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On my artistic career I have explored society through myself. Who we are in the world, where we are going, were we come from. Migrations, family, memory, human behavior. This subjects have always intrigued to me. They refer to my deepest concern: how people relates.


I talk about these topics using my image, with a mask or a self reflection. In occasions as self portrait or with a reference to my background. I see myself as a vehicle to explore global issues, concepts and topics already mentioned above.

Through a visual exploration that encompasses different media: photography, video, poetry, installations, performance I try to unveil people, peel layers and reach the essence. With the aim to question the audience, to make them part of the work. In order to have a horizontal debate in the way society is lead in current times.

Based in Hamburg / +49 0179.10.40.154 / elepastor@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2015

Blank Paper School. Madrid

Master, Photography Project Development. Prof. Antonio Xoubanova

2013

Node Center. Berlin

Online studies, Contemporary Photography. Prof Juan Curto

2008

Observatorio de Cine. Buenos Aires

Intensive studies, Documentary Filmmaking. Prof. Cristian Pauls

2005

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Caracas

Journalism major in visual media.  Thesis prof. curator Ariel Jimenez and film director Carlos Caridad Montero

 

EXIBITIONS

2018

On buoyancy and flotation. Mixmedia. Gallery 21, Hamburg (s)        

Borders. Performance at PALS performance art links, Stockholm (s)

History will be kind to me so I intent to perform it. Performance at PALS performance art links, Stockholm (c)                  

Private space, public space. Video performance. VorwerkStift, Hamburg (s)

Redes. Performance at Festival Limonade. VorwerStift, Hamburg (s)

Giving life to flowers. Open Studios at Arteles Creative Centre. Haukijärvi, Finland (c)

2017       

Inside the whale. Las Furias, DUO exhibition. Rizoma Gallery, Madrid (c)

HOME vol 2.0. Moxinifadas de Gaspar. La Ingobernable, Madrid (c)

Redes. Performance at Gatzapiles Art Festival. Mercado de Vallehermoso, Madrid (s)

Chrysalis, Migraciones. Rizoma Gallery, Madrid (c)

Redes. Performance at exhibition DEconstrucción del hogar. Rizoma Gallery. Madrid (c)

Street action a photography intervention in Berlin, Hamburg and Madrid.

HOME. Miramientos de ida y vuelta. MOM Gallery, Gängevietel, Hamburg (c)

2016

Chrysalis, Gallery 21, Hamburg (s)

2015

Elemento Latente. PhotoEspaña, Almeria (c)

Final projects show. Blank Paper School, Madrid (c)

Deriva. Blank Paper School, Madrid (c)

2014

Elemento Latente, Photo España. Madrid, Sao Pablo, Caracas (c)

Hall of Young, Museo Jesús Soto. Ciudad Bolívar (c)

34+1 Multimedia installation, Roberto Mata School of Photography. Caracas (c)

2013

Curator in Caracas Extraña, Photography by Aglaia Berlutti 

Santa Caracas. Escuela Foto Arte. Caracas (c)

2011

Baruteño. Iberoamerican Art Fair. Caracas (c)

 

Publications, seminars, talks & others

2018

Journalist, correspondent. Column bi monthly: Shuffle, publication in NODO Caracas, art webpage.

Personal Asistent. Carolina Adriana Herrera Pacanins. Madrid.

2017       

Journalist, correspondent. Columnist: Shuffle, publication in NODO Caracas, art webpage.

Associated reviewer at Portfolio Review organized by La ONG Madrid in Rizoma Gallery, Madrid  

Obsesiones, DUO talk regarding with Nina Kunan, Argentinian artist. Theme: the act of creation, ideas and concepts artist constantly use in their creative process. Rizoma Gallery and R.A.R.O. art residency program, Madrid.

Portfolio presentation at Intercambiador ARTCAR, Madrid.

Poetry reading El faro and Sombra descalza, silencio, collaboration for Paco Rossique solo exhibition in ASPA Contemporary Gallery, Madrid.

2015

Herencias. Silent Auction 2015, Venezuela Endowments of Arts, New York.

Anitya. Portfolio Review Arles Voix OFF Festival, Racontes de la Photographie Festival, Arles.

Built your own portfolio. Talk in Too Many Flash, Madrid.

Develop your Project. Talk in Too Many Flash, Madrid.

Journalist correspondent. Collaborator, publication in BackRoom Caracas, art webpage.

2014

Así fue: tránsito en la ciudad de desabastecimiento. Multimedia Talk, in Alianza Francesa photography week, Caracas.

Nuevo Mundo: la hora de los migrantes. Contrapunto, publication webpage, Caracas.

Journalist correspondent. Collaborator, publication in BackRoom Caracas, art webpage.

2013

Portfolio Review Photo España, CIEF, Caracas.

Portfolio Review, Escuela Foto Arte, Caracas.

 

Media, screen shows, cinema 

2018

Datamanager. Developing a documentary series of Venezuelan political crisis, in this assigment since 2017. Currently in postproduction phase.

Asi fue: tránsito en la ciudad del desabasteciemiento. WOW.14 National University Kharkiv & University of Arts Kiev, Ukraine (c)

Asi fue: tránsito en la ciudad del desabasteciemiento. Miami New Media Festival Festival, Miami (c)                

2017                 

Datamanager. Developing a documentary series of Venezuelan political crisis, in this assigment since 2017. Currently in postproduction phase.

VOID, screen show at Betonale. VorwerSift, Hamburg (c)

“Lo que pasa en Venezuela abril/mayo 2017” Street action a screen show in collaboration with @mujeresdebronce and La ONG Madrid, Madrid.

2016

Asi fue: tránsito en la ciudad del desabasteciemiento. 2º Place at II Festival of Videoart NodoCss, Caracas (c)        

Asi fue: tránsito en la ciudad del desabasteciemiento. Filvorführung du Venezuela. Gallery 21, Hamburg (c)

2015

Circa Solem. Festival de Cine de Madrid, Blank Paper, Madrid (c)

2014

Asi Fue: tránsito en la ciudad de desabastecimiento. 34+1 Multimedia installation, Roberto Mata School of Photography, Caracas (c)

Cameraman/director assistant. Developing a documentary series of Venezuelan political crisis, working since 2009 until 2014. Currently in postproduction phase.

2009


Colores del Alma, documentary short film. Codirected with Xavier Sureda. Screen show, Celarg, Caracas (s)

Sin memoria, documentary short film. Director. Honor mention at Caracas Filminuto, Caracas (c)

2008

Colores del Alma, documentary short film. Codirected with Xavier Sureda. Nominee at Festival Reftines, Barcelona.

2007

¿Y los llamaron Musiú? documentary short film. Director of Photography. Screen show, Centro Autónomo Nacional de Cine, Caracas.

Se busca: Caimán del Orinoco, documentary film. Director. Screen show, ValeTV (national broadcanting channel)  

Agua para los ojos, documentary short film. Director. Nominee at Caracas Filminuto, Caracas (c)

2006

Agua para los ojos, documentary short film. Director. Nominee Festival de cortos muy cortos, Barcelona.

2005

Caracas desechable, documentary film. Codirected with Luisa Jacinta Aveledo. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas.

 

Artist-in-residency, Art Fair

2018

Currently part of project Kramwall im All, Hamburg.

Artists invited to Workshop History will be kind to me so I intent to perform it. PALS performance art links, Stockholm.

Guest artist-in-residence at VorwerSift Kunst Haus for three-month period, Hamburg.

2017

Hybrid Madrid Art Fair by the hand of Rizoma Galeria, Madrid.

Silence Awerness Existence. Artist-in-residency program held by Arteles Creative Centre for one-month period. Haukijärvi, Finland.

2016

Guest artist-in-residence at VorwerSift Kunst Haus in Hamburg, Germany. Three-month period