Nancy Dayanne Valladares (b.1991) is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and educator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her image-based practice delves into the formation of optical tools and their accompanying visual regimes. Nancy’s practice closely examines photography’s historical entanglement with botanical imaginaries and chemical legacies.
Valladares completed her Bachelor in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Valladares was recently a Fellow at Harvard University’s Film Studies Center, A Fialkow Fellow from the Transmedia Storytelling Initiative at MIT, and a resident at the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau in Germany. Her work has been exhibited and screened at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sakiya (Palestine), Weisner Gallery, Chuquimarca Projects, Sullivan Galleries, Goethe Institute, Bauhaus Dessau, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Ralph Arnold Gallery.
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- (Essay) On Image Metabolisms, in Vegetation Under Power: Heat, Breath, Growth : Bauhaus Taschenbuch #26 ( Forthcoming)
- (Essay) The Journey of the Hairy Fruit, by Semine Long-Callesen and Nancy D. Valladares in Hypotheses.
SELECTED MEDIA AND PRESS
- ( Press ) “Opal Pools of Milk and the Luzhin Defence: Review of This Too Shall Pass” by Annette Lepique, Sixty Inches from Center.
- ( Press ) “How to talk to Ghosts” by Anya Ventura , Arts at MIT.
- ( Online talk) “PHOTO/SYNTHETIC: Plants and the Metabolic Image”, part of the series Practicing the Environment at the New School organized by Fields Harrington.
- (Symposium) Vegetation Under Power at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, In conversation with Elizabeth Hong and Caroline Ektander.
- ( Online talk) “The Loss of Green: Imaging Vegetal Worlds”, in conversation with Shireen Hamza and Semine Long-Callesen, Weisner Gallery, MIT.
( Online Talk ) “The Tactical Gardens” artist talk at Goethe Institut Chicago with Jennifer Boles, Valeria Meiller and Agustin Schang, curated by Joshi Radin and Alberto Ortega.
- (Press) Alumni Feature, ACT Distact, MIT
- (Panelist) Sound, Air, Earth at Urbano Project, in conversation with Erin Genia and Nicole L’Huillier
(Panelist) Quantum Unlearning Symposium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago