Día De Los Muertos Individuales

Check out the Día De Los Muertos art project I designed for Spanglish Baby, a wonderful blog dedicated to raising bicultural and bilingual children. I wanted to create a project that would inspire family togetherness, cross-generational dialogue, and communal interaction. A project where the process through which the work was produced, becomes an integral part…

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Creating Resistance: Using the Arts in Challenging Racial Ideologies

I am so excited to announce that on November 5th 2010, I will be presenting at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Creating Resistance: Using the Arts in Challenging Racial Ideologies A Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Laura Kina with Alejandro T. Acierto, Maya Escobar,…

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Updating About Me

Maya Escobar is a conceptual identity artist. deconstructing the artist (myself), alongside the monument, alongside the monument’s informational text… ______________________________ SELECTED STATEMENTS ______________________________ Bio for About Page 2010: Maya Escobar is a performance artist, Internet curator, and editor. She uses the web as a platform for engaging in critical community dialogues that concern processes by…

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take a picture of me for my myspace

In October of 2006 my rabbi started blogging. While trying to comment on one of his posts, I accidentally registered my own blog. Within hours of posting a comment, my name began appearing in Google searches. I was now linked to the post I had commented on, previous posts my rabbi had written, comments left…

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Sarah Jones on TED 2 loves combined

My friend Jamie Aguirre  who you can visit here and here posted this wonderful  Sarah Jones video for TED on my facebook page. Jones asks to what extent do we self construct? I feel like a little kid in a candy store, really, I do. Here is another Sarah Jones video. Have I mentioned how…

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breaking down the elephant

Ruth at the writing center (who somehow amazingly manages my artistic craziness and dyslexia) helped me come up with this metaphor for my work, based on the story of the elephant and the blind men. I think it might become my artist statement. ******************************************** Some people think that I am the true representation of the…

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The Cuentos Foundation

I just submitted the work of Michele Feder-Nadoff, to the magazine I work for Zeek. Michele is a dear friend and a phenomenal artist, activist and educator. I thought it would be a good idea to share some information about Michele and to promote her organization the cuentos foundation. Artistic Director, Michele Feder-Nadoff, who is…

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Bitch Magazine

Acciones Plásticas was discussed in current issue of Bitch Magazine Lost and Found #38. The article is entitled The Princess Diaries: In an Age of Ostentation the J.A.P. is Back written by Julia Appel, a rabbinical student at Hebrew College. To view the full article (pdf version) click here One blogger on Jewschool questioned the…

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