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VICTOR  D. CARTAGENA Studio: Project Artaud, #101, 499 Alabama, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone:  415.929.7531 #2

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Solo Exhibition, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Miami (upcoming)

Invisible Nation/Nación Invisible, Galeria de la Raza (upcoming)

2007 Anatomy de la Mentira, Gallery TinT, Thessaloniki, Greece

Victor Cartagena, Human Rights Conference, University of San Francisco, CA

2006 The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun, MACLA, San Jose, Center for Latino Arts, CA

Anatomy of la Mentira: Red Noses, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2005 Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (a collaborative exhibition with Elisabeth Oppenheimer)

Con Los Ojos Vendados, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Anatomy of La Mentira: Red Noses, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA

 2004 Vivir/Matar, Crazy Space/18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA

Homenaje a Roque Dalton #2, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA 

2001 Capital Culture/Media Punishmentt an installation, Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA

Capital (Culture/Media) Punishment Witness Room, Ampersand International Arts, SF, CA

1999 Victor Cartagena, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Mujeres Azules, Rizzoli Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sin Casa, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Memórias Anatómicas/Anatomical Memories, Ampersand International Arts, SF, CA

1998 Ser ó No Ser, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA

Solo Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

1997 Solo Exhibition, Discovering Images, San Francisco, CA

Hurricane, Campo Santo at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1996 Texts For Nothing, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

1994 Solo Exhibition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA 

PUBLIC ART & VIDEO SCREENINGS

2007 Bang! Bang! Toy Gun, (Video Projection), SONA 9 Festival, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Bang! Bang! Toy Gun,OPTICA Festival, Asturias, Spain

2006 Laughing & Crying, OPTICA Festival, Asturias, Spain

2005 Wanted & Unwanted, Series of Digital Murals (Billboard), Galeria de la Raza, SF, CA

Cajas Negras de la Memoria, Project Artaud Experimental Video and Film Festival, SF, CA

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 (W)here is Latin American Art?,Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2007 Group Show, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

2006 The Art of Survival, ABCO Art Space, Oakland, CA

Encuentros, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

The 6th International San Francisco Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Entre el Llanto y la Risa, Brown Bag Gallery at Photosyngyria 2006 International Exhibition, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece

2005 Entre el Llanto y la Risa,Video Installation at Photo New York, Metropolitan Pavillion, NY, NY

SKETBE at the Municipal Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

Trazos, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

Delivery, Photo-Based installation & Made in USA, Digital Mural, at The 5th International San Francisco

Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

SKETBE in Ioannina, Greece

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005 Con los Ojos Vendados, installation at Art LA, Santa Monica, CA

International Printmaking Exhibition, Sala Nacionál, San Salvador, El Salvador

2004 Photo New York, Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, New York

The 5th International San Francisco Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

State of the Nation, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

2003 SKETBE Association, Anniversary Exhibit, Thessaloniki, Greece

Print Without Borders, Kala Institute & Quito Metropolitan Art Center, Quito, Ecuador

Kala in Belarus, National Museum of Art of Belarus, Belarus

Group Exhibit, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2002 1st Interbalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Homenaje a Roque Dalton-Installation, Espíritu Sin Fronteras, Oakland Museum of California, Tere Romo, Curator, Oakland, CA

2001 Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA

Sight Unseen, 120th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

Group Show, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

Group Show, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Sonoma, CA

Group Show, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 The Art Council Show, Jernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Benchmarks, Pepón Osorio & Seven Contemporary Latin American Artists, MACLA, San Jose, CA

Group Show, Rizzoli Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA

Pacific Prints 2000, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Bay Area III, Napa Valley  College Fine Art Gallery, Napa, CA

1999Collector-Curator, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Myth, Exostis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

15th Annual Auction/Exhibit, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Cuerpecitos Morenos, w/E.Hernández, E. Chagoya et. alle., Galeria de la Raza, SF, CA

Artist Escape, Washington Square Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Nothing But Time, Juried Group Exhibit, Southern Exposure, SF, CA

Juror:  David Ross, former director of SFMOMA

Cuatro Artistas Salvadoreños, Teatro Presidente Gallery, SS, El Salvador

1997 Group Show, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Dia de los Muertos, Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA

Raises: Latino Group Show, Turlock Art Commission, Turlock, CA

Fur, Campo Santo at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

When the World Was Green: A Chef's Fable, Magic Theatre, SF, CA

Group Exhibition, San Salvador, El Salvador

Slide Exhibition: California Printmakers, Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA

ART vs. Cops, Centro del Pueblo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Tamoanchán, University Museum, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

Tamoanchán, University Gallery, Hawaii

1996  Group Exhibition for The Cancer Support Community, Mission Cultural Center, SF

Go Unnoticed: Images of (Re)Generation, Galería de la Raza &  Folsom St. Exchange

Eighth Biennial Pacific Prints, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

The Norma J. Morris Center: Auction Exhibit, Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, CA

Memorias Sueltas, Pinacoteca del Estado: Juan Gamboa Guzman, Mérida, Mexico

Tamoanchán, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

The Year of the Immigrant: Andando Lejos, Galeria de la Raza, Studio 24, SF, CA

1995 In the Light of Goya, University Art Gallery, Cal State Hayward, CA

In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

(with M. Ocampo, R. Garcia, N. Oliveira, E. Chagoya, S. Coe among others)

Art of the Americas (Ten Latin American Artists), Gallery on the Rim, SF, CA

País mío vení: Cuatro Artistas Salvadoreños, Museo Galería, Mission Cultural Ctr, SF

Latin American Artists, Inauguration of the new Latin American Gallery, SF, CA (with Enrique Chagoya and Claudia Bernardi)

Artists Respond to Proposition 187, Center for Latino Arts (MACLA), San José, CA

KALA Artists, Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA

1995 A Call for Tolerance and Compassion: Anne Frank and the World Today, Corte Madera, CA

From Hiroshima to the World: Artists’ photos & commentaries, World Friendship Ctr, Japan

The Persistence of Hope with Claudia Bernardi, Hiroshima, Japan

1994  Printmaking Possibilities: A Twenty-Year Retrospective from KALA Institute, U.C. Museum at Blackhawk

Generation/Relation, (Enrique Chagoya mentor artist), MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, SJ, CA

New World Border, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Coming Across, Travlling Exhibit, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

El Corazón del Barrio, St. Valentine’s Day, Mission Cultural Center San Francisco, CA Tamoanchán,

Union Gallery, San José University, San José, CA

1993 Hidden History of Latin America, Jeanne Brewer Gallery U.C. Extension Center, SF, CA

Slide Exhibition of Bay Area Latin American Artists, Enrique Chagoya, curator, MOMA, SF, CA

Our Voices, the Visual Truth, Galerie Atelier, Philadelphia, PA

Memories in the Tips of our Fingers, S.F. Craft & Folk Art Museum Fort Mason Center, SF, CA 

THEATRE

2007 Visual Design for Enterrada, Cuerpoliticas e-misferica  Institute Conference, with Secos y Mojados, Buenos Aires y Cordoba, Argentina

Video installation for Campo Santo’s production of A Place to Stand by Jimmy Sanntiago Baca and Ntozake Shange, directed by Sean San Jose,
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

2006  Set design for Immigrant Voices by the Teatro Jornalero, directed by Roberto Varea, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, CA

Video Installation for Campo Santo’s production of Haze, Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA

2005 Set Installation/Design for Campo Santo’s production of Domino, by Sean San Jose, directed by Erika Chong Shuch, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

2002 Designer for Encarnaciónby Octavio Solis, Shadowlight Productions/Larry Reed, SF
Set design for Mission Indians by Greg Sarris, Campo Santo/Intersection for the Arts

2000 Set design for Un-Common Ground directed by Roberto Varea, Forum Theatre, YBCA
Visual Artist collaboration, Monkey in the Middle by Brighde Mullins, directed by Jayne Wenger, Bay Area Playwrights Festival 23, Z Space Studio, SF, CA

1999 Visual Artist collaboration, Bones by Lillian Garrett-Groag, directed by Tony Taccone
Bay Area Playwrights Festival 22, A Traveling Jewish Theater, SF, CA

1998 The Voyage of St. Brandaen by G. Groenveld, Playground, San Francisco

 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Westbrook, Lindsey, “Victor Cartagena at MACLA,” Artweek, February, 2007

Veltman, Chloe, “Unchained Melody: Music and poetry, not plot, create A place to Stand’s emotional impact,” SF Weekly,

March 21-27, 2007

Spicer, Jakki K., “The Art of Survival,” East Bay Express, 12/13/2006

Harmanci, Reyhan, “Staying Alive: The Art of Survival,” Visual Arts, 96 Hours, SF Chronicle, 11/23/2006

Swanhuyser, Hiya, “Enounter Intelligence,” SF Weekly, July 12-18, 2006

“Encuentros/Encounters,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, 2006

Avila, Robert, “Devil times four: Campo Santo sends some noteworthy notes to Satan in Haze,” SF Bay Guardian April 26-May 2, 2006

Kramer, Seph, “Interview with Victor Cartagena,” umläut, Volume 3, SF School for the Arts, March, 2006

“The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun,” Art.es: international contemporary art, No16, 2006, (Spain)

Lidgus, Sarah, “Victor Cartagena and Elizabeth Oppenheimer: Intersection for the Arts,” ArtNexus, 2006

California Homes, The Magazine of Architecture, The Arts & Distinctive Design, February 2006

Trends Magazine, Volume 21, No 2 featuring work by Victor Cartagena

Winn, Steven, “Remembering a departed friend with language, music, movement,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, 12/7/2005

Mizota, Sharon, “Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Our Critics Weigh in on Local Exhibits, 10/26/2005

“Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Mission Arts Monthly, August/September 2005

“TinT Exhibition: Papagiannis/Cartagena,” black:white the magazine, 2005

“Ampersand International Arts,” ArtBusiness.Com, 3/18/05

Avila, Robert, Hot Spot: Domino, SF Bay Guardian, 1/30/2005

ArtLA, l’ecosistema della cultura contemporanea, press release, 1/28/2005

Sacco, Graciela, “Photo New York,” New York Art Magazine, 2004

Farruggia, Erick, “Vivir o Matar: el dilemma,” holaHoy.com, 7/31/2004

Metta, Demetra, “Opseis tou Prosopeiou,” University Studio Press, 2004

Martinez, Julio César, “Artistas Latinos en el Museo de Oakland,” El Latino, No.381 VOL. X, 11/27-3/12/2002

Rebbapragada, Narasu, “Latino art’s best-kept secret: Fundraiser benefits El Salvadoran vets,” The SF Examiner, 3/12/2002

Moore, Michael Scott “Into the Light,” SF Weekly, 11/5/2002

Hurwitt, Robert, “Latino History Dances, Frolics in 7 Visions,” SF Chronicle, 10/29/2002

Eight Days a Week, SF Bay Guardian, 10/23/2002

Villagrán, Nora, “Aficionados, Latino Art Attracts Growing Community of Collectors,” San Jose Mercury

News, San José, CA, June 6, 2002

Furtado, Ryan, “Professional artists team with students to create exhibit,” Golden Gate [X]press, 2/28/2002

Hurwitt, Robert, “Mission Indians Intense and Moving,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, San Francisco, 2/20/2002

Rosenstein, Brad, “Blood Story,” San Francisco Guardian, 3/6/2002

Westbrook, Lindsey, Critic’s Choice: art, “Capital Culture/Media Punishment,” SF Bay Guardian, Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2001

Pfeuffer, Charyn, “Media Punishment: At Intersection For The Arts,” SF Station.Com, Sept. 24, 2001

Crump, Anne, “Celebremos,” Ex Files, SF Examiner, September 10, 2001

Hom, Lisa, “Capital Culture/Media Punishment & capital (culture/media) punishment_witness room,” SF Weekly, Sept.2001

Lidgus, Sarah, “Hot Spot,” SF Bay Guardian, September 12-18, 2001

Golonu, Berin, “Previews: Victor Cartagena,” Artweek, September, 2001

Rowlands, Penelope, “Bay Area Expansion,” Art News, September, 2001

Fisher, Jack “Big-Time Assist for Local Talent,” San Jose Mercury News, SV Life, June 25, 2000

Golonu, Berin “Previews: Benchmarks,” Artweek, June 2000

Von Proyen, Mark “San Francisco e-MAIL,” Art Issues, March/April 2000

Kundahl, Gustavus , “Collector-Curator’ at Catharine Clark Gallery,” Artweek, February, 2000

Mitta, Demetra , “Victor Cartagena’s Carnivalesque world,” PANSELENOS, January 9, 2000 (Greece)

Stefanidou, Thaleia, “Victor Cartagena: Oracles,” ANDI, October 15, 1999 (Greece)

Hamlin, Jesse, “Artists Under Construction: Craftspeople teach kids trade, and let their imaginations run

wild at Zeum,” Datebook, San Francisco Chronicle, November 4, 1999

Kyne, Barbara, “Domesticity: Home Sweet Home,” Artweek, September 1999

Brenneman, Christine, Metroguide Visual Arts Picks, San Francisco Metropolitan, July 5, 1999

Martínez, Julio Cesar, "Sin Casa,' Exposición de los hermanos Victor y Carlos Cartagena," El Latino, 7/ 99

Scherr, Apollinaire, Visual Arts Over There, A Critical Guide to S. F. Events, East Bay Express, 6/25/99

Coleman, Sarah, "Sin Casa," Art Museum/Gallery pick, SF Bay Guardian, June 23, 1999

Rosenfeld, Esther, "Reclaiming the Self: The Art of Victor Cartagena," Cambio, May, 1999

Sherman, Ann Elliott, "Binding Freedom," Metro, September 17-23, 1998

"Tamoanchán regresa a su patria," La Prensa Grafica, July 14, 1998

Cohn, Terri, "Art as a Healing Force: Creativity, Healing and Spirituality," Artweek, January 1997

E.M., "Go Unnoticed: images of (re)generation," El Mensanjero, July 23, 1996

Thym, Jolene, "Society's ills reflected 'In the Light of Goya,'" The Oakland Tribune, February 22, 1996

Bonetti, David, Bay City Best, "In the Light of Goya," San Francisco Examiner Magazine, Dec. 10, 1995

"Generation/Relation," Artweek, July 1994

Sherman, Ann Elliott, "Latino Visions," Metro, June 23-29, 1994

Tuchman, Laura J., "A world without borders," San Jose Mercury News, March 20, 1994

D'Amico, Rob "Opening the doors of art to Latin American exiles," Hills Publications, 9/1992

CATALOGUES

University of San Francisco School of Law, Spring Exhibition, Murphy Family Rotunda Gallery, 1/24-5/25, 2007

Photosynkyria 06, 18th International Festival of Photography Thessaloniki

“Cultura: Revista del Consejo Nacional Para La Cultura y El Arte,” Concultura- Numeros 91/92, El Salvador, Sept.2005-April 2006

“The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun,” MACLA, San Jose, Center for Latino Arts, CA, 2006

“Visions from the New California,” An initiative of the Alliance of Artists Communities (Support: James Irvine Foundation), 2004

SKETBE Catalogue-2003

KALA Catalogue-Ecuador-2003

KALA in Belarus-Embassy of the USA in Belarus/KALA Arts Institute/National Museum of Art of Belarus, 11/2-26/2002

El Corazón de la Muerte: Altars and Offerings for Days of the Dead, Oakland Museum of California, Heyday Books,
Berkeley CA and Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Espíritu Sin Fronteras: Ofrendas for the Days of the Dead, Oakland Museum of California, 10/12-12/1, 2002

1st Interbalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, 2002

 “Co-Lab,” San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Spring 2002

Sight Unseen, -120th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, January 2002

Poetic Paradox, 10 years of Innovation in Latino Art, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, California, 2001

"Tamoanchán," Hispanics In Philanthropy, 1995 Annual Report 

TELEVISION & DOCUMENTARIES

“Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants,” a Glimmer Ramones (Tania Waisberg & Facundo Lujan) documentary

“Intersection for the Arts: Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Gallery Crawl: KQED arts & culture, 11/2005

“Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San Francisco, 2005

“Capital Culture/Media Punishment,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San Francisco, 2001

 “Anatomical Memories,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San Francisco, 1999 

AWARDS

2007 Nominated for the 2008-10 Eureka Fellowship Grant, Fleishhacker Foundation

2005 San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant (awarded)

2004 Nominated for the 2005-07 Eureka Fellowship Grant, Fleishhacker Foundation

Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award, New York

Peter S. Reed Foundation (awarded)

2003 New Visions of California Art Award/Residency at 18th Street Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA (awarded)

Nominated for the 2004 IN/SITE (formerly SECA) Art Award

2002 Nominated for the Eureka Fellowship Program, Fleishhacker Foundation

Nominated for the 2002 IN/SITE (formerly SECA) Art Award

Rockefeller Foundation MAP grant (awarded)

2001 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Visual Arts award (awarded)

2000 The Art Council Grant (Artadia)  (awarded)

The Pacific Art League Award (awarded)

Nominated for the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship

1998 Nominated for the Eureka Fellowship Program, Fleishhacker Foundation

1996 Honorable Mention, Eighth Biennial Pacific Prints, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, CA

1992-96   C.A.C. Fellowship at KALA Institute (as a member of Tamoanchán)     

INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Oxbow School of Art/Ann Hatch, Philanthropist/Collector, Napa, CA

Egnatia Odos Corporate Collection, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

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