Zulma Aguiar, Born Salinas, California, 1975


EDUCATION  2001 BA Communications, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla

2007 MFA Integrated Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York  WORK

2020 “Letters to Trump” single-channel video documentation of Venice Beach performance intervention – Work in  Progress

2020 “Ride Karaoke” single-channel video documenting a video performance in an Uber – Instagram @RideKaraoke

2005 “Turnstyle!” (6;00 and 3;00) two-channel video installation loops on DVD’s mini

2007 Humanitarian Water (3;00) mini-DV  2006 Casheamelo (1;19) mini-DV

2006“Turnstyle,” Lifesize Sculptural Interactive Video Installation, Max MSP/Jitter, MakingThings Teleo, Fabricated  Lifesize turnstile doo

2005 “Juarez Mothers Fight Femicide,” (8;00) mini-DV  1999 Bodies & Boundaries an Encounter at the Border, (8;00) DV-CAM



2018 The Brown Hand – Photo & Video Series & Performance

2016 Soldadera Performance Artist –

2009 CANASTA Interactive art piece based on how Mexican residents purchase food

2008 TURNSTYLE developing new video and researching open source solution to Max MSP Jitter patch

2007 “Freedman’s Village” Public Art installation, Arlington National Cemetery formerly the property of African American  Freed Syphax Family

2006-2014 Video Blog:

2005-2007 Women of Juarez:

1995-Ongoing Artist Website:



2007 AT&T 5,000 towards Parents and Allies for Student’s Success at Arlington NAACP

2005 Full Fellow, Humanities & Social Sciences, RPI, Troy, NY   2004 Full Fellow, Humanities & Social Sciences, RPI, Troy, NY
2004 Research Assistant, Experimental Media & Performance Art Center



2007 “Turnstyle,” MediaNoche, New York City


2007 “Edmonston” curated by Mike L. for the City of Edmonston Maryland celebrating Hispanic Heritage

2007 “Ofrenda” curated byArt Outlet

2007 “5th Annual San Diego Women’s Film Festival” CASHEAMELO

2007 “National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary Festival of Women’s Film & Media Arts”

2007 “Metamorphosis Group Art Show” Arlington, Virginia

2006 “Empty-Set-Go,” represented Turnstyle, RPI Integrated Electronic Arts: Troy, New York

2006 “V-DAY: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC Festival: It’s hard out here for a girl” Brooklyn Museum, New York  City

2006 ” Eye AM: Women Behind the Lens,” Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), Vicky Kerezi

2006 “Film Night in the Heights,” Heights Entertainment, Washington Heights, New York City

2006 “J. Paul Taylor Symposium on Social Justice: Focus on the Women of Juarez,” New Mexico State University. Las  Cruces, New Mexico

2005 “O.P.P.,Obsess, Profess, and Process” RPI Integrated Electronic Arts: Troy, New York

2005 “M.a.F.i.A.,” RPI Integrated Electronic Arts: Troy, New York

2005 “Self Portraits,” RPI Advanced Drawing Class, “Corn Goddess”

2004 “SNOWNO,” RPI Integrated Electronic Arts: Troy, New York

2001 “Digital vs. Analog Photography,” Binational  Association of Schools of Communication of the Californias

2001 “Bodies & Boundaries: An Encounter at the Border” – San Diego/Tijuana Borderhack Festival 2.0

1999 “Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana” a winner from the


2007 “Networked Performance” by Jo-Anne Greene from

2006 “Vloggercon,” Video Streaming and IRC participation. San Francisco, California

2006 “AB-TIME,” a Pauline Oliveros Dance Performance with Marseille, France and Vancouver, Canad

2006 “The Great Wall of Chinga”, Tomas J. Benitez & Shervin Shahbazi


2009 Grossmont College, Victor Ochoa, co-founder of Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, Chicana Art  Lecture

2007 “The Making of a Turnstyle,” artist lecture, Media Noche New Media Art Gallery, New York City

2006 “Public Art,” visiting artist, University of Colorado, Denver, Assistant Professor, Ann

2006 “Photoshop imaging,” guest lecturer, CUNY, Staten Island, Assistant Professor, Valerie Tevere

2006 “Granito de Arena & JMFF,” guest lecturer, Times-Up!

2006 “Women of Juarez,” guest lecturer, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts

2006 “Juarez Mothers,” guest lecturer, Federation of Ideas, Albany, New York

2006 “International Day of Women, Ciudad  Juárez,” guest lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2001 “San Diego Indymedia” panelist, Binational Association of Schools of Communication of the Californias

1999 “Mexican American Web Art,” Binational Association of Schools of Communication of the Californias  REVIEWS,


2020 “Remembering Kobe Bryant” BBCOS, British Broadcast Corporation

2007 “Bordertown vs. JMFF,” Der Spiegel, Daniela Gerson

2007 “Juarez Mothers Fight Femicide” The Riz Khan Show,  Al-Jazeera English, Fethi Abraha

2006 “Turnstyle,” KBOO, Portland Oregon, Eduardo Tierre

2006 “Juarez Femicide,” KBOO, Portland Oregon, Eduardo  Tierre O]

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