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born: durango, mexico
lives and works in los angeles, ca.

 

education:

2019 mountain school of the arts (msa^), los angeles, ca

2016 masters of fine arts in photo and media, california institute of the arts, los angeles, ca

2013 bachelor of art in chicanx and latinx studies, california state university, long beach, ca

 

awards and recognitions:

2018 (ace) artist community engagement grant,  rema hort mann foundation

2018 summer residency fellowship award, otis college of art and design

2015 student activist award, davis-putter

2015 dean’s grant , california institute of the arts

2013 dolores huerta activism award, department of women’s gender & sexuality studies, csulb

2011 special recognition for community organizing, youth justice coalition

 

fellowships and residencies:

2019 artist in residence, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca

2018/19 artist member of collective in residence, navel, los angeles, ca

2018  immersion 2.0, the school of making thinking, cucalorus, wilmington, nc

2018 saas-fee summer institute of art (sfsia), otis college of art and design,  los angeles, ca

2018 artist in residence, casamor farm, los angeles, ca

2018 forum I, torrance art museum, torrance, ca

2016-17 at land’s edge, artist research fellowship, los angeles, ca

 

solo and two person exhibitions and screenings:

2019 going bananas, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2016 counter-feit, a402 gallery, california institute of the arts, valencia, ca

2015 you are not invited to the best party in amerika, l shape gallery, california institute of the arts, valencia, ca

 

group exhibitions and screenings:

2019 offal, los angeles municipal gallery/lamag, juried exhibition by ron finley, julio césar morales, and genevieve erin o’brien , los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 feast forum beyond prisons, navel, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2018 forum, torrance art museum, torrance, ca

2018 here, los angeles municipal gallery/lamag, curated by steve wong, los angeles, ca

2018 mush love: mycophilic art show, radical mycology convergence, mulino, or

2018 making kin, navel, los angeles, ca

2018 plantssssssssssss, art in the park at arroyo seco park sponsored by the department of cultural affairs, los angeles, ca

2018 we make space and space makes us, navel, los angeles, ca

2018 redfield presents vol. 2, curated by mary clark & kayla ephros, hosted at eckaus latta, los angeles, ca

2017 on the other/side, human resources, los angeles, ca

2017 off the gold line, the memphis hotel workers lodge, los angeles, ca

2016 exit interview, human resources, los angeles, ca

2014 post-nickelodeon sexuality, d301, california institute of the arts, valencia, ca

2015 from the bricks of the prison, online exhibition, http://correctionsproject.com/calarts/gloria.html, curated by ashley hunt

2014 refractions : technologies of queer place making, curated by treva ellison, samuel riera, logbona olukonee, and christine knight, riera studio, havana, cuba

2014 dreaming wildly/ fighting to win – a benefit art auction for critical resistance la, the underground museum, los angeles, ca

2013 enter the darkness: fire to the prison industrial complex, east 7th punx, los angeles, ca

2013 wild queeries’,  queer art collective show, main gallery,  california institute of the arts, valencia, ca

2013 proyecto de creación algarabía art show, curated by proyecto algarabía, chuco’s justice center, inglewood, ca

2011 tierra de oro, curated by la raza student association, csulb ballroom, long beach ca

 

collaborative projects and exhibitions:

2019 for a world without prisons: a visual resistance as abolitionists strategy, a collaboration with critical resistance, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 resistance is fertile in collaboration with joanna swann, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 musa flaunt, in collaboration with lambe culo, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2016 worm hole project, the imagined life, mutual aid action los angeles, los angeles, ca

2016 soft drink social, in collaboration with hoops dj collective, human resources, los angeles, ca

2014 ch.r.o.m.e installation, brain dead fun time haunted maze, la antigua estacion mexicoach, presented by super chief gallery la, tijuana, mx. 

2014 ch.r.o.m.e gifs, the mike kelley mobile homestead at moca geffen curated by critical resistance, los angeles, ca

2013 ch.r.o.m.e gifs, enter the darkness: fire to the prison industrial complex, east 7th punx, los angeles, ca

2013 chuco’s justice center memorial, (dis)junctions media conference, university of california riverside, ca

 

public appearances:

2019 reading, “we spoke” organized by meital yaniv, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 in conversation with edxie betts, women’s center for creative work, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 workshop, “political fan fiction meet up”, k-con, los angeles contemporary exhibitions

2019 practicum faculty, “artists run spaces in the gentrifying city”, california institute of the arts, valencia, ca

2019 workshop, mapping un/seen space, lamagplay, los angeles municipal gallery/lamag, los angeles, ca

2018 guest teacher, “we make space/space makes us”, angeles workshop school (high school), los angeles, ca

2018 artists in residence presenter with school of making thinking, “explore vr in collaboration with cucalorus”,  lumina festival of the arts, university of north carolina wilmington, wilmington, nc

2018 collaborative artist talk with tasha bjelić, “we make space and space makes us”, navel, los angeles, ca

2018  public conversation, “dismantling the man into things”, first international gathering of politics, art, sport, and culture for women in struggle hosted by the clandestine indigenous revolutionary committee – under the general command of the ejército zapatista de liberación nacional (ezln), chiapas, mx

2017 panelist, “at the end of the day, at least we have each other: care and accountability in the arts, community organizing, and allied fields”, common field convening, japanese american cultural & community center, los angeles, ca

2017 artist lecture, “other dialogues”, vincent price art museum, monterey park, ca

2016 workshop, “worm hole project workshop”, mutual aid action los angeles, los angeles, ca

2015 panelist, “tangents on aspiration”, lancaster museum of art and history, lancaster, ca

2013 panelist, “femme methodologies: a tea party”, mak center for art and architecture, los angeles, ca

 

curatorial and organizing projects

2019 the zapatista wi-fi rebellion: a pedagogical glitch in the digital system, navel, los angeles, ca (forthcoming)

2019 organizer, rip-roar, other books, los angeles, ca

2019 curator, i’m here, art in the park at arroyo seco park sponsored by the department of cultural affairs, los angeles, ca

2018 co-organizer, equal and meaningful art access for all: a panel and conversation for actionable strategies and pathways towards art world equity, torrance art museum, torrance, ca

2018 curator, coatlicue 2.0, art in the park, at arroyo seco park sponsored by the department of cultural affairs, los angeles, ca

2015-18 core organizer and public programs organizer, at land’s edge

 

catalogues:

2018 forum I, torrance art museum, torrance, ca

2016 last exit, georgia lassner, with sarah loyer, self-published, los angeles, ca

 

authored publications and essays:

2016 publication, a postcard note of solidarity to banana – after a life in an open-air prison , (ace) artist community engagement grant,  rema hort mann foundation, california institute of the arts, los angeles, ca

2016 essay, an intimate relationship with a photo of hungry children and a desperate mother, picturing humanism: notes on the family of man, calarts bartman fund, california institute of the arts, los angeles, ca

 

press:

2019 “arts & entertainment: datebook” by carolina a. miranda, los angeles times, latimes.com

2019 “lace: take my money/take my body”, by jennie e. park, artillery, artillerymag.com

2019 “getting to here” , interview by anuradha vikram with  steve wong , x-tra , xtraonline.org 

2018 “los angeles municipal art gallery (lamag)”, by raleigh barrett, noho arts district, nohoartsdistrict.com

2018 “diverse artists navigate boundaries in “here” at los angeles municipal art gallery” by annabel osberg, aeqai journal, aeqai.com

2018 “l.a. art contemporary / here / los angeles municipal art gallery, by vojislav radovanovic and jason jenn, l.a. art documents, youtube.com/artdocuments

 2018 “exploring boundaries with here – a group show at la municipal art gallery”, by patrick quinn, art and cake, artandcakela.com

2018 “exquisite l.a. volume 2″, by claressinka anderson and joe pugliese, contemporary art review los angeles (carla) issue 14 , contemporaryartreview.la 

2014 “burning down the house: cultural activism bases in south l.a.”, art bound, kcet.org

2014  “|ch.r.o.m.e.| enter the darkness: fire to the prison industrial complex”, la taco, lataco.com

2014  “|ch.r.o.m.e.| enter the darkness: fire to the prison industrial complex”, justseeds, justseeds.org