ALICIA VELÁZQUEZ

 

Born in Madrid and trained as architect, Alicia's work embraces art and design. Her works appear along personal key moments that are emotionally charged: lacking a sense of belonging or the breakup with her long life-partner. By taking these intimate processes into the public, simultaneously embodying and disembodying them, she searches to speak to them, relate to them, encounter some sense of (her)self within them, through their bodies, and through the responses of others.  

Alicia lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. She has been an Adapt-r fellow (Art Design Architecture Practice Training research), Marie Curie European fund, and is currently a PhD candidate with university KU Leuven in Brussels. Her work has been exhibited in ICO Foundation and B.D. Design, Madrid, Ambika p3 in London, Corner College in Zurich and Salone del Mobile in Milan, among others.

She is a regular contributor in educational institutions, having imparted lectures, workshops and design studios, both in master and bachelor levels in KU Leuven - Sint Lucas Ghent, Piet Zwart institute Rotterdam, TU Delft, Zurcher Hochschule der Kunst, European Institute of Design, University of Calgary and many others.