Paz TorneroProfessorat Faculty of Fine Arts
Paz Tornero is a Ph.D. in Art, Science, and Technocreativity at the Complutense University of Madrid. Her thesis is about the relationship between art, science and creativity from the 20th century to the present and it explores new art forms that incorporate technological and scientific aspects. She has an MA in Fine Arts and Digital Arts from Pompeu Fabra University and a BFA in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She also studied at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University as well as MIT Media Lab, to expand her knowledge by studying the innovative educational program Idea Translation Lab, led by scientist David Edwards and supported by the Le Laboratoire art center in Paris. Also, a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in its notorious Media Lab center, where she had the honor of being one of Antoni Muntadas and Krzysztof Wodiczko’s students. Antoni Muntadas edited the book Dialogues on Public Spaces together with the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul that includes one of my projects. She teaches seminars and writes about science, digital art, dance, theatre, humanities, and transdisciplinarity research-learning. Her projects have been shown in international festivals and galleries. She has had the privilege of publishing in the prestigious Technoetic Arts journal of the telematic artist and researcher Roy Ascott, The University of Plymouth, and Leonardo Journal (Leonardo / The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) of the MIT Press, with the famous astronomer Roger Malina as editor. She has been artist-in-residence in important programs such as The Finnish Bioart Society en Finlandia; a stay on research, ecology and artistic production in the Arctic Circle. Artist-in-Residence for the investigation of transdisciplinary methodologies at the Casa Tres Patios Cultural Foundation in Medellín, Colombia. Or, NIDA Summer School for Artistic Research at NIDA Art Colony in Lithuania”. She has been a professor at UTPL and USFQ in Ecuador, invited professor at the University of Caldas in Colombia, professor at the University of Murcia, and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Granada both in Spain. She is a member of the OpenBioLab group, an initiative between artists, designers and scientists framed within the maker and DIYbio movements that was born with the aim of carrying out the manufacture and set-up of an open laboratory to the public with low-cost materials.