Victoria Aquino

Victoria Aquino

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Victoria Aquino

Victoria Aquino

ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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.
Projects
  • VOXI MTV - Endless Connections
    VOXI MTV - Endless ConnectionsCreated an ident for VOXI MTV, conceived the idea - directed and rotoscope animated the video.
  • Homeland//Motherland
    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)
  • Rule Britannia
    Rule BritanniaRotoscope animation I made for D&AD's New Blood Awards. I had to make an ident for Vice's Rule Britannia series. Took me quite a long time, as each frame (nearly 200 of them) were hand drawn. Music was created by the talented Thom Rowlands.
  • Marionette's INC
    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
  • Hair
    HairHand drawn illustration using black fine liner, combined with a wood scan and manipulation on Photoshop. A lot of time was focused on the detail within the hair.
  • Annecy 2015
    Annecy 2015A few days away in the lovely town of Annecy, France.
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Projects credited in
  • Uniqlo Tate Lates
    Uniqlo Tate LatesOn the last Friday of every month, Tate Modern comes to life after-hours for Tate Lates with a mix of free art, music, film and workshops. Emerging and established DJs selected by NTS Radio soundtrack the night, alongside artist-led workshops, pop-up talks and film screenings.
  • Fast Track 50: meet 50 trailblazers redefining the creative & digital industries
    Fast Track 50: meet 50 trailblazers redefining the creative & digital industriesWe’re thrilled to announce 2019’s Fast Track 50! Google and The Dots have partnered on the inaugural Fast Track 50 programme to fast track the careers of 50 rising stars – ensuring they land opportunities regardless of challenges set by socio-economic background. Over the past six months, the Fast Track 50 have had unrivalled access to industry connections and opportunities through a series of profession/skills masterclasses, industry introductions and speed recruitment events with the best in t
  • Event 3: Skills Masterclass
    Event 3: Skills MasterclassGoogle and The Dots have partnered up to fast track the careers of 50 industry-ready rising stars! The third event in the 6 month programme kicked off at the Google offices in St Giles, London.
  • Routes In: Alternative Careers Fair 2019
    Routes In: Alternative Careers Fair 201915–25? Interested in a career in arts and culture? Not sure where to start? We got you!
  • Event 1: The kick-off
    Event 1: The kick-offIntroducing the evening was Nishma Robb, Ad Marketing Director at Google and Pip Jamieson, CEO of The Dots with inspirational talks followed by a full briefing of the programme.
  • Late At Tate
    Late At TateTate Britain open its doors after-hours for a series of events run by young people. I assist on a regular basis contributing to programming, producing digital content, and assisting with the running of a section of the event.
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Work history
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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.
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    TATE logo
    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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Skills
  • Events
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • People
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Rotoscope
  • Curating
  • Curating Photography
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Empathy
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    FdA IllustrationUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    2 Year Intensive course, trained in answering briefs in similar light to the creative industry, and exploring my illustrative style.
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    A LevelHarrow College
     - Harrow, United Kingdom
    A Levels in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Sociology, and Photography.