EDUCATION

2017             B.A Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2017             Study Abroad Program, Universidade Católica do Salvador, Salvador, BA, Brazil

2013             High School Diploma, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, USA

AWARDS

 

2017             Getty Multicultural Internship Program Grant, Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

2017             Study Abroad Scholarship, CIEE, Portland, ME

2016             USC Gateway Research Program Grant, USC, Los Angeles, CA

2013-2017    USC Scholarship, USC, Los Angeles, CA

2016-2017    USC BAA Scholarship, USC, Los Angeles, CA

2014-2017    USC LAA Scholarship, USC, Los Angeles, CA

PROGRAMS AND RESIDENCIES

2018               London Summer Intensive, Slade School of Fine Arts & Camden Arts Centre,

                       London, UK

EXHIBITED WORKS

 

[Solo Exhibitions]

 

2018               Once it Fell..., Right Window Gallery, San Francisco, CA      

2016               Mangu, Studio 106: LA, Santa Monica, CA

 

[Group Exhibitions]

2018                LSI Open Studios Showcase, Slade Research Centre, London, UK

2018                Superposition, Superposition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018                LSI Showcase, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

2017                Keep It Cozy, Kinfolk 94, Brooklyn, NY

2017                Platanos & Collard Greens, Electropositive, Brooklyn, NY

2016                Pura Sabrosura, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY

2016                Unofficial II, Rented Loft, Los Angeles, CA

2016                I Think Therefor I Yamm, Rented Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Unofficial I, Rented Loft, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Jukebox Collective: White Wall, USC, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Home is _________, BBCC, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Green, Studio 106: LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Jukebox + Dead Bird co., Rented Loft, Los Angeles, CA

2015                Janice, Blue Elephant Café, Los Angeles, CA

 

PRESS

2018                Ong, Jyni. “Multimedia Artist Eilen Itzel Mena Explores the Survival of

                        Afro-Diasporic People.” It’s Nice That, It’s Nice That, 24 September 2018,

                        https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/eilen-itzel-mena-afro-diasporic-digital-

                        drawings-art-240918. Web.

 

2018                Dafoe, Taylor. “Meet Superposition, the Pop-Up Gallery Offering a New Socially
                        Conscious Model.” Art Net, Artnet Worldwide Corporations, 15 August 2018,

                        https://news.artnet.com/partner-content/superposition-an-upstart-mobile-exhibition-

                        platform-posits-a-new-socially-conscious-gallery-model. Web.

 

2018                 Santa Cruz, Mari. En Mi Piel: On Colorism & Latinidad. La Liga Zine. Issue 02.

                         21 September 2018. Print.

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2018               Education & Programing Intern, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY

2017               Studio Assistant for Joiri Minaya, Getty Foundation,  Los Angeles, CA

2017               Curatorial Intern, LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017               Art Instructor, New York Satellite Academy, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

2016               Gallery Assistant, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016               Independent Researcher, USC Gateway Research Program, Los Angeles, CA

2015-2016      Graphic Designer, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

2013-2015      Assistant Coordinator, USC Joint Educational Project, Los Angeles, CA

2015               Research Assistant, USC Price School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA

2014               Graphic Designer, USC Levan Institute of Humanities and Ethics, Los Angeles, CA