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2017 Instalation. SKLIF Gallery. Moscow-Russia


The Andean Dream brings us back to the time of the ancient empire of Tahuantinsuyo (1438-1533) and documents the journeys traveled by the so-called "Chasquis", the messengers of the empire, chosen from birth to be trained physically and spiritually. Its mission was to carry important logistics messages in different South American regions through the "Tambos" (shelters strategically located between the towns).

Endowed with an encrypted system of communication, the young Chasquis also carried the ancestral sacred knowledge of the Hamawt'a, or elders, in order to maintain throughout the generations the necessary hermeticism for the support of the Inca Monarchy.

2016. Instalation. Ecuador.


In this Essay through the neurological concept of eidetic memory (also known as graphic memory), the dynamics in which the human being is condemned to blindly follow their behavior patterns is explored. The contrast with phenomena of environmental devastation and the lack of political action have been inevitable.

Different types of environmental abuse sustained for years continue to deforest at an overwhelming rate in all Ecuadorian regions. The lack of educational resources that promote awareness, the unsustainable production system and the not very innovative political framework, systematically annihilate the ecosystem, leaving only the memory of “el buen vivir”(the good life).

2014-2016. Instalation. Denmark, Germany, Ecuador.


The Oneroi is a place beyond the dimensions of reality. They are different stays of reality in the same multidimensional person or perhaps different realities. This is an essay for approaching Oneiros syndrome, a rare phenomenon experienced by people in state of coma.

The approach to the borders of reality remains a current issue. Its edges, its shape, its dysfunctions, its dynamics and its genesis.

Abstraction to random elements opens a door to another perspective of understanding, where objects acquire another meaning.


2018. Instalation. Tunisien.


Three years after local terrorist attacks, Tunisia is beginning to recover from one of the most severe crises it has experienced in its modern history. The media were responsible for spreading the death of about 60 people, mostly Europeans, creating a global panic that dramatically reduced tourism, forcing hotel chains to close hundreds of establishments and leaving thousands of people unemployed.

This series denotes the contrast between the economic well-being of European elderly groups versus the financial disaster of the country. The photographic documentation manages to highlight the absurdity of the situation of European postcolonialism and its impact on the social dynamics of developing countries.

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Paul F. Vela

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