Gabriela Aceves SepúlvedaAssistant professorat Simon Fraser University
Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda is a media artist, researcher, and assistant professor at the Simon Fraser University School of Interactive Art and Technology located in the ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. She is the director of cMAS (www.criticalmediartstudio.com), an interdisciplinary research-creation studio that builds bridges between historical research and practice on media art, design, and technology. She is the author of the award-winning book Women Made Visibly: Feminist Art and Media in post-1968 Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2019, forthcoming Spanish translation 2022) and several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and research-creation projects on feminist media art and archival practices in Latin America. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript on the history of electronic and avant-garde music entitled Weaving the Electric Wave: Latin American Women Composers, 1888 -1980. Other projects in progress focus on investigating the role of women as agents of technology across the Americas.
As a media artist, she produces video installations, sculptures, digital projects, print media and live performances investigating the body as a site of cultural, gendered and techno-scientific inscriptions. She is currently developing a series of performances that combine computational creativity and bio-art. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, France, India, Chile and the U.S.She is a member of the art/mamas art collective and has served as a board member for VIVO MEDIA ARTS and ACCESS gallery in Vancouver, B.C. Before moving to Vancouver, she was a member of the REDHEAD Gallery in Toronto and was part of the organizing committee of the Contemporary Art Forum in Kitchener -Waterloo (CAFKA). She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.