A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Karla Aguiñiga (MAAAP ‘21)


 Karla Aguiñiga, is a transfronteriza (Mexican/American) artist, educator, and curator from Tijuana, Mexico. She is the founder of Torres Gutierrez, a nomadic art gallery that showcases emerging artists from Mexico and Southern California. Currently, she is the Public Programs and Engagement Coordinator at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. She has curated exhibitions such as “Fantasies and Fallacies” and “Dual Vision” at the Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts (CCCM) in Los Angeles- both featuring works by 35 LA-based Mexican and Chicanx artists, writers, musicians, performance artists, and filmmakers under the age of 35. Additionally, she has curated Latinx centered public programs for the Craft Contemporary Museum and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides). AMBOS seeks to express and document border emotion through art made on opposite sides by providing a platform to bi-national artists along the border. Additionally, she is the secretary of Relaciones Inesperadas in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds a Bachelor in Art from the University of California Los Angeles.