Susana Cámara Leret


Susana Cámara Leret (Madrid, 1982)
Artista e investigadora, analiza en sus trabajos la idea de territorio y su transformación a partir de los encadenamientos de formas y contenidos que revela su apreciación detenida. Toma como punto de partida aquellos elementos y signos que aluden a la plasticidad de su memoria. A menudo aborda proyectos de larga duración, tanto en solitario como de carácter colectivo,  a través de los cuales busca asimilar una ecología de la imagen que integre materiales, organismos y sistemas vivos. Actualmente, su trabajo e investigaciones se centran en los tejidos e imaginarios de la cultura agroalimentaria.
Licenciada en Bellas Artes por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ha realizado un Master en Diseño (IM) en Design Academy Eindhoven. Ha dirigido procesos de investigación y educativos en el campo de las artes. Su obra se ha expuesto en distintos centros como el Museum Boijmans van Beuningen de Rotterdam, The New Institute Rotterdam, Bureau Europa Maastricht, Lab987 MUSAC_Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, CentroCentro Madrid o City Art Centre Edimburgo entre otros. Desarrolla su trabajo entre España, Holanda y Reino Unido, y reside actualmente en León.


Is an artist and researcher who analyses in her works the idea of territory and its transformation, from the interconnection of forms and contents that its attentive appreciation reveals. She takes as a starting point those elements and signs that allude to the plasticity of its memory. Through long-term projects, both solo and collective, the work seeks to assimilate an ecology that integrates living materials, organisms and systems. Currently, her work and research is concerned with the politics of food, agri-culture and its imaginaries.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University Complutense of Madrid and has completed a Master in Design (IM) at Design Academy Eindhoven. She has directed research and educational processes in the field of arts. Her work has been exhibited in different centres such as Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The New Institute Rotterdam, Bureau Europa Maastricht, Lab987 MUSAC_Museum of Contemporary Art of Castille and León, CentroCentro Madrid or City Art Center Edinburgh, amongst others. She develops her work across Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and currently resides in León.

Lives and works in León, Spain
info@susanacamaraleret.com


Acquisitions / Awards / Funds / Residencies

— Arte Ciudadano: Componer Saberes. Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso. ES, 2021
— Geofonías del lúpulo. Colección de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (2021)
— Beca para la realización de proyectos artísticos. Instituto Leonés de Cultura. Diputación de León. ES, 2020
— Ayuda investigación y creación artística. Ministerio de Cultura, Deporte y Educación. ES, 2020
— Ayuda a la Creación en Artes Visuales. Comunidad de Madrid. ES, 2019.
— Residencia en la Tierra. Tabakalera: Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea + Fundazioa Cristina Enea. ES, 2019.
— Fellowship Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Edinburgh). Arts + Therapeutic Design Programme (NHS Lothian). UK, 2017-2019.
— Laboratorio 987. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). ES, 2017.
— Levadura: Residencia para creadores en escuelas. CentroCentro Cibeles + CEIP Nuestra Señora de la Fuencisla. ES, 2017.
— Amsterdams Fonds Voor de Kunst (AFK). Development grant. NL, 2016.
— Stichting Doen, Research grant. NL, 2015.
— Stimuleringsfonds NL, E-culture grant. NL, 2015.
— Stichting Doen, Research grant. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. NL, 2014.
— ICT & ART Connect residency. NL, 2014.
— Waag Society: Institute for Art, Science & Technology: Artist in Residence. NL, 2013-2014.
— Stimuleringsfonds NL, E-culture grant. NL, 2013.
— Research Associate, The Netherlands Creative Research Scientific Programme (CRISP). G-Motiv project, Design Academy Eindhoven + Delft University of Technology. NL, 2012-2013
— Bio Art & Design Award. NL, 2011.


(Selected) Exhibitions / Screenings / Performances
2021
— Vernacular: Diálogos entre micropolíticas del paisaje. Palacio Madraza. ES, 2021
— Estudiotik. Tabakalera: Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea. ES, 2021

2019

— Amargura: Ecologías del lúpulo. Fundazioa Cristina Enea / Tabakalera: Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea. ES, 2019


2018

— Unspoken We. W139. NL, 2018
— The Re(a)d Bed Exhibition. City Art Centre. UK, 2018.
— Life Time. MU Artspace. NL, 2017-2018.


2017

— Museumnacht Amsterdam. Arti et Amicitiae. NL, 2017.
— Haunted Machines + Wicked Problems. Impakt Festival. NL, 2017.
— Matters of Care. City Art Centre (Alt-w Lab). New Media Scotland. Edinburgh Art Festival. UK, 2017. (Thought Collider solo show)
— Laboratorio 987. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Castilla y León (MUSAC). ES, 2017.
— Crazy Care System. Bureau Europa. NL, 2017.
— Senses & Sensors. STRP Festival. NL, 2017.
— ¿A qué huele el tiempo? CentroCentro Cibeles. ES, 2017.


2016

— Przemiany Festival. Copernicus Science Center. PL, 2016.
— Ruruhuis. Sonsbeek ’16. NL, 2016.
— Localidad Extranjera. Instituto Cervantes. Salone del mobile. IT, 2016.
—  Pop-up bar / World Malaria Day. Moma & Co. NL, 2016.


2014

— Doing, Sounding Exchanging, Thinking Symposium. Foundation B.A.D. NL, 2014.
— For what it’s worth? Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. NL, 2014.
— Feral Experimental. UNSW Galleries. AU, 2014.
— Big Bang Data. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). ES, 2014.
— Design Column #6: Dataism Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. NL, 2013-2014.


2013

— ICT + ART Connect. EU Parliament. BE, 2013.
— Biodesign: On the cross-pollination of nature, science and creativity. The New Institute. NL, 2013-2014.
— Designing Health. The New Institute. NL, 2013.


2012

— Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences. CK Rotunda. PL, 2012.
— Transnatural Festival. NEMO Science Centre. NL, 2012.
— Bio Art & Design Award. Naturalis Biodiversity Centre. NL, 2011-2012.


(Selected) Workshops / Courses / Lectures 

— Debate Biennal Ciutat i Ciència Barcelona. ES, 2021.

— Biologic Art. Curso de verano, Universidad de León. ES, 2021

— Mar Menor Lab: Arte y ciencia para un paisaje en crisis. Curso de verano, Universidad de Murcia. ES, 2018.
— Talk at FUSION: Art + Neuroscience Meetup, Edinburgh. UK, 2018.
— Workshop at City Art Centre, Edinburgh. UK, 2017.
— Lecture at Odorama: Scent + Wellbeing. Mediamatic. NL, 2017.
— Lecture at Fiver Festival: Prima Materia. Amsterdam. NL, 2017.
— STRP Senses + Sensors. Lecture at Conference for the Curious. NL, 2017.
— Training the Senses Performative talk at Marres House for Contemporary Culture. NL, 2017.
— DiY Antibiotics. Consultant workshops #1(hunt), #2(grow), #3(test). Waag Society, Amsterdam. NL, 2016.
— Lecture at Przemiany Festival. Copernicus Science Center. PL, 2016.
— Workshop Open Set summer school. V2_Lab for the Unstable media. NL, 2016.
— Workshop at International Flavours & Fragrances. Hilversum. NL, 2015.
— Workshop at Arts & Genomics Centre: Leiden University. NL, 2015.
— Workshop at What Design Can Do. Amsterdam. NL, 2013.
— Workshop at Do it together Bio #3. Waag Society. NL, 2013.


(Selected) Publications / Contributions / Other

— Unspoken We publication. W139 Amsterdam. NL, 2018.
— The woman who can smell Parkinson’s Disease: BBC Scotland Documentary. Produced by Stephen Magee. Aired December 2017.
— From Smells to Stories: The Design and Evaluation of the Smell Memory Kit. Cámara Leret, S. & Visch, V. International Journal of Design. April, 2017.
— Bio Art: Altered Realities. Myers, W. Thames & Hudson. 2015.
— Kindred Spirits: Smell fictions + performative design research. Cámara Leret, S. paper accepted at Research Through Design Conference 2015. Cambridge UK. 2015.
— The Rhythm of Life. Thompson, M., Cámara Leret, S., Young, D. 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), 2015.
— Findings from the Data & Ethics Working Group (DEWG). Thompson, M., Cámara Leret, S., evers, L. et al. extended abstract presented at The Future of Art and Computing: A Post-Turing Centennial Perspective Conference (AISB50). 2014.
— Kindred Spirits. The Readership in Strategic Creativity at Design Academy Eindhoven. Cámara Leret, S. et al. Creative Commons. 2014.
— The in-between: An exploratory venture into the position of the designer. Cámara Leret, S. & Raijmakers, B. Nordes Exploratory Papers. 2013.
— Smellscapes in The Life of Air. Dwelling, Communicating, Manipulating. Edited by Monica Bakke. Open Humanities press. 2011


Studies 

— MA Contextual design. Design Academy Eindhoven. NL, 2008-2010.
— BFA Fine Arts. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ES, 2003-2008.



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