Verónica Soria Martínez is an artist and educator born in Spain in 1980. She completed her MFA at Universitat Politècnica de València in 2005 and a university degree in Translation and Interpretation at Universitat de València in 2007. She obtained her PhD in 2015 at Universitat Politècnica de València with a specialization in Visual Arts and Intermedia, and received this institution’s special award for doctoral theses in 2017. Her predoctoral studies include stays in Bauhaus Universität-Weimar (Germany) and Alberta College of Art and Design (Canadá). Since 2008 she lives and works in the USA, and since 2016 she teaches at Rock Valley College (IL).
Her research delves into the listening situation in the sonic arts and its intersections with contemporary philosophy, including aspects such as the manufacturing of social consent through popular culture, media, and how cultural studies have developed these aspects during the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. The goal is to find out how sound art can use the conditions derived from digital production in order to create a listening situation that is reflective and critical. Another focus of interest is to explore artistic research methods with the purpose of defining the connections between the production of knowledge, pedagogy and contemporary art. This has led her to work in --and reflect upon-- the public space and its interconnections with memory (collective and individual) and their role in the production of subjectivities.
As a member of art collective Cràter, she has produced works of art that have been included in different public art festivals since 2014. In 2018, they will develop an art project in the public space surrounding a public school in Spain, together with the school community. She also likes to moonlight as an illustrator and designer for the literary online magazine Zinc Asterisk.