Nestor Pestana is a researcher, speculative designer and multimedia artist based in London and Portugal. He completed with distinction a master's degree in the Design Interactions program at the Royal College of Art (London, 2015). Currently he is lecturing in the 3D design department at Kingston School of Art and at the University of the Arts London.
Merging philosophy, metaphysics and science, the work of Nestor Pestana taps into the zeitgeist of our turbulent technological age. He uses fiction and worldbuilding to create narratives that challenge constructs around politics, identity and ecology. Projects often extrapolate boundaries around these themes, to present alternatives and find meaning and familiarity in the comfort of the unreal.
Narratives are expressed through a variety of media including film, animation, illustration, immersive installations and performances. Exhibition highlights include: The Museum of Lost and Found Potential - Supported by the Wellcome Trust, London 2019; Authentic Fictions: Speculative Futures for 2.5D Printing - DLab Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo 2019; Plumial Space - London College of Fashion Arcade East, London 2018; Night school on Anarres: Imaginings of an Anarchist Utopia - Somerset House, London 2016; and Economics of Uncertainty, Future of Labor - Venice Biennale 2014. Borrowing ideas from astronomy, fuzzy logic and quantum theory, Nestor's current research is focused on the things that are, but are not quite to question identity absolutes, political rhetoric and cultural constructs.
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