Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology where she directs the interdisciplinary research and media creation studio cMAS (critical MediArtSrtudio). In cMAS students produce work that interrogates how old and new technologies have and continue to shape our sense of self and the environment through a theoretical lens informed by media archaeology, new materialisms, feminist, postcolonial, and decolonial theory.

Dr. Aceves Sepúlveda’s research bridges the histories of art, media, and technology with gender and women studies, and art and design practice. She is the author of Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in post-1968 Mexico (University of Nebraska Press) and several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research-creation projects on feminist media in Latin America. Currently, she is researching the impact of digital technologies on the archival practices of female activists and artists across the Americas. She is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Weaving the Electric Wave: Avant-Garde composers in Latin America, which explores the work of four Latin American composers working at the intersections of visual and sound art to suggest an alternative history of electronic music and twentieth century avant-gardes. She is co-editing a volume on immersive technologies that seeks to recover practices from the global south through a decolonial framework. Her video and sculptural installations that explore the body as a site of cultural and gender inscriptions have been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, France, India, and Chile.


Research Interests:

  • Media Art History
  • Feminist media
  • Aesthetics of interaction and immersion
  • Latin American cultural history
  • Art and activism
  • Curatorial practice
  • Digital humanities