Marcela Armas works at the intersection between art, science and technology. Armas, had explored the poetic potential of materials and mechanisms as a starting point to reflect on issues that highlight the conflicting nature of social relations and human proceed from the utilitarian conception of life. She is interested in the observation of processes and material phenomena, its transformations, overflow or sound emissions as manifestations of thought. Her machines and devices are built from an inquiry into the nature of the materials they are made; the machine or device as meaning, matter as a carrier vehicle for history. In the realm of the sensible, collaborates with artist friends, researchers and inventors as Gilberto Esparza, Arcangelo Constantini, Ariel Guzik, Shaday Larios, Santiago Itzcóatl, Iván Puig, Bios ExMachina colective, Elena Alvarez Buylla, among others.

BFA by the University of Guanajuato and MFA by the Politecnic University in Valencia, Spain. She has been supported by the National Foundation for the Arts in Mexico for the development and research of New Media Projects. She also has been artist in residence in the New Media Research Center in Mexico City and supported by the program Arte-Actual Bancomer-MACG 2009. She directed with Gilberto Esparza, experimental electronics workshops Fundación Telefónica VIDA 10 in Peru, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. She was awarded by the ARCO/BEEP prize of electronic art at the ARCO Madrid 2012 art fair for her project Máquina Stella. She won the award for production incentive granted by Fundación Telefónica of Spain

Her work has travel inside Mexico, North and South America, Europe and Asia.


 

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