Ytaelena Lopez
Since 2007

BIO
Where are you from? In this time, you have the option to choose where you want to belong. It is a huge privilege that allows us to go farther away than a physical place or a racial identity. We can build an identity based in our vision of a better world, a new trans-cultural "American Dream". But to do that we have to accept what we are and what we have been.

In my case I am woman, I am Latina, I am immigrant, I am Yta.

I have to deal with old things from the past: the violence, the absence of hope, the death. Here we have a new pallette with new names. Along with the stamp on my passport, I am stamped "minority". People presume so much from skin color or heritage, and they all guess differently.

I don't blame them. I believe that now identities are a personal option, more tied with the place where you call "home" and why. I am trying to move forward, in a effort to participate as a individual in a collective idea of a country, because we can. This is what my art is about: dreams and nightmares of a future that are began to taking form. And I am not the only that I feel in that way; the young people especially, share the same hope.

I am an storytelling, with a watchdog noise and an artistic vision. My I can say that because my background (literature and journalist), that enrich my strong technical formation in visual arts (drawing, sculpture and comics). I was born and raised in Venezuela, but I already belong to San Francisco, my home.

If you want to know more about me, just visit: http://ytaelena.com
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EVENT

Burning heads


Dates:
Fri Aug 07, 2009 00:00 - Thu Aug 06, 2009

BURNING HEADS
Red hair angry girls by Ytaelena Lopez

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(Group show at City Art Gallery)

The neoplatonics believes that the boundaries of the body is shape by the spirit...
What kind of soul have this red hear girls?
We will explore the subtle symbolism inherent to his color -love, passion, rage, pain- thought different techniques: pastel, oil, ink, acrylic.
At the end, is the same flame, illuminating and burning at the same time.

City Art Cooperative Gallery
828 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

August 7th - August 30th
Opening:
August 7th 6:00 PM - 9:00 AM


EVENT

MISSION ARTS & PERFORMANCE PROJECT


Dates:
Sat Apr 04, 2009 00:00 - Tue Mar 31, 2009

The MAPP is a street-level improvised arts happening taking place every two months in the Mission District. The MAPP features the work of more than 100 artists who transform galleries, garages, cafés, studios, gardens, street corners and local businesses into makeshift arts and performance spaces.

Endeavoring to bridge the cultural divides of our communities, the MAPP gives space and voice to the multiplicity of perspectives and experiences that exist within urban settings.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The FAMILY MAPP: A full afternoon of activities for youth, including mural and sidewalk art! FREE

7:00 pm - midnight: The MAPP: Art exhibits, music, poetry, dance and film in 14 locations! FREE

The route begins at Red Poppy (2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110) and continues around the District on the following spaces:

goforaloop Gallery & Studios (1458 San Bruno ave., near the corner of 24th and Portero)

PATHOS on HARRISON (2754 Harrison between 23rd and 24th)

Maison Bleu (2548 Folsom Street between 22st and 21st)

Area 2881 (2881 23rd Street)

New Door Ventures (3075 21st Street SF 94110)

La Casa de los sentidos (outside on the street - 2649 Folsom @ 23rd Street)

The Secret Garden (23rd and Harrison)

L's Caffe (2871 24th @ Bryant)

Galería de la Raza (2857 24th St @ Bryant)

The Box Factory (645 Florida St. #1, Between 20th and 21st)

La Boheme (3318 24th St)

Radio Havana (1109 Valencia St)

Sunrise (3126 24th St)

Please, look at the MAPP's map for more information on locations, exhibits and performances times, and artists featured.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&source=embed&msa=0&msid=117742285822248102655.000461ea67e0165d03522&ll=37.756347,-122.412372&spn=0.008347,0.019312&z=16

For more information, please take a look here http://mappmission.blogspot.com/

We hope to see you there!


EVENT

Miscellaneous flesh


Dates:
Sun Mar 08, 2009 00:00 - Sat Mar 07, 2009

Ytaelena Lopez Art Show, 8 March @ Chan Chan

"Nudes, portraits, miscellaneous flesh."

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Framed and loose pieces for sale. Good music and drinks.

Sunday 8 March 2009, 8pm to 11pm

Chan Chan Cuban Cafe
4690 18th St, San Francisco, CA‎
(415) 864-4199‎
At the triple intersection of 18th Street, Market Street, and Danvers Street

See some of Yta's work at www.ytaelena.com


EVENT

3rd ATA Film and Video Festival


Dates:
Sat Oct 04, 2008 00:00 - Fri Sep 12, 2008

Artists’ Television Access celebrates independent and underground film and video with 3 nights of subversive and often surreal beauty, spotlighting the work of many local, national and international underground film and video makers.

On Thursday, October 2, the festival opens with Craig Baldwin’s latest collage-narrative Mock Up On Mu, based on the bizarre story of rocket-scientist Jack Parsons and his tangled involvement with Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard and bohemian muse Marjorie Cameron. Don’t miss the intro act by Mu-vie star, Stoney Burke as John McTaint (think McCain).

On Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th, the festival will showcase 20 short films that run the cinematic gamut - from former SF rocker Jibz Cameron’s mercurial “The Quiet Storm” and the controversial “Visions of Wasted Time,” by Neil Ira Needleman, to the gorgeous flicker of Paul Clipson’s “Sphinx on the Seine” and Telemach Wiesinger’s “3x1.” Both programs are very different, so choose wisely or come to both.

In addition to the screenings, Shalo P.’s troubled video weather patterns and Sam Manera’s ode to high-voltage photography will be displayed as installations throughout the gallery during the festival. Plus, the ATA Window will feature an international selection of experimental film artists during the month of October.

For a complete schedule listing, including interviews with many of the filmmakers about their work, visit: http://festival.atasite.org

ATA is at 992 Valencia at 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm every night. Screenings start at 8pm. Tickets are $10. Limited amount available online.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

ATA Film & Video Festival
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://www.atasite.org


EVENT

3rd ATA Film and Video Festival


Dates:
Fri Oct 03, 2008 00:00 - Fri Sep 12, 2008

Artists’ Television Access celebrates independent and underground film and video with 3 nights of subversive and often surreal beauty, spotlighting the work of many local, national and international underground film and video makers.

On Thursday, October 2, the festival opens with Craig Baldwin’s latest collage-narrative Mock Up On Mu, based on the bizarre story of rocket-scientist Jack Parsons and his tangled involvement with Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard and bohemian muse Marjorie Cameron. Don’t miss the intro act by Mu-vie star, Stoney Burke as John McTaint (think McCain).

On Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th, the festival will showcase 20 short films that run the cinematic gamut - from former SF rocker Jibz Cameron’s mercurial “The Quiet Storm” and the controversial “Visions of Wasted Time,” by Neil Ira Needleman, to the gorgeous flicker of Paul Clipson’s “Sphinx on the Seine” and Telemach Wiesinger’s “3x1.” Both programs are very different, so choose wisely or come to both.

In addition to the screenings, Shalo P.’s troubled video weather patterns and Sam Manera’s ode to high-voltage photography will be displayed as installations throughout the gallery during the festival. Plus, the ATA Window will feature an international selection of experimental film artists during the month of October.

For a complete schedule listing, including interviews with many of the filmmakers about their work, visit: http://festival.atasite.org

ATA is at 992 Valencia at 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm every night. Screenings start at 8pm. Tickets are $10. Limited amount available online.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

ATA Film & Video Festival
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
http://www.atasite.org