CV

Teaching of visual arts

2017 – 2017 | Biohacking segment of the class Prototipos at ITESM Monterrey, Mexico

2007 -2008 | Fine arts Teacher at Lakka Studio in Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico
Curricula taught:

  • Introduction to fine arts technique.
  • Introduction to oil and acrylic painting techniques
  • Drawing fundamentals
  • Retrospectives of the great masters in Art History.

Teaching Bonsai

2016 | Workshop at the Hidden Garden Nursery in Chicago

2016 | Bonsai Demonstration at the Chicago Botanical Gardens

2015 | Workshop Demonstration at the “6a. EXPO-BONSAI” of the Confederación Mexicana de Arte Bonsai at the Museum of popular culture Coyoacan Mexico City, Mexico.

2013-2015 | Main Instructor at the “Fujikawa International School of Bonsai” at Fujikawa Kouka-en, in Osaka, Japan.

Professional Activities

2016 | Artist in residency at the DIY Biolab Hackuarium in Lausanne Switzerland

2016 | Participation in the panel: “Cultural Entrepreneurship, Experiences from Silicon Valley” at ITESM campus Cuernavaca

2016 | Participation in the Collective exhibition: The Woven Cosmos in the frame of the 2016 National Symposium of the Textile Society of America in Savannah Georgia

2015 | Speaker at Berkeley Biolabs, Berkeley, USA: “BioArt and what it can do for Biotechnology

2015 | Invited speaker at the 6a. EXPO-BONSAI, Mexico City, Mexico: The Context of Bonsai in the World and the Future of Bonsai”

2014-2015 | Resident at Berkeley Biolabs, Berkeley, USA. Focus: Developing molecular biology for making art

2012-2014 | Artist in residence at Fujikawa Kouka-en, Osaka, Japan. Focus: Bonsai research and production.

2011 | Photography of the book Porcelana Japonesa en México Virreinal, a project beneficiary of FONCA through the Coinverciones program by Fátima Castro Rodríguez

2009 – 2010 | Chef of Educational Services at the Contemporary Art Museum Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico.

2008 | Producer of the Video Podcasts series o0O0o; Arte y Tecnología. Mexico City, Mexico

2007 | Personal assistant of the international Artist Hugo Laurencena. Mexico City, Mexico

2006 | Speaker at the Quinto Encuentro Nacional de Historia del Arte (Fifth National meeting of Art History) at Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico. Subject:

  • La caricatura en México y Argentina; Rius y Quino. (The Cartoon in Mexico and Argentina; Ruis and Quino).

2005 | Vice president of the Alumni Society of Art History at Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City, Mexico | Activities achieved:

  • Talk by the Film director, Guillermo Arriaga
  • Exhibition of the Vitra collection
  • Sin-City movie Post-production talk from Alex Toader, Visual effects artist from Troublemaker Studios.

Academic Studies

Degrees:

2015- 2017 | Masters in Fine Arts candidate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago;

2002- 2007 | Bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City; The top Art History program in the Nation and one of the 3 most prestigious private universities in Mexico.

Skills | Training | Diplomas:

2014-2015 | Artist in Residency at Berkeley Biolabs, Berkeley, USA. Focused in the development of Molecular Biology techniques for art.

2012-2014 | Expert course on bonsai at the Fujikawa International Bonsai in, Osaka Japan. One of the top 5 Bonsai Dynasties in Japan.

2008 Workshop | Experimental electronics for the arts at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda. Mexico City, Mexico

2008 | Introduction to Business Administration at UNAM FESC Cuautitlán Izcalli. Mexico City, Mexico

2001 | Course in Acrylic Painting

At the Hellenic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

2001 | Course Introduction to Fine Arts

At the Hellenic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

2001 | Course in Drawing the Human Figure

At the Hellenic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

Awards and Grants

2015| School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dean’s Grant

2015 | FONCA National Scholarship for international studies from the national fund for culture and the arts.

2015 | CONCAYT National Scholarship for international studies from the national council for science and technology

2014| School of the Art Institute of Chicago Incentive Grant

Exhibitions:

2016 Open Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2016 (Upcoming) Collective exhibition The Woven Cosmos: Visualizing the Invisible through Textile, Modern Science, and Ancient Worldviews at the Textile Society of America Symposium

2015 Open Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014 CMAB Annual Exhibition at the Museum of Popular Cultures in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico

2013 Taikan-ten, Kyoto, Japan,

2013 Kokufu-ten, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Taikan-ten, Kyoto, Japan

2008    Transmutaciones (Transmutations) Lakka Gallery, Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico

2006    Hecho en México: Arte en formación (Made in Mexico: developing art). Accompanying exhibition of the Fifth National Art History Encounter in Mexico City, Mexico.

Various

Fluent English Language proficiency

Fluent Spanish Language proficiency

Basic Japanese language proficiency

Software proficiency:

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Blender 3D