Vanessa Teran is a multimedia artist and educator from Quito. In 2017, she graduated from the School of Visual Art. Works in NY and Ecuador using video, photo and installation. Her work goes around issues of identity and belonging, focusing on indigenous cosmology and contemporary resistance.
Selected to be part of 20F, Bolivia 2018.
Excelence Award, "My Black is Beautiful" in NY Community Video Contest. Certificate by the Office of Community Schools and MOMI. 2018
Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grant, Runa Ñawi 2 , Bronx. 2018
More Art's Research Grant. Fund granted to develop "Runa Kuyun" photo serie and "Runa Ñawi", a visual laboratory and Andean cosmology workshops developed with the Kichwa and Andean immigrant community and diaspora in NYC. 2018
Runa Kuyuyn, selected for the New York Times Portafolio Review 2018.
Brian Weil Memorial Fund by SVA, 2017
Fellow of the Engaging Artist Residency at More Art, 2017
Shortlisted for Art Works, Emerging Lens Mentorship Program, 2017.
Finalist for the Award "Fotoperiodismo por la Paz “Juan Antonio Serrano”, 2017 Ecuador
Selected for the Mentor Program. Mentored by Stacey Clarkson, Harpers. 2016
SVA Hub Scholarship recipient 2014
SVA Photography Department Scholarship recipient 2014
IECE Excellence Scholarship 2013-2017
·Exhibitions & Screenings
June 22, 2018 "Localidades", Group Show at Universidad Andina, Ecuador. Exhibiting Runa Kuyun. Ecuador
June 8th 2018, "My Black is Beautiful" Screened at Museum of the Moving Image. U.S
May 17th 2018, "Indian Winter Screened at EDOC festival. Ecuador
Marzo 15, 2018 "Miradas Pendientes" Group Show, Museo de la Ciudad. Ecuador
June 11 , 2017. The Border Crossing’s Origin Festival in London.UK
"All My Relations" screening in Dawawine. Beirut, Jan 2017. Lebanon
March 24 , 2017 Becoming Shades, Group Show at SVA Flatiron Gallery . U.S
March 20,2017 Mentor Show, Group Show at SVA Chelsea Gallery. U.S
Dec 17th, 2016 Veterans and Media Activists Report Back From Standing Rock - Deep Dish TV. U.S
November 3rd, 2016: Indian Winter: Report from the Standing Rock Occupation hosted by BFA Photo and Video department and MFA Art Writing and the School of Visual Arts. U.S
Articles & Publications
"El Kapak Raymi tambien es un Migrante" published by La Barra Espaciadora
Kapak Raymi, Indigeneity & migration. Documentary Photography and self representation at Kichwa Hatari Radio.
Standing Rock, la gran pregunta published by La Barra Espaciadora
"Standing Rock, the story of a heroic resistance" published by Roar Magazine
All my Relations published by Mask Magazine
"Standing Rock, una resistencia histórica" Revista Alexia, Spain, Dec 2016 & Littoral, France Feb 2017.
"Woman's March", published by gkillcity. Washington,
"Varanasi" published by gkillcity.