andi icaza-largaespada is an artist, researcher and facilitator with ties and responsibilities to Nicaragua and Central America, and to BIPOC and immigrant communities in Canada and abroad. Her practice observes modes of belonging and resistance, searching for possibilities within tensions. She incorporates elements of social science, feminism, queer theory and ecology to her interdisciplinary practice in photography, video, installation and writing.  She holds a BFA in Visual Art (SFU 2017), and has continued her education through the BCAC’s Early Career Development Grant (2019) alongside mentors Gloria Carrion  and Althea Thauberger to forward a transnational visual storytelling practice focused on grief and healing. 


contact: andicaza@gmail.com

EDUCATION

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 Gloria Carrion and Althea                     Thauberger
2013-17 Simon Fraser University- BFA in Visual Arts (with Distinction)


EXHIBITIONS

2021       [Upcoming] Proyecto Origen, Group Exhibition, Specialty Coffe Association Expo, New Orleans
2020     Mayinca: Orocidio, 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, Group Show, fiftyfifty collective,                  Victoria BC
              Glances of Resistance, SOSNicaragua-Alemania, 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, Collab with Aghig Gougani, Recent                            Graduates Group Exhibition, Centre A, Vancouver
              New Generation Photography Award, Group Exhibition, OCAD Onsite                      Gallery, Toronto
              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

2020     'the dog, spirits and a fly' short story, SAD Mag 'Death' Issue, Vancouver 
2019      pensamientos en la frontera, Moniker Press, 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
2013     CEDLA Art Exhibitions 2012 CEDLA Annual Report
2008     Generacion CTRL + ALT + DEL Pata de Perro, Nicaragua

FACILITATION

Arts-based educational workshops on art as resistance

2019-     Reframing Relations, Multiple Sites, CAVC, BC
              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 


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



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