460 years after the discovery of the Galapagos Islands, I was born. My mother is a multilingual naturalist guide on the Galapagos National Park; my father is a former soldier, police officer, and a retired U.S.A Embassy engineer. An unusual combination from both made me who I am today; a visual artist, technology devotee, and vegetarian by birth.
During my childhood, on the Island of Santa Cruz, I developed a strong connection with the natural world that surrounded me, and it was there where I learned the importance of conservation. In 2008 I left the archipelago to pursue another of my passions: art. I graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador with a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts. During my studies, I took courses in Ecuador and Europe, had 10 collective and solo art exhibitions, and received various distinctions.
In 2018 I returned to the Galápagos Islands to make my first significant contribution to the conservation of the enchanted islands; I did a multimedia-production volunteering at the Charles Darwin Research Station. In July 2018, I became part of the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic family. Working for LEX/NG I can be closer to nature and, through my work as a Video Chronicler, I can showcase the uniqueness of my home-islands and why it is so important to conserve and protect them. Nowadays, I spend half the year onboard the LEX fleet and in my free time I still work as a collaborator to Galapagos Conservancy, the Charles Darwin Station and other multimedia producers from all over the globe.
In the future I would like to open an art residency in the Galápagos, where writers, artists, musicians, photographer, and filmmakers from all over the world can come to get inspired in these pristine and extraordinary islands.
B.A. Visual Arts - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (2013 - 2018).
2021 - BBC NHU: Timelapser and drone operator for "Eden: Untamed Planet". Galapagos - Ecuador.
2021 - Present - Galápagos Conservancy: Audiovisual Producer/Collaborator. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2020 - Caja Negra: Storytelling Workshop. Teacher. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2020 - French TV: Cinematographer for a segment in "Echos du Monde" show. Galapagos - Ecuador
2018 - Present - Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic: Video Chronicler and Certified Photo Instructor. Galapagos - Ecuador
2018 - Present - Galapagos Workshop: Co-founder/Art Director. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2018 - Present - Charles Darwin Foundation: Audiovisual Producer/Collaborator. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2015 - 2016 - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador: Diagramer for "INDEX: Contemporary Art Magazine". Quito - Ecuador.
2019 - Galápagos: Laboratorio de la Biodiversidad. Charles Darwin Foundation & Centro Cultural de la PUCE. Quito - Ecuador
2018 - PAWANA II. Santa Cruz Island. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2018 - Opening. Ecuadorian-American Center. Quito - Ecuador.
2018 - 4th of July: Evolution. Consulate General of the United States of America. Guayaquil - Ecuador.2018 - El Ser y la Máquina. Ileana Viteri Galería de Arte. Quito - Ecuador.
2017-2018 - Premio Brasil. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Quito - Ecuador.
2017 - Salón del Artista Ecuatoriano. Centro Cultural de la PUCE. Quito - Ecuador.
2017 - Kurus: Procesos Artísticos. Centro Cultural de la PUCE. Quito - Ecuador.
2015 - Loop. La Casa. Quito – Ecuador.
2014 - Insitu. Centro Cultural de la PUCE. Quito - Ecuador.
2014 - Zoo-Nido. Centro Cultural de la PUCE. Quito - Ecuador.
2014 - Festival D’Art Intercentros. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Quito - Ecuador.
2013 - Infra-Escultura. FADA (PUCE). Quito - Ecuador.
2013 - ¿Qué Tramas Brocha Sucia?. FADA (PUCE). Quito - Ecuador.
AWARDS, COURSES & SCHOLARSHIPS:
2021 - Bocas del Toro Dive Center, PADI Advanced Open Water. Bocas del Toro - Panama.
2020 - Aviación General de Aviación Civil. Drone License. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2020 - Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos. Photography Permit. Galapagos - Ecuador
2018- "Best of VideoRay", 2018 Photo/Video Contest, Overall Winner. PA - USA
2018 - Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic, Photo Instructor Course. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2018 - Galápagos Conservancy, Annual Photo Contest, Winner. VA - USA
2017 - Brazil Award, Finalist. Quito - Ecuador
2015 - Università degli Studi di Parma, Corso di perfezionamento Archiviare il Novechento, Parma - Italy.
2014 - PUCE, Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Quito - Ecuador.
2014 - CAC.Lab, “Room of Projects” Workshop. Quito - Ecuador.
2014 - Festival D’Art intercentros, Annual Painting Competition, 2nd Place. Quito - Ecuador.
2013 - FADA (PUCE), Mention for Academic Performance, Quito - Ecuador.
2009 - Dive Center, PADI Open Water. Galapagos - Ecuador.
2007 - Fundar, Annual Art Competition, 4th price (II Category). Galapagos - Ecuador.
Spanish: native speaker.
IELTS English Certificate: Overall Band Score 7/9.
German Goethe-Zertifikat: B1.
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