ART & CURATION
ART & CURATION
As an artist moving between fields of thought and practice, Ximena is committed to building spaces of creative exchange through the arts. This includes producing cultural art events, and collaborating in original art projects.
Contributor for Julie Carr's Real Life: An Installation (Omnidawn Press), 2018. Art Installation 17.
ART SALON PROJECTS
While completing her PhD in Boulder, Colorado, Ximena collaborated with local artists to launch an Art Salon project from her own apartment dwelling.
Cast as “The Living Room Series,” the Art Salon considered a theme for a night to showcase live poetry readings, performances, music, and visual art.
The Art Salon was conceived as a way through which to make of our living spaces, breathing public art forums for interaction and AWE (adventure, wonder, and exploration)— for both affective circuits, intellectual ones, and those beyond articulation.
BETWEEN BORDERS & BELONGING:
A U.S. MIGRATION SYMPOSIUM
In the Spring of 2022, Dr. Keogh Serrano organized a two-day symposium centered on the politics of migration in the United States, with a number of students at Pacific University. This symposium created a space for collective interrogations on themes of borders, mobility, citizenship, immigration policy, and belonging.
Programming for the symposium included panel presentations (from faculty, students, and guest speakers); a creative writing workshop; a gathering opportunity to connect students with local organizations that serve immigrant communities; an art exhibit; and a performing arts event.