blanca s. villalobos

artist/educator/activist

"Todo lo que buscas es invisible"-unknown author, MX. 

 

Born 1987 in Riverside, CA

Lives & works between U.S. West Coast & México

Education

2014

Art Practices & Spanish, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2017

Herbalism & Ecosystems, Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies, Portland, OR

Solo Exhibitions

2010

“Villa-Lobos,” Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA


Selected Exhibitions

2012

“International Women’s Group Show,” Gwangju Folk Museum, South Korea

2013

“Group Show: Printmaking,” Piramidal Grafica Gallery, Guanajuato, Mexico

“(Pride Is) Happening #6,” Shattuck Hall Annex, Portland, OR

“Happening #8,” Sohitek Gallery, Portland, OR

“Maybe,” Place, Portland, OR

2014

“International Women’s Show,” Gwangju Folk Museum, South Korea

2015

“Fuse Me,” Q Center, Portland, OR

2016

“Holding Space,” Holocene, Portland, OR

“In The Aftermath,” Alumni Exhibition, Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA

“YOUTHHOOD,” Y.G.B. & Holding Space, Holocene, Portland, OR

2017

“Nuestrx espacio; soy otro tú,” Pochas Radicales, Portland Building Gallery, OR

“Reed Arts Week,” Pochas Radicales, Douglas E. Cooley Gallery, Reed College, OR

“Identities & Futures: Women & Non Binary Folks Speak Out!” Pochas Radicales

Portland Zine Symposium, Holocene, OR

“Tender Table,” Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland, OR

“(Non)Commercial: Share Alike,” Trebla Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

“Folk Medicine Storytelling”, Folkloric DJ Set for Seasonal Wellness Clinic

Living Cully Plaza, OR

Curated Exhibitions & Events

2016

“Soft Opening,” echo/hecho gallery, Q Center, Portland, OR

“This Is Not For You//Esto no es para ti,” S1 Gallery, Portland, OR

“Pochas Radicales presents: Indigenous Medicina w/Chhoti Maa & Dio Ganhdih,”

Unite Oregon, OR

“Pochas Radicales Present: Nalgona Positivity Pride,” Educational Presentation on Eating Disorders and Historical Trauma for People of Color, OR

2017

“El Silencio grita? Por supuesto que sí,” Multiples, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

San Antonio, TX

Collaborative Works

2013-Present

Pochas Radicales, OR

2016

Intersect Fest, p:ear, w/Claire Barerra, OR

Holding Space, Holocene, w/Claire Barerra, OR

Folkloric DJ set for Buscando America, KBOO w/Paulina Ines, OR

2017

Dance Performance w/Sarah Brahim, Y.G.B., Holocene, OR

Press

2015

KBOO, LGBTQ Arts w/Ashley Brittner

2016

KBOO: Art Focus, FA Radio, Buscando America

OPB, “Life, Death & The Radial Act of Conversation” w/April Baer

2017

XRAY FM, Group Therapy w/Andre Middleton

Speaking Engagements

2016

Panelist, “Portland’s Next Wave: Emerging Women-Artists-Curators-Producers of Color’, Pochas Radicales

PICA’s Time Based Arts Festival, OR

2017

Speaker, ‘Film & Lecture Series’,  Pochas Radicales, Portland Public School District, OR

Speaker, ‘Tiny Talks: Cultural Resistance, First 100 Days’, Pocha Radicales, PICA, OR

Panelist, ‘Art+Resistance+Identity’, Milagro Theatre, OR

Panelist, ‘Contemporary Arts Alternatives in Portland’, Pochas Radicales, Lewis & Clark College, OR

Panelist, ‘Latina Luncheon’, Portland State University, OR

Guests, ‘Conversation Series’ Pochas Radicales, PSU Art & Social Practice, OR

Professional Affiliations

2018 to Present- The Wildlands Conservancy

2016-2018- Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Coordinator, Project UNICA

El Programa Hispano Católico

2017- Xinachtli Curriculum Facilitator, National Compadres Network

2017- Brown Girl Rise

Other Experiences

2017- Dancer, Helado Negro

2017-Educator/Volunteer, Brown Girl Rise PDX

2017- Participating Artist, Signal Fire Retreat, June

2017- Participating Artist, Residency in the Garden, July-August

2017- Workshop Facilitator for Latinx Youth on: ‘Rape Culture in the Latinx Community’

& ‘Healing & Empowerment Through Dream Work’

2017- Panelist, “Panel of Elders” Training by STRYVE & the Community Capacitation Center

2018- January Artist In Residence: Caldera Arts Center.  Sisters, Oregon.