Colombia/United States of America
Born in Colombia in 1980, Jessica Angel is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, Jessica has a leading role in the art and blockchain movement where, while managing a community of artists, programmers, and technology enthusiasts, she encourages the use of blockchain technologies for the production and funding of ambitious art pieces. In late 2017, she was commissioned to create a massive project inspired by the connection between two blockchains.
In 2017, during a three-month residency in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Art and Art History, Angel created a site-specific installation at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA). This piece covered a 9,000-square-foot surface in the museum’s lobby, second floor, and galleries. Other recent projects have been displayed at the School of Visual Arts’ CP Projects Space in New York City and the Inter American Development Bank galleries in Washington, DC.
During the past two years Angel has developed several large-scale projects with 516 Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a recipient of the VAN Residency. Residencies and fellowships include a teaching-artist residency at The Cooper Union in New York City, the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship in Brooklyn, and the Studios at MASS MoCA residency in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Angel maintains an active relationship with her hometown of Bogotá where she received IDARTES’ Art and Science Award and “El Parqueadero” Laboratories Award from the cultural branch of the Banco de la Republica.