Gabriela Galvan-Rojas

Born in Mexico City. Lives and works in New York

Education:

B.F.A. at Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” at the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City. Specialized in New Media, Mexico City, 1994- 1999
B.F.A. coursework: Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas (UNAM) In Mexico City. Specialized in Sculpture. Mexico City, 1991-1994
Academia Nacional de San Carlos (UNAM)/ coursework: photography, drawing, lithography and human anatomy, Mexico City, 1991-1994

Solo Exhibitions:

El Juego de las Transformaciones curated by Claudia Norman. Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), New York, 2018
The Mystery of Jazzy, Blugui, Dagui, Master, Square, curated by Jenny Gerow. Project Room at BRIC House, New York, 2015-2016

Aquatic Random, Public project commissioned by New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program in partnership with the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) at Richmond Terrace at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, New York, 2013-2014

Melodic Shower, Gabriela Galván, Curated by Krzysztof Lukomski and Agata Rogos, On Gallery/ Mediations Poznañ Art Biennale, Poland, 2008
Simple Magic. Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery, New York, 2007
Particles.Theartistnetwork, New York, 2007

Group Exhibitions (Selection):
Annual Benefit Auction, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, 2016 Spring Benefit Lucky Draw, SculptureCenter, New York, 2014
FUNRAISER, Third Annual Fundraiser Benefit, Residency Unlimited (RU), New York, 2014
Spring Benefit Lucky Draw, SculptureCenter, New York, 2013
Spring Benefit: White Box, Honoring Martha Wilson, New York, 2013
Spring Benefit Lucky Draw, SculptureCenter, New York, 2012
Citydrift, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, Momenta Gallery, The Bogart Salon, NURTUREart Gallery, Slag Gallery, Studio 10 Gallery, Robert Henry Contemporary Gallery and Ethan Petit Contemporary Gallery, New York, 2012

Awards:
Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Sponsorship Program Artist in Residence, 2006- 2007
Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Programa de Residencias Artisticas Grant at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) , New York, 2006
Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), commission of a Site-specific Installation Movimiento Emocional de los Nenúfares,Brisa y Piedras de Aire as part of Interventions at the10th anniversary of the Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico, 2004
Programa Jóvenes Creadores,-Medios Alternativos category by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA-CONACULTA), Mexico, 2003

Residencies:
Fundación Casa Wabi. Mexico, 2015
Academy Of Fine Arts Poznań / On Gallery, Poland, 2008
OMI International Arts Center, New York, 2007
The:artist:network, New York, 2007
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, 2006

Commissions:

Interactive Installation for the 15th Anniversary of the Festival Celebrate Mexico Now curated by Claudia Norman, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), New York, 2018 Acto Performático artwork commissioned by the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York for their participation at the LGBTQ Pride in New York, 2017

Aquatic Random public project commissioned by New York State Department of Public Transportation (DOT) and International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) as part of the Urban Art Partners Program at Richmond Terrace at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, New York, 2013-2014

Olas de Aire entre Abrazantes Bulliciosos, Site-specific project commissioned by the Museo de la Ciudad de México in collaboration with the Center Georges Pompidou to be a part of the Installation-workshop Materias Blandas, created and conceived by the Center Georges Pompidou, Mexico City, 2009

Collections (selection):

Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia Collection. New York Omi International Art Center Collection, New York Eleanor Cayre. New York
Roberto Servidje & Aimée Labarrere de Servitje Collection. Mexico City

Christiane Hajj Collection
Barbara Berger Collection. Mexico City

Teaching Experience (Selection):

Adjunct Professor of Figurative Sculpture at Fine Arts faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), 2019
La Austral S.A. de C.V. participation in the socially engaged offsite project by Pablo Helguera in collaboration with the International Studio & Curatorial Program, curated by Juliana Cope, Museo de Los Sures, New York, 2018

Teaching Artist at The Dedalus Foundation, New York, 2018-2019
Teaching Artist at Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP), Research Foundation of CUNY, New York, 2013-current
Teaching Artist at Bronx Children Museum, New York, 2016-2017
Teaching Artist at BRIC House, New York, 2016-current
Cross Pollination workshop led in New York by the artist Gabriela Galván and Faith Cooper, education assistant at the MFIT and in Mexico City by Tanya Melendez, senior curator of education at MFIT and Montserrat Caballero, Founder of TALLER. In response of the show Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color at Museo of FIT curated by Valerie Steele, New York, 2019
Workshop to Librería Donceles, a socially engaged project by Pablo Helguera curated by Francesca DuBrock, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, 2018