Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda

Associate Professor

Teaching & research interests

  • Media Art History
  • Feminist Art and Epistemologies
  • Research-Creation
  • Aesthetics of Interaction
  • Art and Activism
  • Digital Humanities
  • Latin American Art and its Diasporas
  • Science and Technology Studies

About Gabriela’s Research and Art Practice

Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda is a media artist and cultural historian with a research focus on feminist media art, research-creation and Latin American art and its diasporas. In SIAT, she directs the Critical Media Arts Studio (cMAS). She is the author of the award-winning book Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in post-1968 Mexico (Nebraska Press, 2019).  Her work has been published in the Feminist Media Histories Journal, Leonardo Music Journal and Media-N the Journal of the New Media Caucus, among others. She produces video installations, sculptures, digital projects, print media and live performances that investigate the body as a site of cultural, gendered and techno-scientific inscriptions. Gabriela is a member of art/mamas, a Vancouver-based collective of artist mothers and is the Vancouver regional coordinator of TFAP (the Feminist Art Project) Rutgers University.

Visit cMAS website to learn more about her work.

Critical Media Art Studio (cMAS)

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 interrogate how old and new technologies have and continue to shape our sense of self and the environment informed by media studies, feminist epistemologies postcolonial, and decolonial theory.

If you are interested in joining cMAS visit our prospective students page.

Selected publications and exhibitions

  • Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela (2023).“Re-enacting/mediating/activating: Towards a collaborative feminist approach to research-creation.” Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Special Issue: ‘Women in Art and Science’, 21 (2): 175–91.
  • Zinovieff, F., Droumeva, M., & Aceves Sepúlveda, G. (2023). “Elephant in the Matrix: Ethical Practice and Decolonial Praxis in Sonic Research.” Resonance: The Journal of Sound and Culture, 4(4), 325–347.  [https://doi:10.1525/res.2023.4.4.325]https://doi:10.1525/res.2023.4.4.325
  • Klassen, L. and Aceves Sepúlveda, G. (2022). “Amplified Listening to Race and Gender in Fiamma Montezemolo’s Echo and Stephanie Dinkins’s N’TOO ”In Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus. Special issue No Template: Art and the Technologies of Race, Spring 2022, Vol. 18, Issue 1. 
  • Sun prOphecy, Zinovieff, F., Aceves Sepúlveda, G., and Steve DiPaola (2022). “Bodies as Borders: Traces and Flows of Connection.” Surrey Art Gallery Urban Screen, February 12  to May 1, 2022.
  • Aceves-Sepulveda, G. (2020).“Digital Resources: Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas, MUMA.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Oxford University Press, 2020. 
  • Zinovieff, F. and G. Aceves Sepúlveda (2020).“Maritime Boundaries: Sonic Blueprints of The Geopolitical” In Leonardo, Special Issue on Sound and Geopolitics, Vol. 30, December 2020, 118-123.
  • Aceves Sepúlveda, G. (2019).Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in Post-1968 Mexico. (University of Nebraska Press)

Visit cMAS website for recent publications, exhibitions and projects.


  • 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.