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EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): SMACT – Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology, 2012
San Francisco Art Institute: BFA – Interdisciplinary Arts: Installation Art, Digital Media, Education and Public Art, 2006
City College of San Francisco: Fine Arts and Education, 2002
Foothill College: Courses in Design, Photography, Art History and English, 1995-1996
Universidad de Chile – Playa Ancha: Courses in Methodology, Art History and Painting, 1993-1994

 

CURRENT ARTISTIC & DESIGN RESEARCH
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When the Invisible Punishing Machine is everywhere…

JOURNEY TO REFUGE, (Durational – Multimedia/Performance/Installation/Fieldwork/Research)
Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA 04.2012-Present
The Weight I Carry with Me: (Durational – Multimedia/Performance/Installation/Fieldwork/Research)
Cambridge, MA; Fort Bragg, CA; San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA. Started 10.2010-Present
+ Thesis Book: When the Invisible Punishing Machine is everywhere: How Mechanism of Social Control (mass incarceration, institutional racism, slavery and repression) in the USA shapes the Individual as well as the Social Space | MIT ACT, Cambridge, MA February 2012
+ I thought I’ve Seen Humans, National Park Services – Alcatraz Island (Former Federal Prison), San Francisco CA – Sept-Oct.2011
+ Thesis Project: The Weight I Carry with me, MIT ACT, Cambridge MA 05.18.2011
+ Rehearsals for Future Actions, Boston City Hall, Boston MA 03.112011
+ One-on-One Conversations with the Weight I Carry with me, Fort Bragg CA – Dec.2010-Jan.2011

OTHER PROJECTS – (select)
FIELDWORK, MULTIFACETED, ACTIONS, PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS, PERFORMANCES, VIDEOS and SOCIALLY ENGAGED

Racial Pre_Filing Vest, (Seminar/Intervention/Tactical Media Performance)
RECESS 2: Cultivating Urban Agency – Art of This gallery, Minneapolis, MN 06.30.2010
The Blues Calling (series), (Participatory Action/Workshop)
MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 03-05.18.2010
Glaciers Under Our Skin, (Participatory Action/Workshop/Intervention/Video)
MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 05.04.2010
Unequal State of Amnesty, (Instructional & Performance Video), 05.2010
Warehoused for 15 Year to Life, (Billboard) – Galeria de la Raza, SF CA 02.2010
Passing the Ball: Wounded Witnesses Wounded Storytellers, (Multifaceted Project)
Cambridge, MA /San Francisco, CA Oct-Dec.2009
Conundrum of an Artist and Researcher, Oda to Foucault, (Performance Video) 10.2009
(SHU) Sensible Housing Unit: AIR, (Participatory Action/Performance)
Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, SF CA 05.21.2009
Restless Sleep, (Performance Video) 05.2008
Wear Orange for a Day, (Annual Public Participatory Action)
Plain Human and Intersection for the Arts, CA, MA and TX 03.2008-Present
247365, (Performance Video) 01.2008
Hunting the Now, (Public Treasure Hunt)
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA 12.2007-Present
The Inmate, (Public Intervention & Performance Video)
San Francisco, CA 01.2007

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, FESTIVALS and EVENTS  – (select)

THIS IS WHAT I WANT performance festival 2012, San Francisco, 06.2012
Alcatraz Symposium on Justice and Freedom
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We Players and National Park Service, San Francisco, CA 10.2011
Micromanagement, Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 10.2011
MIT ACT – Master Thesis. Cambridge, MA 05.18.2011
Home for the Holidays
, Lost Coast Cultural Machine, CA 12.2010-01.2011
RECESS 2: Cultivating Urban Agency, Art of This gallery, Minneapolis, MN 06.30.2010
Toronto Free Broadcasting, Toronto Free Gallery, Canada 08.2009
Future Landscapes Designed by Women, MCCLA, SF CA 02.2009
Strange Hope, Galeria de la Raza, SF CA 02.2009
The Prison Project, Intersection for the Arts, SF CA 02.2008
Grounded? Southern Exposure, SF CA 12.2007
Humane Slaughter Acts Performance Festival, SlaughterhouseSpace, Healdsburg CA 11.03.2007
Hidden Histories, HYPER.SEA [Hyper Socially Engaged Arts], SF CA 09.2007
Stages of Culture, South of Market Arts [somarts], SF CA 08.2007
Il Gardino Secreto, Living Gallery, Lecce – Italy 03.2007
Illusion V: Beyond Our Block, Kimball Gallery, De Young Museum, SF CA 09.2006
Illusion IV: The Conquest, Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, SF CA 06.2006
Paradigms Lost, Galeria de la Raza, SF CA 10.2004 – 03.2005
Borderland Film/Art Festival, Galeria de la Raza, SF CA 12.2004
Unfurled, Pond Gallery, SF CA 11.2004
Export Art, San Francisco World Affairs Counsel, SF CA 11.2003
Two 9/11 In A Lifetime, New College of California, SF CA 09.2003
Secrets Of Ordinary Things, McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, SF CA 03.2003
Drawing Resistance [www.drawingresistance.org] 2001-2005

 

AWARDS, GRANTS and RECOGNITIONS

MIT – Presidential Award, 2009-201o
MIT – Department of Architecture Award, 2009-2011
Community Art Grants by Zellerbach Family Foundation & W.A. Gerbode Foundation, 2006
Osher Memorial Merit Scholarship – San Francisco Art Institute, 2003-2006
Americorp Educational Award, 2001
John D. Anderson Scholarship, 2001
Bay Area Chilean Center Scholarship, 1995
Summer Scholarship Program – Academy of Arts, 1991

 

LECTURES AND TALKS

When the Invisible Punishing Machine is everywhere. THE WEIGHT I CARRY WITH ME, MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 05.18.2011
Sit-in To Decipher an Illegible Punishment,
MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 03.14.2011
When Life and Art are Too Real…
MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 03.18.2009
The Blues Calling
, MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 03.18.2009
Passing the Ball: Wounded Witnesses Wounded Storytellers, MIT Program of Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA 12.16.2009
Artist Talk with Migdalia Valdes and Mabel Negrete, Intersections for the Arts, SF CA 05.23.09
Wear Orange for a Day project, Intersection for the Art’s Open Process series, 10.3.2007

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Member, Human Rights Coalition (HRC) (http://hrcoalition.org/) 6.2012-Present
Member
, Decarcerate PA (http://decarceratepa.info) 6.2012-Present
Co-founding Member, Plain Human 2007-Present
Curatorial Board Member, Mission Community Council: Plaza 16 Project 2006-2007
Co-founder and Director, Hypersea 2005-Present
Curatorial Board, Anti-Advertising Agency 2005
Member, Borderland Collective 2004-2005
Co-founder, SAW – Street Art Workers 2003
Co-founding Member, Brass Liberation Orchestra 2002-2005
Member, San Francisco Print Collective 2000-2005
Member, Prison Activist Resource Center 1998-2001

 

PUBLISHED IN BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND CATALOGS

Badger, Gina. Ed. FUSE Magazine: ABOLITION, 35-3 Summer 2012 Printed in Canada in Indigenous Land pgs. 1-2; 10; 24 & 34-35
Tan, Pelin. Ed. Muhtelif | Contemporary Art Publication. Issue 6 Winter 2012. Istanbul, Turkey
Intersection for the Arts & San Francisco State University.  Prison/Culture, exhibition book. San Francisco. CA 2010 SFWeekly
Patricia Rodrigruez. Curator. Future Landscapes Designed by Women, exhibition catalog. San Francisco. CA 2009
Le Duc, Aimee. Journal of Aesthetics and Protest: (de)Appropriation Project, Bruce Tomb and the Valencia Street Wall, Issue #6 – SF, CA 2008
Dores Sacquegna. Curator. Il Gardino Secreto. exhibition catalog. Lecce, Italy. 2007
Klein, Susan, Suellen Miller and Fiona Thomson, Eds. A Book for Midwives: Care for Pregnancy, Birth and Women’s Health. First Edition: December 2004 pgs. 78, 179, 180, and 341. Berkeley: The Hesperian Foundation, CA 2004
Gomez Barris, Macarena. Ed. Two 9/11’s in a Lifetime: A Project and Exhibition on the Politics of Memory. San Francisco, CA. 2003
Rodgers, Christy, Ed. What If? Journal of Radical Possibilities. Vol. II, August 2002 pg. 82. San Francisco CA 2002
Jaffe, Clella ILes, Ed. Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society. Canada: Thomson Learning, Inc. 2001

 

NEWS REVIEWS and ARTICLES

Prison Photography. Book Review: Prison/Culture. May 5 2010
Swanhuyser, Hiya. SF Weekly: Monsters, Inc. April 28 2010
B.A.N.G Lab. MIT ACT: Letter of Support for UCSD Prof. Dominguez. April, 2010
Roberts, Adrienne. SFMOMA | Open Space: Home is a Four letter word. 8.14.2009
Whiteside, Amber. San Francisco Bay Guardian: Unchain my art, Wednesday March 19, 2008
Swanhuyser, Hiya. SF Weekly: Insider Art, March 19, 2008
Torr, Jolene. Juxtapoz, Art and Culture Magazine: The Prison Project, Friday, 22 February 2008
Zassenhaus, Eric. KQED, Arts & Culture: Hidden Histories, September 14, 2007
Swanhuyser, Hiya. SF Weekly: Map Quest, September 12, 2007
Caiati, Vito. Bari Sera: Il Giardino Segrete in cui fiorisce l’arte, Tuesday, March 27, 2007
De Fillippi, Franceca. Exibart: Il Giardino Secreto, March 26, 2007
Ricci, di Daria. Cittå Magazine: “Il Giardino Segreto” ed è successo, March 22, 2007
Swanhuyser, Hiya. SF Weekly: The Walls Are Alive, March 1-7, 2006 pg. 23
Repodmon. Independent Media Center: The Borderland Interventions Have Already Begun Bay Area: December 2, 2004
Slaton, Joyce. SF Weekly: They Walk the Line, December 1-7, 2004 pg. 24
Crouse, Edward. San Francisco Metropolitan: Watch Out! December 6, 1999 pg. 14