Aida Valencia

Mosaic Artist

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A little About Me

Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana, with a bi-cultural tendency, Aida emerges as a mighty, innovating visual artist. The sculptures are characterized by her use of intense colors, reflecting her Mexican roots, that she interprets in a contemporary form. Her art trespasses the border, a typical sculpture transforms itself from a simple drawing to a life size piece of work full of color and movement. Materials such as cooper, iron, glass, marble semiprecious stones, as well as recycle materials are her palette and main tool. Recently she won first place for her 3D sculpture called “Imagination & Magic”, piece selected for the Society of American Mosaic Artists, in the Museum of Man in San Diego city, “Contemporary Mosaic Exhibition “... Now she has been selected for the 2nd District Exhibition in Long Beach California, with her 3d work “Cuídame” and “El Canto a la Naturaleza” (take care of me and the chant of nature). Where again she won first place for “Cuídame”.

Studies

2014 Contemporary Mosaic,Veridiano Marzi, Chicago.

2014 Realism Mosaic Workshop, Carol Shelkin, Houston Texas.

2011 Cultural Promotion, Casa de la Cultura, Tijuana.

2010 Taller Byzantino, Mosaico Contemporame, Udine Italia.

2009 Mosaic Marathon, San Diego, California.

2008 Substrates and adhesives Workshop, La Mesa, Arizona.

2006 Concrete Forms Workshop, La Mesa, Arizona.

2005 “Smalti, Andamento” Workshop by Orsoni, Venecia, Italia.

2005 Sculpture Workshop and Byzantine work, Orsoni, Venecia, Italia.

2004 Mexico 50 years of mosaic” a presentation at the International Conference of mosaic artist, Melbourne, Australia.

2001 Cold Metal Patinas, Fallbrook, California.

2000 Marble and mosaic Workshop, San Diego, California.

1999 Marble techniques and venetian smalti, Luciana Nocturni. Ravenna, Italia.

1971-1975 Bachelors’ Degree Biological science, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara.



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Expositions

2014

Inventive at the Municipal Gallery, IMAC Tijuana, Baja California.

Free identity Urban Branches at the municipal Gallery, Tijuana.

Trapped II Montoya’s Art Gallery, Rosarito Baja California.

Happening in the valley Ensenada, Mexico.

Magic zoology Casa Valencia Galería Baja, San Diego, CA. Nail Touristic Collective, Long Beach, CA.

2013

Exposed Collective Exhibition, Casino Agua Caliente, Tijuana.

Jazz fusion & color Binacional Collective Exhibition, Repertoire Theater, San Diego, California.

Artist month project / A step to the north Collective Exhibition, Galería Casa Valencia, San Diego, CA. La Guadalupana a collective exhibition, Distrito 10 Gallery, Tijuana B.C.

2012

Step to the North Gallery opening at San Diego, CA.

Encounters Collective Exhibition, D’Vid Spa ,Tijuana.

Art Arquidiócesis de Tijuana.

Desechos Collective Exhibition, Recicle Exhibition.

Latin America Art and Culture Exhibition, Collective “Palimsestos” Alexander Salazar Gallery San Diego, California.

Jornadas Vizcaínas ICBC. Tijuana, Mexico.

2011

Motus Solo Exhibition, Municipal Institute of arts and culture (IMAC), Tijuana, Baja California.

2010

Sueños y raíces a Collective exhibition at Galería Casa Valencia, Tijuana, Baja California.

Natural a collective exhibition at Galería Casa Valencia, Tijuana, Baja California.

2009

My Roots a Solo Exhibition, EM Galería. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

International exhibition Sama Conference Balboa Park, Museum Of Man, San Diego, California. 1st Place “Imagination and Magic” sculpture.

Tessera a Collective exhibition Long Beach, California. First Place “Take Care of me”

The Art Prize Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2008

Miami Collective international Exhibition Miami, Florida.

Blues & art San Felipe, Baja California.

Collective Exhibition San Felipe, Baja California.

Celebrating Baja a Collective exhibition, Mingei Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

2006

Collective Exhibition Monte Xanic, Ensenada, Baja California.

2005

Folk Tree Collection Gallery Pasadena, California.

2003

Illusion in tiny pieces Palma Azul, Tijuana, Baja California.