Awarded the Let Creativity Happen Art Grant!!


Very excited to be awarded the Let Creativity Happen Art Grant by Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs !!!!! Can't wait to start working on this sculptural installation!!!


I have been interested in using drivers manual and transit rules as a metaphore for awhile now, and my time behind the wheel is coming across in my art. "Zipper merging your ducks in my row, Houston TX" will be unveiling 2020 ;)

Learn more about the grant and other awarded artists HERE

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Decodificando el Bule en Museo Arocena.

 
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Photo: Roberto Carlos Manon

Photo: Roberto Carlos Manon

Arte/Sano entre Artistas 5.0 es una exposición itinerante y actualmente esta en Coahuila y viaja de la Biblioteca Pape en Monclova al Museo Arocena en Torreón. La inauguración se llevará a cabo el jueves 30 de Mayo a las 7pm.

@map_mexico @museoarocena

ON VIEW during Earth Day Celebration

Time Less will be on view on Saturday May 18 at Sugar Land Town Square during Earth Day Celebration.

Enjoy a Family day celebrating Earth Day! This year the entertainment includes Andyroo & THe Andyrooniverse and the very popular Texas Snakes & More! Approximately 30 additional exhibits will provide interactive environmental activities that address recycling, upcycling, gardening, clean water, water conservation, tree care, clean air, nature appreciation and much more! Keep Sugar Land Beautiful will be accepting cell phones and eyeglasses to be recycled at their booth. For more information, please visit www.kslb.org

MORE INFO HERE

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UNVEILING at The International Arts Festival

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Unveiling Time Less!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Noon - 6 p.m.
The Crown Festival Park [see map]
18355 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Time Less explores the relationship between time, plastic consumption and plastic disposal. The sculptural installation is composed of more than 75% recycled material from Sugar Land. The hourglass shaped sculptures are constructed using different types of plastics (PETE, HDPE, PVC and PP), urging viewers to reflect on the time it takes to consume the product and decompose the object.

The work was commissioned by The City of Sugar Land, TX and will beon view during theInternational Arts FestivalandEarth Day Celebrationand move to the Visiting Center Building after the events.

Artist Talk. Equilibrio.

Equilibrio Artist Talk April 20
The Community Artists’ Collective
4101 San Jacinto Street, Suite 116
Houston, TX 77004

Join us Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. for insights from Equilibrio artists Nela Garzόn, Veronica Gaona, Delilah Montoya, Diane Benavides Rios, Carolina Borja and Curator Tina Hernandez.


Don't miss out. April 20 is the last day to see this exhibition.

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Time Less unveiling Saturday April 13th!!

This temporary installation was commissioned by The City of Sugar Land, Texas – City Government Cultural Arts Program in partnership with Environmental and Neighborhood Services and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful. The unveiling will take place at the Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Earth Day Celebration in Sugar Land Town Square, on April 13, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

“Time Less” reflects on the relationship between time, plastic consumption and plastic disposal. The sculptural installation is composed of more than 75% recycled material from Sugar Land. The hourglass shaped sculptures are constructed using different types of plastics (PETE, HDPE, PVC and PP).

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Public Art Installation in Sugar Land.

A new commission by the City of Sugar Land, TX. The installation work is composed of recycled materials and reflects on the relationship between the time and use of plastic objects. Through plastic disposed from Sugar Land businesses including PETE, HDPE and PVC the sculptures suggest formulating a longer life span for certain products we consume on a frequent basis.

The work will be exhibited on April 13 during Earth Day at Sugar Land Town Square Plaza.

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Published in Milenio

Decodificando el bule,  in collaboration with Fidel Geronimo for Arte/Sano ÷ Artistas 5.0. Here is an article that talks about the piece, the collaboration and the next iteration of the well known biennial.

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Art meets ecology

This Friday I will be part of a discussion series regarding ecology and contemporary art. I will be sharing about my role as collaborator in "A trashy tale", a recent project lead by Sandra Teitge and Franziska Pierwoss regarding the formal and informal economies in Mexico City's waste management. This event is free and open to the public. Join us and share your interest in related issues. 

Friday June 2, 2017

11:30 am- 2:00 pm

Unidad de Posgrado UNAM. Salón B002 Edificio B. Planta Baja

Sneak Peek to upcoming show

Been in the gallery working on some cool footage as part of the installation included in Unflinching Facades opening April 8. Come and view the collage, video and experience the installation I have been working on for the past months.

Upcoming two person show at Soo Visual Arts Center

Excited to be in Minnesota for the big event!!! You're invited to the opening!!

SooVac.

2909 Bryant Avenue South. Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6-9PM
Show Runs:
April 8 - May 20

Unflinching facades explores the intersections of Carolina Borja and Jesse Matthew Petersen’s art. Both artists use layering and obfuscation in their process to convey larger concepts of manipulation and control. Collage, and multiple layers of alterations lend to a narrative of power structures and hidden agendas in both bodies of work.

Collaborating with Sandra Teitge and Franziska Pierwoss

Union representatives, waste pickers, government officials, architects, artists, academics, urbanists - all in one room at six tables!

In the context of Mexico City, a city that produces extreme levels of waste and in which, as a result, official and unofficial ‘waste management’ economies have emerged and co-exist, Pierwoss & Teitge are developing a dinner performance for the MUAC that will address the ambiguity of this situation.
During the culinary as well as discursive evening, questions of the local demands of organic waste management, informal economies, and waste crime in the city along with their social, political, and economic importance will be addressed. Around a menu, specifically conceived for this context, invited experts together with the audience are invited to converse over dinner.

This was an awesome experience and feel very greatful to have been involved in the project. I served as a local liaison for Teitge and Pierwoss during there stay in Mexico City and development of A Trashy Tale.

Piñata contest at Museo de Arte Popular

El Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City has been hosting a contest where traditional hand made piñatas are created and exhibited. I was one of the many artists and artisans that participated. This was the 10th edition and each year the completion gets better. I look forward to the 11th.

My first Solo Exhibition

I am getting ready for the show!!! Thrilled to be a resident at The White Page Gallery and have my opening night August 19th. This work is titled Transplanting Cityscapes and comes to a surprise I am actually moving cities right after the show starts.

Fri, Aug 19, 2016 - Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Opening Night: Aug 19th 2016 7pm-10pm 

LOCATED:
3400 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN
55407
OPEN HOURS:
Saturday - Monday (while exhibitions are up)
1PM - 5PM
*or by appointment

On View at the American Craft Council

The American Craft Council not only publishes their amazing magazine but they also exhibit craft and art in their lovely space. I got lucky and exhibited A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Here is an article about my work, the experience and my interest in craft.

Income/Outcome

Income/Outcome: A Dialogue For Social Change. This is not a panel. 
An interactive conference where the attendees will explore their old money, gender and race constructs, change perspectives on their worth and design strategies to act on their newly defined values. The attendees will take away tools to negotiate and identify their power. In the process they will change their: Income/Outcome

Details: http://bridgescreate.com/women-and-money-planning-committee/  Limit of 30 Participants.  Must register: drb@bridgescreate.com

Interactive Discussion Topics:
1. Race and Gender Power: Perception and Reality. Facilitator: Carolina Borja.    http://www.carolinaborjastudio.com

2. What’s Your Street Value?  Know your worth: how the story you tell yourself matters. Facilitator: Kristi Hemmer http://www.puttingwomeninpower.com/#awe

3. Art As Social Change: Is it All About The Money? Facilitator: Barbara Rogers Bridges
http://bridgescreate.com/