Kimberley Acebo Arteche
Kimberley Acebo Arteche (she/they) is an educator, cultural worker, and interdisciplinary artist. Her work explores the hybrid cultures formed by technology, movements of immigrants in America, and the way movements through space and spaces has been affected by these two.
Arteche received her BFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and MFA from San Francisco State University where she received the School of Art’s Distinguished Graduate award. She has been awarded the Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Award by the San Francisco Foundation, was Kearny Street Workshop’s Featured Visual Artist in the 2015 APAture Festival, and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Growlery. She has shown at East Tennessee State University, SOMArts Cultural Center and at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center in Hilo, Hawaii.
Arteche serves on Southern Exposure’s Curatorial Council, SOMA Pilipinas’ Arts & Culture Committee, and is the Visual Arts curator for UNDISCOVRED SF. She recently finished as the Production Manager for “We Came Here to Live” by Skywatchers by in the Tenderloin. In September 2019, she closes her tenure as the Artists in Education Program Coordinator at Southern Exposure, working to integrate more equitable and transformative pedagogies. She is currently with Kultivate Labs, developing a future Filipinx American Cultural Center in the South of Market.
Arteche is committed to collaboratively creating decolonial practices within arts institutions, while creating visibility and providing resources for emerging Asian Pacific American and BIPOC Artists.