Bio

Christina Yglesias is an LA-based artist, educator, and curator from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her video works use cinema and technologically mediated communication as material to explore how representations of romance are constructed. She received her BFA in 2014 from Mills College and her MFA in 2018 from University of California Los Angeles Design Media Arts department. During her time at UCLA, she worked to theorize and implement what she calls feminist post cinema, a practice focused on bridging the gaps between new media, expanded cinema, feminist film theory, and the history of feminist video art. She has also written about and given talks on the idea of a networked social practice, in which social interactions filtered through technology make up the material for artworks. She teaches video, photo, and new media classes and workshops to adults and youth at universities, community arts organizations, and nonprofits. She has curated film and video shows for Oddball Film+Video in San Francisco, The Great Wall of Oakland, SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City, Fusion Media’s Real Futures Fair, and community art spaces in Oakland, California. She has exhibited her video works in galleries, film festivals, and academic conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia.

She can be reached at christinayglesias [at] gmail.com

Exhibition History

Mujeres Artistas, Tecnólogas, Performances, Conciertos, y Video Arte, 1st Congreso Internacional Atenea, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, June 2018 Valencia, Spain

Weak or No Signal, UCLA, New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, May 2018, Los Angeles, CA

Radical Identity: The New Citizen, College Art Association Conference  2018 ArtSpace Media Lounge, February 2018, Los Angeles, CA

Fall Preview Show, University of California Los Angeles, New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, October 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Feminist Climate Change, Ars Electronica, University for Art and Design Linz, September 2017, Linz, Austria

UCLA Design Media Arts+Silpakorn University Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts Exhibition on Interactive Art, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, August 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
u still up? solo show, UCLA, Experimental Digital Arts Grad Gallery, Broad Art Center, May 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Writ Large, University of California Santa Cruz, May 2016, Santa Cruz, CA

Concept, The International Exhibition on Conceptual Art, CICA Museum, May 2016, Gimpo, South Korea

Danube Video Art Festival, The Stadtkino Grein, February 2016, Grein, Austria

Creative Code Immersive Showcase, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, December 2015, San Francisco, CA

Supercut Expanded, The Ridge Space, October 2015, Oakland, CA

In Place, Independent Curators, June 2015, Antioch, TN

Featured Artist of Supercut, The Great Wall of Oakland, April 2015, Oakland, CA                       

Collect!, Berkeley Art Center, October 2014, Berkeley, CA

Close at Hand, Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibition, April 2014, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Queer Cults, Periwinkle Cinema, August, 2012, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco, CA

Curating

Nothing, COPYPASTE: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, The They Co., March 2016 during Armory Arts Week, New York, NY

Past Futures Film Festival, Real Future Fair, Fusion Media Network, November 2015, San Francisco, CA

Supercut Expanded, Co-curated with FICTILIS, The Ridge Space, October 2015, Oakland, CA

Supercut, Co-curated with FICTILIS, The Great Wall of Oakland, April 2015 Oakland, CA        

Programs of 16mm short film shows, 2014-Present, Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA

                How to be an Artist

                How to do Everything: Absurd Instructional Films

                Travels, Trips, and Journeys: A Night of Vintage Voyages

                Yesterday's Tomorrow: A Night of Past Futures

                 Beauties, Babes, and Burlesque

                 Mixers, Moogs, and Modulars: A Night of Electronic Music

Education

2018: UCLA MFA in Design Media Arts

2014: Mills College, B.F.A in Intermedia Arts and Studio Arts

            Trustee Scholar

            Phi-Beta Kappa Honor Society Member

            Palladium Honor Society Member

            Wellhausen Family Award for Excellence in Studio Art Recipient