Mia Eve Rollow (b. 1984, Chicago)
Flavio Paniagua 82
San cristobal de las casa chiapas, MX 29230
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 2009
University of Maryland, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Honors Program 2006
DUKE DORRIS GRANT EDELO – Arte Urgente, La Pena Cultural Center, Oakland, CA. 2016.
CREATIVE TIMES EDELO is Open Call Winner, NY NY. 2014
FENDENSEN GRANT EDELO Oaxaca MX. 2010 & 1012.
FULL MERRIT SCHOLARSHIP SAIC Chicago, IL. 2006-2009.
WHARTON AWARD First in Class Art Department, U of MD. 2006.
BELLEZA First is Class, Study Abroad, Florence Italy. 2005.
CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS Full Scholarship, U of MD. 2002-2006.
Co-Founder / Co-Director 2009 - Present
Creator of experimental art space for community members and resident artists. I co-ran the residency program for international artists and local communities that promoted collaborative exploration of diverse disciplines through intercultural exchange. I co-ran special projects, workshops, assisted in curating, organizing, and directing exhibitions, multimedia events and art festivals. I ran the children’s program for working and homeless youth, opened a safe house for people in urgent temporary need. I run the poster series, videos, imagery and web design. Since 2014 EDELO behaves as nomadic collectives focusing on special projects with diverse communities.
EXHIBITIONS PERFORMANCES AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS
A DECOLONIAL ATLAS: STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AMERICAS
Tufts Universary Art Gallery, Medford, MA, 2017.
A DECOLONIAL ATLAS: STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE AMERICAS
Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA. 2017.
EM Wolfman Books Screening Intierro, Oakland CA, USA, 2017.
Z-Space Screening Boleros, San Francisco CA, USA, 2017.
Mayan & Zoque Performance Group creates Arte Urgente Colective, MUY Galeria, Chiapas MX. 2016.
Artistic encounters between the Black Panther Minister of Culture, Zapatistas and other artists from the Americas to create community murals and myriad art pieces for traveling exhibitions, presentations, and cultural exchange.
2011 – Present.
COMPARTE - ZAPANTERA NEGRA MURAL
Zapatista conference for artist & scientists, University of the Earth, Chiapas MX. 2016.
EL OTRO LADO
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland, Group Show, Juntos Art Association, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin TX. 2016.
ANIMAL EN RESISTENCIA
Artist in Residence at Piña Palmera Centro de Atención infantil, A.C
Created mural performances with community members. 2016.
Co-Director of Performance Laboratory with Oncogrrrls
One-month creating collaborations with women/trans with breast cancer at La Gozadera, DF, MX. 2016.
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IN ROTATION FOR THE RED POPPY ART HOUSE
Created community workshops, exhibitions and programming surrounding issues of Black Lives Matters, gentrification and homelessness in the Mission for six months, San Francisco, CA. 2015.
Group Show, Mission Cultural Center San Francisco CA. 2015.
Making a Scene, Group Show, Somarts, San Francisco CA. 2015.
Centro Hemesferico Encuentro Montréal – Performance, Disability Group, Canada. 2014.
LA BUSCADA / THE SEARCH
Realized mural interventions with family members and students on vehicles "borrowed" by the students from the rural school Normal Raul Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero as a form of pressuring the return of the 43 students alive from the Mexican government. 2014.
PERSIGUIENDO A LA BESTIA / CHASING THE BEAST
A collaborative, multimedia and documentary project with the South American refugees traveling the migrant routes through Mexico. The project has staged performances in the river between Guatemala and Mexico and in two safe houses in Southern Mexico. Plans include visits to ten additional safe houses along the path north. 2014.
CENTRO HEMESFERICO ENCUENTRO MONTRÉAL Exhibition, Canada. 2014.
Hosted and organized community drawing sessions and installations, Edelo Chiapas MX. 2009 – 2014
Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art, Group Show, Salt Lake City Utah. 2013.
LIMOSNA - NOMADIC PAINTING STUDIO/STORE
Collaboration with Family Xun, Chiapas MX. 2013.
GALLO / CHICKEN
Collaborative Video Performance with Aurelliano, Chiapas MX. 2013.
Lead Artist in a month long art workshop series of crafts and traditional sewing with local and international artists, Chiapas MX. 2013.
FEMINICIDIO / FEMICIDE
Live Mural using cartooning and Plant Pigment in Collaboration with Community, Chiapas MX. 2013.
MI CUERPO HECHO DE MAIZ / MY BODY IS MADE OF CORN
Creating corn legs with amputee Manuel, Chiapas, MX. 2013.
Exhibit, La Galeria, Chiapas MX. 2012.
PADRE NO ME PEGUES / FATHER DON’T HIT ME
Community Performance, Central Plaza, Chiapas MX. 2012.
VOLANDO / FLYING
Video Performance in Collaboration with local Mayan Artists. Chamula Chiapas MX. 2012.
CHI CHI / TITIES
Ten-day workshop and Performance w Cecilia Martinez, Chiapas, MX. 2012.
AUTONOMOUS INTERGALACTIC SPACE PROGRAM
Lead Artist RIGO 23. EDELO became Space Center for six months hosting more than 100 local and Zapatista artists. Later install in Red Cat Gallery, LA. 2012.
INTIERRO / BURIAL
Day-long performance with La Otra Campaña community, El Ambo Chiapas MX. 2011.
Performance with La Pocha Nostra, Ex Teresa, MX. 2011.
Ten-day workshop culminating in a three-day performance, Piña Palmera Centro de Atención infantil, A.C, Oaxaca MX. 2011.
AMPUTATIONS VS. NATURAL HEALING
Body Transformations, University of Baltimore Hospital, MD. 2011.
Participating Artist in a three-week public performance with family members in response to a political prisoners hunger strike occupying the central plaza, Chiapas MX. 2011.
BOLEROS / SHOE SHINERS
Three-week workshop of social sculpture with shoe shiners culminated with a four-hour public performance intervention, Chiapas MX. 2010 & 2013.
Participating Artist in three-day arts festival in collaboration with La Otra Campaña community of Elambo Bajo, Chiapas MX. 2010.
NO PASA NADA / NOTHING HAPPENING
Installation and Community Performance, Galeria el Cerillo, Chiapas MX. 2010.
Exoskeleton guinea pig culminating in performance for engineers, NASA & Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Robotics Lab, Pensacola FL. 2010 & 2013.
Public Art Piece, Calheta Madeira, Portugal. 2010.
WHERE THE UNITED NATIONS USED TO BE
Red Poppy Art house, EDELO Poster Series Exhibit, San Francisco, CA. 2010.
TIERRA POR ORO, BELLESA POR TERROR - 24Horas
EDELO Inauguration, Multimedia Exhibition with over 50 Local and International Artists, Chiapas MX. 2010.
Sullivan Galleries, Thesis Exhibit, School Of The Art Institute of Chicago IL. 2009.
Video Performance, Death Valley, CA. 2009.
Bodysuit and Public Performance, Chicago IL. 2008.
Collaborative Public Performance, Chicago, IL. 2008.
Hillyer Art Space – Exhibit, Washington DC. 2007.
DEATH AND BACK
Body Transformations, Chicago IL. 2007.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Exhibit with Foon Sham, Hong Kong. 2006.
LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
SUBTERRANEA AL ESPACIO, Visiting Artist, Artist League, Montgomery College, MD. 2017.
ART AS A SOCIAL FORCE: THE EXPERIMENTAL EXERCISE OF FREEDOM, Visiting Artist, SAIC, Chicago, IL. 2016.
ZAPANTERA NEGRA BOOK, Common Notions, New York, NY. 2O16.
COMPARTE, Zapatista Conference, Zapantera Negra Presentation, Chiapas, MX. 2016.
ART AS A DIGNIFIED REBELLION, Visiting Artist, Montgomery College, MD. 2O16.
HEMISPHERIC INSTITUTE OF PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS Zapantera Negra Presentation, Montreal, Canada. 2014.
UNA MONEDA, La Pocha Nostra Video Performance Featured in Bestias Danzantes Festival de Cine & Danza 2015.
20 YEARS AFTER NAFTA MANY WORLDS ARE POSSIBLE, Creative Time Reports. 2012.
CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT, EDELO Presentation, New York, NY. 2O12.
EDELO, Artist talk, International Honors program, MX. 2O11.
ART AND BODY, Visiting Artist, Montgomery College, MD. 2010.
MAÑANA SERIA MEJOR, Book Illustration for Poet Francisco Duarte. 2010.
OUT OF BALANCE, Grad Talk, SAIC, Chicago, IL. 2009.
WORD, Monthly guest speaker on Radio Series Juliana Pivato, SAIC, IL. 2009.
GRADUATE PERFORMANCE COURSES
Rigo 23’s substitute teacher, SFAI, CA. 2015.
OUR BUILT CITY
Taught community workshops surrounding issues of Black Lives Matters, gentrification and homelessness in the Mission, San Francisco, CA. 2015.
Pioneered/Coordinated/Lead Teacher for Art/Food Program for working youth, EDELO, MX. 2009-13.
For children with mental Handicap, Piña Palmera Centro de Atención infantil, A.C. MX. 2009.
Sharp Instructional Wood Shops, SAIC, IL. 2007.
Artists, Residents shape gentrification as they see it, J.J Barrow, JUNE 2015.
Chronicle of a Death Untold, Oliver Laughland, June 2015.
Big, little S.F. arts groups bury hatchet, divvy up city money, Emily Green, May 2015.
Zapantera Negra at SFSU. January 2013.
Zapantera Negra, August 2012.
Para Quien Exige La Mejor Information, Victor Vieyra Santamaría, November 2011.
DIARIO DE CHIAPAS
Arte en Todo Chiapas, Jeny Pascacio. September 2011.
Tierra Por Oro Belleza Por Terror, Victor Vieyra Santamaría, June 2010.
In the winter of 2009, over one hundred displaced indigenous community members occupied the offices of the United Nations, located in San Cristobal De Las Casa, Chiapas Mexico. The offices where taken over in hopes of gaining international attention from humanitarian organizations. After three months of the occupation, the United Nations simply decided to find another building and moved.
A few months later, two artists, Mia Eve and Caleb Duarte Pinon, had become disillusioned with the institutional proposed purpose of art, wished to believe that art could be a radical form of communication, and soon moved into the building and began an experimental art space and an international artist residency of diverse practice. We began to invite artists, activists, cultural workers, inventors, healers, gardeners, PhDs, jugglers, and educators to take part in creating an experiment on activism and art. This group of artists, disenchanted by the continuing linear path of art history, came to EDELO in favor of art as a vehicle for possible transformation.
Inspired by the 1994 Indigenous Zapatista uprising, where word and poetry are used to inspire a generation to imagine “other” worlds possible, EDELO has retained the name of the UN. It is a part of an investigation of how Art, in all its disciplines and contradictions, can take the supposed role of such institutional bodies: in creating understanding, empathy, and to serve as a tool for imagining alternatives to what seem to be a harmful and violent system that we have come to accept.
Since 2014, Edelo Migrante behaves as nomadic collectives focusing on special projects with diverse communities.
EDELO migrante has directed artistic projects in La Piña Palmera a rehabilitation center in Zipolite Oaxaca; has created sculptural presentations with female cancer patients in Mexico City; has followed the migratory route of Central America and worked in two houses of protection for immigrants located in Tapachula Chiapas and in Tenosique Tabasco; has developed a collaborative project with teachers and students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero México; has exhibited at the Hemispheric Center Institute in Montreal Canada and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Utah; Edelo Migrante has been a guest lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of New Mexico, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Edelo was also invited to participate as artistic directors in rotation at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco CA.
In this way Edelo Residencia has become a nomadic project creating collaborative work among the community, conducting exhibitions and organizing cultural events that seek to reflect traditions, values and strengths of the community it serves.