CNR 2014: Exhibition: Fernando Orellana (SLV): Various works
He has recently exhibited at the Texas A&M University (Texas), Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador (San Salvador), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain), Carrie Haddad Gallery (New York), Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Argentina), Exit Art (New York), LABoral, (Spain), The Tang Museum of Art, (New York), Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago), The Ark (Ireland), and The Biennial of Electronic Art (Australia).
His work is part of several art collections including the Richard and Ellen Sandor family collection Chicago, IL., The Ohio State University Student Union Collection, and The Western Michigan University Collection.
He has been reviewed in a variety of publications and catalogs including ARTnews, Digital by Design, EMERGENTES, Art in America, Art Review, Slashdot, We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Today's Machining World, MAKE: Technology on your Time, Technikart Futur, Wired Online, CNN, and NPR, WBEZ.
He is the recipient of a 2009, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts and a 2010 Full Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.
He received a Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art with honors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was born in El Salvador, San Salvador and currently lives in Troy, New York.
At Cafe Neu Romance 2014 Fernando Orellana will presents his robotics art works Paradiso (2011) No Cuts No Buts, No Coconuts (2011) & Dramatis Personae (2012)
What conversations did we have during our tenure in paradise? What conversations might we have if we could re-enter it now? Through a generatively made Reality TV show, the piece Paradiso tries to answer these questions. One aspect of the piece is a mini-television studio/sculpture, complete with video cameras, backdrops, lights, and three actors: Adam, Eve, and the Spaceman. Projected in an adjacent room, the live video broadcast uses three computer generated voices and a database of character dialogue to create a continuously changing program. The result is an endless conversation between the characters of paradise, sometimes insightful, often times humorous, and always entertaining.
No Cuts, No Buts, No Coconuts
The impatient robots found in the piece No Cuts, No Buts, No Coconuts are always trying to cut each other in line. In their futile attempt to progress in their queue, they contentiously collide with their neighbors, in both a provocative and violent way. What they cannot sense is that they are going nowhere, ending exactly where they started.
[image source: Fernando Orellana]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Fernando Orellana is an Associate Professor of Digital Art at Union College in Schenectady, NY, and as an Artist he works in range of media including paint, pixels, robotics and Play-Doh.
Thanks to Union College for kindly support so it is possible for us to present Fernando Orellana in Prague.
Paradiso, No Cuts No Buts, No Coconuts
& Dramatis Personae
Three robotics art works by Fernando Orellana are displayed during Cafe Neu Romance (26-29 November 2014) at Galerie NTK.