Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born 1983 in Santiago, Chile and is an interdisciplinary artist and studied Ayurveda. She received her BFA at Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile in 2006 and her MFA Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2011. She is also co-leader of Go! Push Pops a queer, transnational feminist performance art collective.  Elisa has shown her art/performance at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Whitney Museum, Untitled Space,  C24 Gallery, Momenta Art and Soho20 Gallery in New York, USA and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Historico Militar, Galeria Artespacio in Santiago, Chile as well as Select Art Fair for Miami Basel and Busan, Korea among others. She has been nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, has obtained a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant and the Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice with Go! Push Pops. Her work has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Bowery + Bedford, ART 21 Magazine, Cultura Colectiva, Frontrunner, Nakid Magazine, SHE/FOLK, Huffington Post, Japan Times, BUSTLE, ArtSlant, Slutist, Hyperallergic, The Wild Magazine, NY Observer, Paper Magazine, Interview Magazine, Milk Media, Art Fag City, Art Net TV, Bushwick Daily, BOMBlog, CatchFire, BronxNet TV, Abiola TV, El Mercurio, Mas Deco, Artishock and Arte al Limite Magazine. Garcia has been an Artist-in-Residence at Alexandra Arts in Manchester, UK, Soho20 Chelsea in NYC, The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as well as in Havana, Cuba 2003 and London, UK 2007 and performed in Tokyo Japan with Go!PushPops as part of US/Japan exchange fellowship this 2015.


1983 Born in Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 

2011 SVA School of Visual Arts, New York, USA, MFA, Fine Arts
2006 Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile, BFA, Painting
2010-current Go! Push Pop Collective, Co-Director with Katie Cercone

CAD Centro de Arte Digital en Memoria de Juan Downey, performance colectivo Go!PushPops: video fotografia, afiches, Puerto Varas, Chile
Soho20 Gallery, Vibrations/Vibraciones, New York, NY, USA
Galeria Artespacio, Vibrations/Vibraciones, Santiago, Chile
J Square Moving Movements, Media Platform. Media Art Exhibition (solo video project), curated by Hyejung jang, Keumjung-gu, Busan, Korea

School33ArtsCenter, EXCHANGE: a home based residency (two person show), curated by Hyejung Jang, Baltimore, MD, USA
Teatro Galeria Zapallar, Experiencia Muda, V region, Chile
Centro Cultural de las Condes, 
El Hacer (two person exhibition), Santiago, Chile


Centro Cultural Juventud Providencia, Transfiguracion (two person exhibition), Santiago, Chile

One Year of Resistance, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY

Synthesis, Auzit performance, By Other Means Gallery, London, UK 
Gare du Noord, hosted by Melanie Bonajo, Auzit performance in collaboration with Kali Rose, Amsterdam 
Cinema Flux curated by J Triangular Auzit performance at Flux Factory, NY
Start from Scratch, 
the 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale, Curators: Bisi Silva, Cui Cancan, Wang Qingsong, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China 
She Inspires benefiting She Should Run, The Untitled Space, NY
Hasta que las cosas sean como queremos que sean, CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, curated by Quiela Nuc, Madrid, Espana 
Love Action Art Lounge, curated by Terri C Smith, Franklin Street Works, CT
Cosmic Unity, curated by Julieta Triangular from Celestial Twins, Flux Factory, NY

In the Raw:The Female Gaze on the Nude, curated by Indira Cesarine and Coco Dolle, Untitled Space, New York

Youth Explosion: The New Bohemians, curated by Marie Tomanova, Czech Center New York
ARTEFACTS & AFTER EFFECTS, Culture Push at Westbeth Gallery, Chelsea, NY
THE HIDDEN VALLEY, a two-day multimedia festival curated by Wild Embeddings, Pulsar and wildtorus, Last Frontier, NY
Secret Project Robot, GODDESS PARTY V, live performance, curated by Rebecca Richards, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Sled Island Music Festival,“Will, Wish, Want or Purpose,” video installation curated by Justin Waddell, Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Arts in Brooklyn Film Festival critical selection, FWord a film by Roberto Adanto featuring Go!PushPops screening and Q+A, Brooklyn, NY

Grace Exhibition Space, ACTIVATING THE SUFFRAGETTE! Live performance, Brooklyn, NY

Superchief Gallery, F-Word Immersive, exhibition & live performance, Soho, NY
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, HAND/MADE, Curated by Nancy Azara, Woodstock, NY
Tarot Society, Walking Sleep: A lucid dreaming lounge curated by the Sloth Village, Bushwick, NY
Illuzion Art Showcase, Curated by Nas Leber, the Bushwick Venue, Brooklyn, NY
Tarot Society, Noodle Beaches for Meeting Witches, Curated by Greem Jellyfish, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
BUOY R+R, Interactive Dance Experience, Performance at Peace Barn, Deep River, CT
iHOUSE, “Pray Wild” workshop and parade during Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo, Japan, funded by the U.S. Japan Creative Exchange Fellowship

SELECT Art Fair, Milk and Night Curatorial, Gallery Sensei, group show plus Go! Push Pops & Legacy Fatale performance, Miami Beach, FL
Deep Trash Italia, CUNTemporary, Performance at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London, UK
Alexandra Arts, HOLY CREATRIXXX, a commissioned performance in Alexandra Park, Manchester, UK
Seisei Gallery, Milk & Night, group show curated by Cliteracy, New York, NY
Gitana Rosa Gallery, The New Bitch, curated by Michelle Basora, new York, NY 
Cue Art Foundation, Hysteria Issue #3 launch: Abjection, Go!PushPops collaboration with Xhosa, New York, USA
Whitney Museum of Americam Art, The Clitney Perennial, feminist performance protest led by Go! Push Pops and others
Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Last Brucennial, Group show, opening Performance and additional programming by Go! Push Pops: Sacred Nipples: A Feminist Video Screening, New York, NY
Vertigo Art Space, Soft Subversions, curated by Cortney Lane Stell and Amber Cobb, Denver, CO, USA
Dixon Place, Go! Push Pops Calendar Girl in collaboration with Enid Ellen, New York, NY, USA

Momenta Art, Nu Age Hustle, curated by Katie Cercone, Brooklyn, NY
Bronx Museum, First Fridays!  QUEEN$ DOMiN8TiN, Go! Push Pops performance, New York, NY, USA
Art in Odd Places: Number, Go! Push Pops 500,000, New York, NY, USA
Brooklyn Museum, Go! Push Pops perform at the Annual Artists Ball, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Living Gallery, Go! Push Pops Warrior Goddess Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Catch Fire, Movement, Queer Film Screening, Berlin, Germany

Soho20 Gallery, ALWAYS/NEVER, New York, NY, USA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Invited: The Anniversary List, Go! Push Pops BoomBoxBoy, curated by the MFA in Curatorial Practice Dept., Baltimore, MD, USA
Soho20 Gallery, Savoir Faire, Go! Push Pops SistersSpinderella, curated by Jenn Dierdorf, New York, NY, USA
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Flowers to You, New York, NY, USA 
Soho20 Gallery, Backlash: On Women's Basic Rights and Freedom, New York, NY, USA
POWERPLAY: A Sculpture Park, Curated by Molly Morgan Weiss, Go! Push Pops Xithinix Pangea in collaboration with Matt Stone, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY, USA
Molloy College, The Frank and Gesthude Kaiser Art Gallery, Scenic Routes, curated by Evan Reehl Ryer, Long Island, NY, USA
The Tree: Nomadic Art Initiatives Project, Ladies and Gentleman, Curated by María José Durán, New York, NY, USA
Family Business, Maurizio Cattelan experimental space, It’s a Small Small World, curated by Hennessy Youngman, New York, NY, USA
Cuchifritos Gallery, Butter Digger, curated by Katie Cercone, New York, NY, USA 
Frontrunner Gallery, LOOKED, Go! Push Pops Girlesque in collaboration with Bryn McConnell, New York, NY, USA, 
Galeria Artespacio, Made in NY, curated by Carlos Navarrete, Santiago, Chile
C24 Gallery, CAMPAIGN, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Go! Push Pops Bulimic Flow, New York, NY

Interstate Projects, STATUS! STATUS! STATUS! curated by AGWF (All the Guns and White Flag), Brooklyn, NY, USA
Tompkins Projects, Ritual Aesthetics, curated by Progress Report, Go! Push Pops Apocadoodlelypse in collaboration with Irvin Morazan, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Galeria Artespacio, PINTA Latin American Art Fair, curated by Carlos Navarrete, New York, NY, USA
Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Fragmentation, curated by Dan Cameron, New York, NY
Local Project, Go! Push Pops Cold Womb, Long Island City, NY, USA
Visual Arts Gallery, Exit, curated by Matthew Moravec, New York, NY USA

Westside Gallery, Emerge to be Seen, curated by Kathryn DeRaffele and Maria Dubon, New York, NY, USA
BetaSpaces Arts in Bushwick Festival, Go! Push Pops Gone Wild, Brooklyn, NY, USA,
Apexart, Comvideo, New York, NY, USA 
WhiteBox, SantionedArray, curated by SpecifyOthers, New York, NY USA
Galeria Artespacio, Los Talentos Jovenes Mas Premiados 2009-2010, curated by Carlos Navarrete, Santiago, Chile
Figment Art Festival, Go! Push Pops Aerobic Utopia: Bagel Buns, Governor’s Island, New York, NY, USA
Ico Gallery, The Essential, curated by Nude and the Goose, New York, NY, USA

AICA, Universidad de Talca, Visual Arts Center, DOCE X DOCE, Santiago, Chile
Teatro Mori, Visual Arts Center, DOUMO UNO, Santiago, Chile
Supreme Trady Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY, USA
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica, Artistas Siglo XXI, Santiago, Chile
Eugenio Dittborn Workshop Exhibition, Santiago, Chile
Galeria 13, La Comida en el Arte, Santiago, Chile 
Centro de Extension de la Universidad Catolica, Artistas del Siglo XXI, Santiago, Chile
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Taller Arte en Vivo, Santiago, Chile
Museo Histórico Militar, Talentos Jóvenes, Santiago, Chile
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Art Phillips Expressions, Santiago, Chile

2016 VOLTA, Panelist, “Why Art Collectives Now?” Volta Salon, Sponsored by ArtNet, Moderated by Ben Davis, New York, NY
2015 iHOUSE, “Pray Wild” Go!PushPops workshop and parade during Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo, Japan, funded by the U.S. Japan Creative Exchange Fellowship
2014 Alexandra Arts, HOLY CREATRIXXX, a commissioned residency & performance in Alexandra Park, Manchester, UK
2014 Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice, for Go! Push Pops Diamond Tribe
2014 Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, with Go! Push Pops
2013 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant, for Go! Push Pops Warrior Goddess Workshop
2011 NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, for Go! Push Pops Oral History of Ice Cream
2011-2009 School of Visual Arts, Matching Outside Scholarship, New York, NY
2011-2009 Chilean Bicentennial National Scholarship, for MFA Fine Arts
2009 AICA, Selected by International Association of Art Critics, Chile
2006-2003 Universidad Finis Terrae, Honors Scholarship, Academic Excellence, Santiago, Chile
2005 Museo Historico Militar, Honor Distinction in Painting, Jovenes Talentos, Santiago, Chile
2004 Municipalidad de Providencia, I Painting Award, Santiago, Chile

2015 BUOY R+R, Residency and Retreat, Interactive Dance Experience, Peace Barn, Deep River, CT
2014 Alexandra Arts, Pankhurst in the Park Artist in Residence, Manchester, U.K
2013 Maryland Institute College of Art, EXCHANGE: A Home Based Residency Program, Baltimore, MD
2012 Soho20 Gallery, Artist in Residence, with Go! Push Pops, New York, NY
2012 Creative Capital, Performance Documentation Workshop, New York, NY
2011 School of Visual Arts, Reconfiguring Site Residency Program, New York, NY
2007 Prince's Drawing School Outside Scholarship , London, UK
2006 Eugenio Dittborn Workshop, Santiago, Chile
2004 Printmaking Studio Residency, La Habana, Cuba

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