Victoria Hertel is a German-Venezuelan artist whose practice merges site-specific painting and installation to create immersive experiences.

She is interested in new materialist theory, material oriented phenomena and the correlative tension between trace, surface, object, space and viewer. Her work is characterized by a monochromatic and organic aesthetic and diversified textural spectrum that converge to highlight the communicative potential of materialities.

Exploring the entanglement of the body, materiality, and space, her work is constructed to foster distilled sensory encounters between ourselves and our spatial context. Built on the idea of trace as an embodiment of time, presence and energy, the works highlight shifts in our surroundings as an indication and consideration of the greater network everything co-exists in.

Hertel received her BFA from the University of Barcelona and her MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in partnership with Goldsmiths University of London. She has been awarded the Chan-Davies Art Prize for academic excellence in her MA research and practice of Trace as energy in materialities.

Recent solo exhibitions comprise, 熔荟 / Fused Deposition (2019) at the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, China; Core (2021) at dblspce, Singapore; and -syn (2022) at Starch Art Space, Singapore. Selected recent group exhibitions where held at Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2021); TRAFO, Poland (2021); and Tunghai University Art Gallery, Taiwan (2021). Other engagements comprise artist residencies in Shenzhen (2019), Singapore (2021) and New York City (2022).

Solo Exhibitions

2022
-syn. Starch Art Space. Singapore

2021
Core. dblspce. Singapore

2019
熔荟 / Fused Deposition. 深圳画院 / Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. Shenzhen, China
Chromatic Density. Kunstverein Edel Extra. Nuremberg, Germany

2018
Energeia. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus, Spain

Residencies & Grants

2022
Residency. Kunstraum LLC. New York City, United States

2021
Residency. dblspce. Singapore

2019
Residency. 深圳画院 / Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. Shenzhen, China

2015
Erasmus+ Scholarship. Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. Munich, Germany

Awards

2021
Chan-Davies Art Prize
The Winston Oh Travelogue Award

Collections

Galería Antoni Pinyol
深圳画院 / Shenzhen Fine Art Institute

Features

2021
Let‘s Meet Tomorrow Before the End of Our Time. Academy of Art Szczecin and Trafo Center for Contemporary Art Szczecin
Archipelagic Encounters. McNally School of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore and Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne Australia

Features

2020
Print. Solomaier, Jennifer. “Nachhaltige Kunst. Victoria Hertel arbeitet mit Mikrobiologie.” Nürnberger Nachrichten, 07 January 2020, p.35

2018
Online. Featured Artist #46. Kunstnürnberg. www.kunstnuernberg.de

Group Exhibitions

2022
Three Sketches for a Lost Year. Field Studies. Singapore
It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened to you. The Projector. Singapore

2022
Three Sketches for a Lost Year. Field Studies. Singapore
It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to, you would cry too if it happened to you. The Projector. Singapore

2021
Strangers on an island: The Winston Oh Travelogue Award Special Edition. LASALLE College of the Arts. Online
Walk Walk Don’t Run. Grey Projects / Open Studio Sessions. Singapore
only losers left alive (love songs for the end of the world) - part two. Yeo Workshop. Singapore
only losers left alive (love songs for the end of the world) - part one. Yeo Workshop. Singapore
Being Together. Tunghai University Art Gallery. Taichung, Taiwan
Now We’re Talking!. TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art Szczecin. Szczecin, Poland
Let‘s Meet Tomorrow Before the End of Our Time. TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art Szczecin. Szczecin, Poland
The LASALLE Show. Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore / LASALLE College of the Arts. Singapore
Beautiful, Nice and Interesting. Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore / LASALLE College of the Arts. Singapore
Fluid Spaces. Singapore Art Outreach / Gillman Barracks. Singapore
Creative Unions. Vans Off The Wall x Funan. Singapore

2020
TILT. LASALLE College of the Arts. Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Límits. Subsòl Espai d’Art. Barcelona, Spain
The Ghost in Walls. ITALIC. Berlin, Germany
深圳画院院展 / The Collection of Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. 深圳画院 / Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. Shenzhen, China

2019
Aus der Strömung VI. Kunst Block Balve. Munich, Germany
POP UP Wintersalon. Galeriehaus Nord. Nuremberg, Germany
Barcelona Gallery Weekend. Espacio Garatge. Barcelona, Spain
Art Weekend Nürnberg. Galeriehaus Nord Atelier. Nuremberg, Germany
Testbild 001. Stadtteilbüro des 16. Bezirks. Vienna, Austria
The Big Picture. Galerie Treppenhaus. Erlangen, Germany
supermART. AEG Gelände. Nuremberg, Germany
abstrAKTION. DD 55 Gallery. Cologne, Germany
Eine Mauer aus fliessend Wasser entflammt den Juni erneut. Kunst Block Balve. Munich, Germany

2018
Nous Talents. Facultat de Belles Arts. Barcelona, Spain
26 Premi Telax. [Accèssit]. Galeria Antoni Pinyol. Reus, Spain
Convergence. Galerie Treppenhaus. Erlangen, Germany
XXVI Muestra de Arte. Diputació de Barcelona. Montesquiu, Spain

2017
4 Artists. NauArt. Barcelona, Spain
Tallers Oberts BCN 2017. LaNaveBCN Studios. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Exposició de Pintura. Ayuntamiento de Gràcia. Barcelona, Spain
Colectiva Contemporánea. Abartium Galería. Calldetenes, Spain
XXIV Muestra de Arte. Fundació Claret. Barcelona, Spain
XVII Exposició de Pintura. [2. Prize]. Passeig de Sant Joan. Barcelona, Spain
Stripart XXII Mostra d’Art Jove. Centre Cívic Guinardó. Barcelona, Spain
Blossom. Galerie Treppenhaus. Erlangen, Germany

2016
Exposició Final de Grau. Facultat de Belles Arts. Barcelona, Spain
Transart V Mostra d’Art Jove. Palau Falguera. Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain
IN TERNAL EX. Galerie Treppenhaus. Erlangen, Germany
POLYPHON. Katholische Akademie Bayern. Munich, Germany

2015
Findings. Galerie Treppenhaus. Erlangen, Germany

2014
Polifonia Pictòrica. Auditori Barradas. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

Education

2020 – 2021
Master of Arts Fine Arts (MAFA)
LASALLE College of the Arts / Goldsmiths University of London, Singapore

2012 – 2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2015 – 2016
Erasmus Exchange Scholarship
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany

2010 – 2011
Communication Design Studies
Faber-Castell Akademie, Nuremberg, Germany