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Eduardo Xavier Garcia

Education

1999 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in Transmedia/Installation Art), University of Texas at Austin

2002 – Texas Teaching Certification (All Level Art & Technology Applications), Texas A&M International University

2003 – Communications Coursework, San Antonio College

2009 – Synthesis Digital Audio Coursework, Austin Community College

Biography

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1975. Raised in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Lives and works in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

Selected Exhibitions/Performances

2012

• Daejeon Foreign, Ssangli Gallery, Daejeon, Republic of South Korea

2011

• Escenas del Centenario, Museo Interactivo de Economia (MIDE), México Distrito Federal, México

• HEIR Today, Gone Tomorrow, Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), Austin, Texas, USA

• Y.EAST2, Cheer Up Charlie, Austin, Texas, USA

2010

• Y.EAST, Cheer Up Charlie, Austin, Texas, USA

• Promises of Independence & Revolution: Artists Interpreting Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA

• Consensus of Taste, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA -Catalog-

2009

• Viewfinder: New images by Texas artists, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA

2008

• Viewfinder, Fotofest, Houston, Texas, USA -Fotofest 2010 Bicentenial Catalog-

• Paper Not Punishment, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo,Texas, USA

• Ay, My Heart!, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas, USA

2007

• Ha__&__lF, Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México

2005

• First Annual Sound Experimental Film Festival, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas, USA

2004

• Fractions, Texas A&M International University, Fine Arts Gallery, Laredo, Texas, USA

2003

• Palo, audio/video installation, Body Mechanics Space, Austin, Texas, USA

• Splitting Aguas, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA

• Klone, performance in collaboration with Bruno Rendon and Cesar Casso, Escarabajo, Nuevo Laredo,Tamaulipas, México

2001

• NUM (New Urban Mass), performance collaboration with Alejandro Chapa, MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center), Austin, Texas, USA

1999

• Eighteen, published book by students from Transmedia department under the direction of professor Ella Gant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

• Many Happy Returns, art exhibition inside raquetball courts, Rec Sports Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

• Art Student, annual exhibition, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

• A Moment of Tension in Five Minutes, Movements Gallery, performance colaboration with Alejandro Chapa, Austin, Texas, USA

• Welcome, multimedia installation sculpture, Fine Arts building room 3.433, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

1998

• Metamorfosis, 4th C-21 group exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Association Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA

• Ser Microscópico, 3rd C-21 group exhibition, Ellos Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA

1997

• Communion, A Cultural Event, Ramos Studio, Austin, Texas, USA

• Initial Optic Transmission, 2nd C-21 group exhibition, C-21 Studios, Austin, Texas, USA

• Implant, 1st C-21 group exhibition, La Casa de la Cultura, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México

1996

• Young Latino Artists, MEXIC-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, USA

1995

• 1ra Exposición Juventud Creativa, Antes 30, Parque Fundidora-Bodega Turbo Sopladores, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

• De aquí para alla, y de alla para aca, Technológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

Related Art Experience

August 14 – September 27, 2009

Curator for the 14th annual Young Latino Artists exhibition (YLA 14) at Mexic-Arte Museum

The exhibition consisted of 12 artists including: Julia Barbosa Landois, Noé Cuéllar, Carlos Donjuan, Joseph Duarte, Santiago Forero, Héctor Hernández, James Huízar, Sean Adam Ibáñez, Jorge Javier López, Randy Muñiz, Gil Rocha, Abel Saucedo. TARP ≠ lona (Curatorial statement) In times of troubled assets relief programs (TARP), trillions in deficits, high stress and job loss in numbers never before seen to the present generations, we find ourselves in a position where we have the opportunity to look to art and culture particularly for comfort. Our lona, our cover or shield is in the creative process. TARP ≠ lona is a collection of artwork that allows us a momentary pause. It serves as a vehicle where the viewer may strip away complexities and obstructions where he or she may be allowed to reflect and develop new approaches to move forward, to find their lona.

April 30, 2009

Panelist for – TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEYS: A SYMPOSIUM

In conjunction with the special exhibition “Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island,” the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum presents “Transformative Journeys: A Symposium.” This panel discussion explored how the experience of immigration and place has transformed the identities and work of four artists and one curator — Eduardo Xavier Garcia, Terrence Moline, Tien Nguyen, Lordy Rodriguez, and Liliana Wilson. Each of these participants had work showing at a museum or cultural center in Austin. The dialogue was moderated by Dr. Suzanne Seriff, guest curator of “Forgotten Gateway.” “Transformative Journeys: A Symposium” was presented in collaboration with Austin Museum of Art, Austin History Center, the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, the Mexican American Cultural Center, and Mexic-Arte Museum.

2005 – 2008

Director, Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Laredo, Texas

Developed cultural programming for visual and performance art gallery. Curated shows for and with artists. Coordinated with staff the logistics for productions and day-to-day operations of gallery. Installed exhibits and design lighting according to type of show and artist instructions. Responsible for developing advertising campaigns for shows and performances. Secured funds for Non-profit gallery operations. Responsible for maintaining gallery Web site. Created content and graphics for Web site. Wrote and put out press releases for gallery events. Served as board member for Arts for Everyone, a non-profit organization which served as umbrella over AKA Collective, the programing committee for Sound. Successfully ran fine custom framing business.

 

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