Natalia Rocafuerte is a xicanx experimental video artist exploring dreams as narratives of self through installations, films, albums and print. Her current project is creating animations and videos of dreams from Mexican Americans/ Xicanx/ Mexican immigrants. Rocafuerte has exhibited at the 2018 Young Latinx Artists at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX as well as being featured in Remezcla for "Top 40 Latinx Texas Artists to Know in 2020". Rocafuerte has hosted various workshops for young and older artists through The Contemporary Austin, Ballroom Marfa, and Civic Arts-Austin. Natalia is interested in the phenomenology of dreams, video aesthetics, experimental mediums, rasquachismo and waking life. She grew up on both sides of the Rio Grande Border in Tamaulipas and Texas and became a naturalized  USA citizen in 2019. 
Current Master of Fine Arts Candidate at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor & Rackham Fellow
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Natalia Rocafuerte 
nataliarocafuerte@gmail.com
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 Study, Puebla, Mexico. Apolonio Gallery

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS & SCREENINGS:
CURRENT:

2021          MULTI: Curated by Coka Treviño (adobe.com) Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center | Austin, TX


2021           The Line Artist in Residence| Austin, TX



2021           59th Ann Arbor Film Festival |  Ann Arbor, MI
2021           Choose Your Own Adventure (Virtual) |  Ann Arbor, MI
2021           Andie and Natalia's Experimental Show  | World Wide Web   | Austin, TX
2021       Artist in residence for NALAC Catalyst for Change and Race Forward Immigrant Butterfly Lab


2020           Austin Studio Tour   | Austin, TX
2020            Respond/ Resist/ Rethink: A Stamps Student Poster & Video Exhibition   | 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

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            Video Mapping X Abraham Cruzvillegas  | The Contemporary | Austin, TX 
2019            HBO X SXSW Human By Orientation | Brazos Hall | Austin, TX


2018            Fields 10th Issue Release | FancyFancy Studios | Austin, TX 
2018            BABESFEST 2018, Museum of Human Achievement | Austin, TX 
2018            Sacramento Zine Fest 2018 | Verge Center for the Arts | Sacramento, CA
                   Mexic-Arte Museum | Austin, TX 

2017           Austin East Side Studio Tour | What Hell YOU Playin? | ATM Gallery | Austin, TX
2017           Short for Magazine | Corporate Gallery |   San Antonio, TX
2017           SXSW | Known Unknown Experimental Film Fest  | Austin TX
2017           Bibliotecha |   ATM GALLERY | Austin, TX
2017           THE GAME | Dahlia Woods Gallery  | San Marcos, TX.

2016           Falling Back South  | Yerberia Cultura |    McAllen, Texas. 
2016           Group Show | Walker Gallery  | San Marcos, TX
2016           Pan African Action Committee Black Excellence Gallery  | San Marcos, TX

UPCOMING:
2023             NYFA Group Show| Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio, TX
2022             MXTX | Fonoteca Nacional | Mexico City

FELLOWSHIPS 
January 2019      NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program. San Antonio, TX 

RESIDENCIES
March 2021       Artist in residence for NALAC Catalyst for Change and Race Forward Immigrant Butterfly Lab
April 2020          Artist in Residence BossBabesATX, Austin, TX
June 2009          Artist in Residence at Rosales Lugo Gallery, Tamaulipas, MX.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 
Spring 2021      GSI Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Michigan.
May 2020           OBS for Artists Virtual Workshop, Big Medium
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


PANELS AND ARTIST TALKS:
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:
Selected artist for Smuckers Wagstaff Grant 2020
Selected artist for City of Austin Arts and Culture Grant 2020
Selected artist for JOLT Artist Grant, February 2017
Selected artist for Go Collaborative City of Austin Mural grant, 2017

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:
December 2020                Future Traditions Video Showcase, World Wide Web
September 2019                BABES FEST FILM (film curator), Austin, TX
August 2019                     Queer Happy Hour: Urban Outfitters, Austin, TX
November 2018                 Viva La Vida Parade Artist in Residence KUNIKLO, Austin, TX
October 2018                    #elmeromuro Project, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX
January 2016-Feb 2017      Co-chair Art Director San Marcos Cinema Club
January 2013-2014            Board Member of the Texas State Honors Gallery.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Sept 2017 - current      Freelance Video Editor, Austin TX
May 2018  - current     Civic Arts Artist in Residence for the READ Alliance, Austin, TX
2017 - 2020                  Member of the vinyl DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club
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 Volunteer. 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


REVIEWS:
Sightlines Magazine
Austin Chronicle 
Time Out Magazine
La Voz
SXSW feature for Pan American Newspaper

SELECTED PODCASTS
Sept 2018          #13 Yo Soy LGBTQ Podcast

COLLECTIVE MEMBER
(inactive) Chulita Vinyl Club Austin
(active) Las Raras
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