Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda (b. Guadalajara, 1973) is a Mexican-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist and cultural historian with a research focus in media art history in the Americas. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University where she leads criticalMediaArtsStudio (cMAS). cMAS is an interdisciplinary research studio that produces work that interrogates how old and new technologies have and continue to shape our sense of self through a theoretical lens informed by media archaeology and feminist theory.
Gabriela is the author of Women Made Visible: Feminist Art and Media in post-1968 Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2019) awarded with the 2020 CALACS Book Prize and several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research-creation projects on feminist media art and archival practices in Latin America. Other research interests include the intersections of sound, race and gender; the environmental entanglements of digital technologies, its histories and infrastructures; and the histories and theories of embodiment and performance.
Her video and sculptural installations that explore the body as a site of cultural, gender and bio-political inscriptions have been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, France, India, Chile and the U.S. She is a member of the art/mamas collective based in Vancouver, BC and has served as a board member of various artist-run-centres in Canada including CAFKA in Kitchener-Waterloo, RedHead Gallery in Toronto, and VIVO Media Arts and Access Artist Run-Center in Vancouver.
Currently, she is also working on a book manuscript on the history of electronic and avant-garde music entitled Weaving the Electric Wave: Latin American Women Composers, 1888 -1980, and co-editing a volume on the development of immersive technologies in the global south.