Lena Ortega (aka Leena Lee) is a sound artist, researcher, and designer whose line of inquiry joins the concepts of resonance and embodied experience in the relationship between non-human and human animals and their environment. Member of the Art+Science interdisciplinary research group of The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) who has been working in the intersection of art, science and humanities for ten years.
She holds a PhD in Art History a Masters in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a specialization in Media and Design for Print from San Francisco State University. She has been a visiting artist and researcher in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Finland. Has written articles in collective books of design and philosophy. Teacher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and La Salle University. In 2010 she was awarded the AOTS scholarship in Japan.
In design, she specializes in trend research and design theory. In art, she currently investigates the problem of representation and the experience of nature exploring the intersections between nature and culture. Presently the host of the radio show: Surfaceless, the skin in not the limit, dedicated to the active practice of listening which presents work done mostly by women in the field of sound ecology, soundscape ecology and experimental music.
My radio programs
Sin Superficie and Atmósferas Armónicas
My research group
Bioartefactos, degranar lentamente un maíz. MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico 2014.
En el umbral ( y a solo a unos pasos de la dimensión sublime de la belleza. Museo Universitaio del Chopo, Mexico City 2014.
Sin origen, sin semilla, MuAC, MUCA ROMA, Mexico City, 2012-2013.
Participating in Resounding Spaces 2019 Music and Atmospheres. Università di Roma Tor Vergata
University of Aalborg, Denmark 2019.
Guest in SNU radio program of David Sánchez in Radio Nopal
Participating in Nfestival. Exhibition Espacios de Especies at Centro de Cultura Digital
Participating in Fem Meeting. Women in Art, Science, and Technology