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Carmina Escobar

About this Artist

Carmina Escobar is an extreme vocalist, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City currently based in LA. Escobar investigates and expresses emotions, politics, states of alienation, and the possibilities of interpersonal connection through voice performances, installations, and video pieces that seeks to challenge our understandings of musicality, gender, queerness, race, the spoken word, and the foundations of human communication. She has presented her work in Mexico, Cuba, Europe, USA, and Canada in festivals and venues such as PST:LA/LA, Fabrica de Arte (HVN), CTM Festival (BRL), REDCAT, The Broad, The Kitchen, The Whitney, among many others. Escobar has been an artist in residence in Montalvo, STEIM, Binaural Portugal, OMI, Electroacoustic Music Studio in Krakow, Fonoteca NacionalMX, Indexical, The MacDowell Residency, and at the BEMIS Center in Nebraska. Carmina has received three Endowment Of The Arts in Mexico, the US Artist International Award with the project Estamos Ensemble, Master Scholarship of NALAC, the 2020 FCA Artist award in Music/Sound, and the NPN 2020 and 2021 Creation Fund Artists, New Music USA 2022 Development Fund for the project Vox Clamantis with performance artist Ron Athey. In addition to BOSS WITCH PRODUCTIONS, she is co-founder of LIMINAR ensemble and radical/experimental pedagogical voicehub HOWL SPACE Carmina is a faculty member of the VoiceArt program at CalArts. As an immigrant from Mexico key to her practice is the exploration of interstitial states of being—suspensions between worlds/politics/borders.

Photo credit: Laura Pardo Photography