Gabriel G Torres

COMMUNITY ARTIST +
MULTIDISCIPLINARY DIRECTOR + WRITER

I am a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia and New York.   my work deals in the conversations between community engagement, creative placemaking, theater making, film and performance, yes, all of it together. 

I have worked in Hong Kong, NYC and Colombia as an educator, documentarian, theater director and community engagement consultant and director

My work duels between human contradiction, transcendence, immigration, ancestry, rituality, queerness, grieve, loss, acceptance, meditation, and finally, the intersection between multimedia and behavior conditioning. 

I believe in the art of storytelling as a catalyst for change. 


Moving forward, I am interested in activating storytelling base projects that provide economic acceleration to underserved communities, while creating powerful narratives that rightfully represent and honor the journey of such communities.

Imagine a show, that compels with a story, and at the same time activates economically the community it represents, through, a garden? a store?  a community center? a workforce development program? 
 

RESUME

 RESIDENCIES | COMMUNITY PROJECTS | COMMISSIONS 

NYC | Artist in Residence | LMCC Governors Island
NYC | Haus of Dust    | The Laundromat Project | Loisaida Arts Center | Unity Technologies

NYC | Distant Bodies | The LGBT Center/Tank

NYC | Still: Performance for Inner Peace | Chashama

 FELLOWSHIPS 

NYC | MDOCS 2021 | Skidmore College 
NYC | EMERGENYC | Hemisphere Institute

NYC | Workshop for Professional Artists | Creative Capital

 THEATRE | PERFORMANCE 

NYC | This Soil These Seeds | Bonita Jackson | Super Secret Arts 
NYC | Scribbled Lines | by Vanessa Rappa | Poetic Theater Productions 
NYC | Haus of Dust  | Teatro Circulo &  The Tank  | NYC

NYC | Caught in the Act | by Anna Parisi | The Immigrant Artist Biennial 

NYC | The Bearded Woman | The Tank
NYC | Mañanaland | Assoc. Dir. | Meghan Finn, Dir. | The Tank

Virtual: 

Lover Spy  | PEA Fest 
Propaganda | By DETEXT | The Tank NYC
Leo and His Friends | by Amalia Oliva Rojas | Theater Accident 


Readings:

NYC | Real | By Rodrigo Nogueira | The Tank NYC
NYC | Dreamless | by Gabriel G Torres | The Tank NYC
Bogota | Nos Vamos Pa'l Mundial | Casa E
 

 FILM 

NYC | Haus of Dust | Experimental Immersive | Produced by Gabriel 
NYC | Distant  Bodies |  Experimental | Virtual | Produced by Gabriel 

Bogota NYC | It's a Match | Feature Film | Assistant Director | Dir. Rene Castellanos & Lia Nessim

NYC | Uncommon Voices : Wartime Canteen | Short Documentary | En Garde Arts
NYC | DK: Gardeneres Documentation  | Short documentary | OSS Project
NYC | All Girs Got A Dream |  Documentary | La Lucha Arts 

NYC | Caught In The Act by Anna Parisi | Performance Video Art | Immigrant Artist Biennale
NYC | Copy of My Violent Colombian Mind | Performance Video Art | The House Art Show
NYC | Ode To The Stars | Video Art | Emerge NYC 2020
NYC | HOD Meditation | Video Art | (Open Studio ) The Laundromat Project
NYC | Still: Performance for Inner Peace | Video Art | Chashama

 COMMUNITY PRACTICE  | ADMIN
 

NYC | Community Engagement and Marketing Manager | The Tank NYC  (Current)
NYC | FANDANGO FOR BUTTERFLIES (And Coyotes) | Community Consultant | En Garde Arts
NYC | Community Consultant | Oss Project 

 

 TEACHING ARTIST RESIDENCIES
 

NYC | Theater | Jamaican Center for The Arts 
NYC | Theater & Film | Arts Connection
HK |  Theater | Cue Drama
Colombia | Theater | Paz Caribe

 EDUCATION


NYC | Master of Arts | Media Studies | The New School
NYC | Bachelor of Science | Media Studies & Writing | The New School

NYC | Taller Para Artistas | Creative Capital 
NYC | Certificate | The Neighborhood Playhouse 
Bogota | Certificate | Clown Technique | Iberoamerican Theater Festival