Artist, Graphic Designer and Researcher
(ES, CL~1997)
Barcelona based.  

Andrea’s practice explores storytelling as a gesture to activate and enchant transformational experiences through her audiovisual installations, graphic work, performances, workshops, and lectures. Her focus on storytelling encompasses ecological narratives, animism, hybridity, magic, and dreams; which for her, re-enchant this world, open new worlds and allow for a regenerative narrative to birth in a society of rigidity and linearity. Her graphic language involves gestures such as ornaments, illustrations, photography, website design, and riso-printing.



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       2020-present
Cruda Collective, Research duo with Laila Saber Rodríguez. Based between Barcelona and The Netherlands.

       2023-2024
Master in Audiovisual Innovation and Interactive Spaces at Bau, Barcelona, CAT.

      2021-present
Andrea Galano Toro
Freelance Graphic designer and film-maker.

       2021
Graphic design Internship at Slavs and Tatars. Berlin, DE.

       2018-2020
Honours Programme, Minor in Theory and Research. 
ArtEZ University of the Arts. Deventer, NL.

       2017-2021
BA Graphic Design, ArtEZ University of the Arts.
Arnhem, NL

       2016
BA Design (first year)
Universidad de Chile, FAU. Santiago, CL.

TEACHING & WORKSHOPS: 


       2023
EMERGENT MYTHS THAT BREAK IT ALL.  Four days Workshop by Cruda Collective part of Sprint week at Graphic Design Department. Exploring hybrid creatures, mythology, ecology and emergent strategies. 
ArtEZ Arnhem,NL.


       2023
SHAPESHIFTERS matters of ghost, demons and monsters. One day Workshop by Cruda Collective at Bio Labs program. AKI ArtEZ Enschede, NL.

       2023
BEING ALL EARS with gal sherizly, is a space to shift the attention of the senses through playful exercises of deep listening, writing, and embodiment.Part of the seminar Planetary Embodiment led by Luïza Luz. Udk Berlin, DE.

       2023
SHAPESHIFTERS making a postnatural bestiary. Workshop by Cruda Collective as part of the exhibition The mesuare of the Word.
RADIUS CCA, Delft NL.

        2023
RAINFOREST AS METHODOLOGY by Cruda Collective. Rainforests will be presented as a mirror of the student’s artistic practice, through which the students can begin to translate ecological principles to a method to dissect and situate their artistic research practice. with APRIA, at AKI.
ArtEZ Enschede, NL. 

       2023
We are all jinxed with Failure: a Path of Curse-breaking. Spellwriting workshop by Cruda Collective. Part of the program: it broke but its ok we still have the pieces.
At Extrapool.
Nijmegen, NL.

       2022
COOKING DREAMS with Gal Sherizly. Writing workshop part of the Planetary Embodiment Decay and Transformation in Language, Culture, and its Narratives, taught by Luïza Luz.. Where the students write a glossary and a collective recipe for Dreaming.
(Online) udk, Berlin.

       2022
HYBRIDZ,SPELLZ, TONGUEZ & RAW BEINGZ. Three day workshop taught by Cruda collective, On spells, wxtchcraft, hybrid identities and decolonial narratives, as part of KetiKoti week at ArtEZ Theather Deparment, Arnhem, NL.


CURRENT



       July- August 2024
Residency at Petrohradska Kolektiv: AIR: Building the Present, Prague, CZ.

        July 2024
xCoAx Conference: Presenting Paper: ‘Embracing death processes: A humanistic Inquiry into Art, Technology and HCI’ with Rocío Goméz and Quelic Berga , Treviso, IT.

       April- July 2024
SMTH + Niio Art, Rerooted (Cruda Collective 2024) , winner  open callQue mundo queremos? (what word do we want) Various Cities , ES.


 

RESIDENCIES:


        2022
TERRA PETRA Residency, Valley of the possible made possible through Museo del Hongo. Araucania, CL.
 
        2022

OnSite Residency, with Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge. Berlin, DE.


EXPOSITIONS & SCREENINGS:


        2024P

Estados Correcionales, Planta Kinetica (2024), 
Buenos Aires, ARG.

       2023
galaFEST
the premiere of the video Living Riddles, with the support from Museo del Hongo. 
Bosque Pehuén, CL.
   
       2023
PLANETARY EMBODIMENT

 Book Launch At Hopscotch Reading Room with Luïza Luz and gal sherizly.  Berlin, DE.

       2023
Melting Rock, Still Wind
溶ける岩、留まる風 Group Exibihition at “MINE” curated by Yindi Chen, invited by Yamanaka Suplex.  
Osaka, Japan.

        2022

SONIC ACTS Biennale, ‘One Sun After Another’.
W139 Amsterdam, NL.

       2022
OnSite Festival, with Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge. Berlin, DE.

       2022
COMMON JOY ISN´T FOR US.
Group show and activation from Privileadge of Dreaming Invited by Interspace Collective.
After the Butcher, Berlin, DE.

       2022
WASTELAND.
Video “the pill” shown in GalerieDeJaloezie‘s screens of  as part of their found-footage selection Digital Debris.
The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL.

       2022
HOME CINEMA
Edition Unreliable Narrators. Online Event, (watch here).
Physical at Reneenee AMS.

        2021
MAFA, with Museum Arnhem & Focus, Arnhem, NL.

       2021
FIBER FESTIVAL, Mutation Stream: Short film festival.(ONLINE) Amsterdam, NL.

       2021
What’s present
ArtEZ Graduation Exhibition. Arnhem, NL

       2019
Algorythmic Fitness
Motel Spatie. Arnhem NL.

       2019
Parasiting Parasites
Motel Spatie, Arnhem NL.

PERFORMANCES:


       2023
AQUAPHILIA at TRAUMBURG FESTIVAL, with Anne Eding Castle near Prödel,DE.

       2023
TENEBRIS, by Cruda Collective. Lecture / performance reading of Deserts of Water, exploring fluid narratives and dark birthings, but it starts with the temperature droping...
At Not Just a Fair.
Arnhem, NL

       2023
ENSUEÑOS by Cruda Collective in collaboration with sound artist Ruisvogel. Spell cast form dreaming while awake. Part of the programm: It broke but its ok we still have the pieces. at Extrapool, Nijmegen.


INTERVIEWS & TALKS:


         2024
SMTH + Niio Art, Cruda collective: Mapping the Untamed, Varias Ciudades, ES.

         2021
MAFA, World building alumni Talk with Laila Saber Rodriguez. Arnhem, NL.

       2021
Syntax Finals 2021 Podcast with Laila Saber Rodriguez ArtEZ Institute of the Arts.

       2020
Cruda collective Interview for Collide 24, platfrom for collaborations. 
With Laila Saber Rodriguez

       2019
The hmm speaker at MotelSpatie with Celine Caly.


WRITEN & SPOKEN

 CONTRIBUTIONS:

       2023
Awhām Magazine: The Plant Issue.
Images accompaning Luïza Luz’s writtings. Berlin, DE.

        2022
ECOES #3, Sonic Acts Festival 2022 in Amsterdam.

        2022
SPREAD MAG Issue 5 Movement. De Allá pa Acá.
AMS-BCN.

        2021
Panocha Zine: Ancestors Issue, Spell para atravesar One Hundred Homes by Cruda Collective
Arnhem, NL.

       2021
Playground Publication
With text: Grietas liquidas, Liquid cracks.
Arnhem, NL.

       2021
Daisyworld Mag Winter-Spring issue, Spell for Crossing written by Cruda Collective
Amsterdam, NL.

       2021
Snaky Zine Magic Issue, Shapeshifting Spell written by Cruda Collective
Amsterdam,NL.

        2020
Episode SURREPTITIOUS SYRUP
 Online Radio JaJaJaNeeNeeNee. With Laila Saber Rodriguez.
Amsterdam NL

       2019
Kiwi podcast.
Podcast ArtEZ. Studium Generale. With Honorus Programme.
Arnhem NL.

SKILLS:


Spanish (MT), English (C1) . German (B1). Dutch (A2).
All Adobe Programs.
Riso Printing.
Arduino and handmade electronics.
Processing, html, css and basic javascript.
Resolume Arena.
Madmapper. 
Basic Unreal Engine 5. 
Basic Purr Data. *