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  Participated in the Following Exhibitions Go Unnoticed: Images of (Re)generation <1996>
Orígenes: Día de los Muertos <1996>
Open Studio: Little Brown Bodies <1999>
Trazos: Myth and Memory <2005>
Digital Mural Project: Victor Cartagena <2005>
The Invisible Nation <2008>
Strange Hope: An ephemeral exhibition celebrating new beginnings & creative economies <2009>
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ARTIST INFORMATIONBIO  

Victor Cartagena

For over a decade, El Salvador-born Victor Cartagena has been making art in the Bay Area and has exhibited locally and internationally. His artistic mediums range from etchings, drawings, and painting to sculpture, audio and video. His engaging work speaks to numerous social issues such as consumer culture, homelessness, and material waste.

Victor Cartagena received a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation 2001 Visual Arts Purchase Award, the Art Council award (2000), and two Pacific Prints awards (1996, 2000). He was nominated for the Eureka Fellowship/Fleishhacker Foundation in 1998 & 2002, the 2002 IN/SITE (formerly SECA) Art Award, the Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the SFAI 2000 and the 2003 Adeline Kent Award. Cartagena’s work is in numerous private and institutional collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii; The Contemporary Art Museum, and The Oxbow School of Art, Napa, CA. Victor Cartagena lives and works in San Francisco. the 2006, 2004 & 2002 IN/SITE (formerly SECA) Art Award, the Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the SFAI 2000 and the 2003 Adeline Kent Award. Cartagena’s work is in numerous private and institutional collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, The Oxbow School of Art, Napa, CA, the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, CA & the Collection of Egnatia Odos in Thessaloniki, Greece. Victor Cartagena is represented by Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; TinT Gallery in Greece and collaborates with Ampersand International Arts and Brown Bag Gallery in San Francisco, CA.



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