The Pictoria Newhouse art collective was created in 2013 by the visual artists and architects Victoria Thomen (1974) and Guadalupe Casasnovas (1960) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pictoria Newhouse comes to life as a response to social, political, and current environmental concerns, with the commitment of creating contemporary art with the hope of making their ideas transcend and create consciousness, not only in actual but in future generations. In 2016 their photographic series, The Plasteozoic Era, was selected for the portfolio viewing of PhotoEspaña, Transatlantic, in Panama City. Later, were presented in the group exposition Confluences in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Madrid, Spain, as part of the official program of PhotoEspaña 2017.
Victoria Thomen (1974), architect, visual artist, and photographer, graduated from the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Pompeu Fabra University, and Polytechnic University of Catalonia. From 2011 to 2016 she taught Photography at UNPHU. In 2016, she received a scholarship to study a master’s degree in Photography Projects at the Lens School of Visual Arts; Later, she completed a master in Cultural Projects Management at The Contemporary Foundation, Madrid. Her works have been presented in group exhibitions in New York, Cuba, Panama, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and the Dominican Republic. She participated in the international festivals PhotoEspaña, Madrid and PhotoImagen, Santo Domingo; also, in architecture and visual arts biennials in Dominican Republic.
Guadalupe Casasnovas (1960), architect and visual artist graduate from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU), Dominican Republic. Received honorable mention in the 26th National biennial of visual arts (2011); first place in the contest Transform cement in art (2012); first place in the Centenary Contest of the French Alliance (2014); honorable mention of the III International Contest of Wooden Carvings of Taiwan (2014) and first place in the V International Triennal of the Ceramic Tile Elit-Tile (2014). In 2016 participated in the XXVI Contest of Art Eduardo León Jimenes. Also participated in the international festivals of photography PhotoEspaña 2012 y 2017, Spain and PhotoImagen 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 y 2018, Dominican Republic.