Melina Vera J  is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist, raised in Medellin, Colombia and she is based in Tio'tia:ke, Montreal, Canada. She holds a Diploma in Communications from Vanier College and a BFA (Photography) from Concordia University. She is currently an MFA candidate in Photography at Concordia University.

Her work resides in the exploration of themes such as identity, gender, minorities and marginalized communities, using different mediums such as analogue photography, archives, mixed media, installation art, ceramics and video.



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Melina Vera J
melinaveraj@gmail.com
b. 1990


Education

2021           MFA in Photography, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2019           BFA in Photography, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2014           DEC Communications: Art Media Theatre, Vanier College, Montreal, Canada



Solo Shows

2018           Miryam, Vitrine of Concordia University’s Fine Arts Department, Montréal, QC  


Group Shows

2019           Introspections, curated by Ana Maria Vera, Galerie POPOP Gallery, Montreal, QC

2019           Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC

2019           For the Sake of Analog 3, Gallery Parfois Montreal, QC

2019           Elements in Permutation, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC

2018           Favors, Class Exhibition, Vitrine of Concordia University’s Fine Arts Department, Montréal, QC

2018           This Is Not A Guerrilla, curated by Luna Restrepo and Hélène Capet, Espace POP, Montréal, QC

2018           Sororité, Panel by The Woman Power, Forum National Le Pouvoir des Arts, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.QC

2017           L'Amour is Love, curated by The Woman Power, Fierté Canada Montréal 2017, Montreal Arts Interculturels, Montreal, QC


Awards and Grants

2019           First place, Concordia Alumni Association Fine Arts Prize

2019           FASA Special Project Grant, Fine Arts Student Association, Concordia University



Professional Experience

2019            Teaching Assistant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2019            Teaching Assistant, Vanier College, Montreal, QC

2019            Portfolio Day Registration, Concordia University, Montreal, QC  

2019            Artist Talk, Vanier College, Montreal, QC

2018            Portfolio Day Registration, Concordia University, Montreal, QC   

2016            Outreach Committee, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC


Interviews

2017           XX Files, interview by Belen Arenas, CKUT 90.3 FM, July 27th, Montreal, QC


Publications

2018           I Give You The Sunset - Te Regalo El Atardecer, 20 pages, edition of 50, Montreal, QC



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