Tiffany Trenda is a performance artist based out of Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA from the University of California Los Angeles, Design and Media Arts program. Trenda won Artist of the Year at the London International Creative Competition Awards in 2008. Then, in 2009, she introduced “Entropy” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was invited to perform at the 2010 World Expo, in Shanghai, China at the Heatherwick British Pavilion. She also performed at the Broad Art Museum, Scope Art Fair, A+D Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Boulder Contemporary Art Museum, and the Italian Cultural Institute. Trenda was included in the performance program at the Metamorphoses of the Virtual – 100 Years of Art and Freedom during the 55th annual Venice Biennale. Trenda has exhibited at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires for the highly publicized show, “Auto Body,” and her work was included in the special projects section for Context Art Miami. In 2017 she exhibited at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City and was on a panel for SXSW. More recently, her work was included in “Neotopia” at Art Center Nabi in South Korea and the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Trenda’s performances and installations explore the relationship of the human body, particularly the female body, to technology. She interchanges her identity with screens to represent how we conceal and reveal ourselves through our devices (smart phones, computers, etc.). As these devices become an integral part of our daily lives, we relate to them as if they are part of our skin. Therefore, we are constantly choosing between the physical and the simulation of our bodies through virtual realities, social media, etc. We are no longer living in the present but through the screen. This changes how we form memories and how we interact with the outside world.
Proximity Cinéma at The Black Forest, Germany Year 2013 (Photo by Xárene Eskandar)
Performance documentation of Proximity Cinéma at Broward College, Florida Year 2017
Performance documentation of Ubiquitous States at The Broad Art Museum Los Angeles Year 2016 (Photo by Eric Minh Swenson EMS)
Performance documentation of Body Code at CONTEXT Art Miami Year 2012