CV



ACADEMIC AND ARTISTIC EDUCATION 



Fall 2023. Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art
Photography, Video and Imaging Emphasis
School of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Honor

2005-2010. Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
Graduated with honors and thesis publication recommendation



 AWARDS AND PRIZES



2023-2026. National System of Art Creators; National Council for Culture and Arts, México, MX

2023-2024. Fokus Photography Grant; Gute Aussichten and Centro de la Imagen, Mexico-Germany

2023. Gary Metz Research Fellowship ; Center for Creative Photography's Fellowship program, Tucson Arizona, USA

2023. School of Art Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award; School of Art Honors & Awards Committee; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA

2022. Border Lab Graduate Fellowship; Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA

2022. Tinker Field Research Grant; Latin American Studies Department and Tinker Foundation; University of Arizona;  Tucson Arizona, USA

2021. Marcia Grand Centennial Sculpture Prize, School of Art; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA

2021. GPSC Research and Project Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Council; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA 

2021. Mellon-Fronteridades Grad Fellowship Award, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry; University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA 

2020. The University Fellows Award, Graduate College, University of Arizona; Tucson Arizona, USA 

2020-2022. Study Abroad Scholarship, Fundación del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in collaboration with Consejo Nacional para la Ciencia y la Tecnología; México, MX 

2020-2021. Study Abroad Scholarship, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo; México, MX

2019. Second Sight Award, Medium Photo Festival; San Diego, US

2018. Northern Exposure, Artist Award, Medium Photo Festival; San Diego, US

2018. Contemporary Photography Program, Artist Fellowship, PFC-Bancomer; Tijuana, MX

2018. Emerging Artists Grant, Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes; México, MX

2012. Research Grant for the Arts, Artistic Development and Creative Support Program, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California; Tijuana, MX


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2023. El viento o el polvo tal vez, The Front Gallery; San Diego California

2022. Animalizar el Deseo,Centro Cultural Tijuana, MX

2021. After America Day by Day: A Counter-cartography, Rombach Gallery; Tucson, US

2019. Penumbra de lo Visual, Centro Cultural Tijuana, MX

2018. Los Gorriones también saben, Galería Deslave; MX

2017. Fotógrafos ambulantes, Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX. (Catalog)

2014. Transformación, Festival Internacional de Cine y Genero; Tijuana, MX

2013. Fotógrafos ambulantes. Alquimistas de lo efímero, Museo de Historia de Tijuana, Tijuana, MX




GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2024. Outsiders from the other side, Curated by Damariz Aispuro and Sean Meredith, Track 16 Gallery; Los Angeles, California

2023. Por qué no jugamos a _______?, Curated by Roselin Rodriguez, Gute Aussichten-Centro de la Imagen; Mexico City, MX

2023. MFA Thesis Show, Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, USA

2021. “Rescue Operation: From Aliens to humans”, Pastor Projects, Galería de Ciudad; Tecate, MX

2021. “Matrix of mobility: networks of objects and exchange”, The Eighth Annual Wollesen Memorial Art History Symposium, University of Toronto, [Virtual].

2021. “Homeplace as a site of resistance”, in collaboration with the Sienna Collective, a student-led organization for artists of color, Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory; Tucson, USA.

2019. “Creation on the move”, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso; Mexico City, MX.

2019. “Everything but a ghost”, Centro de la Imagen; Mexico City, MX.

2019. “PFC 17”, Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX.

2018. “A dangerous obsession. A thriller of plastic moments”, Human Resources; Los Angeles, US.

2018. “A column of tracks”, Galería Internacional de la ciudad; Tijuana, MX.

2017. “On the run / From hand to mouth”, Galería de la Ciudad; Mexicali, MX.

2017. “Nowhere but here”, The Front Arte Cultura; San Diego, US.

2017. “Tools to dismantle the vision”, Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX.

2016. “X Photography biennial of Baja California”, Centro Estatal de las Artes; Mexicali, MX.

2016. “II Biennial of photography of Oaxaca”, Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo; Oaxaca, MX.

2016. “Relooking ourselves: (re)enunciate (to) the archive”, Recinto del Patrimonio Universitario; Saltillo, MX.

2015. “Remedies for an absent archive syndrome. Records, appropriations, montages, translations, amendments of the image”, Centro Estatal de las Artes; Tijuana, MX.

2015. “IX Photography biennial of Baja California”, Centro Estatal de las Artes; Mexicali, MX.




PUBLICATIONS


Author


2018. “Photography and Monument: Representation, Fiction and Power”. Goethe Institut. Publication in the context of the artwork "La Border Curios" carried out at the US-Mexican Border by Italian photographer Laura Fiorio. The essay has been translated into English and German and presented at Goethe Institut; Mexico City, MX and ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights); Berlin, DE.

2012. “Soundscape of Tijuana: the local rock scene (1962-1972)”, Centro Cultural Tijuana, publication in the context of the research for the exhibition Obra Negra, curated by Olga Margarita Dávila and Carlos Ashida.


Photographer


2015. “Juvenile homicide. Ayotzinapa and precarious lives in Latin America and Spain”, Coord. José Manuel Valenzuela, NED Ediciones, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte e ITESO. Publication presented at the Feria Internacional del libro de Guadalajara, MX.

2012. “Nos/otros – Them and us. Arts, culture and identity on the US/Mexican Border”, José Manuel Valenzuela, Dirección General de Culturas Populares. Publication presented at the Feria Internacional del libro de Guadalajara, MX.

2012. “Welcome amigos to Tijuana. Graffiti on the border”, Coord. José Manuel Valenzuela, Editorial RM in co-edition with Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes y El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Publication presented at the Feria Internacional del libro de Guadalajara, MX.

2012. “Thirst for evil. Feminicide, youth and social exclusion”, José Manuel Valenzuela, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.


Photoeditor


2017. “Santa Muerte. Spaces, worships and devotions”, Coord. Alberto Hernández, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, El Colegio de San Luis. Publication presented at the Feria Internacional del libro de Guadalajara, MX.



PUBLIC SPEAKING


2023. Artist talk. Photography and Social Science, Universidad de Baja California, Tijuana

2023. Artist talk. Border Lab showcase, Pidgin Palace Arts, Tucson Arizona, USA

2022. Artist talk. Medici Scholars and Donors Luncheon, The School of Art, University of Arizona; Tucson, USA

2021. Artist talk. Charlas with Mariel Miranda. Cala Alliance; Phoenix, USA

2021. Lecture. Archivo intervenido (Intervened archive). Clases Magistrales de Invierno, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; Tijuana, MX

2021. Panel Discussion. America Day by Day: A Counter-cartography, The Eighth Annual Wollesen Memorial Art History Symposium, University of Toronto, Canada

2019. Lecture. Everything was black and yet it glowed, Medium Photo Festival; San Diego, USA

2019. Artist talk. From the historical fragment to a critical reading of Latin American politics, 17 Encuentro de Fotografía, Fototeca de Nuevo León; Monterrey, MX

2018. Panel Discussion. Abstraction and appropriation in contemporary photography, Museum of Photographic Arts; San Diego, USA

2018. Lecture. Presences and absences in the visual question of post-photography, Universidad Iberoamericana; Tijuana, MX

2017. Lecture. 70 years of walking photography in Tijuana, Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX

2017. Lecture. 193 years of photography: frames and breaks in a story, Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX

2017. Lecture. Frames and breaks in one Photography History, Cine Tonala, Tijuana; Tijuana, MX

2017. Artist talk. Trayectorias fotográficas 02: Mariel Miranda; Museo de Historia de Tijuana, Tijuana, MX

2017. Lecture. Presences and absences in the visual question of post-photography, Universidad Iberoamericana; Tijuana, MX

2016. Lecture. Social use of photography. Time, space and memory, Universidad Iberoamericana; Tijuana, MX

2016. Panel Discussion. Independent practices of cultural management, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Tijuana, MX

2016. Panel Discussion. Youth, media and audiovisual production, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Tijuana, MX

2015. Artist Talk. Arte y Comunidad, 1er Congreso Internacional Territorios Comunitarios, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; Tijuana, MX

2014. Panel Discussion. Cine Documental, Jornadas de Comunicación, Universidad Iberoamericana; Tijuana, MX



OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE [ART WORKSHOPS]


2023. Making Street: Walking as an aesthetic practice; Museum of Contemporary Art; Tucson, USA / [6 sessions, 12 hours, in person]


2022. Muevemundomuromáscara. Taller de ciencia ficción (Moveworldwallmask. Science Fiction Workshop); Biblioteca Comunitaria Cumbres; Tijuana, MX / [6 sessions, 18 hours, in person]


2022. La investigación, conceptualización y transdisciplina en el arte (Research, conceptualization and transdisciplinarity in the arts); SONDA, Fototeca de Nuevo León; Monterrey, MX / [3 sessions, 9 hours, online]


2022. Collage: Sorting, Intervene, De-familiarize; The AjA Project + Southwestern College; San Diego, USA / [1 session, 4 hours, in person]


2020. The inexistence of an image: photographs not taken; workshop for photography mentors at The AjA Project; San Diego, USA / [1 session, 4 hours, online]


2019. Fanzines de un millón de yenes (One million yen fanzines), 17 Encuentro de Fotografía, Fototeca de Nuevo León; Monterrey, MX / [2 session, 8 hours, in person]


2019. Experimental workshop / Robert Smithsonarchive and imagination, San Diego City College; San Diego, USA / [1 session, 4 hours, in person]


2017. 193 años de fotografía: marcos y rupturas de una historia (193 years of photography: frames and breaks in a story),Centro Cultural Tijuana; Tijuana, MX / [2 session, 8 hours, in person]


2017. Fotofanzine y metodologías de archivo (Fotofanzine and archive methodologies), Museo de Historia de Tijuana; Tijuana, MX / [2 session, 6hours, in person]



FILM PRODUCTION



2023. Director Las Cumbres
Synopsis: Mariel along with her brother, neighbors and friends in Las Cumbres, their neighborhood in Tijuana, plan how to defend their loved ones from a plague of narcos who are burning cars and causing terror in their homes
18 min
Link: By request.



2015. Co-Director Walking Photographers. Alchemists of the ephemeral
Synopsis: Through the testimonies of four photographers and their families, we explore the multiple meanings of the walking photographers within popular culture and Tijuana’s collective memory. The documentary explores the photo paradigm shift and the labor impacts in a small group of men trade that depends on their vintage Polaroid cameras to sell portraits in public spaces
33 min
Link: https://vimeo.com/574751488



SEMINARS ATTENDED



2022. Workshop. Pushing Image Into Form: Expanding Dimension by Letha Wilson at Anderson Ranch; Aspen, USA

2021. Seminar. History of Latin America: sugar, oil and cocaine, by Fiebre Ediciones; Online

2019. Seminar. Bodies and languages in the neoliberal era. A view from Italian philosophy, by Seminario Permanente de Teoría Contemporánea; Tijuana, MX

2018-2019. Program. Contemporary Photography Program; Tijuana, MX

2017-2018. Program. Contemporary Photography Program; Tijuana, MX

2016-2017. Program. Contemporary Art Production Program. Relaciones

Inesperadas; Tijuana, MX

2018. Seminar. Deleuze and Witchcraft, by Seminario Permanente de Teoria Contemporanea; Tijuana, MX

2018. Seminar. Jaques Ranciere and Dissent, by Seminario Permanente de Teoria Contemporanea; Tijuana, MX

2017. Seminar. Italian autonomous Marxism. Signs and affections in late capitalism, by Seminario Permanente de Teoria Contemporanea; Tijuana, MX

2016. Workshop. The politics of theory: a personal journey, by Prof. John Randolph Beverley II, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Tijuana, MX

2016. Workshop. Digital Narrative as a Research Method: Community Collaboration, Vernacular Voice, by Prof. Robert Irwin, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Tijuana, MX

2016. Workshop. Post-photography, by José Luis Osiris Arias. Relaciones Inesperadas; Tijuana, MX

2014. Workshop. The necessity of the artifice. Comparative history of photography, by Alex Dorfsman. Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi; San Luis Potosí, MX

2014. Seminar. Permeable methodologies, transmissible strategies (interdisciplinary research in Contemporary Art), by Carmen Cebreros Urzaíz. Relaciones Inesperadas; Tijuana, MX