Rebeca Romero is an interdisciplinary artist born in Peru and based in London.
Through a range of media that includes sculpture, ceramics, textiles, sound, performance and video, she explores concepts of diasporic identity, truth, fiction, and their relationship to the digital age.
Often combining Pre-Columbian iconography with advanced scanning and printing technologies and materials ranging from clay to plastic, her works swing drastically between the past and an alternate future. Examining the story-telling potential of artefacts, Romero looks into the intervention of the digital archive as a history-making technique. Online museum archives become an excavation ground for the collection of data that she later recontextualizes, reassembles and re-presents.
With a focus on new materialities, processes of production and collaboration between artist and machine, her work seeks to question ideas and practices of representation, appropriation and authorship. The recent inclusion of AI image generators into her work proposes a further re-understanding of hegemonic notions of intelligence, technology and knowledge.
She received an MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University of London (2020). Selected exhibitions include: 'Oracles and Algorithms', Copperfield, London (2022), and so on, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna (2022), ’Bloomberg New Contemporaries', Firstsite Colchester & South London Gallery, UK (2021), ‘The Obsolete in Reverse’, Springseason Gallery, UK (2020), ‘London Grads Now,’ Saatchi Gallery, UK (2020), ‘Pou sou Nefko Pou Paeis’, Korai Project Space, Cyprus (2020) & ‘The one that’s always there, the one that came late, the one that never arrived, the one that wasn’t invited’, SB34-The Pool, Belgium (2019). Her text/sound work has been featured in platforms like New Writing with New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, UK (2022) and Future Artefacts, RTM.FM (2021)
Rebeca was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries Award (UK, 2021) and most recently, received the OGR Award (2023, IT), awarded to artists that effectively convey complex relationships between art, technology and innovation, with a particular focus on the digital.