Natalia Rocafuerte  is a video artist exploring her dreams through installations, films, and print. Rocafuerte’s recent installation film “Dream of Emma and Tony” was featured and won best “Michigan Filmmaker” at the 59th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Rocafuerte was also featured in Remezcla for "Top 40 Latinx Texas Artists to Know in 2020". Natalia Rocafuerte's studio practice explores using technology as mediums of psychological reflections, immigration, duality and borders. . She grew up on both sides of the Rio Grande Border in Tamaulipas and Texas and became a naturalized  US citizen in 2019. Rocafuerte is a current Master of Fine Arts Candidate at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor & Rackham Fellow.
Natalia Rocafuerte is also a experimental film stream festival producer and experimental television producer. She is a  producer for Future Traditions Fest and Miraaa Media Fest both experimental latinx film festivals aswell a formally producing Future Front Film Fest (formally Babes Fest Film Night) a women and nonbinary filmmakers gathering in Austin, TX. Rocafuerte also produces Andie and Natalia's Experimental Show.
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Natalia Rocafuerte (b.1993 Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico)
Studio based in Ypsilanti, MI

EDUCATION:
2022           Candidate Master of Fine Arts, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
2017              Bachelor in Arts associates in Art History at Texas State University.
2012              Psychoanalytic Theory Study in Paris, France. University of Texas-PanAm
2011              Documentary Film Seminar, Puebla, Mexico. Apolonio Gallery

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Spring 2022                      Film Festival Director - Ypsilanti Independent Film Festival
Winter 2021                      Guggenheim Fellowship Lead editor, University of Michigan 
Sept 2019 - Present           Civic Arts Austin,Community Artist in Residence
Winter 2020                      Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
August 2021                      Miraaa Media Fest - Producer, Editor and Digital Director
January 2021         The Andie and Natalia Show - Producer, Editor and Writer
November 2020         Future Traditions Experimental Latinx Video Showcase - Curator
Oct 2019 - Jul 2020           Spectrum News Austin, Media Editor.
September 2019                BABES FEST FILM Executive Producer and Director
Nov 2018 - Aug 2019         Future Front Texas, Program and Operations Coordinator
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018          Educator and Print Studio Coordinator, Mexic- Arte Museum

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS & FILM SCREENINGS:

CURRENT:
2022           Close but Not Touching | Stamps Gallery  | Ann Arbor, MI
2021           60th Ann Arbor Film Festival |  Ann Arbor, MI 
2022           MASA | Centro De Artes | San Antonio, TX

2021         ACROSS Curated by Jose Villalobos | Urban Arts Center | Dallas, TX 
2021           Fortune Teller Group Show | Ivester Contemporary| Austin, TX 
2021           59th Ann Arbor Film Festival |  Ann Arbor, MI 
2021           Andie and Natalia's Experimental Show  | World Wide Web   | Austin, TX 
2021         Living Pixels  | Aztec Theater  | San Antonio, TX
2021         59th Ann Arbor Film Festival | Ann Arbor, MI
2021         MULTI | Emma Barrientos Cultural Center  | Austin, TX

2020           Austin Studio Tour   | Austin, TX
2020           Respond/ Resist/ Rethink:Video Exhibition  | Stamps Gallery  | Ann Arbor, MI
2020           Concept Animals Video Art Show  | Martha Contemporary | Austin, TX
2020           SOUNDLOT Mass Gallery Virtual Video Show
2020           NMASS: Quarantine Virtual Concerts
2020           Xicanx: New Visions | Centro De Artes | San Antonio, TX
2020           Artist in Residence The Line Hotel X Big Medium | Austin, TX 
2020           Artist in Residence Future Front Texas | Austin, TX

2019            Exhibiting artist at Austin Public Library | All Shades Considered | Austin, TX 
2019            Selected Film and Artist for Senorita Cinema  | Houston, TX 
2019            Future Traditions Festival | Museum of Human Achievement | Austin, TX
2019            QFest  | The Mystic Lyon  |  Houston,  TX 
2019            Bring Your Own Beamer  | Menil Collection  | Houston, TX 
2019            HBO X SXSW Human By Orientation | Brazos Hall | Austin, TX

                   Mexic-Arte Museum | Austin, TX 
2017           Austin East Side Studio Tour | What Hell YOU Playin? | ATM Gallery | Austin, TX
2017           SXSW  | Known Unknown Experimental Film Fest  |  Austin TX

AWARDS
2021            59th Ann Arbor Film Festival Best Michigan Filmmaker Award

FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS
May 2021     Anne Reek Amendt Scholarship. University Of Michigan
August 2020      Rackham Merit Fellowship. University of Michigan
January 2019     NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. San Antonio, TX 

RESIDENCIES
June 2021         The Line Artist in Residence| Austin, TX 
March 2021       NALAC Catalyst for Change and Race Forward Immigrant Butterfly Lab
June 2009         Artist in Residence at Rosales Lugo Gallery, Tamaulipas, MX.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 
Winter 2021     GSI Color Relief Printmaking, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

WORKSHOPS
January 2020     Abstract Printmaking, The Contemporary, Austin, TX
Decr 2019         Abstract Printmaking, The Contemporary, Austin, TX
June 2019         Summer DJ Camp workshop, Ballroom Marfa. Marfa, TX
May 2019          Plant Care- Self Care Workshop, BossbabesATX, Austin, TX
April 2019         Alone, Together: A Workshop On Collaboration, BossbabesATX, Austin, TX
Nov 2018          Dia de Los Muertos  Virtual Lecture for Streamable Learning, Austin, TX
August 2018     Screen Printing workshop, YLA 23 Closing, Mexic-Arte Museum. Austin, TX
July 2018          Screen It! Screen Printing Workshops Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
June 2018         Screen It! Screen Printing Workshops Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
May 2018          Cinco de Mayo Virtual Lecture for Streamable Learning, Austin, TX 
April 2018         Screen Printing Workshop, Mexic-Arte Museum. Austin, TX
April 2017         Summer DJ Camp workshop, Ballroom Marfa. Marfa, TX

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS:
October 2021 Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
March 2021   Choose Your Own Adventure First Year Show Artist Talk, Virtual
May 2019      QFest, Experimental Videos, Houston, TX
May 2019      Future Traditions, Indigenous and Futuristic Music Panel, Austin, TX
July 2018       Young Latinx Artist:23, Artist Talk, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

GRANTS:
Smuckers Wagstaff Grant, Winter 2021
Selected artist for JOLT Artist Grant, February 2017
Selected artist for Go Collaborative City of Austin Mural grant, 2017

COLLECTIONS:
SoHo House Austin, Acquired 2021

ACTIVISM & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2017 - 2020                Member of the vinyl DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club
Sept 2017 - current      Freelance Video Editor, Austin TX
May 2018  - current     Civic Arts Artist in Residence, Austin, TX
Feb - Dec 2018            Education Associate at Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX            
April 2016 - Jan 2019   Tenant Organizer for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Austin, TX
August 2016                Organizer Fight for $15 National conference. Richmond, VA 
May 2016                    Power of Pink PlannedParenthood advocate training. Pittsburgh, PA 
October 2015               Councilmember Kshama Sawant campaign. Seattle,WA
September 2015           Speaker at Planned Parenthood Conference,  San Antonio TX
August 2015                 Lobbyist for Texas Freedom Network State Conference. Austin, TX
July 2015                     Texas Lobbyist for Planned Parenthood. Washington D.C.
2014-2015                   Representative for Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equality TSU
2014-2015                   Vice President for Feminists United at TSU



VIDEO & INSTALLATION CLIENTS:
Pabst Blue Ribbon
HBO
Giphy



REVIEWS:


SELECTED PODCASTS
Sept 2018          #13 Yo Soy LGBTQ Podcast
June 2021         NATALIA ROCAFUERTE | Inner Freq EP 3 ​​​​​​​
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