Carving a woodcut in the studio

Photo: Arne Ove Østenbrøt. 2019

BIO

Damián «Vega» Velasco (Langreo 1980) Visual artist. Technician in Printmaking (Oviedo School of Art). He completed his training at the Litografía Viña Print Center (Gijón). He works from the perspective of multiple art and graphic work. His work includes drawings, prints, murals, visuals, artist’s books. His most recent work focuses on the artistic representation of the industrial landscape with a documentary character and incorporating new technologies into traditional printing techniques.

In 2016 he moved to Ljubljana (Slovenia) where he held several individual and group exhibitions around the urban landscape of the Slovenian capital. His stay was linked to MGLC (Ljubljana International Museum of Graphic Art) where he collaborates as a technician in the organization and design of the 31st Graphic Art Biennial and teaches experimental printmaking workshops on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition “Tàpies: Grafika 1959 – 1987 ”(Tapiès Foundation – MGLC) The same year, he received the Art Nalón award in Langreo, Asturias with a selection of graphic work inspired by the industrial landscape of the Asturian coalfields vallyes: «Graphic Work 2014-2016»

Since 2017 he regularly exhibits in Norway where he has was selected for FLOOD 2019 residence (Dalane Culture Festival + Rogaland Kunstsenter) in the Rogaland region. Since 2018 he works on the project «VERTICAL: Castilletes of coal mining in Asturias» at Laboral Center for Art and Industrial Creation through the residence «Laboral Impulsa»(2018-2019). The project is produced by the Municipal Culture Foundation of the Gijón City Council and has the support of Impulsa Gijón and various institutions in the region related to industrial heritage.

Damián «Vega» Velasco (Langreo 1980) Artista visual. Técnico en grabado y estampación (Escuela de Arte de Oviedo). Completa su formación en el Centro de estampación artística Litografía Viña (Gijón). Trabaja desde la perspectiva del arte múltiple y la obra gráfica. Su obra comprende dibujos, estampas, murales, visuales, libro de artista. Su obra mas reciente se centra en la representación artística del paisaje industrial con carácter documental e incorporando nuevas tecnologías a técnicas tradicionales de impresión.

 

En 2016 se desplaza a Ljubljana (Eslovenia) donde realiza varias exposiciones colectivas e individuales en torno al paisaje urbano de la capital eslovena. Su estancia estuvo ligada a MGLC (Museo Internacional de Arte Gráfico de Ljubljana) donde colabora como técnico en la organización y diseño de la 31 Bienal de Arte Gráfico e imparte talleres de grabado experimental con motivo de la exposición retrospectiva “Tàpies: Grafika 1959 – 1987” (Fundación Tapiès – MGLC) El mismo año recibe en Langreo el premio Art Nalón con una selección de obra gráfica inspirada por el paisaje industrial de las cuencas mineras asturianas: “Obra Gráfica 2014-2016”

 

Desde 2017 expone habitualmente en Noruega donde ha sido seleccionado para la residencia FLOOD 2019 (Dalane Culture Festival + Rogaland Kunstsenter) en la región de Rogaland. Desde 2018 trabaja en el proyecto “VERTICAL: Castilletes de la minería del carbón en Asturias” en Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial a través de la residencia “Laboral Impulsa”

(2018-2019). El proyecto está producido por Fundación Municipal de cultura del Ayuntamiento de Gijón y cuenta con el apoyo de Impulsa Gijón y varias instituciones de la región relacionadas con el patrimonio industrial.

CV

DAMIAN VEGA VELASCO.

Asturias, Spain. 1980.

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Printmaking Technics. Art School of Oviedo. Spain (2014)

 

RELATED EDUCATION

 

Training in independent use of FabLab Machinery. 10 hours. ROGLAB. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

New technologies in Lithographic and Calcographic workshops .

200 hours. Litografía Viña Printamaking Center (Artenorte). Gijón

Litographic technics and Calcographic technics. 600 hours. Litografía Viña (Artenorte).

Serigraphy, Pre-printing and Digital Impresion. 625 hours. Nalón C.E.P.A.

Editorial Design workshop. Jorge Lorenzo. 100 hours. Litografía Viña (La Productora).

Fotoengraving / Tradicional paper making. Alberto Martínez. 40 hours. Caldas 72. Oviedo.

Fotoengraving. Juan Lara. 40 hours. Litografía Viña (Artenorte). Gijón.

Lithography in aluminium . Miriam Cantera Arranz. 40 hours. Litografía Viña (Artenorte).

Lithography in stone. Valle Baranda Ferrero. 40 hours. Litografía Viña (Artenorte).

Chloroform engraving. Oscar Manesi. 40 hours. Art School of Oviedo.

Experimental Caligraphy and Tipography. Emilio Sdun. 40 hours. Art School of Oviedo.

Material: Essence of art. Benjamín Menéndez. 40 hours. V National Art Week “Al Norte”.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / COLLABORATIONS

 

“Christmas Exhibition” w/ Herbert Thomma. Storgaten 2 Studio. Egersund, Norway. December 2019

“WWW” Storgaten 2 Studio. Egersund, Norway. March 2019

“Hillevåg” Vinterlys Light Festival. Stavanger. January 2019

“TEMPORAL #1”. w/ Miriam Løining. Kulturnatt Festival. Egersund, Norway October 2017

«OBRA GRÁFICA 2014-16”. Pinacoteca Langreo. Langreo. December 2016

“Tresnitt”. Fayance Museum. Egersund, Norway October 2017

“Five Proofs of Afterlife”. w / Otto Urpelainen. Svetlobna Gverila Festival. Ljubljana, June 2016.

“URBANA GRAFIKA”. UAUU Galerija. Ljubljana, Slovenia. April 2016

“INDUSTRAILS”. Asturian Steel Industry Museum. Langreo, Spain. September 2014

“LABORINTO”. Galería Alfara. Oviedo, Spain. 2013

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

Imprimo III Jornadas Arte Gráfico. Sala Laudeo. University of Oviedo. Spain. December 2016

JUŽNA Open Gallery Opening. Ana Desetnica Festival. Ljubljana, Slovenia. July 2016

30 Symptoms: Metacity symptoms retrospective exhibition . Zelenica Galerija. Ljubljana. July 2016

DSU Rog razstava. Zelenica Galerija. Tovarna Rog. Ljubljana, Slovenia. June 2016

Artes del Libro. Sala Astragal, Gijón, Spain. June 2016

Umetnost na kilo. Dobra Vaga Gallerija. Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2016

VseRogovska razstava. Zelenica Galerija. Tovarna Rog. Ljubljana, Slovenia. April 2016

Ars Libris Barcelona. Spain. April 2016

Ars Libris Feria ARCO Madrid. Spain. February 2016

Proyectarte. Factoría Cultural. Avilés. 2015

Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Oviedo. 2014

Arte desubicado. Teatro Campoamor. Noche Blanca. Oviedo. 2014

Proyectarte. Sala Borrón. Oviedo. 2014

Gráfica Informal. Galería Arancha Osoro. Oviedo. 2013

Ciudades Invisibles. Escuela de Arte de Oviedo. 2013

Encuentro Artístico del Distrito Llano. Corredoira Gráfica. Gijón. 2013

Producciones de Factoria Cultural 2012. CMAE. Avilés. 2012

Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Oviedo. Stand Centro de creación artística Ladines. 2011

 

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

 

Stipend for the production and exhibition Sala 1 Centro Cultura Antiguo Instituto. Gijón. 2019

Stipend for Flom Album production. Rogaland Kunstsenter. Stavanger, Norway 2019

Flom Residency Rogaland Kunstsenter Stavanger + Dalane District Kommune. Egersund, March 2019

Laboral Impulsa Residency. Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial 2017-2018. Gijón, Spain

Art Nalón Price 2016. Langreo, Asturias. 2016

Finalist in Josep Albert Mestre national price to excellence in design and arts. Barcelona, May 2015

Residence in Litografía Viña Printmaking Center, Gijón. October 2013

Scenography Design: Kumen theater company. 2005 – 2014. Several awards

Poetry: Miguel Hernández Price, for the group of poems “Polen”. Alicante, Spain. 2000

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

 

Technical assistance of Exhibition Designer in 31st International Biennial of Graphic Arts “Over you/you”.

MGLC. International Centre of Graphic Arts of Slovenia. Ljubljana. August – December 2015.

FORMA MGLC training programme: “New technologies, social media and innovative

approaches within cultural institutions”. MGLC Ljubljana, Slovenia. March – June 2015.

Technical assistance in the installation of the retrospective exhibition “Organicidad”

by Jose Antonio Menéndez Hevia & Nina Grønn- . Museo Barjola. Gijón 2014.

 

TEACHING

 

“Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art I & II”. Printmaking workshop.

MGLC. International Centre of Graphic Arts of Slovenia. Ljubljana. March, April, May 2016

“From the bit to the press: Laser-woodcut workshop”

Jornadas de Arte Gráfico y Edición 2016. Art School of Oviedo. February 2016

Introductory courses to Printmaking and printing techniques. Litografia Viña. 2013 / 2014

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