Andrés Rangl

b.1991

Andrés Rangl is a Costa Rican fashion art director and photographer based in New York. His insignia specializes in alternative fashion insights, exploring the margins of gender, sexuality and digital culture. His use of imagery interrogates, analyzes and disrupts what it means to be an online globalized (a)sexualized body within an offline reality; in other words, how we might or might not experience our sexuality based on the dichotomy of our virtual selves in relation to our on-and-off-screens interactions.

His interests span across various aesthetic categories, such as Post-Feminism, Post-Pornography (imagery that is not produced for mere masturbatory purposes), Post-Internet (aesthetics produced after the Internet experience, not necessarily represented in a virtual/digital platform (≠ Internet Art)), non-binary and genderqueer identities, kitsch, and camp. 

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If it's respectful-ish, unapologetic and mischievous, then I'm interested. We are fortunate to have things be forbidden, allowing us to have the beautiful feeling of disobedience.

EDUCATION

  • Photography MA. 2010 - 2016. | Universidad VĒRITAS.
  • Fashion Art Direction 2017 - present. | Mastered.com Accelerator Program.


SKILLS

  • Film and digital photography
  • Video editing
  • Stop motion
  • Gif
  • Fashion styling
  • Studio lighting
  • Branding concept
  • Backstage
  • Photo retouching
  • Art direction 
  • Digital montage
  • Customer service 


PROFILE

  • Goal oriented
  • Proactive
  • Works efficiently in a team environment and under pressure
  • Possesses strong leadership skills
  • Native Spanish 
  • Fluent English 
  • Willing to search and innovate 
  • Passionate about arts, nature, design, culture and people


WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Model Scout | Social New York, 2017 - present.
  • Photo Retoucher | Madeline Kennedy Photography, 2017 - present.
  • Digital Photography College Professor | Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC), 2016.
  • Photography & Audio/Visual Associate | Fundación Acción Joven (FAJ), 2015.
  • Tourism & Lifestyle Photographer | PhotoVentura - Riu Guanacaste Hotel, 2015.
  • Freelance Photography & Audio/Visual Associate | Invaluable Studio, 2014 - 2016.
  • Virtual Campaigns Strategist | Jotabequ Agency, 2014.


EXHIBITS

  • Detrás del Portón Rojo: una visión de la erótica en el arte costarricense. Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica. Nov 16, 2017 – Apr 10, 2018. Curated by: Sussy Vargas & Roberto Guerrero.
  • What’s Underneath. Wix Lounge, New York, May 2017. Curated by: Julia de la Torre.
  • Ceci est mon corps. Eglise des Trinitaires. Metz, France, 21-28 Jan. 2017. Curated by : Violaine Higelin (Let's Dyke) & Clément Gagliano (Féros).
  • 6th LGBTIQ Filmfest homochrom. Cologne & Dortmund, Germany, 15&21 Oct. 2016. Curated by: Martin Wolkner.
  • Lo escrito, escrito está. TEOR/éTica. San José, Costa Rica, Mar. - Jun. 2016. Curated by: María Paola Malavasi.


PUBLICATIONS

  • The Scene | The Impression Magazine. World wide printed publication, Fall 2017.
  • Blow of Mercy | Kaltblut Magazine. Berlin, Aug. 2017.
  • Fluid Love | Posture Magazine. New York, Aug. 2017.
  • Introducing: Andrés Rangel | Howl Magazine. New York, Apr. 2017.
  • The Fool | Revista Verzus. AIR: Issue #2. Latin America, Dec. 2016.
  • Acte III | Féros, cahier érotique Issue #2. France, Dec. 2016.
  • Andrés Rangel | CuratedByGirls.com. Berlin, Nov. 2016.
  • RÁ foto | XConfessions.com by Erika Lust Films. Spain, May. 2016.
  • Breve historia de la taxonomía del cuerpo y del pecado en el arte costarricense and Cuerpos insumisos: Representaciones desde la disidencia sexual en la fotografía artística costarricense | Escena. Revista de las Artes del Instituto de Investigaciones en Arte de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Vol.75 #2, 2016.
  • Por No: Problematización de la Incomunicación Sexual | Photography MA Thesis. Universidad VĒRITAS. San José, Feb. 2016.


SEMINARS

  • ‘Grow your Following & Revenue with Instagram’ by @HilaryRushford Webinar, May 2017.
  • ‘Collaboration: Mastered’ by Nick Knight Mastered.com, Nov. 2016.
  • ‘Urban Photography’ by Alexánder Apóstol Universidad VĒRITAS, Sep. 2013.
  • ‘Self-promotion’ by Gabriela Bonilla Universidad VĒRITAS, Sep. 2013.
  • ‘Entrepreneurship & Business Management for Creatives’ by Mauricio Jiménez Pejibaye Consulting, Aug. - Oct. 2012.
  • ‘Artists’ International Proyection: Is a strategy necessary?’ by Marie Melster Universidad VĒRITAS, Sep. 2012.
  • ‘Art and Photography’ and ‘Latin American Photography between public and private spaces’ by Juan Antonio Molina Instituto México, Sep. 2012.
  • ‘Self-portrait’ by Walterio Iraheta Universidad VĒRITAS, Sep. 2011.


AWARDS

  • IPA International Photography Awards. 2nd place ‘Still Life’ category, 2013.
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