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Alva CalyMayor b.Mexico City. Alva often explores diverse materials utilizing a visual vocabulary that addresses social issues, perceptions of safety, as well as patterns of mass consumption. CalyMayor works between New York and Mexico City, exhibiting and researching her practice in relationship to her contemporaries through collaborative efforts and communal exhibitions. In 2015 she was included in a program curated by The BHQFU in conjunction with Air Residency featuring the work of 5 emerging artists. One of her most recent collaborations involves a limited edition presented by Ed. Varie, a sound vessel which reproduces sounds commissioned to 6 artists and musicians. This work explores situations inspired in the Art Market, Art Fairs and as an artist/‘curadora/curandera.’
Her work has been exhibited in: Collective Show Mexico (Casa Maauad, Mexico, D.F.), Spring Break Art Show (NoLIta, N.Y), at MWOW show curated by artist Grayson Cox (Knockdwon Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.), and together with peers Aurora Pellizzi and Natalia Porter, curated by Remy Amezcua (Sensei Exchange, N.Y.) Alva has participated as a Mentor for NYFAs Program Mentorship for Immigrants Program (2014), 27th Bronx Artists in the Marketplace during 2006-2007, and received a Grant from the Stephen Sprouse Scholarship Fund for pushing the boundaries within the printmaking field. Alva has been recognized in three recent publications exploring and showcasing art in a non-commercial format and for her collaborations with fellow artists through Eyelevel BQE, project that she co-funded in 2008: Interview Magazine (2013), "Alternative Histories," New York art spaces from 1960-2010, MIT Press (2012), Artists in the Marketplace second Biennial; ?The Other Marketplace," Lia Zaalof (2013).