MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST (Mexico - New York)
Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist and an arts administrator with a background in neuroscience. Her work is essentially meditative, feminist, and rooted in bio-behavioral research and technology. Explorations of gender constructions, performativity and identity, and the politics of migration are seen and experienced in her installations, which often include new media, video, sound, photography, mapping, light, and performance.
Her work has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum, at the Radical Women Latin American Art Exhibit, Grace Exhibition Space, Glasshouse Gallery, The Queens Museum, Panoply Lab, Art in Odd Places in NYC; RAW during Miami Art Week; Illuminus Festival in Boston, Princeton University in NY, and the SPACE Gallery in Pittsburgh; in Mexico, at El Monumento a la Revolución and La Explanada del MUAC, during the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro; and also participated in the Nuit Blanche Festival in Saskatoon, Canada.
Araujo is a Franklin Furnace Fund for performance art award recipient (2019), BAC grantee (2020), an LMCC (2019) grantee and has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship (2019-2020), Creative Capital taller (2018), ITP Camp (2018, 2019) and EMERGENYC (2017). Araujo was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT (2012). She holds an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College.