BIO AND ARTIST CV

Viky García was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1980.

From a young age, she yearned to leave her hometown, and she has lived for periods in the United States, Spain, Italy, and southeast Asia.

As an artist, the different phases she has gone through influence her most recent works.

She started her video, film, and television education at Escuela IDEP in Barcelona in 2000. The following year, she studied photography at the same school.

Her career began in 2003 as a photojournalist for a Galician newspaper, El Correo Gallego.

Finding documentary photography to be an insufficient outlet for her creative urges and in 2008 she returned to Barcelona to pursue a post-graduate course in multidisciplinary art therapy and human development at the Instituto de Arteterapia Transdisciplinaria de Barcelona (IATBA). She also taught workshops as part of social projects in Barcelona and Guatemala City, which were subsidized by La Caixa and UNESCO, respectively. She studied fine-art photography at the Grisart school, participated in an experimental theater troupe at Laboratorio Escuela de Expresión Corporal Dramática, and pursued a post-graduate program with the Teatro de los Sentidos theater company.

Intrigued by Japanese butoh dance, she took classes with Japanese masters like Atsushi Takenouchi.

In 2013, she moved to New York, where she pursued general studies at the International Center of Photography (ICP). The following year she did an internship in the studios of Tony Oursler and Marina Zurkow.

Her photographs, which are personal with a tinge of the surreal, cover a number of different disciplines: performance, installation, and self-portraiture.

Through these media, the artist develops unlikely scenes in which she explores her innermost selves in order to delve into their psychology.

Her works have formed part of festivals and have been published in art magazines as well as exhibited internationally. She has presented solo exhibitions, including not only photographs but also installations and performances, in New York and Barcelona.

She continues to live and work in Spain, the United States, and Italy.

EDUCATION
2013 – 2014: One year Certificate Program in General Photographic Studies. ICP, New York City, USA
2009 – 2010: Postgraduate in “Lenguaje Sensorial y Poética del Juego” (Sensory Language & Poetics of the Game) of the theatre company “Teatro de los sentidos,” directed by Enrique Vargas. Barcelona, Spain
2008 – 2010: Training at Escuela Laboratorio de Expresión Corporal Dramática (Lab School of Dramatic Body Expression) directed by Jessica Walker. Barcelona, Spain
2009 – 2010: One year Fine Art Photography Certificate Program. Gris Art, Barcelona, Spain
2008 – 2010: Masters in Interdisciplinary Art-Therapy and Human Development. ISPA, Barcelona, Spain
2002 – 2003: One year Certificate program in Photography. Gris Art, Barcelona, Spain
2001 – 2002: One year Certificate Program in Photography. IDEP, Barcelona, Spain
2000 – 2001: One year Certificate Program in Video-Cinema-Television. IDEP, Barcelona, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITION
2016 MOTHER’S MILK, CONTRAST GALLERY, Barcelona, Spain. Two-month solo show at gallery in the center of Barcelona.
2015 MOTHER’S MILK, SUBJECT GALLERY, New York City, USA. Solo show at pop-up gallery Subject.
2004 VIKY GARCÍA, JVG ESPACIO GALERÍA, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS + FESTIVALS
2016 DIFFUSION GROUP SHOW, GALERÍA SMITH. Texas, USA
2014 ELECTIVE AFFINITIES, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY. New York City, USA
2013 REGARDS FESTIVAL. Perpignan, Francia
2012 BAC FESTIVAL, GALERÍA BLOW. Barcelona, Spain
2012 OLOT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL. Olot, Spain
2012 MAKE MOTHERS VISIBLE, Public Art collaboration with WOMEN’S MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA. Barcelona, Spain
2012 VELADAS+TERRA FESTIVAL. Figueras, Spain
2011 4FOCUS, GALERÍA CONTRAST. Barcelona, Spain
2004 EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, EL CORREO GALLEGO. Santiago de Compostela, Spain

AWARDS:
Fine Art Photography Awards: 3rd Prize Winner in Conceptual. Professional category.