Verónica Peña is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator from Spain based in the United States. Her work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through Performance Art. Peña is interested in global issues such as migration politics, cross-cultural dialogue, peaceful resistance, empathy, liberation, and women’s empowerment. Peña has performed/exhibited around Europe, Asia, and America. In the U.S.: Pioneer Works (*2020-postoponed due to the pandemic), BAAD (2019), Smack Mellon (2018), Triskelion Arts, Queens Museum, Hemispheric Institute, SAIC (Visiting Artist), Times Square Alliance, Armory Show, Dumbo Arts Festival, Consulate of Spain in NY, amongst others. In Europe: Museo La Neomudejar (Madrid 2019), Fundacion Bilbao Arte (Bilbao 2018), Friche La Belle De Mai (Marseille 2018), Festival Intramurs (Valencia 2018), amongst others. She was selected for the Creative Capital Workshop 2019-20, received a Franklin Furnace Fund (2018), and a Universidad Complutense de Madrid Fellowship. Her performance art work was reviewed by Donald Kuspit, and published at Hyperallergic. She published “The Presence of the Absent”, a thesis about her body of work; curates “Collective Becoming” to foster collaboration among artists; and is the founder director of “Performance Art Open Call”, a Facebook Community of more than 15,000 members.