Victoria Ravelo was born and raised in Miami, where she is currently based. Ravelo earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in 2021, and a BFA from the University of Miami in 2015. Her practice begins at the intersection of personal and collective memory. Her drawings, photographs, installations and sculptures contend with the tension between what is lost and what can only be remembered due to social, political, and environmental forces.
Recent solo projects include: “LAB MFA: Hidden in Plain View,” a participatory installation made in collaboration with the public while in residence at Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2021) and “A Place for Us,” Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA (2021). Recent group exhibitions include: “Borders and Portals,” University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA (2022); “Radical Pleasure,” Spady Museum, Delray Beach, FL (2022); “Introspective: A Reckoning of the Soul,” Art and Culture Center/ Hollywood (2021). Ravelo recently curated “Familiar Distances,” Edge Zones, Miami, FL (2021), and is a resident of “Oolite's Home + Away Anderson Ranch,” Snowmass, CO (2022).
This work was made as a response to the constant sociopolitical violence that women face daily. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, it feels more poignant than ever.
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"TODOS LOS QUIEREN, PERO NADIE LO QUIERE (Power)" / EVERYBODY WANTS IT, BUT NOBODY LOVES IT (Power), 2022, Acrylic, graphite, collage and solvent transfer on paper.