• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Ana Labastida - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Ana Labastida

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    The Diplomatic Petting Zoo

    The Diplomatic Petting Zoo hosts encounters between human and animal ambassadors / Participatory Event / 2012

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    Documentation of projection / 2012

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    Documentation of projection / 2012

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    Digital photography / 2011

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    Still from Video Projection / 2013

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    CATALYSTRANSIT

    CATALSTRANSIT is a collaborative art project using the Bay Area's casual carpool system to research how we interpret the mundane moments between commutes. / Participatory project / 2013

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    ana@analabastida.com

    www.analabastida.com

    Artist Statement

    I am interested in the mental narratives we create around our daily experiences and how this process affects our interpretation of reality. Ultimately, the emotions and ideas around those narratives dictate how we build our environments and relationships. In my recent projects I explore two areas of research: the first is our relationship to animals and how encounters with other species construct possibilities of self-knowledge and empathy. The second is the possibility of constructing social bonds in public situations that are fleeting yet contain the potential of an exchange such as ride sharing platforms.