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Gema Álava

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Gema Álava

Tell Me The Truth

(Tensions No. 1 through No. 9)

2008

silver gelatin print on baryta-coated Ilford Multigrade Fiber paper

# 3 of an edition of seven

 

13.25 by 20 in. / each

(approx 33,66 by 50,8 cm / each)

framed individually

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gema Alava (b. 1973 Madrid, Spain) lives and works in New York City. She has lived in Madrid, London and San Francisco, studying at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid (BFA), Universidad Complutense (MA, Education); the Chelsea College of Art and Design, The London Institute (BFA); the Academy of Art University (MFA, Painting), and at the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA, New Genres). In 2012 she was appointed Cultural Adviser to the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations.

 

In 1995 she was awarded second prize in Spain's National Drawing Competition, Premio Penagos, Fundacion MAPHRE, being the youngest artist and first woman to achieve such recognition. That same year she received an Erasmus Grant, and in 1997 she obtained a Fellowship for postgraduate studies in the United States from La Caixa Foundation. In 2001 she was accepted simultaneously to the emerging art programs from Aljira- A center for Contemporary Art, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City. Her first solo show in New York City was in 2002 at Lance Fung gallery. In 2011 she was nominated for and awarded a Peter Reed Foundation Fellowship for her trilogy TELL ME - FIND ME - TRUST ME (2008-2010). Participants of her art projects include artists Alison Knowles, Paul Kos, Robert Ryman, Arne Svenson, Merrill Wagner and Lawrence Weiner.

 

Alava has worked for a decade as a lecturer, art educator and education consultant in the Education Departments of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York; working with many audiences (children, teenagers, adults and seniors) in numerous programs, including Family, School, Adult, Special Events, Professional Development, VIP, as well as Access Programs specially designed for individuals and groups with disabilities.

 

Her work has been exhibited, presented, and/or founded by the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Spain; the Queens Museum of Art, NY; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; the Rana Museum in Norway; the Morgan Library and Museum, NY; the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL; CUE Art Foundation, NY; the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; the San Francisco Art Institute, CA; New York University, NY; Columbia University, NY; the Jersey City Museum, USA; the London Institute, UK; the United Nations Building, NY; Fundacion La Caixa, Spain; Fundacion Maphre, Spain; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY; the General Consulate of Spain in New York and the Cervantes Institute. Her art project A Dialogue was selected by artist Cai Guo Qiang and performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2008. Her art Project Trust Me was selected by Wooloo to be performed at MANIFESTA 8, and The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Murcia), Spain.

 

Her work has received national and international recognition in many publications including The New York Times, Diario ABC, Diario El Pais, Fiber Arts Magazine, Agencia EFE, and has been broadcasted in HITM Television, NY1 Noticias, Mega TV News, NCI Noticias, RTVE, and TVE National Television of Spain. In 2013 she published the book "Tell Me the Truth 2008-2013" which was presented at TWIN Gallery in Madrid, and Instituto Cervantes in New York City. She writes for FronteraD Magazine.


 

 

 

 

 

GEMA ALAVA

1973, Born in Madrid, Spain. Lives permanently in New York.

 



EDUCATION


2016 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Certified Course "Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning and Teaching," via Edx
2015 MIT, "The American Dream for the Next Generation" Course, via Edx
2015 Berkley, "The Science of Happiness" Course via Edx
1998-00 San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, Masters in Fine Arts, New Genre.
1997-99 The Academy of Art College, MFA, Masters in Fine Arts, Painting & Printmaking (with honors.)
1996-97 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, MA in Education.
1996-97 Círculo de Bellas Artes, Graduate Certificate, Aesthetics, History&Theory of Contemporary Art
1991-96 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BFA, Bachelors in Fine Arts, Painting (top 10 graduates.)
1995 Chelsea College of Art and Design, The London Institute. BFA Semester Exchange Student.

 

 


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Tell Me and Silences, AC Institute, New York City (March 13th -May 10th)
Tell Me the Truth 2008-2013, Instituto Cervantes, New York City

2013
Tell Me the Truth, TWIN Gallery, Exhibition, Madrid, Spain.

2012
Circle of Hope & Peace, United Nations Headquarters, New York City
PRESENCE:NET, in collaboration with composer and sound artist Josué Moreno, Estampa, Sound In, Madrid, Spain
CYCLE, Performance in collaboration with Jessica Higgins at Emily Harbey Foundation for SWITCH, Intermedia Television, New York City
TRUST ME: Tell Me a Secret, at a Major Contemporary Art Fair, New York City

2011
The Oracle: Tell Me a Secret, in collaboration with composer and sound artist Josué Moreno, Estampa, Sound In, Madrid, Spain. October
FIND US, Action with the support of Utopic Gallery, Madrid, Spain. October 2011
Here and There, Performance in collaboration with sound artist Robert Lange, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York. February-May 2011

2010
Cervantes Institute, New York, "TRUST ME," An Art Project by Gema Alava documented by Jason Schmidt with the participation of Ellen Fisher, Mayrav Fisher, Jonathan Goodman, Jessica Higgins, Erika Kawalek, Erika Knerr, Alison Knowles, Ferran Martin, J. Morrison, Gordon Sasaki and J. G. Zimmerman. Presentation on October 15, 2010 at 6PM.
John Jay College Gallery, The City University of New YOrk, "Gema Alava: Tell Me the Truth."
The Malcom X & Dr. Betty Shabath Memorial and Educational Center, "Tell Me a Story I, II, III." New York, New York.

2009
CUE ART Foundation, "FIND ME," An Art Project by Gema ALava with the participation of Lars Chellberg, Barbara Holub, Paul Kos, Ester Partegas, Robert Ryman, Arne Svenson, Merrill Wagner, Lawrence Weiner and Maria Yoon, New York, NY.
An Art Museum in New York City, "TELL ME," with the participation of 22 Artists, New York City.
Mumford Fine Art, “Tensions,” London
SUNY Rockland Community College, “Gema Alava,” New York

2008
Messineo Art Projects & Wyman Contemporary, “Tell Me the Truth,” New York, NY.
Lucy Gooding Gallery, The Bolles School, “Tell Me a Story,” Jacksonville, FL.

2006
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University, “Hay Ropa Tendida (Clothing,)” New York, NY.

2002
Lance Fung Gallery, “Land of No One,” New York, NY.

2000
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, “The Siren’s Silence,” San Francisco, CA.

1999
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, “List of Things to Forget,” San Francisco, CA.

1998
Mill & Short Gallery, “Fragments,” San Francisco, CA.

 

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ART PROJECTS

2016
"Marbella ART FAIR" aTWIN GALLERY, Malaga, Spain.

2015
"Leonardo" at CSIC Headquarters. Curated by Twin Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Tell Me a Secret, Museum of Art, New York

2014
Pinta, Londres, England. Represented by Twin Gallery.
Trust Me: Errogate/Surrogate, curated by Ilya Noe, Month of Performance Art 4th Edition, Berlin, Germany

2013
El Hilo de Ariadna. On view: The Oracle: Tell Me a Secret, in collaboration with composer and sound artist Josué Moreno, LA CASA DEL LECTOR, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
Find Us_Gema Alava, Utopic Gallery, Exhibition, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Monica Iglesias.
Gabinete de Curiosidades, Galeria Pilar Cubilo, Madrid, Spain

2012
El Hilo de Ariadna. On view: The Oracle: Tell Me a Secret, in collaboration with composer and sound artist Josué Moreno, LA CASA DEL LECTOR, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
Tell Me a Story: 2012, O+ Art Festival, Kigston, New York
Find My Future, Art in Odd Places Festival, New York City
FRAME:NET, at INTERVENTIONS, curated by Isidro Blasco, Philadelphia, USA

2011
The Oracle: Tell Me a Secret, in collaboration with composer and sound artist Josué Moreno, Estampa, Sound In, Madrid, Spain. October 2011
Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY. “Fiber Art,” curated by Sandra Siders.

2010
MANIFESTA 8. The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. Murcia, Spain.
MURAM, Museo Regional de Arte Moderno, Cartagena, Spain.
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami , Florida. Lotus House Women´s Shelter Benefit: Heart Happening.
Space 37, Babel, curated by Hector Canonge, New York City

2010
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, "Heart Happening," Miami, Florida.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tasch Galleries, New York, New York. Premiere of GEMA ALAVA: TRUST ME 1019 Photograph by Jason Smichdt, part of Art Project TRUST ME, at the Employee Art Show.
Mumford Fine Arts, “Paperworks,” London

2009
United Nations/ONU, New York, New York. “Nueve Lunas” curated by Anahi Rubin
C-WOW “From Wall to Wall,” Art Benefit, NJ
Gallery Aferro, “Art Benefit,” New Jersey.
RED DOT Art Fair, Mumford Fine Arts, New York, NY
Guernica Art Project, “Art Benefit,” New York, NY.
CUE Art Foundation, New York. NY. Presentation of Art Project FIND ME by Gema Alava with the participation of artists Lars Chellberg, Barabara Holub, Ester Partegas, Paul Kos, Arne Svenson, Robert Ryman, Merrill Wagner, Lawrence Weiner and Maria Yoon.
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami , Florida. Lotus House Women´s Shelter Benefit: Hope Blossoms – An Art Happening in Nine Parts.
Affordable Art Fair, London. Mumford Fine Art.
Mumford Fine Art, “PaperWorks,” London.

2008
Queens Museum of Art, “Framing Aids,” New York. Curated by Ada Cintron.
Art Now Fair, Miami Beach.
El MUSEO del Barrio and The Cervantes Institute, “N.Y. Motion 1.0.” New York. Curated by Elvis Ramos and Paco Cano.
RED DOT: Art Fair, New York, New York. (Mumford Fine Art)
FORM: Art & Design Fair Olympia, London. (Mumford Fine Art)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,"A Dialogue," New York, New York. Art project proposal selected by Cai Guo-Quiang as part of "Everything is Museum." Proposal displayed February - May, 2008. The project took place on February 21, 2008 at 9PM at the Guggenheim Museum.

2007
Jersey City Museum, “The Feminine Mystique,” NJ. Curated by Rocio Aranda Alvarado (September 20 - February 2008)
Sacco Gallery, “Ladies and Gentelman,” Miami, Florida.
Aferro Gallery, “Desideratum,” Newark, NJ. Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Victory Hall- Contemporary Arts Center, “99 cent,” New Jersey City, NJ, Curated by Rocio Aranda Alvarado

2006
City Without Walls- Cwow, “Drawing Stage,” Newark, NJ. Curated by E. Carmen Ramos.

2005
Children’s Museum of the Arts, Art Auction Donation, New York, NY. Invited by curator Kimberly Marrero.

2004
Peekskill Project, “Ferry Tales,” Peekskill, NY. Curated by Lance Fung.
The Rotunda Gallery, “A Slow Read,” Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Katarina Wong.

2003
The Queens Museum of Art, “Proyectos Especiales,” NY. Curated by Hitomi Iwasaky.
Aljira-A Center for Contemporary Art, “Emerge 2002,” NJ. Curated by Calvin Reid.
2002 The Bronx Museum of the Arts, “AIM 2002,” New York, NY. Curated by Lydia Yee.
Exit Art Gallery, “Reactions,” New York, NY.

2001
The Alternator Gallery, “Dress-up,” Kelowna, Canada.
ARCO 01, Feria Internacional de Arte, Galeria Carmen de la Calle, Madrid, Spain.
AAC Gallery, “Spiralprosjektet,” San Francisco, CA, USA and Stavanger, Norway.
1999 McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, “Annual Artist Book Contest,” San Francisco.
Charles H. Scott Gallery, “Nature and Technology,” Vancouver, Canada.
Rana Museum, “Spiralprosjektet,” Norway.

1998
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Sala de Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain.

1996
Museo Gregorio Prieto, “Premio Nacional de Dibujo Gregorio Prieto,” Valdepenas, Spain.
Galería Eloy Gonzalo, “Premio Nacional de Dibujo Gregorio Prieto,” Madrid, Spain.
Sala de Exposiciones Mapfre, “XIV Premio Penagos de Dibujo,” Madrid, Spain.
Facultad de Bellas Artes, “Proyectos,” UCM, Madrid, Spain.
Facultad de Bellas Artes, “Premio de Pintura,” UCM, Madrid, Spain.

1995
Chelsea College of Art and Design, “Final Works,” London, England.
Galería el Gayo Arte, Madrid, Spain.
Sala de Exposiciones Maphre, “XIII Premio Penagos de Dibujo,” Madrid, Spain.

 

 


GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS


2016
Selected by NYFA for the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: SOCIAL PRACTICE.
Selected by the CREATIVE CENTER INSTITUTE for the Creative Aging Training at UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT, New York City
Selected by ART BEYOND SIGHT, Project and Access for All, to participate in the FESTIVAL OF FUN AND FRATERNITY, by the MAJOR's OFFICE for People with Disabilities. Madison Square Park, NYC

2014
Selected for Berlin Month Performance - 4th Edition, Berlin, Germany

2013
New York Foundation for the Arts, Arteprenour

2012
Smithsonian Institution nomination for a SARF Fellowship
Selected for Art in Odd Places Festival, New York City, NY
Selected for O+ Art Festival, Kingston, NY

2011
Peter S. Reed Foundation Fellowship, New York
USA American Artists Projects nomination

2010
WOOLOO’s NEW LIFE RESIDENCY, 2010.
The General Consulate of Spain in New York, Visual Artist Fellowship for "TRUST ME."

2009
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant. Six week Workshop Series.
Guest Visiting Artist, SUNY Rockland Community College, New York.

2008
The General Consulate of Spain in New York, Visual Artist Fellowship for “Tell me the Truth.”
Guest Visiting Artist 2008 Art Department The Bolles School, Jacksonville, Florida.

2007
Fundacion General de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Full Fellowship “Cursos de Verano, El Escorial,” Madrid, Spain. (Residency.)

2006
The General Consulate of Spain in New York, Visual Artist Fellowship for “Ropa Tendida (Clothing.)”

2003
The General Consulate of Spain in New York, Visual Artist Fellowship for “Patrones de Fe.”

2002
The General Consulate of Spain in New York, Visual Artist Fellowship for “Land of No One.”

2001
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM-- Artist in The Marketplace Program, New York.
Aljira-A Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge 2002 Program, New Jersey.

2000
San Francisco Art Institute, Finalist MFA 2000 Graduation Award.

1999-00
San Francisco Art Institute, International Student Fellowship for Graduate Studies

1997-99
Fundación “la Caixa”, Fellowship for Graduate Studies in the USA, Spain.

1997
Fundacion General de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Full
Fellowship “Cursos de Verano, El Escorial,” Madrid, Spain. (Residency)

1995-96
Ministry of Education and Sciences of Spain, UCM Contemporary Art History Fellow, Spain.

1995
Fundacion General de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Full Fellowship “Cursos de Verano, El Escorial,” Madrid, Spain. (Residency.)
Univesidad Complutense, ERASMUS Fellowship between European Universities, Spain.
MAPFRE Foundation. Second Prize. International Penagos Drawing Competition, Spain.

1994
Universidad Complutense, Beca-Colaboración Fellowship, Madrid, Spain.
Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Tecnicos de Madrid First Alternate and Honorable
Mention, National Painting Competition, Spain.

 

 


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016 Ramas, Alma, Gema Álava: El arte como construccion Social y Educativa, XTRart
2015 Rapko, John, Why Do Curators Talk Like That, SFAQ and NYAQ Magazines
2015 Ramas, Alma, Gema Álava presenta su instalación efímera: Hexágonos, XTRArt
2014 Madsen, Tina, Trust Me:E/S, Month of Performance Art Berlin
2014 Truax, Raegan, TRUST ME: A reflection, California
Pantadiosi Julio, "Miradas al fresco con... Gema Alava" / EL MUNDO / November 13, 2013 >>
Hernandez, Virginia, "Cada cual con su clavo" / METROPOLI / November 13, 2013 >>
E. Vasconcellos, "Todas las verdades. Gema Alava presenta Dime la Verdad en Twin Gallery" / EL MUNDO / October 29, 2013 >>
Armada, Alfonso, "Gema Alava sigue tensando con sutileza el alambre sobre el que camina en la oscuridad" / ABC / October 25, 2013 >>
Hofher Ariel, "To Eradicate Poverty 'Utilize thread of Conversation' says UN Artist" / MEDIA GLOBAL NEWS / October 23, 2013 >>
Mario Suarez Gonzalez, "Obras de Arte Escondidas en Madrid" / El Pais / March 13, 2013
Victoria Arribas Roldan, "Gema Alava: conferencia en la School of Visual Arts, Nueva York, y "Presence Net" en Twin Gallery / Plataforma de Arte Contemporaneo / February 26, 2013
Agustin Alonso, "Gema Alava: Las Razones Equivocadas" / RTVE.es El Gentrificador / January 24, 2013
Semiramis Gonzalez, "El hilo de Ariadna donde la literatura y artes plasticas van de la mano" / Arco Blogers / January 18, 2013
Allison Meier / "Exploring Art in Odd Places" / Hyperalergic / October 18th, 2012
Alma Ramas / "El último proyecto de la artista Gema Álava tendrá lugar en una feria de arte contemporáneo de la ciudad de Nueva York durante el mes de mayo" / Xtrart / May 3, 2012
Amelia, "Artistas Espanolas en Nueva York" / Dominical, Periodico de Catalunya / March 18, 2012
Pierce, David "New York Fiber in the 21st Century" / Surface Design Journal / January 1st, 2012
Anna Grau "Nunca pierdas un sombrero en vano: FIND US" / Cuarto Poder / December 4, 2011
Arrivas, Victoria "Entrevista a Gema Alava" / Plataforma de Arte Contemporaneo / Novemebr 28, 2011
Costa, José Manuel "VIA LIMITE - El Objeto Sonoro" / RTVE - RADIO CLASICA / Novemebr 1st, 2011
Álava, Gema "TELL ME o cómo perder el miedo dentro de un museo" / FronteraD / August 30, 2011
Alava, Gema "Trust Me: A Non visual experience lead by an artist inside Major Art Museums of New York City" / Centerpoint Now Magazine / 2011 (English)
Lopez, Carol "Conectado: Gema Alava"/ On Madrid/ EL PAIS/ Oct. 14 2011 (Español)
Grau, Anna "Gema Alava: Me fascina la gente que cree que no entiende de arte" / ABC/ May 15, 2011 (Español)
Swedish Travelling Exhibitions. “Trust Me”/ Gema Alava. Published by Riksutställningar, November 29, 2010
NCI NOTICIAS TELEVISION, “Una Performance basada en la confianza.” November, 18, 2010
PLUM TV “Heart Happening”, Miami, November, 16, 2010
Soriano, Nieves “Gema Alava: Trust Me en Manifesta 8.” Desde Paris a Buenos Aires, November, 6, 2010
EUROPA PRESS, “La artista Gema Álava nueva residente no visual del proyecto colectivo danés Wooloo en Manifesta 8”, November, 5, 2010
Teleprensa periodico,”La artista Gema Alava en Manifesta 8,” Spain, November, 15, 2010
Prensaweb, “La artista española Gema Alava presenta en Manifesta 8 su proyecto performance Trust Me,” Spain, November, 3, 2010
Hoy es arte.com, “Gema Alava en Manifesta 8,” Spain, November, 1, 2010
Iberarte, “Entrevista a Gema Alava,” October 30, 2010
Miami Times, “Lotus House Put Heart into Performance Art at the Margulies Warehouse,” October 25, 2010
Coal, “New Life Residency,” Paris, France, October 21, 2010
Levin, Jordan, Miami Herald “An Artsy Party to help Miami Shelter”, Miami, October20, 2010
Iberarte, “Gema Alava presenta Trust Me,” Spain, October 16, 2010
Simian, Jose Manuel, Contraportada. NY1 TELEVISION. “Trust Me: Transmitiendo arte a partir de palabras.” October 15, 2010
Dawn Chawn, Artforum, “Wooloo,” New York, USA, October 08, 2010
Exibart. “Il Retorno de Iberia” Italy, October 5, 2010
La Verdad, Cultura, “De lo evidente y lo invidente,” Murcia, Spain, October 05, 2010
Europa Press, “La Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo Manifesta 8 será este martes la imagen del cupón de la once,” October 05, 2010
Pedro Guirao, Agencia EFE, “Cupón de la once muestra mañana imagen de bienal de Manifesta 8,” October 04, 2010
ABC.es, “Cupón de la once muestra mañana imagen de bienal de Manifesta 8,” Spain, October 04, 2010
Instituto Cervantes Nueva York, “Performance: Presentation of the Project Trust Me by Gema Alava,” New York, USA, September 30, 2010
Jonathan Goodman, FronteraD, “Gema Alava: Brave New World,” USA and Spain, August 25, 2010
“Cuentame una Historia,” Redaccion Iberarte, Madrid, Spain, April 3rd, 2010.
Laporte, Eduardo, “El Impacto de lo perecedero. Encuentrame” Diario Las Provincias, Valencia, Spain, December 26th, 2009.
Laporte, Eduardo, “Arte Efimero,” Recorridos, El Correo de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain, December 19th, 2009.
El Diario La Prensa, “Proyecto Nueve Lunas ilumina la ONU,” New York, December 9, 2009.
Soriano Nieto, Nieves, “Gema Alava. Find Me,” De Paris a Buenos Aires, Homenajes, Rome, November 24, 2009.
El Diario La Prensa, “Proyecto de acercamiento entre religiones,” New York, November 18, 2009.
Perlov, Susana “Gema Alava Tells us the Truth,” Sunny Rockland Community College Press, October, 2009
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Laporte, Eduardo. "De Marcha en Nueva York," El Correo, Bilbao, Spain. November 8, 2008.
Armada, Alfonso. "El Mar de Harlem," ABC, New York, November 7, 2008.
Armada, Alfonso. "Falta de Atención," ABC, New York, October 21, 2008.
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Fuentes, Elvis, Francisco Cano, Eduardo Lago, Carmen Caffarel, Julian Zugazagoitia. "NY Motion 1.0", Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York and El MUSEO del Barrio, New York, (catalog), September 2008.
Sirefman, Susanna. "Fung Sway" Surface Magazine, Art & Design, No.72. New York, NY, July, 2008.
Mooney, Ted. "Gema Alava: Tell Me the Truth," Artists Organized Art, New York, April 2008.
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Armada, Alfonso. “Nueva York, El Deso y la Quimera.” Editorial Espasa, (Pages 195, 196, 199). Spain, 2007.
Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “The Femenine Mystique.” Jersey City Museum, (catalog), September 2007.
Haber, John. “Desperate Artists.” Haber Arts, Edited by John Haber, New York, October 22, 2007.
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del Soho Neoyorquino." Europa Press, New York, February 25, 2002.
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El Punto de las Artes, Madrid, p.22 and 28. October 20-26, 1995.
XIV Premio Penagos de Dibujo, Fundacion Maphre, Madrid (catalog) 1996.
XIII Premio Penagos de Dibujo, Fundacion Maphre, Madrid (catalog) 1995.
XII Premio Penagos de Dibujo, Fundacion Maphre, Madrid (catalog) 1994.
Estaciones de Ferrocarril, Fundacion Amigos de Madrid (catalog) 1994.
Catalogo de Artistas Jovenes, Comunidad de Madrid (catalog) p.123, 1993.

 

 


ARTIST’S TALKS/PRESENTATIONS
PRATT INSTITUTE, New York City, 2014, 2015, 2016
NEUROLOGY GRAND ROUNDS, NEW YORK CITY, 2016
SUNY, DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, NEUROLOGY DEPARTMENT, NYC, 2016
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York City, 2013
PRATT INSTITUTE, New York City, 2013
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCTICA. Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, MASTER DE EFIMERAS, Madrid, 2012
SUNY Community College, New York City, 2012.
LEHMAN College, New York City, 2011.
JONH JAY COLLEGE, New York, New York, 2010.
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, New York, NY, 2010.
Cue Art Foundation/Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, Roundtable: “Confronting the Zero Hour: New Approaches to Fundraising and Community Building,” New York, 2009.
CUE ART FOUNDATION, “Creative Survival Skills.” Roundtable, October 2009.
SUNY Rockland Community College, New York, 2009
CUE ART FOUNDATION, New York, New York. Presentation of art project FIND ME, 2009.
MARGULIES ART FOUNDATION, 2009.
NYU, New York University, 2009.
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, 2008.
Columbia University, "Art and Politics," New York, NY, 2008.
The Bolles School, Department of Fine&Performing Arts, Jacksonville, Florida, 2008.
School, Department of Fine&Performing Arts, Jacksonville, Florida.
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, November, 2007.
Universidad Complutense, Cursos de El Escorial, “La Memoria y el Arte Contemporaneo,” Madrid, 2007.
The Leadership Program, New York, NY, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
New Jersey Museum, “Slide Night,” NJ, 2006.
The Queens Museum of Art, “Patrones de Fe,” NY, 2003.
Whitney at Altria, New York, “Artist’s Books,” NY, 2002.
The San Francisco Art Institute, “The Silence of the Sirens,” SF, 2000.
The San Francisco Art Institute, “Land of No One,” SF, 1999.
Circulo de Bellas Artes, “Sentimiento,” Madrid, Spain, 1994.

 

 


TELEVISION
CONTRAPORTADA NY1. “Trust Me: Transmitiendo arte a partir de palabras”. October 2010
NCI NOTICIAS. “Una Performance basada en la confianza”. November 2010
“Con Visado de Calle,” TVE, televisión española, 2010.
“Nueve Lunas en Naciones Unidas” NTN, December 10, 2009.
“Hope Blossoms Art Happening at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse,” UVU, Miami, Florida, October 2009.
“Gema Alava: Conquistando la Gran Manzana,” NCI Noticias, HITM, Hispanic Information Telecomunications Network, Inc, April 2008.
“Dialogo de Costa a Costa,” Roundtable: “The Importance of Art in Education,” HITM,
Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc, March, 12, 2007. 12PM-1PM.
“Contact Arte,” HITM, Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (6 Programs.)
“Por Arte de Mujer: Gema Alava Crisostomo,” HITM, Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network, Inc (On going 2007-2008.)

 

 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer/Educator - MoMA, NY. 2004 – Present.
Educator - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. 2004 – Present.
Art Instructor/Educator - Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. 2003 – Present.
Art Instructor/Whitney at Altria, NY. 2002.
Lecturer/Educator - Guggenheim Museum, NY. 2002 – Present.
Art Instructor – The Leadership Program, NY. 2002 – Present.
Lecturer/Art Instructor/Educator - The Morgan Library and Museum, NY. 2001 – Present.
Art Instructor - Museum of the City of New York - Learning Department - NY, 2002 – 2004.
Art Instructor - The Queens Museum or Art - New York - Summer 2003.
Art Instructor Young Artists Program (Drawing, Art History) - San Francisco Art Institute - Summer 2000.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Art History, Studio Art, Art critique) - San Francisco Art
Institute - 1999-2000.