Maya Escobar is a performance artist, Internet curator, and editor. She uses the web as a platform for engaging in critical community dialogues that concern processes by which identities are socially and culturally constructed. She performs multiple identities and sample widely from online representations and existing cultural discourses. Her identifications as a Latina-Jewish artist, dyslexic blogger, activist and educator are indexed by the blogs she keeps, the visual and textual links she posts, the books, articles, and blog posts she cites, the public comments she leaves, and the groups she joins.
She received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has performed and exhibited work in Germany, Spain, Guatemala, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States. For more information on Escobar's work visit her website mayaescobar.com
An international artist, Maya has exhibited at the Museum of Art Ein Harod, Israel, Fest Fem in Valparaiso, Chile, at the International Visual Poetry Festival in Venezuala and at the KulturProjekte in Berlin. Her work performs Jewish identity. For updates, see www.mayaescobar.com
The laser eruv, he says, is “the most significant advancement in eruv technology since the telephone pole.”
In el es frida kahlo Maya Escobar confronts the ambivalence she experiences as a result of her simultaneous obsession with Frida Kahlo and weariness towards her commodification.
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