Bio

Born in San Juan, Argentina.
Lives and works in Kent, UK.

Lorena is a Visual Artist & Educator, she studied Visual Arts at the National University of San Juan, Argentina. She has also earned an MA in Fine Art (Art & Space) with Distinction from Kingston University, London. Lorena has recently completed her MA in Art & Design in Education, with Distinction from at the Institute of Education, UCL. She has developed Art projects for various institutions, including TATE Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Francis Crick Institute, Orleans House Gallery, Queen Mary University of London, and also worked for numerous Primary and Secondary Schools in London and the South East.  She also works as a part-time Learning Facilitator at V&A Museum. Lorena has won various awards, among them the prestigious UNESCO-Aschberg ‘study residency’ at IMMA, Dublin during 2005/6 and August 2009.

Awards & Residencies

Art Residency at Dr Johnson's House, London. Summer 2016

Studio Residency at Festival of Art as Research, Kunst &Forschung HKS Otterberg, Germany. 2012.

Studio Residency and grant awarded by UNESCO - Aschberg fellowship Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Dublin, Ireland. First part of residency: October to January- 2005/6. Completion of second part of residency July/August 2009.
A.E.C.I. Study Scholarship to study abroad - January to May 2000.

Exhibitions

2016

Dr Johnson's House, London

MA Art & Design in Education - Institute of Education, UCL, London

'Meet the Artists' Orleans House Gallery, London.

2014

'The origen of experience' Collaborator on 'Bank of Actions from Angora Nomade' Project curated by  Guadalupe Aguilar, Casa de Cultura, National Fund of the Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2012

Festival of Art as Research, Kunst &Forschung HKS Otterberg, Germany. 2012.

"Chinese Whispers" Whitstable Satellite 2012, Whitstable, Kent.

"Nephelococcygia Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland.

2011
“Library Thoughts” Raday Könyvesház & Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2008
“Kaleidoscope” (Solo Show) The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent, UK.
“In other words” The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, UK.

2007
“Interference” The Pavilion Arcade, Tonbridge, Kent, UK.

2006
“Dialogues” The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent, UK.
“Broken landscape” (Solo Show) The process room. Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin. Ireland.

2005
“Push” MA art and space final show. Held in the basement of a disused office block in Kingston, UK.
“Mini Golf Cinema” MA Art & Space Productions Stanley Picker Gallery Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, UK.
“Different Alphabets” A 9 month programme of shows and events held in Bury Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK.
“The text” Part of the Text Festival, Bury art Gallery, UK.

2004
Group show East London University.
Group show R K Burt Gallery London featuring my paper based work.
Group show Citizen Gallery, London.

2003
“Reduced” a group show of small scale work by over 200 artists at the Century Gallery, London.
“Art and language: a story of the word”( Solo Show) Final BA work at The Center of Creation in Fine art and Museum Tormanbe, San Juan, Argentina.
“don’t cry…” an outdoor installation spanning a large grassed area. E.M. Forster Theatre , Kent, UK.

2002
“dip” Installation, Printmaking and Painting. Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge. (Extended 4 weeks owing to popularity)

2000
“Premio Federal - Pintores del Nuevo Cuyo” Group show of the winners of a national competition held at and sponsored by the Federal Council of Investment, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Education

Institute of Education, UCL, London
‘MA Art & Design in Education’ – with Distinction - November 2016

Kingston University, London, UK
‘MA Art and Space’ – with Distinction - October 2005.
National University of San Juan (UNSJ) Argentina
• ‘Licenciada en Artes Visuales’ - equivalent to 1st Class Honours Degree BA in Visual Arts at the UNSJ - April 2003.
• ‘Profesora en Artes Plasticas’ - equivalent to PGCE in Art Teaching at the UNSJ, 2001.
University of Vigo, Faculty of Fine Arts, Galicia, Spain
A.E.C.I. Scholarship - January to May 2000.

Press

“Lorena Carbajal: Cuando el desarraigo se vuelve Arte”
Diario De Cuyo, Soledad Villarolla y Betty Puga, December 2, 2006.
“Lorena Carbajal: “Un cuadro prometedor”
Revista Oh! Diario De Cuyo, October 29, 1999.

Memberships

Collaborator in Angora Nomada, an online space for experimentation and creation with new technologies, the internet and the arts: http://agoranomada.net/agora/

Publications

'Chinese Whispers Booth', 2012 WHITSTABLE SATELLITE. Catalogue.

'Documentation', Festival of Art as Research, Kunst &Forschung HKS Otterberg, Germany. 2012.

“Cartografias” Selected work for catalogue, published by PhD in Public Art. University of Valencia, Spain 2002.
“Concurso Premio Federal 2000” - Programa de Cultura
Exhibition Catalogue, 2000.
Premio Biblioteca Nacional de pintura “La nueva pintura del pais”
Fermin Fevre, Exhibition Catalogue, 1999.