Biography

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Lorena Cordero is born in 1971, in Quito, Ecuador. She is a photographer and digital artist. She attends Parsons School in New York and later transfers to Parsons Paris. She returns to her country of origin before concluding her college studies, which largely makes her a self-educated professional. The limited materials and resources she faces when she returns home opens a huge door for her. She learns to take advantage of what she has available and experiments. Practice turns out to be Lorena’s best school. She keeps on experimenting and creates new images from her initial ones. She discovers the world of manipulation and tries new techniques with no apparent direction – chaos, pain, restlessness, silence. It is through persons that she falls in love with the camera once again. She learns to look beyond seeing and to listen beyond hearing. Taking pictures, thus, becomes something infinite because she reflects herself through portraits. Photography is healing. Her artistic proposals entail human emotionality. Together with her husband Simón Brauer they created Neurona Digital, a small company devoted to different aspects of photography. She is currently living in Quito, Ecuador. During her career as a photographer, Lorena has performed several individual and collective exhibits. Since 2007 she has obtained several honorable mentions from IPA (International Photography Awards) and the Silver Award from the Canon Creative Asia Awards 2010.  

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2015 “Once upon a time” 

Xerrajeros, Cumbayá. 

2012 "Labyrinth in the mirror" 

Centro Arte Contemporáneo, Quito 

2009 “Egos”  

Galería Teatro Sucre, Quito 

2002 “Sueños y Despertares”  

Fundación Guayasamín, Quito. 

Alcaldía de Cuenca. 

1998 "Casi una niñez"  

La Chuquiragua, Galería, Quito. 

1995 "Preludio al Aroma de Joyas"  

Posada de las Artes Kingman, Quito. 

1994 "K-lidoscopios" 

Instituto Geográfico Militar,Quito. 

1992 "Pegaso en los Andes" 

Café Mozart, Quito. 

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS 

2015 "Parpadeos" (Simón Brauer / Lorena Cordero) Pentasiete Artsudio, Cumbayá, Ecuador 

2007 Neurona Digital Estudio, Quito 

2006 Muestra colectiva Carruseles y Cucuruchos (Simón Brauer / Lorena Cordero) 

Cine Ocho y Medio / Festival de cine documental EDOC ,Quito Ecuador 

2005 Amor Chatarra (Simón Brauer / Lorena Cordero) 

La Naranjilla Mecánica, Galería, Quito. 

1997 La Chuquiragua, Galería, Quito. 

1996 Taller de Arte: "El Hueco", Cumbayá- Quito. 

La Chuquiragua, Galería, Quito. 

Discoteca Blues, Quito. 

1995 "La Huella de Europa" Galería Colegiode Arquitectos, Quito. 

"Ojo de Mujer" Agosto mes de las Artes. La Flacso, Quito. 

1994 Galería Metropolitan Touring, Quito. 

1992 Parsons School of Design, Paris. 

 

AWARDS 

2015 

"Trierenberg Super Circuit" Linz-Austria: Gold medal, Portrait: Mary I 

KL (Kuala Lumpur) International Photoawards. Finalist: Portrait: Eleanor d'Aquitaine. 

IPA Honorable Mention People, Portrait: Your Majesty the Queen 

IPA Honorable Mention Fine Art: Portrait: Your Majesty the Queen 

One Eyeland Photography Awards 

2014 

Finalist "Your Majesty the Queen" Fine Art-Portrait 

2012 

IPA Honorable Mention People, Portrait: Anima 

2011 

IPA Honorable Mention 

Once upon a time (Categories: Book, Fine art, Digitally enhanced) 

Octavio (Category: Portrait) 

2010 

The Canon Creative Asia Awards 

Silver award 

Octavio 

Honorable Mention IPA 

Revolutionary heart 

2009 

Honorable Mention IPA 

Sins and Virtues 

2008 

Honorable Mention IPA 

Dementia 

Dreams 

2007 

Honorable Mention IPA 

Junkie Love Series 

Reaching childhood 

BOOKS 

2012 Labyrinth inside the mirror, a luxurious and limited edition coffe table book which includes the three series: Egos, Once Upon a time and Anima. (Laberinto en el espejo)