How is science expanding our worldview and sense of self? How can an expanded sense of self be explored through the merging of art, science and technology? How can this exploration develop empathy and new approaches to humanitarian and ecological challenges?
Agnes Chavez is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work integrates art, science and technology as tools for social and environmental change. Her work integrates data visualization, light, sound and space to create sensorial experiences that seek balance between nature and technology. She is the founder of STEMarts Lab, which delivers sci-art installations and STEAM programming for schools, art/science organizations and festivals. STEMarts Lab produces the STEMarts Curriculum Tool, an online platform that complements sci-art festivals and events with STEAM teacher resources built around the work of curated artists. She has developed STEAM programs for ATLAS@CERN, Scholastic, 516 Arts, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and for the ISEA2012 electronic arts festival. In 2014 she co-founded The PASEO outdoor participatory art festival in Taos New Mexico, whose mission is to transform community through art and art through community. She developed the SUBE, Language through Art, Music & Games program, now in its 24th year, which won her numerous awards including the “Educational Innovation in the Americas” (INELAM) award and the New Mexico Women in Technology Award.
Sci-art installations and STEMarts LAB youth workshops are available for contracting or commission.
Art Exhibitions and Residencies
2019 BIOTA, 516ARTS, Species in Peril along the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM
2019 Fluidic Data, Permanent installation in collaboration with CERN Data Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Origination Point v.2, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
2015 Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Santa Fe, NM
2015 ATLAS Experiment@CERN Research Residency, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 Origination Point, “Entre, Dentro, Fuera”, Havana Biennial, Cuba
2014 (x)trees v.4, Cabot Plaza wall, Taos, NM
2012 (x)trees v.2, ISEA2012: Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque Museum, ABQ, NM
2012 (x)trees v.3, Bareiss Gallery, Occupy Art, Group exhibit, Taos, NM
2011 (x)trees v.2, IMPA Factory and Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 (x)trees v.1, Lighting of Ledoux, Taos NM
2009 Spacemind, One-person installation, Cafe Loka, Taos, NM
1999 Drawing Perspectives, Three-person Show, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
1997 Group exhibit, Contemporary Hispanic Art, Capitol Building, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Rio Grande Siggraph Expo, Albuquerque Convention, ABQ, NM
1996 Light Forms; Jungle Rhythms, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
1995 Highlands University, Three-person Exhibit, Las Vegas, NM
1995 Artist-in-residency, Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
1994 El Mundo del Arte de Nuevo, Guadalupe Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX
1992 Taos Moderns in Carlsbad, Carlsbad Museum, Carlsbad, NM
1990 New Paradigms for a Virtual Reality, Metro-State Center For Visual Arts. Denver, CO.