Hello! I'm Victoria (Vic) Aquino. I'm a Filipino, London born artist with experience in traditional hand-drawn animation, photography, film, and curation. I've worked with establishments such as Tate Galleries, Battersea Arts Centre, and Somerset House. Currently working on a range of different and eclectic projects with other creatives. I create work with the word 'Sonder' in mind (n. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own) - my empathetic and deep sense of understanding emotions comes through my work. I shoot candidly, capturing people's truer essence. I'm continuously exploring my talents, expanding and merging them to come up with something new and refreshing. I want to collaborate with other creatives to create pieces of work that will contribute to social change and to be able to tell a story.
- Homeland//MotherlandBorn and raised in London, raised by my single parent Filipina mother, I've only been to The Philippines once in 2001, returning after 16 years at the end of 2017. Using the home footage taken from London and the Philippines, I have found aesthetically and spatial similarities within these two opposing worlds, finding the in-between and bridging them together. This video was shown at Battersea Arts Centre Homegrown Festival 2018 (as seen in the IG video)
- Marionette's INCThis hand made pop up book based on the short story 'Marionettes Inc' by Ray Bradbury - humans are becoming endangered of turning to technology for help first, rather than sorting out problems by talking to other humans, one another, and this book shows the consequences. First time using card cut out, a lot of time and planning went into this, and the end result of one unique hand made book is the outcome. Making a pop-up book from scratch out of card, it was very difficult cutting tiny individ
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Art TeacherAquila Education
London, United KingdomFreelance
Teaching an after school club, around 20 six to nine year olds. Assisting them with free drawing, encouraging them to explore their imagination and narrative.
Tate Collective ProducerTATE
London, United KingdomFreelance
Working at Tate Britain as a Producer to help set and create events (primarily Late at Tate Britain) which takes place once every month run by the Tate Collective London who organise free events and festivals for young people aged 15–25 to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas. Delivered workshops, for young people aimed for those from disadvantageous backgrounds to encourage them to engage in the art world, in which they may not have had the opportunity to do so before. Attended meetings, brainstormed ideas with my peers, honest discussions what would work and what wouldn’t for the events, communicated with potential performers on Skype, and assisted the media and press team to help promote the event. Achieved successful events, going over estimated number of attendees of the public. Ensured smooth events, and assisted with any help that was needed from me. I've worked on many other projects with the Tate as a Collective Producer - including TATExTent - a collaboration of Tate Gallery and TENT gallery in Rotterdam. Working on the question: ‘What is Culture’ – I attended monthly meetings, planning how we can undertake research to answer the questions. We scouted for ‘provocateurs’ who has created work relating to the theme. Produced two events both at the Tate Exchange (runtime: 4 days) and at TENT Rotterdam (Runtime: 1 day). As well as working as a Producer, I created a visual and audio installation representing the similarities of Rotterdam and London.
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- Visual Arts
- Art Direction
- Final Cut Pro
- 35mm Film Photography
- Curating Photography
- Workshop Delivery