Nayeli Vega Vargas is an artist and a designer born in Mexico City. She holds a Bachelor degree in Product Design from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco and a Master's degree in Textile and Material Design from the weißensee school of art and design berlin. Her master's thesis focuses on understanding ancient textile artifacts for recording information, analyzing the use of computational practices and digital fabrication, and producing encrypted narratives through knots.

Vega Vargas investigates the links between digital and analog mediums, such as virtual 3D worlds and physical objects, and practices such as knotting and weaving with digital crafts. Her research is supported by Berliner Chancengleichheitsprogramm (BCP) within the Department of Textile and Material Design at weißensee school of art and design berlin.

Vega's diverse interests, including design and education, textile methods, open-source technologies, intersectional feminism, and ecology, converge in her projects and research initiatives.

Additionally, Vega is an associated member in the research projects “Material Form Function” and “Weaving” at the Cluster of Excellence "Matters of Activity" at Humboldt University of Berlin.


Holland Festival/FIBER, Amsterdam, Ne.

Stretching Materialities. Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin. Matters of Activity-Humboldt University. Berlin, Germany.

Salon Sophie Charlotte. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Berlin, Germany

India Art Fair. New Delhi, India
All Connected. Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, Ne.

RAISIN. 6018 North Art Space. Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, USA.

DesignFarm Berlin Anniversary and Beyond. Berlin, Germany

Salon Mexicano de Ultramar. Mexican Embassy in Germany. Berlin, Germany

K(not) a Conversation. Communication through Knots and AI Systems. Vorspiel-Transmediale&CTM


Codes in Knots. All Goods. Virtual Space-Exhibition of NL Embassy. Dutch Design Week

Fire is the air the Poet breath(es). Vorspiel-Transmediale & CTM. Lacuna Lab. Berlin, Germany
Lactivation Exhibition #1. SPEKTRUM. Berlin, Germany

Inside Bodies. Performance. Festival Atonal Gender. Costume designer.Berlin, Germany


Sensing Digital Memories. The Whole Life Academy-Haus der Kulturen der Welt.Berlin, Germany
Creative hubs - Creative FLIP. Lacuna Lab. Ambassador of Change Program. Pilot policy project
co-funded by the European Union.
Textile Stories between Mexico City and Berlin.
A Window to the realities of Repairing and Open Workshops in Mexico and Berlin. RONDA Mx-Berlin.
Coordination and Research..Intercultural project funded by Regional Office for Development Cooperation of the country (LEZ)-Berlin Senate


DiGiTal. Digitization: design and transformation. Female scientists and artists on their way to professorships in digitization research supported by Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (BCP).
Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Berlin
NEUSTART für Bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler:Digital Vermittlungsformate. Germany.
Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship (NaFöG / Landesstipendium) of the State of Berlin
DAAD-Preis 2020 for outstanding international students in german universities.KHB Weisensee. Berlin
Funding for Project RONDA-Mx-Berlin.Intercultural project funded by Regional Office for  Development Cooperation of the country (LEZ)-Berlin Senate. Berlin, Germany
”Knowledge is power” Wearables and awareness about sexual harassment in public transportation. First Place. Fashion Hack Day. Berlin, Germany