Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda

Assistant Professor

Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda

Assistant Professor

Teaching & research interests

 

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

 

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, global networks of artistic exchange, aging and activism, and the histories of immersive technologies in the Global South. Currently,  she is working on a book manuscript 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. 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.

To learn more about my current projects and research please review my website. 

Critical Media Art Studio (cMAS)

Interested in the crossovers between art, design and media studies, cMAS is an interdisciplinary research studio that experiments with research methods and theories to explore the implications of working across media and disciplines. Members of cMAS develop 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.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining cMAS, I recommend reading our prospective students page.

Selected publications and exhibitions

  • Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela. Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in Post-1968 Mexico (University of Nebraska, 2019).
  • Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela. “[Re] Activating Mamá Pina’s Cookbook” digital project and artist statement. In Feminist Media Histories Journal special issue on Data edited by Miriam Posner and Lauren Klein (Summer 2017, vol. 3, no. 3).
  • Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela, and Aslizadeh, M. “Alternative Beginnings: Towards other Histories of Immersive Arts and Technologies” In Media-N, The Journal of the New Media Caucus (14), 1, 1-10.
  • Aceves Sepúlveda Gabriela. “Artists' Networks in the 1960s. The Case of El Corno Emplumado/the Plumed Horn (Mexico City, 1962-1969).” In The Global Sixities: Convention, Contest, Counterculture, edited by Jadwiga Pieper Mooney and Tamara Chaplin, (New York: Routledge, 2017), 196-216.
  • Aceves Sepúlveda Gabriela. “Imagining the Cyborg in Náhuatl: Reading the videos of Pola Weiss through Haraway’s Manifesto for Cyborgs.” In Platform: Journal of Media and Communication 6.2, 46–60.

Please visit my webpage for a complete list of publications and projects.

Education

  • PhD in History, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • MA in Art History, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • MFA in Fine Arts, York University, Canada.
  • BA in Graphic Design, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico.

Current & upcoming courses

Future courses may be subject to change.