May you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017!
I am currently by beautiful Lake Como for the exhibition “Blu”, curated by Marcello Cazzaniga of Camaver Kunsthaus and sponsored by the municipal government of Bellano. The exhibition takes place in the former church of San Nicolao, which was built in the 13th century and still maintains magnificent frescoes dating to the 16th century on its upper walls. Blu International Art Exhibition July 2nd- 18th Reception: July 3rd, 5:30pm – Former Church of San Nicolao Via S. Nicolao, Bellano, LC, Italy
Victoria Febrer’s latest video projection work, Vivarium was projected onto the façade of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. by the Art Museum of the Americas as part of their Art after Dark event on Friday, August 28th. In this video projection, diverse hands and branches come together cooperatively to populate a new place of life.
“My beloved aunt Josefina Núñez “Tita” passed away from cancer on July 6th. I am thankful that I was able to spend every day by her side since she was diagnosed in February. She was so brave and hopeful and put up a strong fight but unfortunately her cancer couldn’t be cured. We are so proud of her and we will never forget her loving smile and laughter. We hope that with our help many other people will survive and live long healthy lives. Please visit the website http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/josefinanunez to learn about our fundraising campaign for cancer metastases research.” –Victoria
Victoria Febrer’s latest interactive projection installation, MarDesierto/DesertSea has been selected as a finalist in in this year’s Digital Graffiti festival. Post-production of the piece was done through a collaboration with Pedro J. Padilla. At this link, you can see an interview between the curator and myself about the piece. MarDesierto/DesertSea, attempts to make visible the relationships between landscape, history, and those who briefly inhabit these vast expanses. Our personal and universal feelings of connection to history and landscape through memory are but a glimpse into the network that connects us. This interactive installation considers not just roles of the artist and viewer in the act of remembering, but the sea, […]
“I would like to take a moment to remember my great uncle Pere María Orts i Bosch, who passed away last week in Valencia, Spain. My “tío abuelo” was a renowned scholar on the history and language of Valencia, and a limitlessly generous individual. He amassed an enormous art collection with the sole purpose of donating it to the city of Valencia. In 2004, he donated over 300 works to the Museum of Fine Arts San Pio V, including paintings by Sorolla, Zuloaga, Rusiñol, and Murillo together with important works of decorative arts and furniture. He was also very supportive of my own artistic career. His encouragement was especially meaningful […]
Victoria Febrer has been selected by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) as one of this year’s recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. Victoria is the first teacher of Fine Arts to ever receive this prestigious national honor.
For the second year, Victoria Febrer participated in the annual NYC benefit exhibition for Art in a Box, a non-profit that brings art to children affected by war, natural disasters, public health emergencies or who are disadvantaged by poverty.
Victoria Febrer collaborated with the Italian Theater Festival InScena! which commissioned her to create the Mario Fratti Award for Emerging Italian Playwrights. The award was unveiled at a ceremony at the Italian Cultural Institute and this year’s winner was the playwright Carlotta Corradi.
Victoria Febrer was named the Goldberger Fellow at Stony Brook University. The award is given annually for excellence in the visual arts. “I don’t think there are many things more important than being a teacher and being a student. That, to me, is the deepest social contract, to understand the idea that individual creativity within a willing community is a profound social act.” -John Hejduk (1929-2000)