ALICIA VELÁZQUEZ

 
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Born in Madrid and trained as architect, Alicia's practice embraces art and design, exploring through performative crafting intimacy between body and matter - in the form of narrative video, photography, objects, textures, textile sculptures and wearables.

Her body-centered approach is also applied in concepts for interiors. Acting as experiential designer, she is a regular collaborator of international brands and architects, having recently developed the emotion-centered texture concept for Nubel restaurant, in Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

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 - research focus being her own practice - 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, Salone del Mobile in Milan, and granted by Ministry of Culture in Andalusia, Spain.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 • One Hair One Purpose, long-durational performance. Corner College. Zurich - Switzerland.
2016 • While Making It Together, performance. Ambika P3, London - UK.
2013 • Grow. B.D. Design Gallery. Madrid - Spain.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 • While Making It Together, in Exhibition Adapt-r. Ambika P3, London - UK.
2015 • Export, Spanish Architecture Abroad. ICO Foundation, Madrid - Spain.
2013  • Grow. Homeless, in Brera, Salone del Mobile. Milan - Italy.

AWARDS
2015 • 14-month Fellowship and Residency, Marie Curie European ITN funding, program ADAPT-r.
Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Brussels, Belgium.
2008 • Grant for Ephemeral Installation “Softening”. Ministry of Culture, Andalusia, Spain