Alma Leiva


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Alma Leiva
About the author

Resume Alma Leiva was born in Honduras and moved to Miami, Fl, when she was fourteen years old, where she lives and works. Education 2007- BFA from The University of Florida in Photography/ Electronic Media, as well as a Minor in Art History. 2008-2009 - Pursuing an MFA in Photo/Film at VCU Arts . Exhibitions 2009- "Photo/Image Project" ( Curated by Taryn Simon) Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA. (upcoming). 2009- "Five Past One" Candidacy show at VCU Arts. Richmond, VA. 2008- "First Year Show" VCU Arts. Richmond, VA. 2007- "Fortune and Freedom", Group exhibition, curated by Alisa Pitchenik, SOHO building, Miami,FL. 2007- " Altered Surfaces" New World School Of The Arts Gallery ( Curated by Maria Martinez-CaƱas ) Miami, FL. 2007- "Fear. Fate. Fame." , BFA Show, curated by Fred Snitzer, and Maggie Cuesta, at the Freedom Tower, Miami, FL. 2006- "Student exhibition" at Photo Miami, Art Basel, Curated by Alisa Pitchenik, Miami, Fl. 2006- " Art Basel" New World School of The Arts (Group Show) Miami, FL. 2006- "Rising Stars" ,New World School of The Arts, (Group Show) Miami, FL. 2005- "To Trip The Life Fantastic" (Collaboration Project ) Art Basel, Miami, FL. 2005- New World School Of The Arts Student Exhibition, Art Basel, Miami, FL. 2005 " Rising Stars", New World School Of The Arts (Group Exhibition) Miami, FL. 2004- " Rising Stars ", New World School Of The Arts ( Group Exhibition ) Miami, FL. Awards/ Work Experience 2009- Foundation For Contemporary Arts, emergency Grant award. 2009- International Photography Award Honorable mention. 2009- Oculus Photographic Group Graduate Survey Book publication," It's Following You". 2008-2009 VCU Arts GTA Award. 2007- Internship ( Teaching assistantship ) at NWSA, with Alisa Pitchenik. 2007- Graduated with honors from The University Of Florida. 2007- Volunteered at the Miami International Film Festival. 2006- Selected By New World School Of The Arts Faculty for independent studio internship. 2006-2007 NWSA Scholarship recipient. 2004-2007- Computer lab monitor and tutor.