Corpus Christi, Texas, 1984

becerravaldez@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2014   University of Texas at Austin — Graduate Seminar Archive & Ephemera

2012   Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine — Native Texas Medicinals

2010   Southwest School of Art & Craft — Advanced Metals

2008   University of Texas at Austin — BFA in Studio Art and Anthropology

2007   Ox-Bow School of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Your Name Is Mine, Companion Gallery; Austin, Texas (solo exhibition)

Welcome Home, Studium; Austin, Texas (initiative with Refugee Services of Texas)

100 Views new works by Kevin McNamee Tweed and special guests, Lower Left; Austin, Texas

2015

Araki/Huidobro El Doble De Mí Mismo, Museo de la Ciudad; Querétaro, Qro, México (curatorial support with artists Luis Safa and Nando Murio)

The Schizophone Calling Son Jarocho, SEM Sounding Board, Companion Gallery; Austin, Texas

Just Some Me Time, Museum of Human Achievement; Austin, Texas

Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach, Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, Texas

New Works with Jesse Kees, Lower Left; Austin, Texas*

2014

The Bureau of Memories: Archives & Ephemera, The Schizophonic Archive,  HIERARCHY; Washington D.C

For you, unearthed, the dirt, my hands, Common House Gallery; Austin, Texas*

2013  

Layers, Museum Of Human Achievement; Austin, Texas

Closing, Wardenclyffe Gallery; Austin, Texas

In Spite Of, Holland Project Gallery; Reno, Nevada

PUBLIC ACCESS, MASS Gallery; Austin, Texas

RESIDENCIES

2016            ACRE Resident Artist

2016            Human Sciences Resident Artist in Education: LOS LIBROS DEL FUTURO

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS / PRESENTATIONS

2016            La Figura de lo Cotidiano / The Figure of the Everyday, Workshop, Studium; Austin, Texas 

2016            In Conversation: LOS LIBROS DEL FUTURO, Artist Talk, Studium; Austin, Texas

2015            Proyección: Chulas Fronteras, Artist Talk (with Luis Safa), Little Mule Studio/Búro Búro; Mexico City, Mexico

2015            Social Media + New Practices in Documentation and Exhibition, Panelist with Jennifer Joy Jameson and Mary Margaret White in conjunction with The New Southern Cultural Workers Summit; Como, Mississippi

2015            Curatorial Practice + Contemporary Works: Engaging Folklore & Southern Cultures in Studio Practice, Artist Talk with Brit Hessler in conjunction with The New Southern Cultural Workers Summit; Como, Mississippi

2015            Recalling Memory Through Sound and Object, Workshop in conjunction with group exhibition YLA 20: Within Reach, Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, Texas  

2015            AIGA: UNDER THE RADAR Design and Lecture Series, Artist Talk, AIGA; Austin, Texas** 

2014            Wildcrafting in Urban Areas: Pecan Foraging, Multi Species Tailgate, Paper Presentation,           Monkeywrench Books; Austin, Texas 

2011            Art of the People: Thinking Through the Pink Flamingo, Guest Lecturer, WKU Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology; Bowling Green, Kentucky

2011            Domesticana: The Entanglement of Rasquachismo and the Discourse of Kitsch in the Mexican-American Home, Paper Presentation, American Folklore Society Annual Meetings; Bloomington, Indiana

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016- present   Digital Editor, MAC: Mississippi Folklife; Jackson, Mississippi

2016- present   Co-Founder, LOS LIBROS DEL FUTURO; Mexico City, Mexico

2014- 2015      Digital Collections Assistant, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library & Museum; Austin, Texas

2014- present   Collective Member, The Schizophone Project

2014-2015       Instructor, Mexican American Cultural Center; Austin, Texas

2014            Research Coordinator, Texas Folklife; Austin, Texas

2012- 2016      Designer, Botanicals Folklorica

2010- 2012      Library Assistant I: Special Collections, Harry Ransom Center; Austin, Texas

2010- 2011      Curatorial Assistant, Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage; Washington, D.C.

PRESS / INTERVIEWS

 

two person exhibition

** first invited female/Latinx speaker in AIGA series- Austin chapter