Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

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Celia Herrera Rodriguez

Lecturer
Chicano/Latino Studies

Xicana Indigena Art Theory, History, and Practice

Celia Herrera Rodriguez (Xicana Odami) is a painter and installation and performance artist, originally from Sacramento, California. She teaches Xicana Indigena art theory, history, and practice in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Diversity Studies program at California College for the Arts in Oakland, California. Her work is permanently housed in a number of private and public collections, including the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Gorman Museum of the University of California, Davis. Herrera R. has exhibited her work and performed at locations throughout the world, from Medellin, Colombia, to Brussels, Belgium, to Alanya, Turkey.


In recent years, Celia Herrera R. has also worked as conceptual, set and costume designer in collaboration with Cherrie Moraga as a playwright. Productions include: The Hungry Woman -- A Mexican Medea (2005); "La Semilla Caminante" (2010); "Digging Up the Dirt" (2010) and most recently, "New Fire" or "Sigue La Semilla Caminante," produced by Brava Theater Company, San Francisco in 2011.


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