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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Jewish Women on DovBear

Last night @DovBear sent me this tweet: @Mayaescobar posted your jewish women clip w\o realizing it was parody. A little too well done. 😉 I visited his blog and found a post on Jewish Women called Too much kool-aid. The comments generated by this post are really interesting and address the video from a multitude…

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maya carrying maya

The wonderful Suzan Shutan has agreed to help me with my resume/cv/statements in exchange for web design and video work.  I couldn’t think of a better collaboration.  Here is one of the many projects (and its many iterations) that I am attempting to catalog for said documents… Tallit Rebozo, from the series Hiddur Mitzvah, Quilted,…

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a guest post by seenoga

a guest post by seeNoga. As you doggedly pursue, chase, and snap at the heels of your Self, you do so knowing there is no chance you will ever catch up. For each of us, throughout our individual lives, we will be ever distant from knowing our own selves. When a person pursues his or…

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Nuevos Compañeros: Rio Yañez

My newest partner in crime is the talented, witty, godzilla and pikapika lovin’ Chicano artist and curator Rio Yañez. I first came across his Ghetto Frida two years ago, while working on the project Obsessed With Frida Kahlo. Immediately I felt some sort of cosmic connection-not to Ghetto Frida- but to her creator. And then to…

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Interview on Blogadera

I was interviewed on the Latino Blog Directory site Blogadera click here for full interview: Here we are with Maya Escobar. An artist and educator whose art, personality and opinions come to life by way of her blog and social media extensions.  We are thrilled to have her on to talk about her background, blogging…

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ongoing intertextual exchange

The other day I posted a link on facebook to an article by Kevin Kelly on vizual literacy. Both Eric Repice and Eliyahu Enriquez responded to this post, and Eliyahu wrote a post about this exchange on his blog…. The following is a repost of Eliyahu’s post Vizual Literacy RT/Hat Tip @mayaescobar Tools for Vizuality Excerpt…

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Dancing with Matisyahu

a little comedic relief in the middle of thesis writing. you too can dance with matis, other choices involve: jumping out of a plane, becoming a super hero, staring in a fairy tale, or being the hottest toy. I give him mad props for being such a skilled promoter check him out on twitter @matisyahu

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Appropriating and Recontextualizing Google Image Search Results

Part 1 of an article I wrote for jewishinstlouis.org Every art student learns about the fair use principle, granting us permission to use any image in our artwork as long as we transform it so that it conveys new meaning.  But beyond that all-encompassing definition, we don’t know what transgressions, if any, we are actually…

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