Luis Alberto Vasquez La Roche

Born in Caracas, Venezuela 1983. Resides in Trinidad and Tobago and Richmond, Virginia.


MFA Candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University 2020 / Fulbright Scholar

B.A in Visual Arts // Minor in Spanish Language

Solo Exhibitions

The Search - La Busqueda, Medulla Art Gallery.Trinidad (2012)


Cutlass in Hand, Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond VA (2019)

Epidermis glistened like a newly-blacked boot, Richmond VA (2019)

Stranger in the Village, Richmond VA (2019)

Forgive me, Richmond VA (2019)

Elizabeth, Fine Arts Building, Richmond VA (2018)

Joint Exhibitions

Fata Morgana, Richmond VA (2019)

Afrolatino, The Anderson Gallery. Richmond VA (2019)

Parallel Play, Fine Arts Building. Richmond VA. USA (2019)

Transoceanic Visual Exchange: Experimental. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2018)

Siempre hemos estado aquí ¿no?. La Vulcanizadora. Bogota,Colombia (2018)

Heterotopias. Others Spaces.Dundee, Scotland, (2018)

Transoceanic Visual Exchange: Experimental. Fresh Milk, Barbados (2017)

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival: Experimental films, Trinidad (2017)

A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting. San Jose Museum of Art , California (2016)

2 isles. Y Art Gallery, Trinidad and Tobago (2016)

Open Air Prisons: Las Antillas para los Antillanos. LACE( Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, California (2016)

Living in the end times. Galerija Miroslav Kraljević . Zagreb, Croatia (2016)

(S)how, Medulla Art Gallery , Trinidad (2015)

Water.Transforming Spaces, Bahamas (2014)

Common Place Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago Art Society (2013)

New Media, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Trinidad (2013)

UWI Visual Arts 25th Anniversary Exhibition, University of the West Indies, Trinidad (2012)

Urban Heartbeat, neurotitan Gallery Berlin, Germany. (2012)


200 Drawings, Granderson Lab. Trinidad (2014)

P&E, Trinidad. (2011- 2013)

Artist in Residence // Seminar

Beta-Local Itinerant Seminar, Puerto Rico (2016)

Open Ateliers Zo AIR, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013)

Artists Talks

In conversation with ..., Alice Yard, Trinidad (2019)

Afro Latinidad. NLS, Jamaica (2018)

Transoceanic Visual Exchange. Fresh Milk. Barbados (2017)

P&E goes Bijlmer, Cbk Zuidoost Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013)

P&E in Alice Yard, Alice Yard. Trinidad (2013)

Memberships // Collectives

Founding member of SYoS (See You on Sundays)

Critical Theory group and Arts Education collective (2013 - Present)

Pinky and Emigrante (P&E) (2011 - 2013)

Grants // Awards

VCU school of the Arts Graduate Research Grant 2019 - 2020

Fulbright IIE Foreign Student Program, Fulbright Program. Department of State of The United States of America (2018- 2020)

Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism Grant, Trinidad. (For residency at Stichting Open Ateliers Zuidoost, Amsterdam, 2013)

Other Work Experience

-Researcher for The Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU, Richmond Virginia (Present)

-Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, Richmond VA (Present)

-Teaching Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, Richmond VA (2018-2019)

Senior Degree Project // Art Foundation: Surface // Special Topics: Commonwealth

-Full time Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad. (2016- 2018)

Masters in Education Technology // BFA in Animation

-Part time Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.Trinidad. (2013 - 2016)

Diploma in Animation

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