Luz Marina Trellez

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Luz Marina Trellez was born in Bogota, is Colombian–Spanish and lives in London. She graduated with a PGCert in Art and Design (Photography) from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, MA in Digital Arts from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, BA in Fine Art from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota, and she previously studied Visual Arts at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota. To complement her studies, she completed the specialisation Modern and Contemporary Art and Design by MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the course A History of Photography at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She studied English at the University of London and achieved the CAE from the University of Cambridge, England. Her photographic work was selected by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, for Portfolio Review and has been shown in Colombia, Spain and the United Kingdom in museums, galleries, universities and International Festivals such as Photomonth - London International Photography Festival - Protein Gallery and Central Saint Martins College (London), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) Galerie de l'Alliance Française, Santa Fe Gallery, International PhotoSeptember - El Museo Gallery, BLAA – Museums Bank of the Republic, Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Modern Art (Bogota).

Marina has been an art specialist, researcher, and writer at the Museums Bank of the Republic, Bogota and lecturer on photography at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota. She was a member of the curatorial team for the Degree Show, ‘Photography 2010’, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, after that, she was Curators Assistant, volunteer, in the Photographs Section, Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, where she assisted with the preparation of the museum display, ‘Island Stories: Fifty Years of Photography in Britain’, she was also Curators Assistant, volunteer, in the Photographs Collection, Theatre and Performance Department in the same museum, where she has also worked as a Digital Imaging Assistant, volunteer, in the Photographic Studio. Currently, she is an artist, researcher, and curator at UntitledPhotoStudio, a studio founded in London dedicated to the creation, study (research and curatorship), and exhibition of photography art.

Her research and work focus on the intersections of contemporary art, photography and design. Her early artwork reflects on the relationship between body, object, photographs and specific places. More recently, she has been interested in online social network sites and the connectedness, friendship and definition of the self inherent to them.