnice Studios, Czech Republic.
             LINEAS Y PUNTOS. Galerie Espacio. Morges, Switzerland.
             CUIDAD NOCTURNA. Galería Paspartú. Barcelona, Spain.
             CALEIDOSCOOP-CALEIDOSCOPIO. Foreign Ministry of Brussels. Brussels, Belgium.

2006      ARTIST IN RECIDENCY. Skolska Galery. Prague, Czech Republic.

Awards and Stipends

2018-19 Grant for Artist. Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Germany.

2014-16 Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. México.

2011      FONCA Stipend for Artist in Residency in Berlin, Germany.

2010      International Artist Selection by the European Commission. Brussels, Belgium.

2006      FONCA Stipend for Artist in Residency in Prague, Czech Republic.

Teaching

2020-21 Summer school Bauhaus Universität Weimar. Workshop: “Von Moholy-Nagy zur Feininger: ein Lichtlabor für zwei- und Drei
             Dimensionen”. Weimar, Germany.

2019      “Foto-graphit, grafische Aufzeichnungen Lichteffekte” Kunstpädagogischer Tag des BDK e.V. Landesverband Berlin/ Brandenburg.

2017-18 Open Art Academy Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Workshop: “Foto-graphit, grafische Aufzeichnungen Lichteffekte”. Kunsthalle am
             Hamburgerplatz. Berlin, Germany.

2018-19 “Black Box”, kunstlerisches Projekt im Carl-Humann-Grundschule. Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Programm Max-Artist in Residence an
             Grundschulen. Berlin, Germany.

2011      Fine Arts Institute Mexiko. Workshop: “Sound Collage”. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas. Mexico.

Other projects

2015      Curator of the exhibition BOUNDARY. Kunstverein INGAN e.V. Berlin. Germany.

2011      Curator of the exhibition MEXIKO TRIFFT BERLIN. Emerson Gallery. Berlin , Germany.

Since 2013 writes essays and reviews of exhibitions for the internet Journal Europa Focus.

Since 2000 has worked as light- and stage designer of many theater and dance projects in Mexico and Germany with directors as: John Malkovich, Rossana Filomarino, Germán Castillo, Cecilia Lugo among others.