Artist Statement

Aguiar is an emerging new media video artist, for over eight years an IT Manager, for over twelve years an Internet Producer, and over seven years a video/filmmaker. Aguiar has employed various arts practices, disciplines, and technologies to investigate issues critical to the advancement of our culture.  She is interested in interdisciplinary studies such as the Fine and Computer Based Arts, Time Based Arts, Engineering and the Sciences.
Her practice centers around many topics, but continues to explore the aesthetics of border politics in New Media Art. Aguiar’s work is aligned with a history of contemporary border art that include Guillermo Gomez Pena’s views of cultural theory, Rafa Esparza’s interventions in live art and film, and Yolanda Lopez’ self-portraiture.
Her work also deals with the ways in which race and cultural identity intersect with a general notion of Latinx identity.
A pattern that emerges in her work is feminism and border culture. She tends to use colorful and vibrant images as a form of self-expression. Her graduate Art School program exposed her to work with innovators and pioneers of experimental media such as Pauline Oliveros and Johannes Goebel, Director of EMPAC. RPI offered many courses in the production of music which highly influence her work, however, she chooses to continue working within the video art avant-garde context informed by many artists but in particular such artists as Nao Bustamante and The Guerrilla Girls.

Aguiar resides in Silverlake in Los Angeles, CA and collaborates with artists in New York, San Francisco and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Contact info:

Phone number : 323-906-7012

Email Address: zulmaa@gmail.com

Website: http://www.Zulma.org

 

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