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CURRICULUM VITAE

2012
PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
2011
Cero Galeria, Madrid, Spain
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
La Mamma Gallery, New York, NY
Intersection for the Arts 5M, San Francisco, CA
The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Sweden
Carriage Works, Sidney, Australia
Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2010
Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Belgium
Centro Cultural España Buenos Aires, Argentina
Border Biennial, El Paso TX and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Intersection for the Arts 5M, San Francisco, CA
Urban Research Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany
Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City
The Emergency Biennale, Georgia
2009
El Ajicero, Quito, Ecuador
Transitio, Mexico City
BRIC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
San Francisco Camerawork 30th Anniversary
Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA
2008
Vertex List, Brooklyn, NY
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico
CECBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Basel, Switzerland
Centro de la Imagen, México DF
The Emergency Biennale, Chechnya
2007
Zacheta National Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico
Atelier Frankfurt, Germany
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
Düsseldorf Fair for Contemporary Art, Germany
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA.
MUCA, México. D.F.
Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
2006
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
California Orange County Biennial 06
N-340 Espai D”Art Contermporanei Castelló, Spain
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Gallery 727, Los Angeles, CA
Museo del Palacio de la Autonomía, México, DF
Alliance Francais, San Francisco, CA.
Cultural Institute of Mexico, Washington, DC.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
2005
El Pobre Diablo, Quito, Ecuador.
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, México.
Antiguos Depósitos del Parque Pignatelli, Zaragoza, Spain
MassMOCA, North Adams, MA
CCEBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2004
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA.
2003
The Circus Project, La Habana, Cuba.
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, MI.
International Center of Photography, New York, NY.
2002
Cedille Space (with Torolab), Paris, France.
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA.
ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
2001
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA.
Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA.
2000
inSITE 2000 (with Armando Rascon), Tijuana, BC Mexico.
San Jose Museum of Modern Art, San Jose, CA.
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Casa de la Cultura Casa Lamm, México City.
1999
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco CA.
San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco CA.
Bienal Barro de America (with Coco Fusco). Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1997
The 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (with Coco Fusco). Johannesburg, South Africa.
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA.
The 10th Annual Cleveland  Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, OH.
1996
Border Subjects International Conference, University of Illinois, Normal, Ill.
Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA.

 

FILM/VIDEO SCREENINGS

Nuevo Dragon City  
2010
Festival de Cine Migrante, Argentina; Mexicali Rose Film Fest, Mexico; Echo Park Film
Center, Los Angeles.
2009
27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; Morelia International
Film Festival, Mexico; Cero Inspiracion, Quito, Ecuador; Festival de Cine de
Zacatecas Fronteras Migrantes, Mexico.
Maquilapolis  
2008
Filmmor Women's Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey; New Zealand Human Rights Film
Festival; 1st Festival Arab-Ibero-American, El Cairo, Egypt.
2007
NYMOMA Documentary Fortnight; AMBULANTE Film Festival, Mexico; 9th Thessaloniki
Documentary Festival, Greece; 9th Women's Film Festival in Seoul, Korea;
PLAY>DOC, Galicia, Spain; Muestra Internacional de Cine, Zaragoza, Spain;
Melbourne Film Festival, Australia; Festival de Cine Iberico y Latino Americano,
Melbourne Film Festival, Australia; Festival de Cine Iberico y Latino Americano,
Villeurbanne, France; Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin, Texas;
Tekfestival, Rome, Italy; Yi Lan Green International Film Festival in Taiwan; Globale
Labor B Fest, Berlin, Germany; Bologna Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy; The
House of Culture of Latin America, Berlin; Festival Dei Popoli, Florence, Italy.
2006
35th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; Green Film Festival, Seoul,
Korea; Contra el Silencio, Centro Nacional Para Las Artes, Mexico, D.F; Tribeca Film
Festival, New York; Guadalajara International Film Festival,Mexico; Chicago Latino
Film Festival; HotDocs Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; Seattle International Film
Festival; CECUT Tijuana, Mexico; Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de
Barcelona, Spain; Los Angeles Film Festival; Acapulco Film Festival, México; MadCat
Film Festival, Bay Area; Films from the South, Oslo, Norway; WMW2006, Tapiei,
Taiwan; Center for Social Media at American University, Washington, DC; Amnesty
International Reel Awareness Film Festival, Toronto; Morelia International Film
Festival, Mexico; Biooners Conference, San Rafael, CA; Sao Paulo Film Festival, Brazil
Tallgrass Film Festival, Kansas City; 49th International Lepizig Festival for
Documentary and Animated Film; San Francisco International Latino Film Festival;
Festival of Liberties Brussels, Belgium; Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, Calgary,
Alberta, Canada; Leeds International Film Festival, Great Britain; Amnesty International
Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada; St. Louis International Film Festival; Dominican
Republic Global Film Festival; CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark; Women's Worlds
Festival Human Rights, Terre Des Femmes, Tuebingen, Germany; Docudays Beirut
International Documentary Festival (8th).

 

FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

Nuevo Dragon City  
2008
Nuevo Dragon City (USA/Mexico 12 min). A group of Chinese Mexican teenagers world
barricade themselves inside an abandoned furniture store in Tijuana. As the outside
is closed off and they sit entrapped, their surroundings and actions become a
powerful commentary on their own social existence.
Director/Producer
Maquilapolis  
2006
MAQUILAPOLIS, (USA/México/2006 68 min.) An hour long video documentary about
(and by) workers in Tijuana's assembly factories, the maquiladoras.
Director/Producer/Camera.
The Graden of Eden  
1994
The Garden of Eden, (Canada/USA/Mexico/ 90 min.) Maria Novaro. The U.S./Mexico Art
border is the setting for this trio of tales surrounding displaced individuals looking for a
better life.
Director Assistant.
Raza  
1992
Raza, (USA/1993/41 min.) Adolfo Davila. A documentary video shot in location on the
state of California on High 8mm and Beta Cam SP. Raza addresses Chicano and
Mexican identities and the social and political reality in the United States through their
words and voices.
Photography.
Los Que Se Van  
1991
Los Que Se Van, (Mexico/1991/26 min.) Adolfo Davila. A video documentary exploring
Mexican immigration to California.
Assistant Producer.

 

RESIDENCIES

2011
Carriage Works, Sydney, Australia
2010
Centro Cultural España Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009
Ojo De Agua Media Collective, Oaxaca, Mexico
2007
Montalvo Arts Center, San Jose, CA
2005
MassMOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.
2003
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
The Center for Art and Public Life, CCA. Oakland, CA.
2002
Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2010
San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant
Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
2009
The Walter and Elise Haas Fund, San Francisco, CA
2007
Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York
Creative Work Fund, San Francisco, CA
MAQUILAPOLIS Cine Golden Eagle
Patrimonio de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico, DF
Honarable Mention Phelan Art Award in Photography, California
Alliance of Artists Communities, California
2006
Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales, FONCA
  Threshold Foundation, San Francsico, CA
  MAQUILAPOLIS Amnesty Intl. Special Jury Award CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
  MAQUILAPOLIS Audience Award, Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones
  Barcelona, Spain
  MAQUILAPOLIS Outstanding Achievement Award Tribeca Film Festival
  MAQUILAPOLIS Honorable Mention Green Film Festival of Seoul, Korea
  MAQUILAPOLIS Best Documentary, Contra el Silencio, Mexico, D.F
  Honorable Mention, VII Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Mexico
2005
Sundance Documentary Fund, Salt Lake City, UT
  Pantha Rhea, San Francisco, CA
2004
ITVS, San Francisco, CA
  LEF Foundation, Marin County, CA
  The San Diego Fellowship, San Diego, CA
2003
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
  CCAC Faculty Development Grant, San Francisco, CA
  Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize, San Francisco, CA
2001
Threshold Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  The New World Foundation, New York, NY
2000
The Creative Work Fund, San Francisco, CA
  Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY
  Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize, a program administered by New Langton Arts, San
  Francisco, CA
  The U.S. - Mexico Fund for Culture, Mexico, DF
1999
Cultural Equity Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
1998
The Eureka Award, San Jose, CA
  The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY
1996
Bay Area Award, New Langton Arts, Performance Art. San Francisco, CA

 

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COLLECTIONS

The Verbund Collection, Vienna, Austria.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The Museum of Modern Art New York
The Oakland Museum of California
ArtNow International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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