Kate Genevieve Vega is an artist, researcher, writer and educator at chroma.space

Her projects explore the flexible relationship between the physical and the virtual, the real world and imagined ones. She is completing her practice-based PHD at the University of Sussex on multi-sensory communication, affective touch and self-experience in Virtual and Mixed Reality environments.

Artist’s statement:




In the year 2000 I fell down a ravine in Ecuador: as I fell I had a powerful feeling that the experience “was just a dream” and on landing my body seemed far below me. Since then, my work has examined how we model and locate our lived experience. My intention always being to reveal notions of presence, identity, agency and embodiment as flexible and creative. 

Through my art work I look to create spaces of meeting. To explore what is communicated between living beings in rich ecosystems and the status of non verbal information: rich imagery, sound, feeling. Through research I bring together creative and scientific methodologies to explore the active role that imagination plays in perception.

Questions of mental, social and environmental ecology do not simply inform each other, but depend on each other. I founded chroma.space inspired to grow an interdisciplinary creative studio towards supporting radical imagination and warm activated creative communities.


A note on names

I am working as Kate Genevieve now, and I have worked and been known as Kate Genevieve Vega and Katharine Vega.

In the first decades of my creative practice I became known by my first names Kate Genevieve quite organically. In 2015 onwards I started exhibiting art and taking on acting work under the name Katharine Vega (sometimes Kate Genevieve Vega) but my first names had sticking power. I continue to work and write poetry as Kate Genevieve and my last exhibitions and current writing use my first and middle name only.






Profiles

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Keep in touch via the studio’s Newsletter

Roles


Founder / Director chroma.space
Founder Cascade Network
Specialist Advisory Member at Further Arts
Advisor at TransArts Alliance
Glyphing & Innovation at WISN
News & Publications

For press  and media visit 
Recent profile at Mousse Magazine
TEDx Brighton Talk
Chapter on Virtual Reality art practice Routeledge

For Updates visit chroma.space/now
Kate Genevieve Vega, chroma.space Ltd.