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Artist bio 

       Adam Tenorio is a Swiss-American visual artist currently living in Utrecht, Netherlands. Tenorio uses multimedia installations to experiment with themes surrounding, loss of identity, the images' affect on time, and deceit as a result of nostalgia. Tenorio is an art historian and has worked in the Drew University Special Collections Archive as an archival assistant, graphic designer, and public lecturer. His research examines the relationships between traditional artisan practices and cultural identity in pre-modern societies. 


Bachelor of Arts

    Drew University, 2018 

    Majors: Art History, Studio Art 

    Minors: Photography, Media/Film and Communication Studies

    Madison, NJ



Annual Presidential Purchase Prize 2018

    M1, Digital Animation with video, 3:32, 2018

Departmental Prize for Excellence in Art, 2017

    Do you Really See? found footage video, 2:59, 2017


Senior Thesis Exhibition, Korn Gallery

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2018 


Student Exhibition, Korn Gallery,

    Drew University Madison NJ, 2014-2017


Professional Experience 


Rich Media Image Collection Specialist, UK- France 

    Gracenote, A Neislon Company! Amsterdam, NL 2018-2019

Documentary Practice Teaching Assistant ,    

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2018

Exhibition and Collections Assistant, Drew University Special Collections

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2017-2018


Darkroom Technician, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2015-2016


Digital Lab Technician, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2014-2016


Gallery and Studio Assistant, Korn Gallery 

    Drew University, Madison NJ, 2014-2016



Teaching Experience

Guest lecturer,  ARTH-243 History of Photography,

    Drew University Special Collections, Madison NJ, 2018


Guest lecturer,  ARTH-301 Greek and Roman Art, 

    Drew University Special Collections, Madison NJ, 2017


Guest lecturer,  ANTH-311 Archeological Method and Theory, 

    Drew University Special Collections, Madison NJ, 2017


Guest lecturer, HIST-210 Historical Research Methods, 

    Drew University Special Collections, Madison NJ, 2017


Public Lecture 

Things You Don’t Need to Know, WMNJ Internet Radio,

      Madison NJ, 2017-2018.



En Garde! Art of the Weapon, Drew University Special Collections,

    Out of the Vault series: Madison NJ, 2017.


You Have What? Oddities in the Archives, Drew University Special Collections,

    Out of the Vault series: Madison NJ, 2017.


Volounteer Service

President, Drew University Art History Association, 2017-2018


Member, Spirituality Theme House, 2016-2018



A Bell Krater at Drew University: Iapygia and Red-Figure Vase Painting in Fourth Century Apulia

      Drew University Special Collections, 2017-2018


From Iron Sand To Steel Soul: The Art of Japanese Sword-Making and Swordsmanship as a Living Memorial to Japanese Identity through religious priming, symbolic interactionism and collective enculturation,

      Drew University Special Collections, United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History, 2017



French (native speaker)


English(native speaker)



Technical Skills

Adobe - Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC, Lightroom CC, InDesign CC, Audition CC, Media Encoder CC,  After Effects CC


Website builders - Artstor, Shared Shelf, Omeka, 


Microsoft Suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint 


Google - Drive, Spreadsheets, Slides, Calendar, Docs 


Operating systems - macOS, Windows 7, Windows 8


Analog- black and white darkroom, woodshop equipment, oil paint, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, chalk pastel

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