— Art, Design, Curation




Info

My name is Avigail Viray Bautista (I go by “Vi”—pronounced similarly to “key”), and I’m a multidisciplinary designer, curator, and artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, I am finishing my last semester of undergraduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

I firmly believe in ethnographically-driven methods and design strategies to engage with topics and issues pertinent to our time. My practice focuses on potential intersections between art, design, anthropology, social change, and curatorial studies.

Collaboration is a core part of my practice—I’m a big fan of community-run creative projects. So much so that I co-founded two art and design collectives in recent years, KAIRE (2014–2016) and Export Quality (2015/7–present).

Contact

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Exhibitions

File, Save, Export: an Export Quality Collective Exhibition / 2017 / 187 Augusta, Toronto, ON
Open Engagement Conference: Rebirth Garments fashion show & dance / 2017 / Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
The Design Show / 2017 / Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
SAIC BFA Show / 2017 / Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nandito Na Ako: I'm Here, Now (2nd traveling iteration) / 2017 / ETSU, Johnson City, TN
LiT! : Living in Technicolor / 2016 / Toronto, Ontario, CA
Nandito Na Ako: I'm Here, Now (1st traveling iteration) /2016 / Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN
Nandito Na Ako: I'm Here, Now / 2016 / Leroy Neiman Gallery, Chicago, IL
All Dogs Go To Hell Part 2 / 2015 / Chicago, IL
New Blood VIII / 2015 / Links Hall, Chicago, IL
ExFEST / 2014 / SAIC Columbus Auditorium, Chicago, IL
48.24.12 Film Festival / 2014 / Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Student Community Exhibition / 2012 / Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Awards

Jacque and Natasha Gelman Scholarship recipient / 2017 / Chicago, IL
AMITA Health Design Hackathon (1st place winning team) / 2016 / Arlington Heights, IL
19th Annual Odyssey Travel Grant recipient / 2016 / Chicago, IL
Dean's List of Outstanding Students / 2015 / Chicago, IL
Leon W. Guggenheim Scholarship recipient / 2015 / Chicago, IL
Eleanor Foster Foundation Scholarship recipient /2015 / Chicago, IL
New Blood VIII Exhibiting Artist / 2014 / Chicago, IL
ExFest, Jury's Pick / 2014 / Chicago, IL
Morton Salt Girl Centennial Scholarship recipient/ 2014 / Chicago, IL
“48.24.12” 48-hour Film Festival (1st place winning team) / 2014 / Chicago, IL
Int'l Fumetto Comix-Festival Feature (as part of Gokhan Ersan’s Intro VisCom class submission) / 2013 / Lucerne, Switzerland
California Scholarship Federation Life Member / 2013 / San Mateo, CA
Duane Hagen Scholarship recipient / 2013 / San Mateo, CA
California Arts Scholar / Governor's Medallion / 2012 / Valencia, CA
Pixar Animation Studios CSSSA Scholarship recipient / 2012 / Valencia, CA
McConville Award for the Arts / 2011 / San Mateo, CA


Talks
/Presentations

Pamanang Pinoy: Shields & Armor / 2017 / The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Board of Governors / 2016 / SAIC, Chicago, IL
Word Vomit / 2013 / UIC / Hull House, Chicago, IL

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