Jackie Amézquita (b.1985)

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

EDUCATION

2022 Master in Fine Arts, University of California Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena, CA.
2016-17 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.
2013 Associate of Arts in Broadcasting Communications, Los Angeles Valley College, CA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2022 Teaching Assistant, University Of California Los Angeles, “Advance New Genres,” Miljohn Ruperto.
2021 Associate professor, University Of California Los Angeles, “Rise Of Modernism in Global,” Anuradha Vikram.
2021 Teaching Assistant at the University Of California Los Angeles, “Beginning to New Genres,” Marco Rios.
2020 Associate professor, University Of California Los Angeles, “Introduction to Community Engagement through the Arts,” Dr. Kevin Kane.
2020 Teaching Assistant at University Of California Los Angeles, “Beginning New Genres,” Vishal Judeo.
2020 Teaching Assistant at University Of California Los Angeles, “Production Image and Sound,” Owen Kydd.
2019 Teaching assistant at ArtCenter College of Design, “Social Engage Art” Olga Koumoundouros.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2023 Mohn Public Recognition Award, Made in LA, Hammer Museum.
2022 Mohn LAND Award
2022 Andy Warhol Foundation For the Arts, Angeles Art Fund.
2022 National Performance Network Award.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 Charley James Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
2018 Sueños Fértiles, Senior Thesis exhibition, ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena, CA.

PUBLIC WORKS

2025 Lafayette Park Movement III: Regeneration and Future Imaginings, curated by Nara Hernandez, Los Angeles, CA.
2024 The Greenway Park, Installation curated by Audrey Lopéz Boston, Massachusetts.
2023 Gemidos de la  Tierra (Wailings of the Land/Soil), Los Angeles, CA surroundings, Co-presented by LACE and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division).
2021 Día de los Muertos public installation at GrandPark Los Angeles CA, curated by Self Help Graphics
2020 Día de los Muertos public installation at GrandPark Los Angeles CA, curated by Self Help Graphics.
2019 De Norte a Sur (from North to South), endurance performance from the US/ Mexico border and ended at the Mexico/Guatemala border.
2018 Huellas que Germinan, walking endurance performance from the border of Tijuana, Mexico to China Town, Senior Show, by ArtCenter College of Design, Los Angeles, CA.

BIENNIALS

2023 Acts of Living, MADE IN LA, Hammer Museum, curated by Pablo Jose Ramirez, Diana Nawi and Ashton Cooper, Los Angeles CA.

RESIDENCIES

2024 Fundación Ama Amoedo Residencia Artística, José Ignacio, Uruguay.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023  Recorderar -Anhelar, curated by Erika Hirugami, Dalton gallery at Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA.
2023 Tracing the Edge, Benton Museum of Art, Pomona College, curated by Nicholas Orozco, Pomona, CA
2023 Ahorita! Charlie James Gallery, Curated by Ever Velasquez, Los Angeles, CA.
2023 Rooted, Muzeo, Museum and cultural center, curated by Carol Henke, Anaheim, CA.
2023 Of Seed, Soil, and Stars: Meditations on Land, Body, Resistance and Regeneration, Gail and Ed Roski Gallery, curated by Joy Andenson and Robin Garcia, Los Angeles, CA.
2023 Aesthetics of Undocumented’s, University of Virginia, curated By Erika Hirugami, Charlottesville, VA.
2022 CARE, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, curated by Karla Agüiñiga Long Beach, CA.
2022 Adornment Artifact, Curated by Jill Moniz, sponsored by the Getty, Los Angeles CA.
2022 At the Table, Armory of the Arts, Curated by Heber Rodriguez, Pasadena CA.
2022 Imaginary Dwellings, 18ST Arts Center, Curated by Marvella Muro and Natalie Domingues.
2022 Sonic Terrains, Vincent Price Art Museum, co-curated by Javier Arellanos, Pillar Tompkins, and Daniel Valencia, Los Angeles, CA.
2022 Graduate Show, New Wright Gallery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
2021 Graduate preview show, New Wright Gallery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
2021 A Place for Justice, curated by Tina Yapelli,  San Diego State University Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2021 Just Food, Virtual exhibition, curated by  Carol Henke, Fullerton College Art Gallery, CA.
2020 Tension, a collaboration with Tanya Agüiñiga, Armory of the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
2019 Tension, a collaboration with Tanya Agüiñiga, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA.
2019 Trabaj/ho resistance of a colonial imprint, Curated by  Carnegie Art Museum Oxnard, CA.
2019 Look who’s talking now, curated by Nahui Garcia, Human Resources Los Angeles, CA.
2019 Buzzsaw, curated by Cheyanne Sauter, Art Share LA, Los Angeles CA.
2018 AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite sides),Museum of Art and Design, curated by Shannon R. Stratton, MAD’s William and Mildred Lasdon, Manhattan, New York.  

COLLABORATIONS

2023 Hieroglyphs of metaphysical lacerations, in collaboration with LaRissa Rogers,  of seeds, soil, and stars: Meditations on Land, Body, Resistance, and Regeneration, USC Roski, Los Angeles, CA.
2023 Attending to the wound: a wake, a waiting, a witnessing, in collaboration with LaRissa Rogers, of seeds, soil, and stars: Meditations on Land, Body, Resistance, and Regeneration, USC Roski, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Tension, in collaboration with Tanya Agüiñiga, Douglas Prieta, Arizona-US border with Agua Prieta, Sonora-Mexico border.
2017-2019 AMBOS Project on the road, founded by Tanya Agüiñiga, the 1,951 mile border that connects the US and Mexico.            

WORKSHOPS

2023 Masa and soil workshop, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA.
2022 Masa and soil workshop, Illuminate LA, Community workshops, GrandPark Los Angeles, CA.
2022 Kite-making workshop, Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins, CO.
2021 Weaving workshop, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA.

PRESENTATIONS

2023 UCLA Arts: School of the Arts and Architecture. In conversation with Rocksana Pirouzmand.
2023 Recordar – Anhelar, Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott, Atlanta, Georgia
2023 Tracing the Edge, Artist conversation Benton Museum, Pomona, CA.
2023 Gemidos de la Tierra (Wailings of the Land) Reflexion: with Jackie Amézquita and rafa esparza, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles CA.
2022 Guided By Plants: The Indigenous Oaxacan Diaspora, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Contemporary Art. Pacific Standard Time: Art + Science + Los Angeles, an initiative of The Getty Foundation curated by John Connelly, Frederick Janka, and Audrey Lopez
2022 Sound and Power work presentation, Vincent Price Museum, East Los Angeles, CA.
2022 Change lab-podcast by Lorne Buchman Artcenter College of Design.
2021 Self Help Graphics,  Tamal de Tierra (Soil Tamale), Los Angeles, CA.
2021 Digital Symposium, Immigration and Violence at the US-Mexico Border, Ohio University, Columbus, OH.
2021 Soil as an Archive, a conversation with LaRissa Rogers at Arts Initiative in Charleston, VA.
2021 Tension, a discussion with Tanya Aguiniga Armory Museum of the Arts in Los Angeles, CA.
2021 Just Food, Lecture at Fullerton College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2019 AMBOS presentation at LA Design Festival. Los Angeles, California.
2019 Art Share LA, a conversation with Yrneh Art as Social Practice, Moderated by Anuradha Vikram, Los Angeles, CA
2018 AMBOS Project, The Other Art Fair. In conversation with Tanya Agüiñiga, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 AMBOS Project, Museum Of Art and Design in Manhattan, New York.     

PUBLICATIONS

2023 Art News, The Year of Latinx Art: Icons Receive Their Due as Mid-Career and Emerging Artists Get Spotlights. By Maximilíano Durón.
2023 The Art Newspaper, Hammer Museum Mohn Awards by Jodi Finkel
2023 LA Weekly, Meet Terrestrial Testimony by. Shana Nye Dambrot.
2023 Hyperallergic, The Made in LA Biennial Is All About Diaspora by Matt Stromberg.
2023 LATV, Artist uses soil as her canvas by Andrew Tamarin.
2023 EL PAIS, All the faces of an undefinable city in a Single exhibition: Made in LA by Luis Pablo Beauregard
2023 MADE IN LA Catalog by Diana Nawi and Pablo Ramirez
2023 Hyperallergic, Remembering the Migrants Who Died in US Detention by Matt Stromberg.
2022 LA Times, How artists use food as both subject and medium by Leigh-Ann Jackson.
2022 Daily Bruin, Art sprouts ideas of regeneration by Zinnia Finn.
2020 Retracing Our Steps, Instruments of Memory by Claudia Pretelin.
2020 Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
2019 Teeth Magazine Gen Z Artist and Border Crossing by Nan Collymore & Myra Paci.
2019 VoyageLA, Artist in East LA, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Walker ArtCenter, What Can Art Do that Journalism Can’t? by Paul Schmelzer
2018 Los Angeles Magazine, Huellas que Germinan by Andrea Alonzo.
2018 Good Magazine, Huellas que Germinan by Liz Ohanesian.
2018 LA Weekly, Huellas que Germinan by Shana Nys Dambrot.