Georges Mora Foundation founder and board member, Caroline Mora Williams today announced Inez de Vega as recipient of the 2014 Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship.
Inez de Vega is a performance and video artist based in Melbourne.
Referencing compelling visual imagery from the history of art, cinema and theatre, Inez plays with the past to create contemporary narratives of trauma, transgression and psychological neuroses.
Inez grew up in a family addicted to Hollywood musicals and it is this popular art form that delivers the starting point for her performances. Merging a theatrical aesthetic with her own personal allegory, she creates boldly satirical characters.
Through performance and video, the individuals she inhabits are driven to extremes. They transgress social norms and articulate the mental states that collectively we do our best to hide from one another. But whether our mental suffering is the result of a diagnosable psychiatric illness or merely the anxieties of everyday living, we each find a way of acting out our neuroses. And therein lies her obsession: how do we perform our own madnesses?
Announcing the 2014 Georges Mora Foundation Fellow, Caroline Mora Williams commented that “Inez encapsulates what the Georges Mora Foundation values – courage, creativity and the unexpected to challenge the status quo and give strength to new thinking in art.”
The Georges Mora Foundation Fellow is awarded $10,000 generously donated by arts supporters. Inez will also receive in-kind support from the State Library of Victoria and Alliance Française de Melbourne and access to a residency with Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle, France.