Laura Garza has a master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Guadalajara and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from ITESO University (Guadalajara), for which she participated in an exchange program with the Universidad Politecnica in Madrid. She has been active since 1996, in the creative aspects of plastic and visual arts and printmaking. From an early age she has worked in several media such as painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, installation, video, sculpture and digital art, and has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, France, Spain and Switzerland.
Laura has been a university teacher since 1999 at ITESO, where she was tenured in 2004. She has also taught at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, ESARQ (Guadalajara), where she is currently coordinator of the Diploma Course on Contemporary Art Theory and History; she is also the coordinator of the LAC (Laboratorio de Arte Chapultepec) artist’s residency program. For several years, she has been working on social art projects with various groups and communities, such as Amnesty International and OEI (Organization of Iberoamerican States). Her first social art project was backed by a scholarship from the “La Strada dell’Arte” foundation in Kansas City.
Presently her work deals with public art projects in collaboration with communities and vulnerable groups. Her interests lie in the relationship between consciousness and collective memory and how it impacts on the construction of virtual and tangible space within specific contexts. In this way she designs experiences that unfold around strategies that put imagination to the test in order to generate spaces for reflection and learning.