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Verónica Peña
is an interdisciplinary artist from Spain based in the United States. Peña’s work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through performance art. Her recent work consists of experimental participatory performances that create shared moments amongst strangers. Peña studied Fine Arts at The Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, with a concentration on Painting. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at Stony Brook University, New York, focusing on installation and performance art. Peña has performed in Spain, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Chile, Argentina, and the United States. In New York, her work has been featured at the Queens Museum, Grace Exhibition Space, Momenta Art Gallery, The Lab Gallery, Times Square Alliance, the Armory Show, DUMBO Arts Center, and numerous galleries. In Spain, her work was exhibited at Casa de America, Fundacion Antonio Saura, Museo Orus, and Fundacion Caja Rioja amongst others. She was a recipient of the Socrates and Erasmus Grants, and a Universidad Complutense de Madrid Fellowship. She was a candidate for the Dedalus Foundation Grant, and an Artist-in- Residence at Vermont Studio Center. She has published “The Presence Of The Absent”, a thesis about her body of work. She was a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She curates “Collective Becoming”, an initiative to make the streets of our cities less hostile. She is currently at work on her new project about freedom, fear, and resistance, “The Substance of Unity".