Andi Icaza Largaespada is a visual artist based in unceded Coast Salish territories, most of the time. She incorporates elements of social research, ethics and sustainability to her multidisciplinary work in the forms of photography, sculpture, and writing.  Andi’s practice observes modes of belonging and resistance, searching for possibilities within tensions. Her latest exhibition addressed (individually embodied resistance to) transnational structures of extractivism, and it happened in Managua, Nicaragua, where she grew up and spends most of the rest of her time.  


contact: [email protected]

EDUCATION

2013 - 2017   BFA in Visual Art with Honours, Simon Fraser University


EXHIBITIONS

2018       upcoming Plasticity, with Nico Yu, fiftyfifty collective, Victoria BC
               un huesped intruso en la Rizoma, Managua NIC
2017       Laboratory Landscape, Group Exhibition, Stanley Park, Vancouver
               Lazy Susan, Graduation Group Exhibition, Audain Gallery, Vancouver
2016       La Rizoma tiene Parasitos: Un Borrador, La Rizoma, Managua.
              Tender Admission Solo Exhibition, SCA Office Series, Vancouver.
              Dear Leader, what I love… BFA Project,SFU, Vancouver.
2012     5PM Managua, Nicaragua 2012 GRID Photofestival.Amsterdam.
2010     Group exhibition for Soma Literary Magazine Launch. Managua.


PUBLICATIONS

2016     A Conversation Between: Hobbes Ginsberg & Andi Icaza, The Blue                          Library Volume 2, New Orleans 
             moist beings, Publication Studios Vancouver, Canada
2015     10800: Cultura Visual de Extremo a Extremo, Nicaragua 
2014     Musica y Fiesta: Cultura en Imagenes de la Region Atlantico Sur                           (RAAS), OEI Nicaragua
2013     CEDLA Art Exhibitions 2012 CEDLA Annual Report
2008     Generacion CTRL + ALT + DEL Pata de Perro, Nicaragua


CURATORSHIP

2018       Sin Musas, Eugenia Paule Rios, La Rizoma, Managua.

CONTRIBUTIONS

2017-      Member @ La Rizoma
2015-      Photographer @ Discorder Magazine
2014-      Author and Photographer @ VANDOCUMENT

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2018              New Generation Photography Award, Canadian Photography                                  Institute Shortlist
2017              BMO 1st Art! Competition Nomination                                                                        Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize Longlist
2016              AIMIA|AGO Scholarship Honourary Mention                                                            Tanabe/Thorne  Annual Award in Visual Arts
2015               Best Portfolio in Photography Canon Canada and School for the                               Contemporary Arts Prize

2015, 2016     Undergraduate Open Scholarship Simon Fraser University
2013               IB Excellence Entrance Scholarship   Simon Fraser University



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