Victor F M Torres is an interdisciplinary and intermedia artist born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently lives and works in New York, NY where he has been an LED specialist for advertising and retail installations. He’s currently an Associate Artist at Allied Productions Collective in Manhattan. Torres holds an M.F.A in Intermedia and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as well as a B.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, from the same university. He has taught Design and New Media courses in multiple institutions such as Stevenson University, George Mason University, and UMBC. Torres is the founder of Vector Voltage Publishing, curator of LIGHTHOLE Gallery, and editor of the LIGHTHOLE Journal - both in hiatus. Torres’ research on the parameters of foreignness yields work of the most varied forms and plays a central role in his artistic practice. He’s the author of Language Writes Myth Writes Reality: Or How Does the Acculturated Body Take the Role of Culture Maker? Victor Torres is currently working on a book with the working title of ON: an Ethnography of A Non-Existing Civilization.
Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Baltimore, MD.
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Baltimore, MD.
University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD
UMBC. Baltimore, MD.
Richmond, the American International University. London, England.
International Relations; Minor: Economics
Whitney Museum of American Art - Day With(out) Art
Panel - presentation "eye, virus" 7min short film by Victor FM Torres and Jack Waters
"Bodies and Borders" - The Language of The Immigrant.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - New Media Caucus Conference
“Moving Visuals” Panel Discussion on Time-Based Media Curated by Dorit Yaron, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
“Semiotics, Language, and the Foreign” Stevenson University. Owings Mills, MD.
“Fashion and 3D Modeling” Stevenson University. Owings Mills, MD.
“Convo #82: Does language create reality?” D Center. Curated by Lori Rubeling Baltimore, MD.
Current Research. Howard County Community College. Columbia, MD.
“Queer Video Art” panel discussion. Curated by Kimi Hanauer (Press Press). Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore MD.
The Contemporary Museum Artist Retreat, Baltimore, MD.
UMBC Graduate Research Conference. Intermedia and Digital Arts. Baltimore, MD.
Whitney Museum of American Art
"(Eye, Virus), 2019" 7 min short film
- This work is currently up at ArtForum and has travelled globally to 110 different institutions via Visual Aids.
Language Writes Myth Writes Reality. 2017. City Arts 2. Baltimore, MD.