(b. 1987, Puerto Rico) Gabriella’s works challenge viewers to untangle their complex networks of literary, artistic and historical references, while simultaneously inviting them to reconsider their own relationships with the works themselves, with the artistic institutions in which they are shown and with the general culture that frames them. To this end, she employs a wide range of media and processes, from pop motifs, advertising, and design, to new media, artist books, sculpture and installation. Her work is about subverting hegemonic narratives and pondering potential for transformation, often addressing human rights issues, religion and politics in the USA and Puerto Rico, a subordinated territory of the United States.
In 2012 Torres-Ferrer obtained her architecture BA in the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Her work has been selected for and featured in public art competitions nationwide, including Occupy Museum’s 2017 Debt Fair at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City). In 2013 she received a scholarship from Beta Local (San Juan) and has participated since in multiple international collectives, such as Basurama and Supersudaca.