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Diciembre Aguilar

ABOUT::

-Diciembre Aguilar, born in one of the biggest metropolis of the world, Mexico City, is truly a multidisciplinary artist. With a degree in Studio arts, Film and Photography from Harvard University, Aguilar's talent also extends to the fields of installation art and poetry. In the year 2004 she was selected by the international jury of Artiade as a cultural ambassador of art for Mexico in the ARTIADE/Olympics of Visual Arts during the Olympic games in Athens. Aguilar has also won numerous prizes internationally for her works of art.

EDUCATION_____________________________________________

::La Esmeralda” National School of Art / CNA
Course work
- Ceramics, Professor: Abel Ramírez Aguilar.
::The Ancient Museum College of Saint Ildefonso
Course work
- Sculpture Professor: Jazzamoart and Sebastian.
::Coordination of Cultural Diffusion / UNAM
Course work
- Visual Arts.
::Harvard University, The Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Master of Liberal Arts in Studio Arts, Film and Photography
-Areas of concentration: Mixed Media, Conceptual Art, Pology and Perception of the Arts. June, 2002.
::School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Course work
-Music Video, Visual Dynamics, Color.
::University Anahuac
Master of Marketing
-Areas of Concentration: Qualitative Marketing; Characteristics and elements affecting consumer behavior.
::University Anahuac
Bachelor of Communications
- Areas of Concentration: Television production.

EXPERIENCE_____________________________________________

::Transcultural Project / UNESCO/The Tile Project
Different Cities Around the World / Public Places
- Collective Installation: Mosaics
::Hong Kong Bienal
Central Hong Kong(april )
Lanfield of west Kowloon Cultural District(May)
Laguna de Venecia /(adicion) Bienal Venecia (June)
- Photo installation: ”Piel de Pieles”
Digital Archives
::Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona/CCCB
VI International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art
- Videoart: “The Best Way”
::Natural Culture Center
Bird 2005 International Art Award
- Digital Art Exhibition
::Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona/CCCB
V International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art
- Installation: “Under Skin - Fusion Project – Skin of Skins”. Winter, 2004.-05
::Agora Gallery, Soho
Exhibition: “Tripping the Light Fantastic” for FAI Save the Children
- Photo installation: “Looking For You”. Summer, 2004.
::Cultural Center of Athens/ Petrou Ralli/ Tavros
ARTIADE Olympics of Visual Arts
- Installations: “Curiosity” and “Looking For You”. Summer, 2004.
::“La Grave” historical site, Magdalen Islands
4th International Performance Festival “Deranger L’espace”
- Collective performance “Le Grand Coup”. Summer, 2004.
- Art assistant for multidisciplinary artist Martín Rentería.
::The Ancient Museum College of Saint Ildefonso
Sebastian and Jazzamoart Sculpture Course Exhibition
- Sculptures: "Caressed Dog", Death, Music and Pentagram". Spring, 2004
::Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
IV International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art
- Inaugural Performance/Installation: “IO: Atando Miedos”. Winter, 2003.
::Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
IV International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art
- Fashion Exhibition - Installation: “IO: Colgando Miedos”. Winter, 2003.
::Boca Nord Contemporary Art Center
3rd International Performance Festival Ebent 03
::Televisa
Director's Assistant
- Pre-production, production and post- production of TV- Entertainment Shows.

SELECTED HONORS and AWARDS______________________________

::-Bird 2005 International Art Award/ collection for Natural Cuture Ceneter
::-“Artoteque” Global Art / Honourable Mention
::-Cultural Ambassador of Art for México in the Artiade/Olympics of Visual Arts during the Olympic Games in Athens.
::- Mexican Achievers Prize- “Cultural Promotion” by Expansion Group, and Mexicana Air Lines.
::- Official Nomination for The Poet of the Year 2003- by International Society of Poets.
::- Annamae y Allan R. Crite Prize-" Singular Dedication to Learning the Arts." Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color in Painting from the Perspective of Twentieth-Century Physiological Science," by Harvard University, thesis director John R. Stilgoe.
::- Poet of Merit prize-by International Society of Poets.
::- Official Nomination for L'Oreal “Art and Science Color Prize”- by members of L’Oreal and Nobel Prize of Science.
::- Bacardi Values Prize- Ecological video “You can do Magic for your Planet” by Bacardi and Company.
::-Production Prize “Music Video” by Anahuac University.

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS_________________________________

::-Diploma recognition: Candidate of United Mexican Foundation, III Contest “Our Excellence”.
::-Diploma recognition: Mass Media Seminar, Anahuac and Stanford University.
::-Diploma recognition: Social Service in benefit of the Mexican Childhood, UNICEF.
::-Diploma recognition: Advertising Creativity in Radio by the National Broadcasting Association.

SELECTED TEACHING PRACTICES____________________________

2006
Lecturer and Art Jury President,”Regional Sculpture Contest”, Cultural Center of Ocoyoacan, Edo.Mexico.
2005
Assistant Lecturer on Tile, Clay, Color and Form, Professor Abel Ramirez Aguilar-Art Studio, Mexico D.F., Mexico.
2004
Digital Photography and Art, Galeria La Santa, Barcelona, Spain.
Color and Psycology and Perception of the Arts Workshop, Sploratus Studio, Mexico D.F., Mexico.
2003
Lecturer on Color and Art, for Expansion and Reforma press, Hotel Nikko Coference Center , Mexico City, Mexico.
1995
Art Workshop for UNICEF, Social Service in Benefit of the Mexican Childhood, Mexico D.F., Mexico.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS and DONATIONS______________________

::-Beijing Natural Culture Center, Bird Collection, Beijing, China.
::-FAI Save The Children,”Looking for You”(fundraising) Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-The Ancient Museum College of Saint Ildefonso,Tesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-La Coleccion Jumex, Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-Boston Public Library, Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-Benjamin Franklin Library, US Embassy,Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In PAiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-Anahuac Univesity Library, Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Mexico DF, Mexico.
::-Grossman Library, Harvard University Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color In Paiting from the Perspective 0f 20th Century Physiological Science(Donation)Boston ,MAssachusetts.
::-Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, TCE Project, Gudalajara, Mexico.
::-Cardozo Peace Garden, TCE Project, Washington, DC.
::-Cultural Center of the Philippines,TCE Project, Manila,Philippines.
::-Akademija Likovnih Umjetnosti, (The Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo;), TCE Project, Kacuni; Sarajevo.
::-UNESCO, TCE Project, Paris,France.
::-Centre for Visual Art, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, TCE Project, South Africa.
::-Ethnological Museum,TCE Project, Chinchón, Spain.
::-Wallace Emerson Park, TCE Project, Toronto, Canada.
::-Dr. Alfredo Vázquez-Carrillo, private collection, Mexico DF, Mexico.
::- Private Collections.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ABOUT the ARTIST’S WORK

::The Tile Project Catalog, Destination: The World, -Transcultural Exchange, Taipei: Dong-Huil Printing Company, 2006.
::Cut, Cultural MAgazine, Article: Arty Places, -International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art “Skin of Skins”, p.76 p.80, Barcelona Spain: January-February 2005.
::Arte Communication News, online Press, - Hong Kong Artists’ Biennial ”Moonstruck” Honk Kong, China: 1 April 2005.
::Curator, Contemporary Art MAgazine, - International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art - “Skin of Skins”, p.55 no.10, Barcelona Spain: November 2004.
::Movin’bcn, Barcelona’s Cultural and Urban Guide, -International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art -“Skin of Skins”, p.6-p.10, Special Report and Cover, Barcelona Spain: November 2004.
::Lō Magazine, Contemporary Art MAgazine,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art -“Skin of Skins”, p.36 p.37 no.45, Barcelona Spain: November 2004.
::Wendy and Rita, Contemporary Art MAgazine,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art - p.11 no.5 ,Barcelona Spain: October- November 2004.
::Metro Europe Press,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art,- “Skin of Skins”- Special Report Cover, Barcelona Spain: 01 November 2004.
::NewsFashionweek, online Press,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art - “Skin of Skins” Barcelona Spain: November 2004.
::Kathimerini, Europe Press, - Olympics Games Athens-“ARTIADE Olympics of Visual Arts” Athens, Greece: 05 may 2004.
::Media Info, Online Press, - Olympics Games Athens-“ARTIADE Olympics of Visual Arts” Athens Greece: 05 may 2004.
::AAA. ORG, Asian Art Archive, - Olympics Games Athens-“ARTIADE Olympics of Visual Arts” Athens, Greece: 13 Agust 2004.
::Vlaamse Tv and Radio, Europe Media,- Olympics Games Athens-“ARTIADE Olympics of Visual Arts”Tv journal, Special Interview: Bruseel, Belgium, 13 Agust 2004.
::Telentrada, online Press,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art - “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Barcelona, Spain: November 2003.
::La Vanguardia, Europe Press, - International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art,- “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, p.24.p.25, Barcelona, Spain: 26 November 2003.
::Zona Reservada, Europe Press ,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art - “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Barcelona, Spain: 26 November 2003.
::Exit, Europe Press ,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art- “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Barcelona Spain: p.3, 03 December 2003.
::Mural, online Press,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art- “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Mexico D.F, Mexico: November 2003.
::Reforma, Latin America Press ,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art- “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Mexico D.F, Mexico: 22 November, 2003.
::El Periodico, Europe Press ,- International Festival of Barcelona Contemporary Art- “io:Atando Miedos”, Inagural Installation-Performance, Barcelona Spain: 25 November 2003.
::Vuelo, Mexicana Airlines Magazine,-Expansion Group- “Mexican Achievers Award” Mexico D.F, Mexico: 2003.
::Boston Globe, American Press, -HES Alumni Review- “Harvard Publications” Boston, Massachussetts: 05 December 2002.
::Harvard Gazette, University Press, -Alumni Report -“HES Announces Prizewinners” Boston, Massachussets: 06 June 2002.
::HES Alumni Bulletin, University Press,- Alumni Report- ”Academic and Teaching Prizes Presented for Outstanding Character and dedication to Learning” Boston, Massachussets: Fall 2002.
Selected Writings of the Artist
::Aguilar, Diciembre.Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color in Painting from the Perspective of 20th Century Physiological Science Cambridge: Harvard University, 2002.
::Aguilar, Diciembre. “One” The Best Poems and Poets of 2006.Owings Mills, MD: International Library of Poetry, 2006.
::Aguilar, Diciembre. “The Fall.” The Best Poems and Poets of 2005. Owings Mills, MD: International Library of Poetry, 2005.
::Aguilar, Diciembre. “Skydiver” The Colors of the Heart. London, England: Noble House, 2004.
::Aguilar, Diciembre. “ Inspiration of a Butterfly.” Memories Revisted. Owings Mills, MD: International Library of Poetry(2002):116.
::Aguilar, Diciembre. “ A Sensuous Moment. ” Inscriptions in Time. Owings Mills, MD: International library of poetry(2002):145.

Gallery Representations
LA SANTA ESPACIO DE EXPERIMENTACIÓN Y CREACIÓN C. d'en Bot 5, 2º. 08002 Barcelona T. 934 815 016 M. 609 221 338 info@lasanta.org www.lasanta.org

SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

http://www.bacfestival.com/www/text/espacios.htm
http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/57719-diciembre-aguilar
http://www.akimbo.biz/events/index.php?id=3722&day=3&month=6
http ://www.undo.net/cgi-bin/undo/pressrelease/pressrelease.pl?id=1131631630
http://www.artoteque.com/artotech/artNOUW_show1/artNOW_artists.htm
ttp://www.informativos.es/Noticia.aspx?noticia=41769
http://www.bacfestival.com/prev2006/english.pdf
http://barcelona.indymedia.org/usermedia/application/8/programa_bac.pdf
http://www.ebent.org/ebent03/MartinRenteria/text.htm
http://www.dce.harvard.edu/pubs/alum/2002/12.html
http://www.dce.harvard.edu/pubs/alum/2002/14.html
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2002/06.06/31-extension.html
http://artnews.info/artist.php?i=703
http://zonezero.com/comunity/portfolios/retrato/aguilar/1en.html
http://www.transculturalexchange.org/tileproject/artists.htm
Directora de Arte / Proyectos Creativos/ Artista Multidisciplinaria

En su práctica, involucra muchas de las disciplinas de lo que se denomina Artes Visuales: Instalación, Objeto, Fotografía, Cine, Artes Gráficas, Poesía y Multimedia. Su trabajo constantemente contiene discursos que se relaciona con los juegos de forma, textura, y color, inspirados en las perspectivas y teorías fisiológicas del siglo 21.

Estudió Licenciatura en Comunicación y Maestría en Mercadotecnia en la Universidad Anáhuac( México), y una segunda Maestría en Artes Visuales Fotografía y Cine en la Universidad de Harvard (Cambridge), siendo aqui una de la primeras latinoamericanas en obtener el premio- Annamae y Allan R. Crite Prize-" Singular Dedication to Learning the Arts." Thesis: Renaissance Perception of Color in Painting from the Perspective of Twentieth-Century Physiological Science," thesis director John R. Stilgoe.

Fue Embajadora Cultural, representando a México en la olimpiadas de Atenas 2004, en el evento internacional "ARTIADE" apoyado por CONACULTA, y ganadora del premio “Mexicanos Sobresalientes” otorgado por Mexicana, y Grupo Expansión.

Del 2006 al 2011 dirigió el diseño y producción de diferentes proyectos creativos, primordialmente en web, dentro del portal www.multidimensionstudio.com

Hoy en día ella está involucrada con el equipo :: 410 :: Proyecto para la recuperación y restauración de los frescos, y los diferentes elementos de arte, en el Parque Nacional del "Desierto de los Leones" en Ciudad de México, desiertodelosleones.mx.

Adicionalmente participa, en Colectivo de Arte experimental, Sploratus www.sploratus.com donde ha llevado varios otros, proyectos creativos tales como Curaduría de Tierra, con apoyo de Fundación Bancomer, entre otros.

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