APRIL 4, 2012

Upgrade! San DiegoAPRIL 4, 2012 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Leslie García (México)

Works in the development of electronic art projects and digital media. Her work explores the process of fusion between art and technology, using techniques such as the production of virtual tools, developing of electronic prototypes, audio production, net art pieces design and generative visual codes. She is a co-founder of the DreamAddictive collective of electronic media in Tijuana Mexico from 2003 to 2010. She has exhibited her work in different festivals, individual and group shows, in collaboration with: Media Lab Prado, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Eyebeam, O1SJ Biennal, Museum of LatinAmerican Arts, Piksel Festival, Ars Electronica in mexico, Centro Cultural de España, Public Art Lab Berlin, NOMAD Center for Media Research, Museum of Contemporany Art in Szczecin, Transitio_MX and others. She received a grant from CENTRO MULTIMEDIA CMM 2010 and has been a fellow in the FONCA (national found for the culture and the arts) at the young artists program for the following editions 2009-2010 and 2011-2012. She currently teaches undergraduate digital media design at the University CENTRO.

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Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. While individual nodes present new media projects, engage in informal critique, and foster dialogue and collaboration between individual artists, Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year.