Maria Chavez | Bio and C.V. - Maria Chavez
Bio and C.V.

 

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Maria Chavez

Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her solo turntable performance practice.

Routledge Cover, Maria Chavez, 2016

Routledge Press chose Maria to be on the cover of the latest edition of their Electronic and Experimental textbook that is distributed widely throughout academia. The book is used in Universities and Music programs all over the world as a first year course for students interested in the world of avant garde and electronic sound practice.

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Maria Chavez’s 1st book about abstract turntablism, OF TECHNIQUE: Chance Procedures on Turntable, 2012

Maria wrote her first book on her unique approach to abstract turntablism in 2012 titled,  OF TECHNIQUE: Chance Procedures on Turntable (currently out of stock), a book of essays and illustrations that guide the novice turntablist to explore the world of needles and vinly through the lens of deterioration, destruction and the unexpected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUFF FESTIVAL- The Language of Chance Workshop, 2015 Lausanne, SwitzerlandMaria regularly teaches workshops introducing students to her turntable practice all over the world and has been a research fellow with the Sound Practice Research Department of Goldsmith’s University of London since 2015.

She presents lectures on sound art, improvisation, multi-channel speaker installation practice, most recently for Rhode Island School of Design (RISD),Stony Brook University, the Contemporary Arts Museum-Houston, Berklee College-Valencia, Spain and others later in the fall/winter season. See some video from past workshops here.

Full installation view of Wind Instruments at the Block, 2016 w/ turntable set up.

Full installation view of Wind Instruments at the Block, 2016 w/ turntable set up.

This past spring, Maria presented a new series of sound sculptural works for the JUDD Foundation in Marfa, Texas titled, “Wind Instruments at the Block, 2016”. Her sculptures are considered the first pieces in the history of the JUDD Foundation to be presented within the walls of Donald Judd’s private home in Marfa.

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I JUST KNOW IT, 2016 sound sculpture for 1 listener

Her other works (sound sculptures, sound installations and performances) have been presented this year for the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Museo Centre del Carmen-Valencia, O’ Gallery- Milan, Cervantes Institute and more. (FULL CV is below)

This fall, Maria will be artist in residence with the CEC Artslink in St. Petersburg, Russia and was recently awarded a fellowship with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida during summer 2017.

For the full list of upcoming events or to be added to the email list, please click here.

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DJ BIO

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Maria Chavez, DJing live for MoMA PS1 WARM UP, 2014

Maria Chavez has shared her expansive music collection alongside iconic electronic musicians and DJ’s like; Simian Mobile Disco, POWELL, Rick Wade (Detroit), Francois K, Beatrice Dillon and others.

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DJing for Casa Punto Cruce in Venice, Italy- 2016

You can hear her sets, that vary from the eclectic to House & Techno, in openings for art museums (MoMA, MoMA PS1, Haus für elektronische Künste- Basel), gala events (Van Alen Institute, El Museo del Barrio, BRIC-Brooklyn), New York Fashion Week- NYFW (SunheeNY, BeBe, Bimba y Lola, Pola Thomson, VOUTSA), festivals (Moving Sounds, 9 Evenings, Villa Romana Festival- Firenze) and radio stations. (NTS Radio, The LOT Radio, Reboot.fm, RBMA Radio)

DJ MIX LINKS

NTS RADIO, LONDON

(voted #6th in the Minimal chart & 10th in the Experimental chart of 2015)

Fall, 2015

http://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/maria-chavez-2nd-october-2015

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PRESS/ INTERVIEWS

Maria for Brooklyn Magazine CLICK HERE

An interview for Brooklyn Magazine about Maria's commission with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble.

An interview for Brooklyn Magazine about Maria’s commission with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.

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Maria Chavez C.V.

Maria Chavez

Born Lima, Peru

June 1, 1980

 

Works Internationally

Based in Brooklyn, NY

 

www.mariachavez.org

 

EDUCATION

2014- 2017

Visiting Research Fellow, Sound Practice Research (SPR), Goldsmith’s University of London, UK

2003

Associates Degree (Audio Engineering), Houston Community College, Houston, TX

 

AWARDS

2015

New Works Commission, The Jerome Foundation
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC

2013

The Linda and Stuart Nelson Chamber Ensemble commission, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC

2009

Van Lier Fellowship, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, NYC

2008

Emerging Artist Grant, The Jerome Foundation, Roulette Int., NYC

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2017

Artist in Residence, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Fl.

2016

Artist in Residence, CEC Artslink Back Room Residency, St. Petersburg, Russia
Music Fellow/ Composer in Residence, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, IT

2015

Sound Artist in Residence, Kunstmeile Krems Betriebs GmbH, Krems an der Donau, Austria
Guest Composer in Residence, Elektronmusikstudion- EMS, Stockholm, Sweden
Artist in Residence, The Kitchen, NYC, NY

2014

Inkonst Art Center, Malmö, Sweden
Which 7?, Curator in Residence, Café Oto & Electra, London, UK
Moog Synthesizer Residency w/ Rough Trade Records, NYC, NY

2011

Issue Project Room with VOLUME, Brooklyn, NY
The Clocktower Gallery and Art International Radio, NYC, NY
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

2009

Jerome Foundation- Emerging Artist residency & Mentor Program, NYC, NY
CSW Łaźnia, Gdańsk, PL

2008

Roulette Intermedium, Emerging Artist Residency, NYC, NY
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sound Artist in Residence, NYC, NY
Performance Residency, Richard Serra Gallery, DIA: Beacon Museum, Beacon, NY

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Sound Positions Pavilion, CONTEXT Art Fair as part of Frieze NY, New York City, NY
Sound vs. Sense, Cervantes Institute New York, New York City, NY
Resonant Structures, Baby Castles Gallery, New York City, NY
Resonant Structures, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY
Wind Instruments @ the Block, The Judd Foundation, Marfa, TX

2015

Sound Positions Pavilion, CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL
Senses Bureau, Present Company, Brooklyn NY
Handmade Abstract, BRIC Arts & Media, Brooklyn, NY
Tale of 5 Cities, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Tale of 5 Cities, Morgan Library, NYC, NY
Lapse: Leave: Linger for Cary Hall, The Dimenna Center for Classical Music, NYC, NY
SOUND BLEED @ the Kitchen, The Kitchen, NYC, NY
Minoriten Kirche mit Stein by Maria Chavez, Minoriten Church, Krems, Austria

2014

The Rain of Applause by Maria Chavez, INKONST Art Center, Malmö, Sweden
Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual, White Columns, NYC, NY

2013

Destroy Yourself, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
Urban Sounds, Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel, Switzerland
HPSCHD, EYEBEAM, NYC, NY
The Flock House by Mary Mattingly, The Clocktower Gallery, New York City, NY
Anarko Art Festival, NYC, NY
Memory Palace, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY

2012

FUEL FOR THE FIRE, A Temporary Space w/ David Zwirner, New York City, NY
Psychopomp, Munch Gallery, NYC, NY
Sound installation for Cave Collective, End of Century Gallery, NYC, NY
24 Days of Matter Printed, Printed Matter, NYC, NY
Open Circuit, MoMA PS1, NYC, NY

2011

Improvised Spaces, The Clocktower Gallery & Art International Radio, NYC, NY
The State Hermitage Museum, Cyberfest, Group Show, St. Petersburg, RU
ŠKUC Galerija Ljubljana, galerijska razstava, Ljubljana, SI
Volume IV, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

2010

Inside Greenpoint, University of Nebraska , Lincoln, NE
Fugue State C, On Stellar Rays Gallery, NYC, NY
Fugue State B, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Kruezberg Biennale, GALERIE IM REGIERUNGSVIERTLN, Berlin, DE
Volume, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
FESTIVAL: Christian Marclay, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY

2009

phonnoFEMME Festival, Kosmos, Vienna, AT
Miss Heckers, Berlin, DE

2008

ROMA: Economical and Effective #2, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Merce Cunningham Artist Residency, DIA:Beacon Museum, Beacon, NY
The Motion of Fiasco Transmutation, Roulette, NYC, NY

2007

Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX
Casa Amarilla, Monterey, Nuevo León, MX
Galería “El Color de Los Sueños”, Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX
S.T.E.I.M., Amsterdam, NL

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2016

O’ Gallery- Milan, Italy
T-Trane, Perugia, Italy
Spazio Text, Vittorio Veneto, Italy
Casa Punto Croce, Venice, Italy
Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
Museo Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
Neu West, Berlin, Germany
ACFNY, Austrian Cultural Council, NYC
Fridman Gallery, NYC
Tilde ii, Mikroton, Moscow, Russia
Stony Brook University, Long Island
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Texas
La Mansana de Chinati/ The Block, Marfa, Texas
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

2015

Berklee College, Boston, MA
SMFA Series, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland
Circular, Barcelona, Spain
Goldsmith’s University of London, London, UK
SSR, London, UK
Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Spain
SBA+C / San Bernardo Agri + Cultura, Antella, Italy
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Morgan Library, NYC, NY
MoMA PS1 Printshop, LIC, NYC
Roulette, NYC, NY
La Monnaie / De Munt, Bruxelles, Belgium
Schauspiel Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Morgan Library, NYC, NY
Amersham Arms, London
STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Fire Museum, Philadelphia, PA
De Player, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Folk, Gothenburg, Sweden
Stadtgarden, Cologne, Germany

2014

Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Lima, Peru
Cine Tonala, Mexico City, Mexico
MoMA PS1, NYC, NY
Eyebeam Arts & Technology, NYC, NY
El Museo del Barrio, NYC, NY
Leibig 12, Berlin, DE
MAYHEM Copenhagen, Denmark
Oslo 10, Basel, Switzerland
Labor Sonar, Berlin, DE
Café OTO, London, UK
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Van Alen Institute, Highline Hotel, NYC, NY
Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY
Studio Z, St. Paul, Minnesota
Dreamland, Louisville, Kentucky

2013

Issue Project Room, NYC, NY
Cafe Oto, London, UK
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Ausland, Berlin, Germany
Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland
ZWEIKOMMASIEBEN/ Zollhaus Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
CRUCE: arte y pensamiento, ESPACIO DEDICADO A LA CULTURA CONTEMPORÁNEA, Madrid, Spain
Niu : espai artístic contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
Dampfzentrale Bern, Berne, Switzerland
ION, Projektraum für Kunst und Sound AMAG, Zürich, Switzerland
Brut Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
NK, Neukolln, Berlin, DE
Eyebeam Arts & Technology, NYC, NY
Zabludowicz Collection, NYC, NY
The DiMenna Center @ the Baryshnikov Art Center, NYC, NY
MoMA: PopRally, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY
Australian Cultural Council: Greene Street Loft, NYC, NY
Envoy Enterprise, NYC, NY

2012

Roulette Intermedium, Brooklyn, NY
Exit Art, NYC, NY
Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY
Film Maker’s Co-op, NYC, NY
Harvestworks, NYC, NY
Printed Matter, NYC, NY
Waterfall Mansion, NYC, NY
Spectrum, NYC, NY
The DiMenna Center @ the Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC, NY
National Academy Museum, NYC, NY
The Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY

2011

Experimental Intermedia, NYC, NY
NYU, Creative Time Summit, NYC, NY
The Clocktower Gallery & Art International Radio, NYC, NY
New York City Opera, NYC, NY
The Stone, NYC, NY

2010

Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC, NY
NK, Berlin, DE
Bemis Contemporary Art Center, Omaha, NE
L’Envers, Montreal, CA
The Tranzac, Toronto, CA
Enemy, Chicago, IL
Roy and Edna Disney Hall (REDCAT) for CalArts University, Los Angeles, CA
New Art Dealers Alliance Gala, NYC, NY

2009

Alhemia, Krakow, PL
DŮM UMĚNÍ – GVU V OSTRAVĚ, Ostrava, CZ Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, DE
CAPC Contemporary Arts Museum, Bordeaux, FR Universität der Künste, Berlin, DE
Bravo Theater, San Fransisco, CA
Fundacion Telefonica: Sonoteca, Lima, PE
Ohrenhoch Der Geräuschladen, Berlin, DE
Park Avenue Armory, NYC, NY

2008

Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, NYC, NY
Emily Harvey Gallery, NYC, NY

2007

Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien, Vienna, AT
The Kitchen, NYC, NY
S.T.E.I.M. Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam, NL
El Cervantino, Merida, Yucatán, MX

2006

Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

 

FESTIVALS

2016

Moving Sounds: Dame Electric Festival, ACFNY, NYC
Villa Romana Festival, Florence, IT
Earfest, Stony Brook University, NY
MARFA MYTHS, Ballroom MARFA & The Judd Foundation, Marfa, TX

2015

Equinox Festival, SBA+C / San Bernardo Agri + Cultura, Antella, Italy
LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland
Blow Out Festival, Oslo, Norway
Audiograft Festival, Oxford, UK
Electronica en Abril Festival, Madrid, Spain
Ende of Tymes Festival, NYC
Translating Improvisation, Sonic Arts Research Center (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland

2014

Umbral Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Integraciones IV: Espacio Fundacion Telefonica, Lima Peru
Klanghaus Festival, St. Johann, Austria
Open Signal Festival, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Ende of Tymes Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Dark Circuits Festival, NYC, NY

2012

LOXM Festival, NYC, NY
End of Tymes Festival, NYC, NY

2011

INDEX Festival, NYC, NY UNSOUND Festival, NYC, NY

2010

CEAIT Festival, Roy and Edna Disney Center, Los Angeles, CA
FESTIVAL: Christian Marclay, The Whitney Museum, NYC, NY

2009

New York Sound Festival, CAPC Contemporary Arts Museum, Bordeaux, FR
The International Turntablist Orchestra, Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, DE
San Fransisco Electronic Festival, Bravo Theater, San Fransisco, CA
PhonoFEMME Festival, Kosmos Theater, Vienna, Wien, AT

2008

Unity Gain Festival, Monkeytown, NYC, NY
Women and Identity Festival, Emily Harvey Gallery NYC, NY
WIEN MODERN Festival, Akademie Der Kunste, Vienna, AT

2007

Frequencies Festival, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
FUSEBOX: FESTIVAL, Blue Box Theater, Austin, TX
Noise! Fest, Ontological Theatre, NYC, NY

2006

DUMBO Arts Festvial, K2 studios, Brooklyn, NY

 

WORKSHOPS/ LECTURES

2016

22 HTZ: Revisiting those Words: Failed Attempt as Material, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Wind Instruments Children’s Workshop, Judd Foundation, Marfa, TX
The Language of Chance, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
The Language of Chance, Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spain

2015

The Language of Chance- Lecture, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
The Language of Chance Workshop, LUFF, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Language of Chance Workshop, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Spain
The Language of Chance Workshop, SSR, London, UK
Sonic Scores Workshop, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC, NY
Sound Bleed @ the Kitchen/ Artist Talk, The Kitchen, NYC, NY
The Language of Chance: Girls Rock Camp, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Revisiting those Words: Failed Attempt as Material, Goldsmith’s University of London, London, UK
Work Through: Failure Workshop, Goldsmith’s University of London, London, UK

2014

Cine Tonala, Mexico City, Mexico
The Graduate Center, CUNY, NY
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
INKONST, Malmö, Sweden
Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2013

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Haute École des arts du Rhin- Le Quai école supérieure d’art de Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR
Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel, Switzerland
Girls Rock Camp- Houston @ MECA, Houston, TX
Electronics Summer Course @ MECA, Houston, TX

2012

Printed Matter, NYC, NY

2011

Wellesley College, Boston, MA

2009

Universitate Der Kunste, Berlin Germany

2008

Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY DIA: Beacon Museum, Beacon, NY

CURATORIAL

2016

Sound Art Curator in Residence, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
– to view full season of events click here—>

2015

PLATFORMS (I) & (II), ALL GOLD AIR, the Printshop @ MoMA PS1
In Between Too: Sandy Gordon & Thomas Ankersmit w/ Jörg Hiller, Fridman Gallery, NYC

2014

In Between: Tomomi Adachi & Gilles Aubry, Fridman Gallery, NYC
Which 7? Curatorial Residency, Café Oto & Electra Productions, London, UK CT-SWAM Presents, co-curator, Eyebeam Arts & Technology Center, NYC, NY

2013

Merkx & Gwynne present “King Arthur Green Room”, NADA New York, NYC, NY PRACTICE!, Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Words to be seen and the Sound of Speech exhibition, co-curator, REVERSE Space, NYC, NY
The Sound of Speech sound series, curator, REVERSE Space, NYC, NY What if we threw some dirt on the ground?- sound series, curator, End of Century Gallery, NYC, NY

2011

DEAD OF WINTER WORKS #1-6, Splatterpool Artspace, Brooklyn, NY

2009

The Tooth- Sound Series (3/2007 – 6/2009), Houndstooth, Brooklyn, NY

2005

Bright Red Door, Sound Series (8/2005- 1/2007), Driggs Loft, Brooklyn, NY

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