Victor Torres

Victor Torres

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Victor Torres

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.

Education

M.F.A., 2015
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

B.A., 2009
UMBC. Baltimore, MD.
Cultural Anthropology

2005-2006
Richmond, the American International University. London, England.
International Relations; Minor: Economics

Events

PRESENTATIONS/PANELS

2019
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

2018
“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.

2017
“Convo #82: Does language create reality?” D Center. Curated by Lori Rubeling Baltimore, MD.

2016
Current Research. Howard County Community College. Columbia, MD.

“Queer Video Art” panel discussion. Curated by Kimi Hanauer (Press Press). Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore MD.

2015
The Contemporary Museum Artist Retreat, Baltimore, MD.

2012
UMBC Graduate Research Conference. Intermedia and Digital Arts. Baltimore, MD.

Exhibitions

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.

SOLO INSTALLATIONS
Language Writes Myth Writes Reality. 2017. City Arts 2. Baltimore, MD.

Creation Myth Scrolls 1. 2014. Horton’s Tuxedo Shop. Baltimore, MD.

SOLO SHOWS
Digital Works. 2018. Reverb Collective. Baltimore, MD.

Reptilian Love. 2012. MIX NYC 2012. Brooklyn, New York.

The Last Computer. 2012. Current Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

Fire. 2011. Worlds in Collusion. University of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD.

Untitled (Durational Sound Performance). 2011. La Mama Galleria. New York, New York.

AKHROS. 2011. Red Room. Curated by MC Schmidt (Matmos). Baltimore, MD.

Creation Myth 1. 2011. Florestree Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

COMMISSIONED WORKS
Oracle Pyramid. 2016. Fields Festival. Ramblewood, MD.

Mythologizing the Real. 2015. Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD.

JURIED WORKS
Not So Foreign Elections. 2016. Transmodern Festival. Peale Museum. Baltimore, MD.

Carmen Scroll 1. 2016. “People4People.” Gallery CA. Baltimore, MD.

Immigrant. 2015. “Boundries, Borders, and Barricades Performance Art Festival.” Baltimore, MD.

The Loneliless-ness of the Immigrant. 2015. Grace Exhibition Space. Brooklyn, New York.

Syllabary 1. 2015. “Black and White.” Juried group exhibition. Colors of Humanity Online Gallery.

Alinima Shrine 1. 2015. “Please Touch.” Juried group exhibition. Monmouth Museum, New Jersey.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Cosmic Spit. 2016. (Performance) Inauguration. Space Camp. Baltimore, MD.

Language Writes Myth Writes Reality. 2015. (Installations, Performance) “Incidental Matters.” Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD.

Stone Washer. 2014. (Performance).“The Flower Shop.” Pop-up art gallery. Baltimore, MD.

ON: Wall. 2013. (Installation). “Personal Spaces.” EMP Collective. Baltimore, MD.

Time Travelling Waiters. 2012 (Costume Series). “FEAST.” Current Gallery. Baltimore, MD.