HUGO ROJAS

b. Mexico City, Mexico

lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION

2016 MA in Media Studies, The New School, New York, NY

2005 Certificate in teaching Spanish as a second language, International House Language School of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

2001 BA in International Relations, Universidad Mexicana, Mexico City, Mexico

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

2016 Reel Works Teen Filmmaking. Teaching Artist, New York City, NY

2015 (June-August) Luta Pela Paz Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photography and film Media Trainer

2006- Present: Urban Assembly Media High School, Spanish/Media Studies and Art teacher: Plan and teach an integrated media studies and Spanish curriculum to a diverse group of high school students, including native and non-native speakers, New York, NY

2006-2009 Queen Sophia Language School, Spanish teacher: Planned and taught individual and group Spanish classes, New York, NY

2006-2010 Make the Road, volunteer organizer: assisted in coordinating and organizing community events, rallies and meetings and worked with public school representatives to improve educational services as a member of the Educational Outreach Committee, New York, NY

2005 International House Language School of Mexico, Spanish teacher: taught Spanish as a second language to African Refugees living in Mexico City; Mexico City, Mexico

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Jellyfish Crop Circle, Dumbo Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Moss Application at Lycée François, Green Schools NYC Event, New York, NY

2012 Moss Graffiti, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2010 La "Dernière Journée" Group Show, Wonderland Collective, Astoria, NY

2010 Transcarnante: Exhibition of Photography and Video, Biblioteca Andres Henestrosa, Oaxaca, Mexico and Wonderland Collective, Astoria, NY

2010: "Un Viaje A La Esperanza", Photography exhibition, Sala de Exposiciones del Ayuntamiento de Huesca, Huesca and Barcelona, Spain

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2016 The New Challenge Award, The New School

2014 The New School Collaboratory Student Fellowships, The New School

2013-14 University Merit Award: Scholarship, The New School

2013 ART21 alumni Educator

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English and Spanish

Intermedium Portuguese