Artist Profile: Ana Guadalupe del Aguila Malvaez

Ana Guadalupe del Aguila Malvaez

(Digital Painting – Professional)

I was born in Ensenada B.C Mexico on December 8, 1986. I did a postgraduate degree in Planning and Sustainable Development at the Institute of Social Research UABC, I received the CONACYT scholarship and I studied a degree in Plastic Arts at UABC Mexico. I have had several individual and group exhibitions, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Morocco and as part of their programming for the “Global Week of Mexico 2019”. Being Here With You, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, U.S.A. 2018, I exhibited in the selection of the Eve-María Zimmermann International Contemporary Art Biennial in Spain 2018, I participated in the IV El Paso Biennial, at the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas USA 2015, also the XV Northwest Visual Arts Biennial in the Museo de Arte de Sonora 2015, likewise, the XX Bienal Plástica de Baja California 2015 and finally, the XVIII Bienal Plástica de Baja California, CEART 2011. I obtained the FONCA award in the Young Creators category, 2017-2018 selection, in 2016 I was a fellow of the 12×12 Arte Emergente program, BBVA Bancomer Foundation, I produced the Endangered species exhibition at the Sinaloa Art Museum in 2017 and also received funding from APROART/CECUT, for the exhibition Manufacturing, the ravages of time in 2016. To end, 2012 I was a beneficiary of the PECDA, with the project An illustrations of botanical therms.

Two Threatened Cats between the border and the Rio Grande river (lynx and ocelot)

The Rio Grande River, it makes a bee-line through New Mexico and eventually barrels along the border between Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. Finally, 1,885 miles from where it began, it spills into the Gulf of Mexico.There, at the great river’s mouth, is another type of cat: one of the few dozen ocelots that remain in the wild in the United States. It crouches to drink, its leopard-like spots rippling, then moves to return to the thorn forest where it lives. But, there isn’t much thorn forest left — less than 10 percent of its original coverage, mostly along fence rows, canals and highway right-of-ways that break up the habitat and present threats to these endangered cats.