Artist Statement

431476_308791195841475_100001317910269_707658_696852386_nAguiar is an emerging new media artist, Digital Marketing is her means of survival. For over 15 years an Information Technology Manager, an Internet Producer of podcasts since 1999, blogs, and over 20 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, Engineering and the Sciences. Aguiar was the first Chicana Podcaster in iTunes with the help of Michael from FreeVlog.com and the Vloggercon in San Francisco 06.

Her art practice centers around many topics, but continues to explore the aesthetics of race, culture & border politics in New Media Art. Aguiar’s work is aligned with a history of border art that includes Alex Rivera, Guillermo Gomez Pena and Coco Fusco’s views of popular cultural theory, Nao Bustamante’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 Latinidad and what it means to have a Mexican American or Chican@ identity. Now known as Latinx.

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 Jim Finn.

Aguiar is currently researching alternative electronic economies in eCommerce, women & people of color in Hollywood, popular culture, cultural production as a social force, marginalized communities unifying for social change through intersectionality and climate change awareness.

Currently, Aguiar resides and works in Hollywood, in an area called “Little Armenia” between West Hollywood, Thai Town and the 101 and Sunset.

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Formal Education: University of California, San Diego – Communications ’01
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – MFA – Electronic Arts ’07
Fellow at Experimental Media & Performance Art Institute – 2004-2005