Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York and 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 and introduced the work, “Entropy” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was invited to perform at the 2010 World’s Expo, in Shanghai, China at the Heatherwick designed British Pavilion. She also exhibited at Art Hamptons, A+D Museum, Scope Art Fair, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Boulder Contemporary Art Museum, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Art Miami Context, where she graced the cover of the Miami Herald for the first image of Art Basel 2012. 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. More recently, Trenda exhibited at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires for the highly publicized show, “Auto Body” and was apart of the special projects section for Context Art Miami 2015.
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.