Victor F M Torres

Curriculum Vitae

Education

M.F.A., 2015
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Baltimore, MD.
Intermedia and Digital Arts (IMDA)
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)

B.A., 2009
UMBC. Baltimore, MD. Cultural Anthropology

2005-2006
Richmond, the American International University. London, England.
International Relations; Minor: Economics

Experience in Higher Education

2019
Adjunct Faculty - Interdisciplinary Sculpture/ New Genres
MICA, Baltimore, MD

2017-2018
Visiting Assistant Professor - Interactive Design/ New Media
School of Design, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

2017
Guest Artist
Digital Media Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2015-2017
Adjunct Faculty - New Media
School of the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2014-2015
Graduate Instructor - Foundations
Department of Visual Arts, UMBC

2012-2015
Graduate Research Assistant
UMBC

2015
IMDA MFA Program Hub Manager
Department of Visual Arts, UMBC

2013-2014
President, IMDA Graduate Student Organization
UMBC

2012-2014
Graduate Student Senator
Graduate Student Association, UMBC

2012-2013
Raleigh Studios Manager, IMDA MFA Program
Department of Visual Arts, UMBC

2010-2011
Portuguese Language Instructor
The Baltimore Free School, Baltimore City, MD

Experience in K-12 Education

2011-2013
Education Component Coordinator, Mi Espacio After School Program
Youth Development Aid Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore City, MD.

Industry Experience

2018
Production Assistant, Print Specialist
LED Specialist, Video Editing
Standard Transmission Productions,
Brooklyn, NY

2017
Project Manager
Hoesy Corona’s Alien Nation 2017.
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC.

2015-Present
Founding Director
Lighthole New Media Art Showcase,
Baltimore, MD

2015-Present
Founding Editor-in-chief
Lighthole Journal, Baltimore, MD.

2015-Present
Founder/Owner
Vector Voltage Design,
Baltimore, MD and New York, NY.

2013-2016
Artistic Director/Co-organizer
Glitter Thighs
Baltimore, MD.

2012-2013
Founding Co-Director of Socially Engaged Arts Projects, Baltimore, MD.

Honors Received

2017
Rubell Family Collection - Library (
Language Writes Myth Writes Reality, 2015)

2017
“Beyond the Frame.” Curated Studio Visit with Chris Bedford and Mera Rubell

2016
“Best New Face on Scene” Lighthole Gallery
Best of Baltimore Award, Baltimore City Paper; Baltimore, MD.

2016
The Contemporary (Museum) of Baltimore Retreat
Selected Artist, Baltimore, MD.

2016
John Cage Memorial Park Residency, Chance MD.

2014
County Executive Citation for “Excellence in Teaching.” Baltimore County, MD.

2013
Awesome Foundation Grant

2013
“Best of Nightlife” Glitter Thighs
Best of Baltimore Award, Baltimore City Paper; Baltimore, MD.

2013
“Art Star” award
Maryland Art Place; Baltimore, MD.

2013
Maryland Art Place Sponsorship

2006
“Event of the Year” Direction of The Bacchae, by Euripides
Richmond, The American Int’l University in London, UK.

Selected Publications

Torres, Victor F. Language Writes Myth Writes Reality: Or, How Does the Acculturated Body Take the Role of Culture Maker? University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2015.

Journals

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Myths.” Lighthole. Issue 4. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2016.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Symbols.” Lighthole. Issue 5. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2016.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Foreigners.” Lighthole. Issue 6. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2016.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Pits.” Lighthole. Issue 7. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2016.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Spells.” Lighthole. Issue 1. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2015.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Heathens.” Lighthole. Issue 2. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2015.

Torres, Victor F. ed. “Idols.” Lighthole. Issue 3. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2015.

Catalogs

Torres, Victor ed. Delivuk and Frederick. Ass Dance: A Showlo-So – 80’s-90’s works of Cathy Cook. Baltimore, MD: Vector Voltage Publishing. 2016.

Designed Publications

FLUCT Catalogue 2014. Labbodies, LLC. Baltimore, MD: Handprinting. Vector Voltage Design.

Brown, Nakia. La Diáspora Baila: The Diaspora Dances – Poems by Nakia Brown. Vector Voltage Publishing: Baltimore, MD. 2016.

Selected Press

INTERVIEWS

Shaikewitz, Joseph. “Modern Mythologies: An Interview with Victor F. Torres of Lighthole.” Bmore Art Journal. February, 2016.

REVIEWS

Ober, Cara. “Twenty-Two Studios in Two Days.” Bmore Art Journal. March, 2017.

Ober, Cara. “The Great Divide: Review of Baltimore Museum of Art’s 100th Anniversary.” Bmore Art Journal. March, 2015.

Zygmont, Erik. “Foreign Ad Agency Celebrates Grand Opening in Highlandtown.” Baltimore Guide. June, 2014.

Berry, John. “Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play is not that serious, but totally worth it.” City Paper. 2013.

Gunkel, Robin, Laubner and Cohen. “Rooms Fall Apart: An Experiential Telling.” What Weekly Magazine. 2013.

Gunkel, Robin and Philip Laubner. “F.E.A.S.T.” What Weekly Magazine. 2012.

Selected Exhibitions

COMMISSIONED WORKS

Oracle Pyramid. 2016. Fields Festival. Ramblewood, MD.

Mythologizing the Real. 2015. Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD.

JURIED WORKS

Not So Foreign Elections. 2016. Transmodern Festival. Peale Museum. Baltimore, MD.

Carmen Scroll 1. 2016. “People4People.” Gallery CA. Baltimore, MD.

Immigrant. 2015. “Boundries, Borders, and Barricades Performance Art Festival.” Baltimore, MD.

The Loneliless-ness of the Immigrant. 2015. Grace Exhibition Space. Brooklyn, New York.

Syllabary 1. 2015. “Black and White.” Juried group exhibition. Colors of Humanity Online Gallery.

Alinima Shrine 1. 2015. “Please Touch.” Juried group exhibition. Monmouth Museum, New Jersey.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Cosmic Spit. 2016. (Performance) Inauguration. Space Camp. Baltimore, MD.

Language Writes Myth Writes Reality. 2015. (Installations, Performance) “Incidental Matters.” Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD.

Stone Washer. 2014. (Performance).“The Flower Shop.” Pop-up art gallery. Baltimore, MD.

ON: Wall. 2013. (Installation). “Personal Spaces.” EMP Collective. Baltimore, MD.

Time Travelling Waiters. 2012 (Costume Series). “FEAST.” Current Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

SOLO INSTALLATIONS

Language Writes Myth Writes Reality. 2017. City Arts 2. Baltimore, MD.

Creation Myth Scrolls 1. 2014. Horton’s Tuxedo Shop. Baltimore, MD.

SOLO SHOWS

Digital Works. 2018. Reverb Collective. Baltimore, Md.

Reptilian Love. 2012. MIX NYC 2012. Brooklyn, New York.

The Last Computer. 2012. Current Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

Fire. 2011. Worlds in Collusion. University of Baltimore. Baltimore, MD.

Untitled (Durational Sound Performance). 2011. La Mama Galleria. New York, New York.

AKHROS. 2011. Red Room. Curated by MC Schmidt (Matmos). Baltimore, MD.

Creation Myth 1. 2011. Florestree Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

Curatorial History

Beyond The Medium: Interdisciplinary Faculty and Staff Show. Stevenson University School of Design. 2018. Owings Mills, MD.

Shop. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Myths. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Symbols. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Foreigners. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Pits. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Ass Dance: A Showlo-So – 80’s -90’s works of Cathy Cook. Lighthole Gallery. 2016. Baltimore, MD.

Spells. Lighthole Gallery. 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Heathens. Lighthole Gallery. 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Idols. Lighthole Gallery. 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Glitter Thighs. Multiple Locations. 2013-2015. Baltimore, MD.

Foreign Ad Agency. Horton’s Tuxedo Shop. 2014. Baltimore, MD.

Rooms Fall Apart. 2013. Maryland Art Place. Baltimore, MD.

Obfuscation. 2012. Fifth Dimension Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

Presentations

2018 "Physical Computing, Sound and Semiotics." Anarundal Community College

2018 “Semiotics, Language, and the Foreign.” Stevenson University. Owings Mills, MD.

“Fashion and 3D Modeling” Stevenson University. Owings Mills, MD.

2016 Current Research. Howard County Community College. Columbia, MD.

2015 The Contemporary Museum Artist Retreat, Baltimore, MD.

2012 UMBC Graduate Research Conference. Intermedia and Digital Arts. Baltimore, MD.

Professional Affiliations

College Art Association (CAA)

New Media Caucus Member/ Exhibitions Committee

Queer Caucus for Art

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA)

Expertise

SOFTWARE/TECHNOLOGY

Quartz Composer, Microcontrollers (Makey-Makey, Arduino), Physical Interface development, 3D Modeling (Maya, SketchUp, Photoshop3D), Adobe CC (XD, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, Audition, Premiere Pro, Muse), HTML/CSS/JS, Final Cut Pro X.

SCULPTURE

Bronze casting, aluminum casting, mold-making, metal fabrication, woodworking, fibers and lost wax method.

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), Portuguese (native), Spanish (fluent), Classical Latin (intermediate).

FINE ART MEDIA

Performance, Installation, Interactive Environments, Internet Art, Video, Printing, Research.

Courses Taught

Spring 2019
New Genres
MICA, Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Spring 2018
VCD 208 Web Design I
Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
2 Sessions

IAD 381 Mobile and Responsive Design
Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
1 Session

VCD 125 Introduction to Digital Media/ New Media
Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
1 Session

Fall 2017
VCD 308 Web Design II
Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
1 Session

VCD 125 Introduction to Digital Media/ New Media
Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
3 Sessions

Spring 2017
AVT 180 New Media in the Creative Arts (Introduction to New Media Studio)
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
4 Sessions

Fall 2016
AVT180 New Media in the Creative Arts (Introduction to New Media Studio)
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2 Sessions

Spring 2016
AVT180 New Media in the Creative Arts (Introduction to New Media Studio)
1 Session

AVT 280 Introduction to New Media Art
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
1 Session

Fall 2015
AVT180 New Media in the Creative Arts (Introduction to New Media Studio)
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2 Sessions

Spring 2015
ART212 Visual Concepts III (Interdisciplinary Introduction to Three-Dimensional Form)
UMBC
1 Session

Fall 2014
ART212 Visual Concepts III (Interdisciplinary Introduction to Three-Dimensional Form)
UMBC
1 Session

Spring 2013 ART212 Visual Concepts III (Interdisciplinary Introduction to Three-Dimensional Form)
UMBC (Teaching Practicum)
1 Session

Fall 2011
Introduction to Portuguese Language and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Intermediate Portuguese and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Summer 2011
Introduction to Portuguese Language and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Intermediate Portuguese and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Spring 2011
Introduction to Portuguese Language and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Intermediate Portuguese and the Brazilian Perspective
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session

Fall 2010
Introduction to Portuguese Language and the Brazilian Perspective"
The Baltimore Free School. Baltimore, MD
1 Session