Exhibitions and Screenings

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2017

San Francisco History Days, March 2017, Old Mint, San Francisco. Screening of ‘Witness the Healing,’ ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and ‘Sitting Ohlone,’ to the public, researchers, historians and archivists, and informing about the pre-U.S. history of San Francisco and Bay Area, and the importance of recognizing and acknowledging the Ohlone/Costanoan people.

Prior Exhibits and Screenings

 

2016

Native Writers, Presentation, November 2016, Modern Times Bookstore, Mission District, San Francisco, CA.

Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University, 2016, feature interview on art process, and artwork.

2015

Capturing Resilence,’ Exhibit of four California Native contemporary women artists, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley, December 2015.

Sitting Ohlone,’ Public Art Performance and Photo Installation, December 2015, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Restoring a California Legacy’ exhibit screening of ‘Bridge Walkers’ installation and short documentary for traveling photography exhibit. April 2015, Vallejo Maritime Museum, Vallejo, CA and traveling through 2015.

2014

‘Arts as Catalyst for Healing,’ Bioneers Conference Presenter, Oct. 2014

Wrote and presented with screening of ‘Bridge Walkers’ and ‘Open Doors’ and the power of art as catalyst for healing community relations and individual health.

Restoring a California Legacy’ presentation on Ohlone Cultural Revitalization and photo of artist included in photo exhibit, Oct. 2014, San Francisco Main Public Library

Bridge Walkers’ and Work-In-Progress Production of ‘Open Doors’ screening, Oct. 2015, California Coyote Hills 21st Annual Ohlone Days.

‘Early Native American Participation in San Francisco,’ August, 2014, San Francisco Heritage and San Francisco Latino Historical Society, highlighting the Herrera Family living in San Francisco in 1860, and, Eugene Herrera, blues/jazz saxophonist, and, at his death at 103 years of age, was the oldest working musician in the SF Musicians’ Union.

‘Sitting Ohlone,’work-in-progress performance art presentation as part of the ‘Open Doors to a Healing’ Project, Mission District, San Francisco, CA. as part pf Adrianna Camarena’s book “Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies, and Mammas in the Mission” launch.

Amah Katura: Women Honoring Sii (Water)’ Jan. 2014. Group exhibit featuring three Ohlone women artists.

The Americans’ group photography exhibit, Jan. 2014, San Francisco, CA. Inspired by Robert Frank’s 1958 work of genius, The Americans, exhibit shares a contemporary view of America, and explore the questions of: What is our national identity, and where and how does it appear? What is the landscape of America today?

2013

Photojournalist and Reporter, The Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA

Publication of photographs and articles.

Bridge Walkers,’ Green Festival, November 2013, San Francisco, CA

Bridge Walkers,’ Ohlone Days 20th Anniversary, October 2013, Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA.

Publication, Native News of California, publication of poetry written by Catherine Herrera.

Landless Indian,’ Publication of photographs from the ‘Landless Indian’ Series as illustration for California Ohlone Educational Curriculum, and, for the 2013 Ohlone Days Program. Coyote Hills Regional Park.

2012

‘Open Doors to a Healing,’ Audible Observatories, November 2012, SOMARTS, San Francisco, CA; presentation of audio and video/photo installation designed to reflect both the environment of San Francisco and the history of the Ohlone people in context of place, history and time. Exhibit part of the National Anthropology Association’s annual conference events.

‘Bridge Walkers,’ de Young Museum – Tower – September 2012, San Francisco

3-screen site specific and conceived video and audio installation with short documentary sharing the historic and present-day importance of Ohlone sacred sites in the Bay Area.

‘District Six: Tenderloin,’ San Francisco City Hall, May-September 2012,

San Francisco, CA

Series of four photographs selected and invited to exhibit in San Francisco City Hall as part of a group show illuminating life in downtown S.F.

Kim Shuck and Michael Horse in Residency at the de Young Museum,’ BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition) 4 x 10 Critique, June 2012, San Francisco, CA

Rough cut screening of a documentary about the changing relationship between Museums and Native Nations, highlighting the work and art of Michael Horse (Apache/Yaqui) and Kim Shuck (Cherokee) during a residency at the de Young Museum.

‘Bridge Walkers’ screening, Ohlone Days, Coyote Hills Regional Park, Oct 2012, Fremont, California

Invited Filmmaker

Invited presenter and exhibited Bridge Walkers for the public event designed to inform and educate the public about Ohlone people, history and important topics today.

2011

Commission Artist, de Young Museum – Tower – San Francisco, CA, March 2011

Screening W-I-P of Bridge Walkers Installation at the de Young Museum.

‘Bridge Walkers,’ Ohlone Days, Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA

Invited presenter and exhibited Bridge Walkers for the public event designed to inform and educate the public about Ohlone people, history and important topics today.

2010

‘Witness the Healing,’ Ohlone Days 2010, Coyote Regional Park, California

Screening of short film, ‘Witness the Healing,’ sharing my journey through historical archives and family genealogy as I explore family claims to be Ohlone and delve into the issues of intergenerational trauma from contact period social upheaval.

2009-2011

‘Relations,’ de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Commissioned Artist, Producer/Director, Documentary, “Relations,” 2009-2013

Documentary exploring contemporary relations between Native communities and Museums by examining the experience of the Native American Programming Committee at the de Young Museum.

2009

Invited Author, Anthology, ‘Talking to Goddess,’ of writing on ‘Spirit’ which brings together the writing of women from 25 different world spiritual traditions, published and prominently selected essay regarding the 1000 Hummingbird Ceremony.

Invited Author, Volume II of ‘One Wound for Another, an Anthology of Latino/Chicano Writers Contributing Reflections five years after 9-11, and as a follow up on the first essay published in Cybertestimonials. Bi-national publication and sale.

2008

Witness the Healing Projection/Installation, Coit Tower, July 2008, San Francisco

Large scale, multi-screen public video projection reflecting on the struggle many Native American people have in uncovering their family history in the light of tragic policies that sent people’s history underground until the generation that seeks reconciliation.

2007

INTERNAL EXILE, from Palestine to the USA to Mexico, SOMARTS, November 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Screening of Witness the Healing, Documentary

Script and Narrative for short 22-minute video that explores the impact today of early California policy towards Native Americans through the story of one Ohlone family.

INTERNAL EXILE, from Palestine to the USA to Mexico: A multimedia exhibit connecting the experiences of indigenous people in colonized nations, who, despite separations of great distances, share legacies of survival and resistance against being rendered invisible in their own land.

Invited Photographer, 25th year Celebration Exhibit, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.

Invited Photographer, Annual National Latino/Chicano Artist Exhibit, MACLA, San Jose, California.

2006

Individual Film Screening

San Francisco’s Galeria de la Raza, MACLA in San Jose and NALAC Screening, San Antonio, Texas

Transition – a documentary offering unique coverage of the 2000 Presidential Elections in Mexico which marked the first democratic transition to an opposition party president in more than 70 years. Documentary features rare footage, on the street interviews, election and inauguration footage in the time before FB, Twitter and Social Media.

‘Illusion’ Participatory Installation for The Maize Project, Mission Cultural Center, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

Interactive Installation visually representing a space in which audience members ‘voiced’ their feelings about the future of maize/corn, creating drawn, sketched and written dedications to their experience with maize and their wishes for its future.

‘Solo Mujeres’ Exhibit, Video Installation, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.

2005

‘Mother’s Nature of Creating’ Video Installation, ‘Visionary Women’ Exhibit, Invited Artist Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.

This short video explores nature’s natural cycle of birth and death and how parenthood impacts our view of life’s journey.

‘From the Same Family: An Intimate View of Globalization, 1st Chicano Biennial Invited Artist, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA)

San Jose, CA.

This lyrical, folkloric experimental narrative explores multiculturalism in our current age of globalization by sharing the autobiographical story of one woman who moves to Mexico City to trace her family’s roots only to uncover a family secret that ultimately provides her answer, but profoundly changes her view of the world and the future.

2004

From the Same Family,’ Work-in-Progress Screening,Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA

This lyrical, folkloric experimental narrative explores multiculturalism in our current age of globalization by sharing the autobiographical story of one woman who moves to Mexico City to trace her family’s roots only to uncover a family secret that ultimately provides her answer, but profoundly changes her view of the world and the future.

2002

Individual Photography Exhibit, Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California

An individual exhibit of images from the Mexico portfolio, in exploration of the notion of “nationalism” and human existence beyond such limits.

2001

Director, Trailer for From the Same Family: An Intimate Look at Globalization,

This lyrical, folkloric experimental narrative explores multiculturalism in our current age of globalization by sharing the autobiographical story of one woman who moves to Mexico City to trace her family’s roots only to uncover a family secret that ultimately provides her answer, but profoundly changes her view of the world and the future.

2000

FotoSeptiembre, Invited for Individual Photography Exhibit, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 2000, San Antonio, Texas.

1998

Producer, News and Documentaries, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), 1998.

1996

‘FotoSeptiembre 1996, ’Selected Photographer, Leon Trotsky Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.

Individual exhibit of documentary photographs from a self-directed assignment of Danzon dance halls. Prints from this exhibit are now held in private collections.

1995

‘Construction or Destruction. Nature and Identity,’ Individual exhibit, Invited Photographer, Museo del Carmen, Mexico City, Mexico.

‘In Times of Riot, Invited Photographer, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

Photos from a series on the L.A. Riots.

1993

Awards for Alphabet People – Runner up at the 1995 Documentary Film and Video Festival. Exhibited at the San Antonio Guadalupe Film and Video Festival (1995), San Diego Student Film and Video Festival (1994), and Cine Accion Festival, San Francisco (1993). A copy of “Alphabet People” is held in the Chicano Studies Department of the University of Wisconsin.

Director, Alphabet People, 1993

A 23-minute documentary about a community of women in El Paso, Texas who met daily in front of the county jail, where they “signed” with their own brand of sign language to their husbands behind barred windows.

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