Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Summer 2014

Machera Series 5. Performance at  the Chicago Artists
 Coalition in Chicago. Photo by Nancy Valladares.



During this season I had the pleasure of working with the talented performers Mary Tilden and Liliana Castellanos, and with the photographer and videographer Nancy Valladares.


Machera Series 5. Performance at  the Chicago Artists
 Coalition in Chicago. Photo by Nancy Valladares.

I was invited and commissioned to participate in different venues such as ArtBash at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts.Michigan City, IN and Starving Artist at the Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, Illinois, where these fun photos where taken by Nancy Valladares.


Machera Series 5. Performance at  the Chicago Artists
 Coalition in Chicago. Photo by Nancy Valladares.


I started working at the School of the Art Institute as the Assistant Manager of the Fiber and Material Studies Department and as a Museum Educator Intern at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Machera Series 5. Performance at  the Chicago Artists
 Coalition in Chicago. Photo by Nancy Valladares.



Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Yeah, That's What She Said" Screening in NY


SexEd is an ongoing project that opens the conversation about sexual health and education in Unites States. My video piece  Ellas/Them (Women) 2012 was presented in the Cuchifritos gallery as part of this venue. Thanks to one of the curators, and one of my favorite artist, Norene Leddy, my video piece will be screening at the "Yeah, That's What She Said" venue on March 30, a weekend long exhibition and arts festival on the Lower East Side in NYC. 

Here's the website:http://yeahthatswhatshesaidnyc.tumblr.com/.
For more info about SexEd: 
http://sexedproject.org/about


Sunday, June 30, 2013

An incredible night at Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival curating Trailer Park Proyects, IPRAC Chicago with Caitlin Ryan, featuring the amazing work of Johana Moscoso!!!


I am very honored that I was invited by guest curators Meredith Weber and Caitlin Ryan to present the Machera Series 3! It took place at the Trailer Park Project a space support by the IPRAC Institute of Puerto Rico Arts and Culture, During the Milwaukee Arts festival in Chicago. More pictures soon!!!



Monday, April 01, 2013

Video Guerrilha Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil 2011


Just find out that one of my videos got in the Video Guerrilha, An Art Gallery On Open Sky to, in São Paulo, Brazil in 2011. late but still very excited to be part in a exhibition in Brazil!


Catalog at: http://www.videoguerrilha.com.br/catalogo_vg_eng.pdf

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Indelicate Objects - A three-person exhibition by HATCH Projects Residents Kristina Felix, Johana Moscoso, and Kristin Nason Curated by HATCH Curatorial Resident Jessica Cochran



A three-person exhibition by HATCH Projects Residents
Kristina Felix, Johana Moscoso, and Kristin Nason
Curated by HATCH Curatorial Resident Jessica Cochran

Opening Reception: March 15, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 15 – April 2, 2013


217 North CarpenterChicago, Illinois 60607


In this three-person exhibition, HATCH Residents Johana Moscoso, Kristin Nason and Kristina Felix present a body of new sculptures and installations, which uniquely reflect each artist’s relationship to artistic labor. Their projects reinforce our understanding of artists as “art workers” who occupy a speculative space for production: in the studio, that which is ordinary is re-imagined, and disparate objects are merged together in the expressive, often subversive service of affect or aesthetic. In the context of art, such objects operate indelicately at the limits of normative function and expected meaning.

Johana Moscoso was born in Bogota, Colombia. She came to the United States in 2007 as a Masters student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she received an Artist Honors Scholarship. Moscoso has won awards for her work from places such Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and Port Moody Arts Centre in Canada. She has exhibited nationally in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Boston, Chicago, Michigan, New jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Santa Ana, CA. In addition, her work has been shown internationally and is part of the Latin America Art Collection of Cesar Gaviria. Currently she lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Kristin Nason is an artist currently living in Chicago. Nason’s work hinges together the blunt physicality of a yard sale with the emotional tenor of an unrequited love song. Her large-scale objects stand stubborn in their raw materiality, while gesturing beyond toward the realm of intangibles. Nason received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2001 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011.

Kristina Felix is a Chicago-based artist who makes artworks that explore the creative potential of language, labor and found narratives. Felix’s works are often cool and rational interpretations of topics such as love and desire, the supernatural and the homogenization of personal and spatial exploration after the Internet. Felix received an MFA in Transmedia from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010, and a BFA in Studio Art from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. Felix’s work was most recently exhibited at City Hall (Austin, Texas) as part of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, and published online at Pastelegram.org.

Jessica Cochran is currently Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized exhibitions for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Contemporary Arts Council, Poetry Foundation, Art Chicago and NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art. She is the recent recipient of a Clinton Hill Curator’s Grant.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Great Interview By Bad At Sports With Jessica Cochran!!!



 Last Friday Feb 22nd 2013 the show Structures for Reading curated by Jessica Cochran at the Center for Book and Paper Arts Gallery at Columbia College opened. Bad at sports did a great interview with Cochran: 

http://badatsports.com/2013/structures/

I have 2 pieces in this show :)