• “Two Brothers Far Away from Home.”



  • Baker, Kenneth. “Victor Cartagena’s Subtle Political Wake up Call.” San Chronicle. April 11, 2014. 
  • “The Art and Interview of Victor Cartagena” Art and Opinion. Vol. 13. Nov. 1, 2014.



  • “Victor Cartagena: A Latino Artist in the USA and his relationship with Thessaloniki.” Thessaloniki, Greece. 2013.
  • Krasny, Michael. “Recordando a Nuestros Muertos.” KQED. October 27, 2013. 
  • Chun, Kimberly. “ ‘SF’s Calacas: Day of the Dead” at Creativity Explored.’ ” San Francisco Chronicle. October 16, 2013. 



  • “Salvadoran expat confronts cultural injustice with art.” The Times-Standard. Arcata, CA. February, 17, 2012.
  • Brier, Jessica and Gillespie, Patrick. “Kansas City, Here I Come.” Kansas City, MO. February, 28, 2012. 



  • Katsaris, Rebecca. Translation by Edgar Ayala. “Victor Cartagena, En Medio de la Guerra y del Miedo.” 



  • Designer Showcase 2010. Elle Décor Magazine. November 10, 2010.
  • “Compartiendo Conocimiento: Trimis y Cartagena impartieron charla.” Cultura y Sociedad, El Diaro de Hoy (El Salvador). June 15, 2010.



  • Dunigan, Peggie Sue. MIAD Shines for Gallery Night. Express 2009
  • De la o, Maricris. “Diez Palabras para Diez Artistas.” Cultura y Sociedad, El Diaro de Hoy (El Salvador). March 5, 2009. 



  • “Museum to Pay Homage.” The Sonoma Index Tribune. October 24, 2008.
  • “Homage Preview on Thursday at SVMA.” The Sonoma Index Tribune. October 28, 2008.
  • Harmanci, Reyhan. “Just Roll with it” 96 Hours, San Francisco Chronicle. October 23, 2008-October 26, 2008.
  • Bailey, Jeff. “Finding the Beat of the City’s Last Quarter.” The New York Times. June 29, 2008
  • “Leaverton, Michael. “Art/Bus Tour: Buy into It.” SF Bay Guardian.
  • "Warnung." SF Wöchentlich. 21.-27. März 2008.
  • Eisenhart, Mary. “Last Chance: Seeing Peace: Artist Collaborate with the United Nations.” 96 Hours, San Francisco Chronicle. May 22-25, 2008.
  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian Picks. “Local Artist: Victor Cartagena.” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008.
  • Harmanci, Reyhan. “Passport to Puns: ‘Invisible Nation.’ ” 96 Hours, San Francisco Chronical. March 6, 2008.
  • Swanhuyser, Hiya. “Can You See it?” San Francisco Weekly. March 5-11, 2008.
  • Fuentes, Katia. “Exonome: arte y politica de la mano.” Arte en la Bahia, EL Mensajero. 2008.



  • Victor Cartagena: Anatomy of la Mentira at Tin T Gallery. Angelio foros (Thessaloniki, Greece). June. 12. 2007.
  •  Spyridopoulou, Elsa. “Images of Beauty and Lying.” Macedonia, the daily newspaper of Thessaloniki (Greece). May 24, 2007.
  • Hurwitt, Robert. “Place to Stand: an impressionist collage on prison.” San Francisco Chronicle. March 6, 2007.
  •  Winn, Steven. “Remembering a departed friend with language, music, movement.” San Francisco Chronicle. 
  •  Osorio, Gilberto. “Arte Latinoamericano y Solidariadad.” Avance Hispano. 
  •  Westbrook, Lindsey, “Victor Cartagena at MACLA,” Artweek, February, 2007.
  •  Veltman, Chloe, “Unchained Melody: Music and poetry, not plot, create a place to 

        Stand’s emotional impact,” SF Weekly, March 21-27, 2007.




  •   Spicer, Jakki K., “The Art of Survival,” East Bay Express, 12/13/2006.
  •   Harmanci, Reyhan, “Staying Alive: The Art of Survival,” Visual Arts, 96 Hours, 

        SF Chronicle, 11/23/2006.

  •   Swanhuyser, Hiya, “Encounter Intelligence,” SF Weekly, July 12-18, 2006.
  •   “Encuentros/Encounters,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, 2006.
  •   Avila, Robert, “Devil times four: Campo Santo sends some noteworthy notes to 

        Satan in Haze,” SF Guardian 4/26-5/2, 2006.

  •   Kramer, Seph, “Interview with Victor Cartagena,” umläut, Volume 3, SF School for

        the Arts, March, 2006.

  •   “The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun,” international contemporary 

        art, No16, 2006, (Spain).

  •  Lidgus, Sarah, “Victor Cartagena and Elizabeth Oppenheimer: Intersection for the 

        Arts,” ArtNexus, 2006.

  •  California Homes, The Magazine of Architecture, The Arts & Distinctive Design, 

        February 2006.

  •  Trends Magazine, Volume 21, No 2 featuring work by Victor Cartagena.



  •  Winn, Steven, “Remembering a departed friend with language, music, movement,” 

        Datebook, SF Chronicle, 12/7/2005.

  •   Mizota, Sharon, “Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Our Critics Weigh in on 

         Local Exhibits, 10/26/2005.

  •  “Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Mission Arts Monthly, August/September


  •   “TinT Exhibition: Papagiannis/Cartagena,” black:white the magazine, 2005.
  •   “Ampersand International Arts,” ArtBusiness.Com, 3/18/05.
  •   Avila, Robert, Hot Spot: Domino, SF Bay Guardian, 1/30/2005.
  •   ArtLA, l’ecosistema della cultura contemporanea, press release, 1/28/2005.



  •   Sacco, Graciela, “Photo New York,” New York Art Magazine, 2004.
  •   Farruggia, Erick, “Vivir o Matar: el dilemma,”, 7/31/2004.
  •   Metta, Demetra, “Opseis tou Prosopeiou,” University Studio Press, 2004.



  •   Martinez, Julio César, “Artistas Latinos en el Museo de Oakland,” El Latino, No.381 

         VOL. X, 11/27-3/12/2002.

  •   Rebbapragada, Narasu, “Latino art’s best-kept secret: Fundraiser benefits 

         El Salvadoran vets,” The SF Examiner, 3/12/2002.

  •   Moore, Michael Scott “Into the Light,” SF Weekly, 11/5/2002.
  •   Hurwitt, Robert, “Latino History Dances, Frolics in 7 Visions,” SF Chronicle


  •   Eight Days a Week, SF Bay Guardian, 10/23/2002.
  •   Villagrán, Nora, “Aficionados, Latino Art Attracts Growing Community of Collectors,” 

        San Jose Mercury News, San José, CA, 6/6/02.

  •   Furtado, Ryan, “Professional artists team with students to create exhibit,” Golden 

        Gate [X]press, 2/28/2002.

  •  Hurwitt, Robert, “Mission Indians Intense and Moving,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, San Francisco, 2/20/2002.
  •   Rosenstein, Brad, “Blood Story,” San Francisco Guardian, 3/6/2002.


  • Westbrook, Lindsey, Critic’s Choice: art, “Capital Culture/Media Punishment,” SF Bay Guardian, Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2001.
  • Pfeuffer, Charyn, “Media Punishment: At Intersection For The Arts,” SF Station.Com, Sept. 24, 2001.
  • Crump, Anne, “Celebremos,” Ex Files, SF Examiner, September 10, 2001.
  • Hom, Lisa, “Capital Culture/Media Punishment & capital (culture/media) punishment-witness room,” SF Weekly, Sept.2001
  • Lidgus, Sarah, “Hot Spot,” SF Bay Guardian, September 12-18, 2001.
  • Golonu, Berin, “Previews: Victor Cartagena,” Artweek, September, 2001.
  • Rowlands, Penelope, “Bay Area Expansion,” Art News, September, 2001.


  •   Fisher, Jack “Big-Time Assist for Local Talent,” San Jose Mercury News, SV Life, 

        June 25, 2000.

  •   Golonu, Berin “Previews: Benchmarks,” Artweek, June 2000.
  •   Von Proyen, Mark “San Francisco e-MAIL,” Art Issues, March/April 2000.
  •   Kundahl, Gustavus , “Collector-Curator’ at Catharine Clark Gallery,” Artweek

        February, 2000.

  •   Mitta, Demetra , “Victor Cartagena’s Carnivalesque world,” PANSELENOS, January 9,

        2000 (Greece).


  •   Stefanidou, Thaleia, “Victor Cartagena: Oracles,” ANDI, October 15, 1999 (Greece).
  •   Hamlin, Jesse, “Artists Under Construction: Craftspeople teach kids trade, and let

         their imaginations run wild at Zeum,” Datebook, San Francisco Chronicle
        November 4, 1999.

  •   Kyne, Barbara, “Domesticity: Home Sweet Home,” Artweek, September 1999.
  •   Brenneman, Christine, Metroguide Visual Arts Picks, San Francisco Metropolitan

        July 5, 1999.

  •   Martínez, Julio Cesar, "Sin Casa,' Exposición de los hermanos Victor y Carlos

         Cartagena," El Latino, 7/ 99.

  •   Scherr, Apollinaire, Visual Arts Over There, A Critical Guide to S. F. Events, East Bay 

        Express, 6/25/99.

  •   Coleman, Sarah, "Sin Casa," Art Museum/Gallery pick, SF Bay Guardian, June 23,  


  •   Rosenfeld, Esther, "Reclaiming the Self: The Art of Victor Cartagena," Cambio, May, 




  •   Sherman, Ann Elliott, "Binding Freedom," Metro, September 17-23, 1998.
  •   "Tamoanchán regresa a su patria," La Prensa Grafica, July 14, 1998.



  •   Cohn, Terri, "Art as a Healing Force: Creativity, Healing and Spirituality," Artweek, January 1997.



  •   E.M., "Go Unnoticed: images of (re)generation," El Mensanjero, July 23, 1996.
  •   Thym, Jolene, "Society's ills reflected 'In the Light of Goya,'" The Oakland Tribune

        February 22, 1996.



  •   Bonetti, David, Bay City Best, "In the Light of Goya," San Francisco Examiner 

        Magazine, Dec. 10, 1995.



  •   "Generation/Relation," Artweek, July 1994.
  •   Sherman, Ann Elliott, "Latino Visions," Metro, June 23-29, 1994.
  •   Tuchman, Laura J., "A world without borders," San Jose Mercury News, March 20, 1994.



  •   D'Amico, Rob "Opening the doors of art to Latin American exiles," Hills Publications




  • Somos Nosotros! Victor Cartagena’s Call to the Salvadoran Diaspora by Tatiana Reinozo (Lozano Long Conference, “Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape,” (at UT Austin and the 4th Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research at City University [CUNY]))
  • “The Performing Archives of Victor Cartagena.” Ken Watt (unpublished; Presented at ASTR Conference, New York).



  • “A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time (Un Cuerpo Partido; Esquirlas de Tiempo Presente)” with Secod y Mojados, and “Utopia/Pesadilla: El Sueño Americano,” text by Paola Marin, MACLA, San Jose



  • “Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship.” San Francisco Center for the Book. December, 2009.






  •  University of San Francisco School of Law, Spring Exhibition, Murphy Family   

       Rotunda Gallery, 1/24-5/25, 2007

  •  Photosynkyria 06, 18th International Festival of Photography Thessaloniki



  •   “Cultura: Revista del Consejo Nacional Para La Cultura y El Arte,” 

         Concultura-  Numeros 91/92, El Salvador, Sept.2005-April 2006

  •   “The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun,” Angie Helstrup-Alvarez, MACLA, 

         San Jose, Center for Latino Arts, CA, 2006



  •   “Visions from the New California,” An initiative of the Alliance of Artists Communities

          (Support: James Irvine Foundation), 2004


  •   SKETBE Catalogue-2003
  •   KALA Catalogue-Ecuador-2003



  •   KALA in Belarus-Embassy of the USA in Belarus/KALA Arts Institute/National 

        Museum of Art of Belarus, 11/2-26/2002

  •  El Corazón de la Muerte: Altars and Offerings for Days of the Dead, Oakland

        Museum of California, Heyday Books, Berkeley CA and Oakland Museum of 
        California, Oakland, CA

  •  Espíritu Sin Fronteras: Ofrendas for the Days of the Dead, Oakland Museum of  

        California, 10/12-12/1, 2002

  •   1st Interbalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, 2002
  •  “Co-Lab,” San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Spring 2002
  •   Sight Unseen, -120th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, January 2002



  •  Poetic Paradox, 10 years of Innovation in Latino Art, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, California, 2001



  •   "Tamoanchán," Hispanics In Philanthropy, 1995 Annual Report 



  • Love and Taxes. Directed by Josh Kornbluth (2015). Art featured in the film.
  • Hermanos Lejanos. Interview and documentary by Chelis Lopez, produced at Marin TV/Community Media Center of Marin.



  • “Artists in Exile: Victor Cartagena.” Department of Journalism, UC Berkeley, 2008.
  • SPARK/KQED Special featuring Victor Cartagena. Original airdate: July 2008.



  •  “Portrait of Artists as Latino Immigrants,” a Glimmer Ramones (Tania Waisberg & 

        Facundo Lujan) documentary.



  •   “Intersection for the Arts: Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Gallery Crawl: 

         KQED arts & culture, 11/2005

  •   “Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San 

         Francisco, 2005



  •   “Capital Culture/Media Punishment,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San Francisco, 2001



  •   “Anatomical Memories,” Inside City Limits, Cable TV, San Francisco, 1999 



  • Artists at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). May 2015, San Francisco, CA.



  • Power: An Art Song Salon. San Francisco, CA.
  • Creativity Production Meets Political Imagination, CIIS, San Francisco, CA.



  • De Anza College Eurphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA.
  • Humboldt State University in conjunction with solo exhibition, Art Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. 



  • SOMArts (Breathed…Unsaid), San Francisco, CA.
  • TEDxSFED, MashEDup/Re-imagining Education—Simulcast Panel at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School, San Francisco, CA.
  •  Utopia/Pesadilla MACLA, San Jose, CA



  • San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants selection panel, San Francisco, CA.
  • Museo MARTE, accompanied by printmaking workshop for Salvadoran practicing artists, San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • SOMArts (Prints Byte: the cutting edge of printmaking), San Francisco, CA.



  • Intersection for the Arts (Sin Casa), San Francisco, CA.



  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (Homage and Remembrance: Past is Present), Sonoma, CA. 
  • Galeria de la Raza (Invisible Nation/ Nacion Invisible), San Francisco, CA.



  • Alliance of Artists Communities selection panel for Visions from the New California, San Francisco, CA.
  • School of Theatre, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA.



  • School of Theatre, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicano Studies Research Center, California State University, Los Angeles, CA.



  • Oakland Museum of California (Espiritu sin Fronteras). Oakland, CA.



  • San Francisco Art Institute (Sight Unseen), San Francisco, CA.



  • MACLA (Ser o No Ser), San Jose, CA. 



  • Latin American Studies Department, UC Berkeley, CA



  • UC Berkeley Museum (In the Light of Goya), Berkeley, CA.
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (Tamoanchán), San Jose, CA



  • MACLA (Generation/Relation with Enrique Chagoya), San Jose, CA