BIO

Elisa Garcia de la Huerta was born 1983 in Santiago, Chile and is an interdisciplinary artist. 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 was also co-leader of Go! Push Pops a queer, transnational feminist performance art collective until 2017.  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, 2015, Soho20 Chelsea in NYC, 2012, The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, 2013 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 in 2015.
She did a course in Sonic Arts at HAMT in Dharamsala, India with Michael Northam in 2019 and is currently an artist in residence at Backsteinboot ex (Modular + Space) in Berlin, and she focus on experimental analog photography and sound. 

CV

1983 Born in Santiago, Chile
2009 -17 Lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2011 SVA School of Visual Arts, New York, USA, MFA, Fine Arts
2006 Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile, BFA, Painting
2010-2017 Go! Push Pop Collective, Co-Director with Katie Cercone

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 CAD Centro de Arte Digital en Memoria de Juan Downey, Puerto Varas, Chile
2015 J Square Moving Movements, curated by Hyejung Jang, Keumjung-gu, Busan, Korea
2014
Soho20 Gallery, Vibrations/Vibraciones, New York, NY, USA
Galeria Artespacio, Vibrations/Vibraciones , Santiago, Chile
2013 School33ArtsCenter, EXCHANGE: a home based residency, curated by Hyejung Jang, Baltimore, MD, USA
2007 Centro Cultural de las Condes, El Hacer, Santiago, Chile
2006 Centro Cultural Juventud Providencia, Transfiguracion, Santiago

SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCE
2019
BODY BEAUTIFUL, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
Chilean Conexion, GlogauAir, Berlin, Germany
Sonic Insomnia, HAMT, Dharamsala, India
IRL: Investigating Reality, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
EDEN, Spring Break Art Show curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
CULTO, curated by Antonia Cruz, Teatro Zapallar, Chile
2018
One Year of Resistance, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
2017
She Inspires, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
Secret Garden: Female Gaze on Erotica, curated by Indira Cesarine, Untitled Space, NY
Social Media Detox, performance, By Other Means Gallery, London, UK
Start from Scratch, the 2nd Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, China
CA2M Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, curated by Quiela Nuc, Madrid, Espana
2016
In the Raw:The Female Gaze on the Nude, curated by Indira Cesarine and Coco Dolle, Untitled Space,NY
2014
SELECT Art Fair, Milk and Night Curatorial, Gallery Sensei, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Whitney Museum of Americam Art, The Clitney Perennial, feminist performance protest led by Go! Push Pops and others
2013
Bronx Museum, First Fridays! QUEEN$ DOMiN8TiN, New York, NY, USA
Brooklyn Museum, Go! Push Pops perform at the Annual Artists Ball, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Catch Fire, Movement, Queer Film Screening, Berlin, Germany
2012
Soho20 Gallery, Savoir Faire, Go! Push Pops SistersSpinderella, curated by Jenn Dierdorf, New York, NY, USA
Galeria Artespacio, Made in NY, curated by Carlos Navarrete, Santiago, Chile
C24 Gallery, CAMPAIGN, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, NY
2011
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
2005
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Taller Arte en Vivo, Santiago, Chile
Museo Histórico Militar, Talentos Jóvenes , Santiago, Chile 2003
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Art Phillips Expressions, Santiago, Chile

HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS
2014 Alexandra Arts, HOLY CREATRIX, a commissioned residency & performance in Alexandra Park, Manchester, UK
2014 Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Visual Arts Grant, with Go! Push Pops
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

ESPECIAL COURSES, RESIDENCIES
2019 Backsteinboot(ex modular + space), Artist in Residency, Berlin. 
2019 HAMT Sonic Arts, Dharamsala, India.  
2015
BUOY R+R, Residency and Retreat, Peae Barn, Deep River, CT
iHOUSE, “Pray Wild” Go!PushPops workshop and parade during Roppongi Art Night, Tokyo, Japan, funded by the U.S. Japan Creative Exchange Fellowship
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
2004 Printmaking Studio Residency, La Habana, Cuba

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
I-D Vice Magazine, These powerful photos show the beauty of all bodies: Three photographers share how their intimate images are challenging society's unrealistic beauty standards. Interview by Sarah Moroz, Dec 16, 2019.
Cultura Colectiva, Elisa García de la Huerta Shows Why Intimacy Is A Form Of Resistance. Interview by Maria Suarez, March 26, 2018.
Elephant Journal, The New Female Front, interview with Go!PushPops, 2016.
Frontrunner Magazine, “Evolution of a Feminist Art Collective” by Kate Murphy, April 18, 2016.
She/Folk “Interview with the Push Pop Collective” by Arianne Keegan, December 16, 2015. 
Japan Times, “From Dusk til Dawn At Roppongi Art Night” by Mike Sunda, April 25, 2015.
DAZED Magazine, “Our Favourite All-Girl Feminist Collectives” by Monique Todd, April 23, 2015.
Contemporary Art Book by Arte al Limite “100 Miradas al arte Contemporaneo, Entorno” pages 2, 120 -125, October, 2014.
El Mercurio Newspaper, Artes y Letras Critica de Arte, Art Critic by Waldemar Sommer, A11 Oct 19, 2014.
Art 21 Magazine, “Go! Push Pops on Future Feminism” by Jaqueline Gleisner, August 18 Mas Deco La Tercera Magazine, “La Busqueda de Elisa Garcia de la Huerta” by Marcia Julia, no. 577(pages:cover,75,74)May 31, 2014.
Arte al Limite Magazine, “Lost Experiences” by Carolina Schmidt, Edition number 65, March Revista Arte al Limite, “Elisa Garcia de la Huerta: Fracciones Difusas de la Inocencia” by Francisca Medina, No. 47, page 128-134, 2011.