SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • La Frontera, Gallery @ Jewish Cultural Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)

 
2018

  • Be Not Still; Living in Uncertain Times, Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

 
2017

  • Invisible Nation, Dept. of Hispanic Studies, University of Puget Sound
  • We Feed You, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Solo Show, Beta Space, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

 
2016

  • Lineas, Secretaria de Cultura de la Presidencia, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Broken Faith (exhibition was censored), Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

 
2015

  • Labor-Tea, sculpture, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA 
  • Hermanos Lejanos: El Gran Despecho, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

 
2014

  • Sites/Sights of Intervention, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
  • 25 Years Later-Honoring their Witness, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 
2013

  • Solo Show, Hush, Z Space (in collaboration with Joe Goode), San Francisco, CA

 
2012

  • Mea Culpa, Window Installation, Madrone Art Bar, San Francisco, CA
  • Tattoos of Memory, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

 
2011

  • Victor Cartagena: Caras y Cabezas, Caras y Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Utopia/Pesadilla: El Sueño Americano, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CA
  • See, Memory, Apotheke, Cyprus and MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Victor Cartagena: Fragments from the Burro-cracia: A Mural Installation on paper and Anatomy de la Mentira, Z Space, San Francisco, CA
  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun! Fine Arts Department, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

 
2009

  • Victor Cartagena, St. Ignatius, University of San Francisco, CA
  • Torture Handbook Chine Collé Series, Rotunda Gallery, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA

 
2008

  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun! New Media Festival 80: Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL
  • Solo Exhibition, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL
  • Invisible Nation/Nación Invisible, Galeria de la Raza

 
2007

  • Anatomy de la Mentira, Gallery TinT, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Victor Cartagena, Human Rights Conference, University of San Francisco, CA

 
2006

  • The Culture of Violence:  Bang! Bang! Toy Gun, MACLA, San Jose, Center for Latino Arts, CA
  • Anatomy of la Mentira: Red Noses, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2005

  • Perpetual Motion/Movimiento Perpetuo, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (a collaborative exhibition with Elisabeth Oppenheimer)
  • Con Los Ojos Vendados, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Anatomy of La Mentira: Red Noses, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA

 
2004

  • Vivir/Matar, Crazy Space/18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA
  • Homenaje a Roque Dalton #2, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA 

 
2001

  • Capital Culture/Media Punishment an installation, Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA
  • Capital (Culture/Media) Punishment Witness Room, Ampersand International Arts, SF, CA

 
1999

  • Victor Cartagena, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Mujeres Azules, Rizzoli Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Sin Casa, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Memórias Anatómicas/Anatomical Memories, Ampersand International Arts, SF, CA

 
1998

  • Ser ó No Ser, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San José, CA
  • Solo Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

 
1997

  • Solo Exhibition, Discovering Images, San Francisco, CA
  • Hurricane, Campo Santo at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

 
1996

  • Texts For Nothing, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

 
1994

  • Solo Exhibition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Cinco y Cinco, Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA 
  • Salvadorean Artists in San Francisco, Sala Nacional de Arte, San Salvador, El Salvador 

 

2015

  • En Nuestra Imagen, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA 
  • Desde San Francisco a Ayotzinapa, Somos 43, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

  • Spotlight: Figure Drawing, Ace Studios and Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2013

  • Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
  • Speak Your Peace, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, Sun of a Beach, Marseille, France.

 

2012

  • Group Show, curated by Anthony Torres, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • SKETBE Association Printmaking Exhibition, Athens, Greece
  • Analogias Sensoriales, Casa Tomada El Salvador, Centro Cultural de España, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Sin and Redemption, SF MOMA Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship, Travelling Exhibition, The National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA

 

2011

  • Breathed...Unsaid, curated by Katia Min, SOMArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Artadia ArmoryParty, Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY
  • Latino Art Now, MACLA, San Jose, CA

 

2010

  • Group Show, Gallery Arroyo de la Plata, Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship, Travelling Exhibition, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • Retrospective Anniversary Exhibition, Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Intersection’s 45th Anniversary Gala-celebrating 45 years of Change-making and Trailblazing, San Francisco, CA
  • Texto and Figura, curated by Rolando Castellon, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Prints Byte: the cutting edge in printmaking, co-curated by Justin Hoover and Hanna Regev, SOMArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2009

  • Pachanga 2009, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • In Mortal, Gallery Akouze 3, Athens, Greece
  • Strange Hope, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Personal Culture/Culture in Transition: Art from Latin America, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Territorios: New Visual Currents from El Salvador and the Diaspora, curated by Gilberto Osorio, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2008

  • Homage and Remembrance: The Past is Present, curated by Anthony Torres, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
  •  Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship, curated by Hanna Regev, SF Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
  • Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship, curated by Hanna Regev, African American Museum and Library, Oakland CA 
  • Contemporary Latin American Art Auction, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLLA), Long Beach, CA
  • (W)here is Latin American Art?, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
  • A Declaration of Immigration, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
  • Exonome, presented by Caras y Cabezas Contemporary, San Francisco Mexican Consulate, San Francisco, CA

 

2007

  •   Group Show, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  •  Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

 

2006

  • The Art of Survival, ABCO Art Space, Oakland, CA
  • Encuentros, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
  • The 6th International San Francisco Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • Entre el Llanto y la Risa, Brown Bag Gallery at Photosyngyria 2006 International Exhibition, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2005

  • Entre el Llanto y la Risa, Video Installation at Photo New York, Metropolitan Pavilion, NY, NY
  • SKETBE at the Municipal Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Trazos, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Delivery, Photo-Based installation & Made in USA, Digital Mural, The 5th International San Francisco Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA
  • SKETBE in Ioannina, Greece
  • Con Los Ojos Vendados, Art LA, Santa Monica, CA
  • International Printmaking Exhibition, Sala Nacional, San Salvador, El Salvador

 

2004

  • Photo New York, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
  • The 5th International San Francisco Photo Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • State of the Nation, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA

 

2003

  • SKETBE Association, Anniversary Exhibit, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Print Without Borders, Kala Institute and Quito Metropolitan Art Center, Quito, Ecuador  
  • Kala Art Institute in Belarus, National Museum of Art if Belarus, Belarus
  • Group Show, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2002

  • 1st Interbalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Homenaje a Roque Dalton, Espiritu Sin Fronteras, Oakland Museum of California, curated by Tere Romo, Oakland, CA

 

2001

  • Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA
  • Sight Unseen, 120th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Group Show, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Sonoma, CA
  • Group Show, Zeuxis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2000

  • The Art Council Show, Jernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Benchmarks, Pepón Osorio and Steven Contemporary Latin American Artists, MACLA, San Jose, CA
  • Group Show, Rizzoli Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Show, MACLA, Center for Latino Arts, San Jose, CA
  • Pacific Prints 2000, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • Bay Area III, Napa Valley College Fine Art Gallery Napa, CA

 

1999

  • Collector-Curator, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Myth, Exostis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 15th Annual Auction/Exhibit, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Cuerpecitos Morenos, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Artist Escape, Washington Square Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1998

  • Nothing but Time, Juried Group Exhibit, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
  • Cuatro Artistas Salvadoreñas, Teatro Presidente Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador

 

1997

  • Group Show, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Dia de Los Muertos, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Raises: Latino Group Show, Turlock Art Commission, Turlock, CA
  • Fur, Campo Santo, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • When the World Was Green: A Chef’s Fable, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Exhibition, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Slide Exhibition: California Printmakers, SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Art vs. Cops, Centro del Pueblo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Tamoanchán, University Museum, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
  • Tamoanchán, University Gallery, Hawaii

 

1996

  • Group Exhibition for the Cancer Support Community, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Go Unnoticed: Images of (Re)generation Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Eighth Biennial Pacific Prints, Pacific Arts League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • The Norma J. Morris Center: Auction Exhibit, Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, CA
  • Memorias Sueltas, Pinacoteca del Estado: Juan Gamboa Guzman, Merida, Mexico
  • Tamoanchan, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
  • The Year of the Immigrant: Andando Lejos, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

 

1995

  • In the Light of Goya, University Art Gallery, Cal State, Hayward, CA
  • In the Light of Goya, University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, CA
  • Art of the Americas (Ten Latin American Artists), Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, CA
  • Pais Mio Veni: Cuatro Artistas Salvadoreños, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Latin American Artists, Inauguration of the new Latin American Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Artists Respond to Proposition 187, MACLA, San Jose, CA
  • KALA Artists, Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA
  • A Call for Tolerance and Compassion: Anne Frank and the World Today, Corte Madera, CA
  • From Hiroshima to the World: Artists’ Photos and Commentaries, World Friendship Center, Japan
  • The Persistence of Hope, Hiroshima, Japan

 

1994

  • Printmaking Possibilities: A Twenty-Year Retrospective from Kala Institute, UC Museum at Blackhawk
  • Generation/Relation, MACLA, San Jose, CA 
  • New World Border Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Coming Across, Traveling Exhibition, Eurphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
  • El Corazon del Barrio, Mission Cultural, San Francisco, CA
  • Tamoanchán, Union Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

 

1993

  • Hidden History of Latin America, Jeanne Brewer Gallery, UC Extension, San Francisco, CA
  • Slide Exhibition of the Bay Area Latin American Artists, SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • Our Voices, the Visual Truth, Galerie Atelier, Philadelphia, PA
  • Memories in the Tips of our Fingers, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA



SELECTED PUBLIC ART AND VIDEO SCREENINGS

2013

  • Miedo, digital permanent mural, MACLA, San Jose, CA 

 
2012

  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun! Cyber Art Space and Kodra Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

 
2011

  • Utopia/Pesadilla: El Sueño Americano, Digital Mural, MACLA, San Jose, CA

 
2009

  • Seeing Peace Billboard Project, “Warning,” Mission and 17th Streets, United Nations, New York City, NY

 
2008

  • Seeing Peace Billboard Project, “Warning,” Mission and 17th Streets, United Nations, San Francisco, CA
  • Somos Nostoros, Digital mural (billboard), Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun!, Video projection, OPTICA Festival, Instituto Cervantes de Paris, France
  • La Manzana Perdida, Video projection, OPTICA Festival, Madrid, Spain

 
2007

  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun, (Video Projection), SONA 9 Festival, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Bang! Bang! Toy Gun, OPTICA Festival, Asturias, Spain

 
2006

  • Laughing & Crying, OPTICA Festival, Asturias, Spain

 
 
2005

  • Wanted & Unwanted, Series of Digital Murals (Billboard), Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Cajas Negras de la Memoria, Project Artaud Experimental Video and Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE DESIGN/COLLABORATIONS

2015

  • Andares (with Anne Bluthenthal), San Francisco Art Festival, Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CA

 

2011

  • A Body Parted: Sharapnel of Present Time (Un Cuerpo Partido: Esquirlas de Tiempo Presente) with Secos Mojados, MACLA, San Jose, CA

 

2010

  • Buried in the Body of Remembrance with Secos y Mojados, MCCLA, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

  • Enterrada, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA and Arizona University, Arizona
  • A Body Parted: Border Trip (tych) II) work-in-progress with Secos y Mojados, Counter Pulse, San Francisco, CA

 

2007

  • Visual Design for Enterrada, Cuerpoliticas e-misferica, Institute Conference, with Secos y Mojados, Buenos Aires y Cordoba, Argentina
  • Video installation for Campo Santo’s production of A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Ntozake Shange, directed by Sean San Jose, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

2006

§  Set design for Immigrant Voices by the Teatro Jornalero, directed by Roberto Varea, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA

§  Video Installation for Campo Santo’s production of Haze, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

2005

  • Set Installation/Design for Campo Santo’s production of Domino, by Sean San Jose, directed by Erika Chong Shuch, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

2002

  • Designer for Encarnación by Octavio Solis, Shadowlight Productions/Larry Reed, San Francisco, CA
  • Set design for Mission Indians by Greg Sarris, Campo Santo/Intersection for the Arts

 

2000

  • Set design for Un-Common Ground directed by Roberto Varea, Forum Theatre, YBCA
    Visual Artist collaboration, 
  • Monkey in the Middle by Brighde Mullins, directed by Jayne Wenger, Bay Area Playwrights Festival 23, Z Space Studio, San Francisco, CA

 

1999

  • Visual Artist collaboration, Bones by Lillian Garrett-Groag, directed by Tony Taccone, Bay Area Playwrights Festival 22, A Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco, CA

 

1998

  • The Voyage of St. Brandaen by G. Groenveld, Playground, San Francisco, CA

 


JUROR/CURATOR

2016

  • (Upcoming) Curator, Salvadoran Artists with Developmental Disabilities living in San Francisco. San Salvador, El Salvador.

 

2013

  • Curator, San Francisco Calacas. Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

 

2010

  • Curator, Santos y Otros Creatures, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
  • Curator, Words, Verses and Garabatos, work from Creativity Explored, City College of San Francisco, CA

 

2008

  • Juror, Mes Latino Americano Annual Juried Exhibition, Mission Multicultural Center, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED INSTUTUTIONAL SAMMLUNGEN

Mexikanisches Museum, San Francisco, Kalifornien

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Oxbow School of Art/Ann Hatch, Philanthropist/Collector, Napa, CA

Egnatia Odos Corporate Collection, Thessaloniki, Griechenland

The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 
Stadt Ingolstadt, Kulturamt, Germany
Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, Kalifornien
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas