Paulina Velázquez Solís

Paulina Velázquez Solís is a multimedia artist and curator from Mexico and Costa Rica. She works with installation, sound, sculpture, drawing, animation/video, and media performance. She is interested in the body and the biological and natural world in interaction with the cultural and social notions of normalcy and experiences as a multinational individual.

Her work has been shown in places like Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo and TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Ex Teresa Arte Actual in México City; Casa de las Americas in La Havana, Cuba; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Panamá City; Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; and Root Division and The Lab in San Francisco.

Velázquez received a B.F.A. and Licenciatura in Printmaking from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica and an M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute as a Fulbright Scholar.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Digital media
  • Film/video/sound
  • Installation art
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Performance art
  • Print media
  • Sculpture
  • Technology and art

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Classes (Selected)

  • ART 2701 Digital Media: Introduction to Digital Media
  • ART 3799 Digital Media: Advanced Digital Media
  • ART 4003/4004 Thesis I & II

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Artist in Community grant, Community Arts Partnership, New York State Council for the Arts, USA (2021)
  • Winning artists, Bienarte 8, in collaboration with Travis Johns, representing Costa Rica in the Central American Biennale 2012 in Panama (2011)
  • Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in the United States (2008-2010)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Ciclos (Paulina Velázquez Solís & Travis Johns), Mengi Art Space, Reykjavik, Iceland, (2022)
  • A river of all ages / Un río de todas las eras (solo), Artists in Community Grant project, Soil Factory, Ithaca, NY and outdoor installation at Brooktondale Community Center, Brooktondale, NY (2021)
  • LAS que habitan su TERRITORIO (group exhibition curated by Maya Juracán y Marilyn Boror), Galería Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Querétaro, México (2020)
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