andi icaza is an artist and facilitator with ties and responsibilities to Central America and to queer and displaced communities. Their practice observes modes of belonging, mourning and resistance, searching for possibilities within tensions. She has to redact this bio for the time being, holds a BFA in Visual Art (SFU 2017) and has continued her education through a BCAC’s Early Career Development Grant (2019) alongside mentors               and Althea Thauberger and two Canada Council for the Arts grants (2023-24) to forward a transnational visual storytelling practice focused on lens-based mediums, printed matter, audiovisual culture, performance and text and collaboration. 



2023-24 Research Resident, Fabrica de Creación La Escocesa, Barcelona
                       :                               Gathering, multi-location
2023      Programa de Estudios               ,               Barcelona
               Can Serrat Winter - Spring Art Residency, El Bruc
2022      En Palabras: Relatos Migrantes, Writing workshop, Barcelona
              Bookbinding and Artistic Editions, Escola d’Art La Industrial, Barcelona
              Welding for artists, Escola Massana, Barcelona
              Mentorship Program with Rocio Graham, G44 x BIPOC Mentorship
2021      Emerging Visual Artist Online Intensive, Banff Centre for the Arts and                       Creativity
2020      Laboratorio Audiovisual, Cinema Regional y Centro Cultural de España                   en Nicaragua
2019-20 BCAC Early Career Development Grant with                and Althea                            Thauberger
2016       Internship with Publication Studios Vancouver
2013-17 Simon Fraser University- BFA in Visual Arts (with Distinction)


2023              ,            Festival, Ireland
2022        Proyecto Origen, Group Exhibition, SCA Expo, Boston
                Out of Bounds, Group Show, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver
                                      :          Itinerant Group Exhibition, PhotoDemos         
2021       I Spy… 2021, Online Group Exhibition, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver
                                  , Group Exhibition, Casa America, Madrid, Spain                    
2020              , Group Exhibition, Museo del Pobre y Trabajador
2019      Masquerade, Group Exhibition, The Hatch Gallery, UBC
2018      De Rerum Natura, MAFA 5, Arad, Transylvania, Rumania
              we were told we shouldn't, with Nico Yu, fiftyfifty collective, Victoria BC
                                         , Group Exhibition,                         Berlin
              untitled (a mountain bought but not yet named), Solo Exhibition,                              Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver
              I know you are but what am I, with Aghig Gougani, Centre A, Vancouver
              New Generation Photography Award, OCAD Onsite, Toronto
              u  h       i         ,    , NIC
2017      Laboratory Landscape, Group Exhibition, Stanley Park, Vancouver
              Lazy Susan, Graduation Group Exhibition, Audain Gallery, Vancouver
2016               tiene Parasitos: Un Borrador,         , 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


2023         (n)             , self-published
2022      / : special addition, Moniker Press
2021      'Sugar Espadillo Flower Petals', Colonial Imports vol. 2, Yolkless Press
2020     'the dog, spirits and a fly' short story, SAD Mag 'Death' Issue, Vancouver
2019      p                          , Moniker Press, Vancouver
2017      Hollow, Landmarks PIA program, Vancouver
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
2008     Generacion CTRL + ALT + DEL Pata de Perro, Nicaragua


Arts-based educational workshops on art as resistance

2019-     Reframing Relations, Community Arts Council of Vancouver
              Volunteering for a Better World: Mutual Support, Bodwell High School,                     North Vancouver
2018      Grassroots & Community Advocacy: Extractivism and Resistance, Where               there be dragons, Guatemala
              Arts Umbrella Visual Art Summer Intensive, Contemporary Art Gallery of                  Vancouver 


2022             Seed Awardee
2018         New Generation Photography Award, Canadian Photography                                 Institute Shortlist
2017         Contemporary Art Gallery Prize
                 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, 16   Undergraduate Open Scholarship Simon Fraser University


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2015-      Photographer @ Discorder Magazine
2014       Author and Photographer @ VANDOCUMENT

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