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ABINADI MEZA
I am inspired by ideas of transformation, ephemerality, and intimacy, and try to
engage viewers in both a physical and conceptual way. I am drawn to time-based
media such as video and sound as a means of creating immersive zones for viewers
to navigate. My work often involves improvisation, and seeks to blur distinctions
between truth and fiction.
Abbreviated CV

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2006        
The Other Echo, Zoom Space at Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Duets no. 1: Faustini + Meza, 1330 Quincy, Minneapolis
[Silence.], The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
The Prisoner, Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis
2005
Lost Husky, Under, Minneapolis
MCAD/Jerome Artists 2005, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (four-person)
The Prisoner, Rochester Art Center, Minnesota
2004
Qingming, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Trespass: Image and sound, MN Center for Photography, Minneapolis
The Burning Question, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis
2002
Dos Versiones, Maratón de Artes Escenicas, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Some Versions of Signals, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Iowa
1998
16 Gestures, 4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis

Selected Group Exhibitions [2003-present]

2006
Full Pull Festival, Scaniaparken, Malmö, Sweden
Open-Ended (the Art of Engagement), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2005
Resurrections, Latin Collector Gallery, New York City
FILE Festival of Electronic Language, São Paulo, Brazil
Soundlab Channel 2, CAVE Gallery, Bethlehem International Center, Palestine
Art’s Birthday Party, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2004
Radio 4 x 4, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Karta/Terräng, Rooseum Test Site, Malmö, Sweden
Soundlab Channel, Biennale for Electronic Art, Perth, Australia
GallerinattsNATTEN, Cirkulationscentralen, Malmö, Sweden
Undervattenkonserter, Laika, Malmö, Sweden
Loisaida Cortos Film Festival, New York City
Wounded City, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Migrations, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2003
LiveWIRE Electroacoustic Concert, Minneapolis
“Aluminum” Art + New Technologies Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan
Rencontres Internationales, Podewil, Berlin, Germany
Red Light District – Images of Desire, Artwalk Amsterdam, Netherlands
Juniradio, Bootlab, Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Internationales, Window, Paris, France

Grants/Awards/Residencies [2002-present]

2007        Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship Nominee (award tbd]
2006        Jerome Foundation Media Arts Grant
   Artist residency, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2004        MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists
2002         Joye Harris Fellowship, Department of Art, University of Minnesota