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EDUCATION

2004, MFA, New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1999, American University, Post-Undergraduate Studies, Washington, DC
1999, BA, Painting and Latin American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009  
El Museo del Ghetto, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, Curator: Christopher K. Ho

2008  
Cash Sold Here, Cuchifritos, New York, NY, Curator: Heng-Gil Han

2007  
Descendants of Ascension, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY, Curator:     Heng-Gil Han 
Contemporary Fine Art Projects, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Descendants of Ascension, G Fine Art, Washington, DC

2006 
Documentos, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2005 
Ghost Signatures, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Underwriting, G Fine Art, Washington, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Catalyst, Katzen Arts Center/Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, Curator: J.W. Mahoney
Shifting Constructs, Pereferico Caracas / Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
Intanglible Interferences, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Denise Carvalho
Under New Management, Queens St. West, Toronto, CA, Curators: Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot & Su-Ying Lee
Beyond Pavement & Windows, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Curator: Maggie Michael
Conversions, Bronx ArtSpace, Bronx, NY 
Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY

2009 
Bauble, Wool Exploratorium, Washington, DC
Invisible Empire, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Curator: Jean-Michel Crapanzano 
Shifting Constructs, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
Tuning Exhibition, Incheon Biennial, Incheon, Korea, Curator: Heng-Gil Han
Emerge 10, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, Curator: Sara Reisman
We the People, Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland, Curator: Gregory McCartney
Preemptive Resistances, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, Curator: Denise Carvalho
Your Documents Please, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany; Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia; Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico, Curator: Daniel Georges

2008
The Red Badge of Courage, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ, Curator: Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Strangers, Privateer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Picturing Politics 2008: Artists Speak to Power, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Curator: Rex Weil
Bandwagon, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
intransit, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Omar Lopez-Chahoud
This Case of Conscience, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, Curator: V. Smith & Hitomi Iwasaki
Your Documents Please, The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan; ZAIM artspace, Yokohama, 
Japan; 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary, Curator: Daniel Georges
Zumbido, Centro de Arquitectura y Diseño, Mexico City, Mexico, Curator: Irene Clouthier
The Sky is Falling, SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA
Via Simbolica, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Curator: Sarah Tanguy

2007 
Drift, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Eileen Olivieri Torpey
Body of/at Work, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Brian Balderston
Line (Drawing), Queens Library Gallery, Queens, NY, Curator: Juliana Driever
Art Agora, Instituto Cervantes / El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, Curator: Elvis Fuentes
One Word Project, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC, Curator: J.T. Kirkland  
Nightwatchers, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Mechele Manno
The (S) Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, Curators: Elvis Fuentes & E. Carmen Ramos
F*CK YOU / COMMENTARY, CRITICISM, Yacht Club Gallery, Detroit, MI, Curator: Ann Gordon
Directions, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, Curators: Irene Clouthier & Laura Roulet

2006 
Black Now, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY, Curator: Fred Wilson
Adaptations, D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Felicity Hogan
Take Me to the River, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
Art Not Ads, Street Scenes: Public Art Project, Washington, DC, Curator: Welmoed Laanstra 
Impressive Nature, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Tony Labat
After Effects, WPA\Corcoran Experimental Media Series, Washington, DC, Curator: Kathryn Cornelius

2005 
Wall Mountables, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC
Change    Methods:    Hip-Hop,    Social    Change    and    Global    Influences,    Provisions,    Washington,    DC
3rd National Juried Exhibition, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY, Jurors: Thierry Alet, Dean Daderko & Susan Hoeltzel
Take Me to the River, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa, Curator: Vivienne Lassman
Group Show, Cublicle10, Baltimore, MD

2004 
Omni Art (during ArtBasel Miami Beach), Curator: Mario Cader-Frech
DC Now, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Curator: Stacey Schmidt
Plastic Tactics, Artscape, Baltimore, MD, Curator: Andrea Pollan
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute
Group Show, G Fine Art, Washington, DC
Scope, G Fine Art, New York, NY

2003 
Resolutionz, Signal66, Washington, DC
Easy Dubbing (during ArtBasel Miami Beach), Curator: Mario Cader-Frech
Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD, Jurors: Jonathan Binstock, Deborah McLeod & Margarida Kendall Hull
Space Invaders, Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Danger, L.H. Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Community College, Curators: John Bonick & Rob Keller
Continuing M.F.A. Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
Strictly Painting IV, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, Jurors: Sarah Finlay & Deborah McLeod
Take Me to the River, Millenium Arts Center, Washington, DC
BaBa, Signal66, Washington, DC

2002 
Take Me to the River, El Hanager Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Take Me to the River, The Opera Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Evocative III, Markham Vineyards Gallery, St. Helena, CA, Curator: Nancy Willis
Auction, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC, Curator: Sarah Tanguy
Latin Americans in DC, Latin American Cultural Space, Jurors: Annie Adjchavanich & Michael Clark

2001 
DIstance, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Five Things Unplugged, WPA/Corcoran and Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Lucky 7, Millenium Arts Center, Washington, DC, Curator: Annie Adjchavanich 
Continuing MFA Show, Diego RIvera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Talavera’s Review, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC

2000 
Penta Luna, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
New Talent, Signal66, Washington, DC, Juried
Inaugural Show, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC

1999 
Escalate, Antennae Gallery, Washington, DC
Auction, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC
New Talent, Signal66, Washington, DC, Juried

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2010  Keys of Light (solo exhibition: Manuel Acevedo), Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2009-10 
DIALECTS (8 national/international solo exhbitions), Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2009 
Domenick Di Pietrantonio: Burnt Bridges, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
Figure 8, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Zonas de Trueque, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Diego Medina: Aurora (public sculpture), New York City Department of Transportation, Bronx, NY
The Individual & The Family, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Black Gold: Tattfoo Tan & Abigail Deville, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY 
Bartered States, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Queens International 4, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2008 
Metro Poles: Art in Action, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Surprisingly Natural: the nature of the Bronx, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Benjamin Entner & Omar Chacon, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Laura Napier: Spontaneous Formations, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY

2007 
Freaks of Nature, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
Mind Over Manner, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2006 
Appropriately Yours, Transformer Gallery, Washington, DC
Concrete Domain, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2004 
Barely Legal: Danger, Signal66 , Washington, DC
San Francisco Video Artist’s Festival, San Francisco Art Institute

2002 
Db Sides, Decatur Blue and WPA/Corcoran, Warehouse, Washington, DC
Eleven Bulls, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Dogs, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC

2001 
Panoramic Surveillance, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
The Zipper, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Talavera’s Review, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Fumes, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC

2000 
Dauxbs, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
See You in September, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Pyre, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC
Mythology, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC

COLLECTIONS
Peggy Cooper Cafritz Collection, Washington, DC
Starwood Urban Investments, Miami, FL
Barrick Gaming Corporation, Las Vegas, NV
Core Group, Washington, DC
SAP Software, Washington, DC
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Washington, DC

RELATED

CO-FOUNDER/CO-CURATOR OF ARTIST COLLECTIVE AND ARTSPACE
  Decatur Blue – Washington, DC – 2000/current
TRAWICK PRIZE - Young Artist Award
  Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards - Bethesda, MD - 2003
VISUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities – 2002/2003
2ND PLACE PRIZE – Latin Americans in DC
  Latin American Cultural Space – Washington, DC – 04/02
VISITING ARTIST
 Napa Valley College – Napa Valley, CA – 01/02
MERIT FELLOWSHIP
  San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA – 2000/2003
PANELIST – Alternative Spaces, Professional Artists
  Corcoran College of Art and Design – Washington, DC – 05/00

RELATED

2010-11           
AIM Program, Speaker/Co-Curator, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2010               
Guest Speaker, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Selection Panel, Exhibitions Program, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Selection Committee (El Salvador), Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano, Nicaragua
Panelist, Blue Was Never My Color Anyways, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Selection Panel, Percent for Art Program, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NY, NY
Co-Curator, AIM Program, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, NY

2009 
Selection Panel, Paris Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
Curatorial Advisor, Resident_es Artist Residency Program, San Salvador, El Salvador
Juror, Hocus Pocus Auction, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Selection Panel, Curatorial Program, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
Guest Speaker, Rhode Island School of Art & Design, Providence, RI
Guest Speaker & Exhibition Juror, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2008-09 
Curatorial Consultant, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

2006-10 
Gallery Director and Curator, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2006-08 
Drawing Instructor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2007 
Selection Panel, Workspace, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY

2006 
Visiting Artist, TransArt Institute, Linz, Austria
Visiting Artist, Whittier College, Whittier, CA   
Visual Culture Symposium, “Ghost Signatures: Contemporary Authorship of Video Art,” by Kathryn Cornelius,  George Mason University, Fairfax, VA  

2005 
Alumni Representative, Admissions Department, San Francisco Art Institute

2005 
Co-Gallery Director & Co-Curator, Decatur Blue, Washington, DC 

2002 
Visiting Artist, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley, CA   

2000 
Panelist, Alternative Spaces, Professional Artists, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC