Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar is a creative performer, interpreter of contemporary music, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Her work focuses primarily on sound, the voice, the body and their interrelations to physical, social and memory spaces. She has intensely explored the capacities of her voice developing a wide range of vocal techniques that she applies not only to her performance and creative practice but also to investigate radical ideas and concepts regarding the voice.
She has studied vocal technique with diverse singers and vocalists such as: Hebe Rosell, Jacqueline Bobak, Michiko Hirayama, Shelley Hirsh, Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara, Juan Pablo Villa and Jaap Blonk. She has been awarded with the Performers Grant on two occasions by the National Fund for the Arts in Mexico, recipient of the MID Atlantic Arts Foundation 2010 and USArtist International Award 2010 with the Estamos Ensemble Project and is currently holder of the 2014 NFA Master Artist Grant. Artist in residency at OMI Music (New York), STEIM (The Netherlands), Krakow Academy of the Electro-acoustic Music Studio (Poland), CANTE (center for the arts and new technologies) (Mexico), BINAURAL (Portugal), Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology Residency (Mexico), Montalvo Arts Center (California) and I-Park (Connecticut).
As a performer of contemporary music she has specialized in repertoire for solo voice, the premieres of works by emerging and established composers and the realization of new operas involving experimentation, interdisciplinary collaborations, multimedia, and new technologies. She is founder, co-director and vocalist of [LIMINAR], “one of the most exciting contemporary and experimental music ensemble in Mexico.” She has performed and presented her own work in diverse festivals, biennials, experimental venues, formal concert halls and living rooms of the Mexican Republic, the USA, and Europe.Carmina Escobar is an experimental vocalist, improviser, and sound and intermedia artist. Her practice—comprising installation, performance, and multimedia projects—focuses on sound, the voice, and the body, and their interrelations with physical, social, present, and memory spaces.
She has presented her work in Cuba, Europe, Mexico, and the United States including at Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway; Cuban Art Factory, Havana; CTM Festival, Berlin; and New Music Encounters + International Music Festival, Brno, Czech Republic. Her work FIESTA PERPETUA! a communitas ritual of manifestation (2018) was included in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Los Angeles. Her work has also been presented at the MexiCali Biennial, Pasadena; Machine Project, Los Angeles; MATA festival, New York; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and World Dada Fair, San Francisco, among others.
In 2016, Escobar received the Young Creators grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico and a grant from the National Center for the Arts, Mexico. Escobar completed an M.F.A. with a specialization in Voice Arts at California Institute of the Arts, where she is a professor.
The Feminist subject, matters, dialoges on the impact of feminist art in LatinX and Latin American Art is series of interviews and online exhibition of contemporary art by female-identified artists is a multiplicity of disciplines; painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, illustration, installation, mixed media and writing organized by MFA candidate in Photo & Media Juan Herrera @juanherreraart and co-curated with Carmen Hernandez sponsored by the Nick England Intercultural Arts Project Grant and the Paul Brach Visiting Artist lecture.
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