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My work is the result of an alchemic personal process. I tend to choose concepts that I consider sacred: women, animals, blood, light, sugar. The tangible outcome is usually characterized by transmediality. I often use found objects and site specific materials, usually things that already have a story, together with natural elements reinterpreted by new technologies. My approach to New Media is usually by developing projects that look forward the rescue of memory and tradition, engaging the senses not only as input but also as triggers, involving sound and image as interaction resources.

Rocío Pérez Vallejo (México city, 1980)

New Media artist, graduated with honors first as Bachelor of Arts in Mexico and later receiving the Masters Degree in New Media Art at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Awarded from the Akvarellmuseet in the Västra Götaland Region in Sweden and the next year from the Italian government. Awarded with the Prize of Excellence from Milan International Network of Design and Brera Academy. In 2012 she receives the First Prize from Associazione del Commercio, del Turismo e dei servizi della provincia di Cremona, later on she receives the Think Town Award given by Cremona Municipality. Rocio’s work is characterized by transmediality she often uses found objects and site specific materials, usually things that already have a story: suitcases, dolls, old fabric and natural elements reinterpreted by new technologies. Her approach to New Media is usually by developing projects that look forward the rescue of memory and tradition, involving sound and image as interaction resources. Her works have been shown in Mexico, Sweden, Italy, Germany and China.

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017 Por Gracia Recibida, Ply Gallery, London.

2017 PGR, Vita Privata Home Gallery

2017 Primavera Precoce, Cremona, Società Filodrammatica

2015 Vita Privata, Soncino Bienale

2014 Silenzio, km0, Cremona

2012 STRVD, casa de Antonio Stradivari, Cremona

2012 Giovedi d’EstaRte,Cremona.

2010 Santos Interactive Installation, Museo de la Ciudad, México.

2009 Ö (isla) Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico. Curator Rubén Maya.

2008 Isla Marine Installation, Nordiska Akvarell Museet , Sweden. Curator Dan Föberg.

2008MIND YOUR QI FIELD Urban Intervention, Shanghai, China.

Group shows (selection)

2017 Le Matisse, Invasioni Botaniche, Cremona

2016 Questo non è il Paradiso Castello Aragonese, Ischia

2016 Presencia del Arte Mexicano en Europa, Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona

2016 Start Fair Bologna

2015 Masquerade, Pikidi gallery Cremona

2014 Artres ADAFA Cremona

2013 Biennale di Soncino

2011- Poetiche Trasversali – Galleria Pikidi Arte- Cremona.

2010 Sinergie – Curator Ilaria Pergolesi. Roma, Italia.

2010 Archipielago 7 – Santa Maria de la Pieta’ Curator Francesca Rizzardi. Cremona.

2010 5 di 7 – Accademia Contemporanea, Curator Andrea del Guercio. Milano.

2010 Italian Photography – Intantellina Contemporary, Berlin Germany.

Awards

2012 First Prize Sonar collective Think Town Cremona

2012 First Prize Giovedi d’EstaRte

2011 First Prize Milan International Network for Design and Accademia di Brera Master New Media Art Design.

2010 MIND Scholarship, Milan Italy.

2009 Selected to participate in the 7note project as outstanding emerging artist. Cremona, Italy.

2008 Award of artist residency Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. Tjörn Sweden.

Publications

Musica e Arte Contemporanea

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Via Stromboli , 18 Milano

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