In January 2023, Marvin’s curatorial debut premieres at NAC and Vtape, titled “Cruising Circuits, and Other Slippery Landscapes,” which explores the idea of Toronto-ness through video art.
Marvin Veloso is a Toronto-based artist, researcher, and organizer whose practice addresses the intersection of queer affect, urban environmental justice, and community placemaking. His creative process interweaves personal and collective memory, emphasising the social and ecological factors that arouse site-specific sensibilities. Through interdisciplinary research spanning critical theory to visual culture and humanities, Veloso interrogates how attention to the affective impulse of matter animates embodied experiences. Drawing from found objects, performance, and video art, his visual imagery renders speculative geographies and affective landscapes.
Marvin holds an B.A. Honours in Culture and Expression (Summa Cum Laude) from York University, as well as a certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice. In 2018, he obtained an advanced diploma in graphic design from Seneca College, and worked as an art director at an advertising agency. You can contact him at email@example.com or on Instagram.