Diana Velasco (b. 1974)
Diana Velasco is a Danish-Spanish Fine Arts Photographer born in 1974. Velasco investigates the areas of identity, cultural memories, and sense of place – all very much related to her background in Anthropology, which she studied at the University of Washington. Velasco was nominated for Lensculture Emerging Talent Award 2017, in 2019 she was invited guest artist at Corner's exhibition at Sophienholm and from 2019 her work has been a part of the collection of the National Museum of Photography in Denmark. Furthermore, in 2021 she is invited as guest artist at Imago Lisboa in Portugal.
Velasco has exhibited solo at The Danish Immigrant Museum, West Chicago City Museum (US), Danish America Museum(US), Nordic Heritage Museum (US), and at Hans Alf Gallery. Furthermore, Velasco has participated in group shows at Charlottenborg, Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art, Overgaden, Brandts, and Huset I Asnæs, and abroad at Landskrona Photofestival (SE), Reclaim Photography Festival (UK), among other venues in San Fransisco (US), Tokyo (JPN), Melbourne (AU), Buenos Aires (AR) and Imago Lisboa (PT).