Bodies of Water,A Night of Open Grief,Mis HijosLiminal SpaceEDUCATION


2018-2021 (Anticipated) | University of Colorado, Boulder
Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices

2006-2008 | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in New Media, Video, Film

2008 | RISD Fusion Arts Exchange, Providence, RI
Digital Media Certificate, Granted by US Department of State, The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

2003-2006 | Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Architecture Undergraduate/Non-degree

EXHIBITIONS


2021 | UNTITLED, Featured Artist, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (October 2021)
2021 | Memoria y Mitos, Solo Show, Pompano Beach Cultural Center, FL (June 9 – September 30, 2021)
2020 | Mis Hijos, Nature & Technology II, Video installation, group exhibition, The Canvas, Manhattan, NY
2020 | BIOME vs. BORDERS, CO-TERMINOUS, group exhibition, Union Hall, Denver, CO
2020| Poli Mito & Bodies of Water, Shikata Ga Nai, Virtual November screenings at acinema.space
2020 | A Night of Open Grief, Interwoven, Collaborative Performance & projections, Arbor Institute, Boulder, CO
2020 | Fragmentos, Artmix, Cyanotype Diptych Print, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2020 | Lo Invisible, Existence Through Distance, installation, Immersive virtual gallery, , Boulder, CO
2020 | Poli Mito, King Exhibition, University of Colorado Visual Arts Complex, Boulder, CO
2019 | Poli Mito, Animation, Borscht Film Festival, Miami, FL
2019 | Studies, Artmix, Cyanotype Print, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2019 | Bodies of Water, Liminal Space, Installation Animation, Group Show, Museo de las Américas, Denver, CO
2019 | Bodies of Water, King Exhibition, University of Colorado Visual Arts Complex, Boulder, CO
2018 | Photo NOLA, Cyanotype Flags, New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, LA
2018 | Artmix, En Un Mundo Tecnicolor, Painting, Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2018 | Sonaris Azul, Animation, Sound Art Conference, Artificio Galeria, Villavicencio, Colombia
2018 | Brigadistas, Cyanotype Print, Barcelona, Spain
2018 | Madre Tierra, Painting, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK
2018| PEZ Nouveau, Public Art, Painted Pompano, Pompano Cultural Center, Pompano Beach, FL
2017 | 7 (Seven) , Film, Commissioned Film. Director, art direction for performance l, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
2017 | Our Place In The Design District, Commissioned, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2017 | Cuatro Deseos, Collaborative installation; Dream-like forest, Space Mountain, Miami, FL
2017 | Giant Coloring Book, Interactive sculpture, Art Festival, Sponsored & Grant by the City of Tamarac, FL
2017 | Cave of Swimmers, Video and Animation, Borscht 10 (Diez) Film Festival, Alfred I. du Pont, Miami, FL
2016 | O’Keeffe, Mural, outdoor exhibition, Bay Gates Mural Project, Boynton Beach Art District, FL
2016 | Embrace, Illustration , The Truth to Power Exhibition, Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia, PA
2014 | Giants In The City, Audiovisual performance (projections onto giant sculptures) Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
2013 |Untitled, Art That Feeds, Acrylic painting on ceramic plate, Miami, FL
2008 | Light Creatures, BFA Undergraduate Exhibition, Paper sculpture & video installation, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2008 | EN3MY, Crab & Lobsters, live performance – real time interaction with audience , Chicago, IL
2007 | Interviews, Dropped frames, Video installation and mural, Chicago, IL
2007 | Lost in Translation, Who Art Thou? Lollapalooza Music Festival, 16-foot banner, Chicago, IL
2007 | Thread, VOID, GardenFresh Art Gallery, Custom software, Chicago, IL

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


2019 – present| University of Colorado, Instructor, ARTS 1020 Introduction to Studio Art 2, Boulder, CO

2020 | Union Hall, Deep Dive: A Conversation with Alejandra Abad, featured artist in Co-Terminous, Denver, CO
2020 | University of Hartford, Visiting artist
2019 | MCA Teens Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2019 | Villavicencio University and Artificio Gallery, Artist in residence, & teacher Villavicencio, Colombia
2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Murals for Adriana Corral, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Murals for Clark Richert, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2019 | BMOCA, Exhibition, Sculpture for Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2018 | BMOCA, Visitors Services & Events, Contemporary Art Museum of Boulder, Boulder, CO
2019 | MCA Denver, Animation & Cyanotype Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2018 | Nest Studio For the Arts, Painting & Mix Media, Lead Instructor, Denver, CO
2018 | ICA, Miami large-scale collaborative installation , Sculpture Garden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2018 | Borscht Corp, Artwork and video sets for Arcade Fire Video, Miami, FL
2018 | Terrence Nance, Concept art for movie short, Omni Boat, Miami, FL
2018 | Meza Brothers, Concept art for movie short, Omni Boat, Miami, FL
2018 | Havana Restaurant, murals & menus, Miami FL
2017 | Jillian Mayer, art assistant for art and installations Billboards, Slumpies, Miami FL
2016 | Amarena Bakery, murals, Lauderhill, FL
2017 – 2018 | Borscht Corporation, Production Assistant & Graphic Design, Miami, FL
2010-2016| Taller del Exíto Book Publisher, Graphic & Web Design, E-commerce, Sunrise, FL
2009-2010 | CDF Group, Graphic design, Boca Raton, FL
2007| DJ Spooky, video production, Chicago, IL
2006-2008 | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art and Technology, Technical Assistant, Chicago, IL

ACHIEVEMENTS


2020-2021| The Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar Cohort
2020 | Graduate Summer Fellowship
2020 | Beverly Sears Grant
2020 | Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship
2020 | Neuman Family Fellowship
2020 | Talent & Creativity Award
2020 | King Exhibition Graduate Award, CU Boulder
2020 | Charles Truscott Scholarship
2019 | King Exhibition Graduate Award, CU Boulder
2019 | Graduate Part-Time Teaching Instructor, CU Boulder
2018 | Departamental IMAP Scholarship
2018 | Borscht Corporation Grant, Miami, FL
2018 | CHA Arts & Sciences Fellowship, CU Boulder
2018 | Open Canvas Project, Certificate for exceptional contributions (Mural), Fort Lauderdale, FL
2016-2017 | Fellowship at Borscht Corp, a nonprofit, Miami FL
2006-2008 | Merit & Presidential Scholarship Recipient, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2008 | Fusion Arts Exchange Digital Media Certificate, Granted by the US Department of State
2007 | Alumni Artwork, Presented by Lollapalooza music festival, Chicago, IL

PRESS


2020 | Environmental Futures Conversations
https://www.colorado.edu/project/environmental-futures/2020/09/23/alejandra-abad-amy-hoagland

2020| Artist Within, Culture & Art, page 31
https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=60956&i=677305&p=32&ver=html5

2019 | Boulder artist profile: Alejandra Abad A studio visit with Venezuelan interdisciplinary artist, Tatyana Shaprton. Feature on Bldrfly: https://bldrfly.com/art/2019/10/24/artist-profile-alejandra-abad/

2019 | Review: Espacio Liminal/Liminal Space Explores Identity and the In-Between, Michael Paglia
Review on Westoword: https://www.westword.com/arts/espacio-liminal-liminal-space-explores-identity-at-museo-de-las-americas-11319681

2019 | Museo de las Americas shows off the depth of Colorado’s artists as it refocuses on local talent “Espacio Liminal | Liminal Space” features seven Colorado artists, Ray Mark Rinaldi
The Know, Special to The Denver Post: https://theknow.denverpost.com/2019/04/12/museo-de-las-americas-local-artists/212905/

2019 | Latin Life Denver: https://www.latinlifedenver.com/community/its-not-about-what-youre-looking-at-but-what-you-see-espacio-liminal-liminal-space-opens-at-museo-thru-aug-24/

2018 | Denver’s art scene is gonna be big in 2019. Here’s what to see and when to see it. Highlights include Georgia O’Keeffe, Jordan Casteel, Monet and an innovative look at climate change, Ray Mark Rinaldi, Special to The Denver Post: https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/12/31/best-art-exhibits-denver-2019/205221/

2017 | The Best Free Events in Miami This Week, Taylor Estape
https://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/best-free-events-in-miami-august-21st-to-august-27th-9597073

2016 | Colorlines #TruthToPower: Be Inspired by This Confrontational Art From Banksy, Shepard Fairey
Check out images from a pop-up exhibit mounted during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. https://www.colorlines.com/articles/truthtopower-be-inspired-confrontational-art-banksy-shepard-fairey