Mauricio Ancalmo, San Francisco

Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2011

Mauricio Ancalmo is an installation artist who works with discarded objects such as sewing machines, word processors, 16mm film projectors and turntables as the principal characters in his theatre-sized installations.  His solo exhibitions include Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions (2009, 2010) in San Francisco, and the Toronto Images Festival.  In San Francisco he has staged video performances at the Treasure Island Music Festival (2007-2010) and at Noise Pop (2007 and 2009).  His work was part of group shows at the Exploratorium, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco Cinematheque, Cell Space and Steven Wolf Gallery, all located in San Francisco. The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Weekly, Shotgun Review and Rhizome have reviewed his work.  He received his BFA in Computer Animation and Sculpture form Southern Oregon University (2002), and his MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (2006).  He is the recipient of a 2010 SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern and was selected for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now Show 6.  Mauricio works at the San Francisco Art Institute as the Film and New Genres Studio Coordinator and Instructor in Digital Video.

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