CARMELA CASTREJÓN DIEGO
PO Box 434102, San Isidro, CA 92143, U.S.A.
Interdisciplinary visual artist. Work has exhibited at the Alexandria Bibliotheque, Egypt, Sydney Biennial, Australia, and Venice, Italy. Her photographic essays have shown in Spain, South Africa, Australia, Mexico and U.S.A. Founder of Factor X, a binational Mexico/USA organization, which focuses on providing services to women from the maquiladora industry. From 2002-01 board member of Voz Alta community arts organization. From 1990 to 1995 member of Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF). From 1990 to 1993 member of LAS COMADRES, Tijuana/San Diego. Currently part of the American Festival Project Council, based in Kentucky, U.S.A.
VOLA-TIL 2003, private sponsor, Tijuana, Baja California. IMAGINING THE BOOK 2002 American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt. INTENTO FALLIDO 2003-00, Global Exchange, San Francisco, California, and Human Rights Attorneys Office, Tijuana, Baja California. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2001-1998, California Arts Council (CAC), co-sponsored by Tijuana Estuary. EL OTRO LADO 1995, Galeria del Progreso, Madrid, Spain. Photo show sponsored by; Proyecto de Cultura y Solidaridad, SOS Racismo, Asociacion de Mujeres, Amigos de los Indios, and the Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos Española. IN-SITE 94 Tijuana Cultural Department, B. C. Cultural Institute, Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Universidad Autonoma de B.C., Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. ELVISITANTE DEL TIEMPO 1994. Interdisciplinary performance sponsored by Proyecto de Apoyo Cultural (PACMYC), Baja California. IN-SITE 92 Installation Gallery, San Diego, California. TIJUAN –ANATOMY 1990, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.
group grants sponsors
IN-SITE 94 Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, California, BAW/TAF. STORIES FROM THE EDGES 1993-92, Lila Wallace Foundation, and the Australian Arts Council, BAW/TAF. DESTINATION L.A. 1992, CAC and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, BAW/TAF. SUR=NORTE=SUR 1991, Hallwalls Performance Space and CEPA, New York, BAW/TAF. LA VECINDAD 1991, CAC, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, California, and the Bridge Gallery, El Paso, Texas, with LAS COMADRES. EL NOPAL CENTENARIO 1992-91, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, support for cultural space, Tijuana, Baja California. COLON COLONIZADO 1990, United States Arts International, BAW/TAF. BORDER SUTURES 1990, NEA, BAW/TAF.
2004-03 ESPIRAL DE HUELLAS Voz Alta, Latino Film Festival, San Diego, California. Café de la Opera, Casa de la 9, Tijuana, Baja California. Interdisciplinary poetry reading, with Elizabeth Cazessús, poet, Jorge Peña, Emiliano López, Leopoldo Gonzalez, music.
2004-00 INTENTO FALLIDO Galeria Nina Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California. Work in progress.
2003 VOLA-TIL Tijuana, Baja California. Installation on downtown street.
2002 IMAGINING THE BOOK Alexandria Library, Egypt. Group show, sculpture. ESPIRAL Galeria Nina Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California. One-person show, sculpture, prints. FEEL, SPEAK Voz Alta, San Diego, California. Three-person show, sculpture.
2000 INFORM-ARTE Frontera newspaper, Tijuana, Baja California. Printed media group show.
1999 MUJERES Galeria Cortijo San Jose, Tijuana, Baja California. Group photo show. HUMAN RIGHTS Casa de la Cultura (CACULT), Tijuana, Baja California. Photo show curated by Amnesty International. ENLUTADOS Galeria Nina Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California. Group show.
1998 RECONSTRUXIONES Mexic-Arte, Austin, Texas. Two-person sculpture and photo exhibit. MONTON DE PAZ Government Building, Tijuana, Baja California. Installation for cultural week for Peace in Chiapas. SUENALO San Diego Children's Museum, San Diego, California. Musical sculptures.
1997 MUJERES EN LA PLASTICA FRONTERIZA Galeria de la Ciudad, Tijuana, Baja California. Group show, photo. 13th JURIED WOMENS ART EXHIBIT: LATINA ARTISTS Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas. Group show, photo.
1996 DIVINE SHOW Mexic-Arte, Austin, Texas. Group show, mixed media. DIA DE LA FOTO La Esfera Azul, Valencia, Spain. Citywide photo exhibits.
1995 EL OTRO LADO Galeria del Progreso, Madrid, Spain. One-person show, photo. MUY FRAGIL Galeria Espacio Cuatro, Madrid, Spain. Two-person show, works on paper.
1994 UNA PIEDRA EN EL CAMINO InSite94, Tijuana, Baja California. Multimedia installation. ESL-LENGUA TRABADA InSite94, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, California. Multimedia installation with BAW/TAF. CAJA SONORA San Diego Children's Museum, San Diego, California. Design and construction of interactive musical space. EL VISITANTE DEL TIEMPO CACULT, Tijuana, Baja California. Design and art direction for interdisciplinary performance.
1993 BUD-CRISTO-NATURALEZA NUMERADA La Frontera/The Border itinerant exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego California. Photo installation. BODIES PENDING multimedia installation with BAW/TAF, and multimedia installation with LAS COMADRES, titled the READINGROOM. EL JARDIN DEL EDEN artist assistant. Film directed by Maria Novarro, Tijuana, Baja California.
1992 STORIES FROM THE EDGES 9th Biennial, Sydney Australia. Multimedia installation with BAW/TAF. Residency at the University of western Sydney, Nepean. DESTINATION L.A. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits, California. Multimedia installation with BAW/TAF. TRANSCENDIENDO FRONTERAS Lyceum Theater, San Diego, California, and CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California. Collaboration with Gary Ghirardi. Group show. TIJUAN-ANATOMIA 2000 CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California. Group show, multimedia installation. ELEMENTOS In-Site 92, Installation Gallery San Diego, California. Group show, photo installation.
professional experience teaching
2003 CEMENTOGRAFIA Taller Pastrana, Tijuana, Baja California. Relief casting and print workshop with adults.
2002 IMAGINNING THE BOOK Alexandria, Egypt. Print workshops with adults.
ART IN ACTION interdisciplinary summer camp with youth, Reno,
2001 Workshops with children whose mothers work in maquiladoras, Workers Information Center (CITTAC), and Factor X, Tijuana, Baja California. VOZ ALTA San Diego, California. After school program where poetry and visual arts are used as forms of expression.
2001-98 AIR Artist Residency sponsored by California Arts Council, and the Tijuana Estuary, Imperial Beach and San Isidro, California communities. Visual arts program with children and adults.
2000 ALAMO GOES MUSICAL Alamo Community Center, Austin, Texas. Summer interdisciplinary program with teenagers. Design / construction of musical instruments, and performance.
1999-98 EXPLORING CALIFORNIA Program, Global Exchange, San Francisco, California. Coordination, and participation on mural, and "crosses" project.
1998-97 COLEGIO LA ESPERANZA elementary school, Tijuana, Baja California. Art teacher grades first through sixth.
1997 SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Austin, Texas. Sculpture program with teenagers. COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS Austin, Texas. Intergenerational art workshops, component of district literacy programs. Participants 45 to 2 year old. YO GARDEN Graffiti As Art/3D, Jardin Alegre, Austin, Texas. Mixed media workshops with 65 to 3 years old.
1996 PUBLIC ART PUZZLE Austin, Texas. Permanent exterior sculpture with children. UN MUNDO NUEVO with ARACOVA (Refugee Association), Valencia, Spain. Mixed media workshops designed to promote community awareness of its migrant community, 13 to 16 years old.
1995 ART IN THE STREETS with ARACOVA, Valencia, Spain. Multicultural, interdisciplinary street event to promote the diversity of the community.
1994 JOHANNESBURG BIENNIAL South Africa. Invited artists for conferences held for its first Biennial, with BAW/TAF. MIGUEL F. MARTINEZ In site 94, Tijuana, Baja California, and ZAMORANO FINE ARTS ACADEMY San Diego, California. Workshops with 4th to 6th graders.
1994-3 STATE PENITENTIARY Tijuana, Baja California. Developed and instructed art program for inmates.
1993 Western Sidney University, Australia, with BAW/TAF. Development of DISCOVERIES installation with teenagers from the Cabramatta community. Series of conferences about our region.
1993-90 ARTSTREET project with homeless teenagers, San Diego, California. San Diego High School , San Diego, California. Writing and visual art workshops.