Author: victoriaahrens

My work is concerned with auratic translations, interpretation and fiction in our encounters with the landscape. I use photographic installations, projections and print editions to explore notions of the politics of place, resistance and ruin. I am interested in the spaces between what we know and what we think we know about the world, and have investigated these ideas in a series of installations and prints over the last few years.

Columbus Exchange (Not in my Garden) 2019

Not in my Garden (2019) Photographic Print on copy paper, wooden sticks, projection onto the surface (26 seconds looped) “At the time I could no more believe my eyes than I can now trust my memory.” ― W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn   Gaerd (2019), Digital transfer photographs on copy paper, wooden sticks […]

Another Land, Kingston Museum

    Lleva y Trae (2019) Acetate transfer prints on fabriano paper, analogue photographs (180 cm x 160 cm)   Los Orígenes (2019) reversed looped video, digitalised 16 mil, waterfall   No lo contradigas, es la verdad (2019) Photo etchings, acetate prints (90 cm x 70 cm) Another Land Another Land is an exhibition and […]

VIA arts Prize, Brazilian Embassy

  Pasos (2018) Digital Transfer prints, screenprint, wooden frames (250 cm  x 180 cm) VIA ARTS PRIZE (Pasos, 2018) The vastness of the Andes is one of South America’s most iconic and enduring panoramas. Photographing the Altiplano, I was drawn to it as a place where myth, memory and history collide. It was here that […]

Tierras áridas, La Nau Cultural Centre, Valencia, and Museo de Bellas Artes, Jaen SPAIN 2018-2019

  Resistant Grounds (2019)- Collaborative printed book: Victoria Ahrens, Altea Grau, Victoria Arney, Jo Love, Sumi Perera (60 cm x 30 cm) including lithography, photo etching, relief and embossed print, etching and screen printed pages Designed and crafted by Victoria Ahrens and Altea Grau Tierras Aridas// Arid Lands Collective publication project Curator: Antonio Damian/ Antonio […]

Altiplano series

    Paso a Paso (Cordillera) (2018) Photoetchings, folded 50 cm x 30 cm (h)   Horizonte (Fragmentos) (2018) Photo etchings on fabriano rosaspina paper,  shelf 80 cm x  30 cm (h)    

Athens School of Fine Art – Wonderer

Wonderer aims to establish connections between the U.K and Greece and considers how different cultural, philosophical and historical interpretations of our solar system can be re-imagined from a contemporary art platform. Wonderer will also house 30 works that were successful in our Stars open call. These works, each of stars, have been selected by Fronteer […]

Artificial Things, ARB Cambridge

This piece, Allá, is a press transferred photographic print of a double exposure on Japanese paper that explores the nature of landscapes as an artificial construct. It forms part of Victoria’s continued research into the experience of place as a fictional and narrative encounter. Using historic and contemporary alternative photographic processes she looks to hand […]

anthropo(BS)cene: when the cock crows three times (2017)

C-type print of Larsen ice shelf crack, 90 gsm paper Part of the exhibition Le Coq Artiste, at Q Park, 38-42 Whitcomb street, London Weather Vain (2017) Film still, video projection 5 mins looped, car park wall THE WEATHER VAIN PROJECT Climate change denial is on the rise and with Donald Trump’s administration made up […]