Meet the Artist – Nestor Pestana
13 August 2021
Orleans House Gallery
Come and meet the current artists in residence and find out about their research project.
During Remember the Future we have invited artists to come and explore how we can reconnect with nature. They will be completing residencies this summer and will be on-site throughout the summer. This is an opportunity to meet them and find out what they are up to. There is no need to book, just show up on the day. This is a drop-in.
Nestor Pestana is a Venezuelan/Portuguese educator, artist and digital designer. His work is research based, focusing on the necessity for critical engagement with contemporary and emerging issues related to technology, ecology and politics. He uses worldbuilding through design fiction and speculation, combined with storytelling methodologies. Narratives are expressed through moving image, sculpture and installation, to immerse visitors actively and critically with the narrative and issue presented. Nestor has a background in Design and received an MA in Design Interactions from the RCA in 2015.
Exhibition highlights include: The Museum of Lost and Found Potential – Supported by the Wellcome Trust, London 2019; Authentic Fictions: Speculative Futures for 2.5D Printing – DLab Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo 2019; Night School on Anarres: Imaginings of an Anarchist Utopia – Somerset House, London 2016; and Economics of Uncertainty, Future of Labor – Venice Biennale 2014. In 2020 his work Plumial Space received a finalist award by YouFab Global Creative Awards.