Pedro Zagitt

Writing, drawing, engraving, painting, muralism, photography, video, mixed media, fractal piñatas? All that and more, all that and nothing. Art has been for Pedro an initiatory journey of self-knowledge rather than a destination and he continues to search for the best route. While others specialize in a technique and create a style, this self-taught artist continues to search for his own path, with sometimes uneven results, sometimes mystical, sometimes erotic, even pornographic. Even with all that chaos has managed to strain in several film festivals and in multiple exhibitions mainly in the Northeast, without forgetting the most bizarre so far, having exhibited at the Louvre in 2015.

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Pedro Zagitt

Contact information

[email protected]

Education

  • 2004

Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil.

Curso de Jornalismo (Journalism), student exchange.

  • 2004

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Licenciatura en Ciencia de la Comunicación (Bachelor in media).

Continuing Education

  • 2017. Mural Training Program. Mural Arts Philadelphia. PA.
  • 2017. Color etching, Drawing in Perspective and Drawing to see, Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2016. Darkroom: Color, Intro to Printmaking and Experimental etching, Fleisher Art Memorial.
  • 2016. PhillyCAM’s TV Studio Crew Workshop in Philadelphia Public Access Corporation, Pennsylvania,USA.
  • 2015. Mixed Media and Dibujo básico, Fleisher Art Memorial.
  • 2015. Self-portrait drawing by Betsy Casanas in Seed on a Diamond Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2015. Non-Traditional Materials for Inkjet Printing @ Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 2012. Course on-line Como escribir para niños y no matar duendes en el intento on Programa de Escritura Creativa. Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Mexico City.
  • 2012 Course on-line Taller para atravesar la página en blanco on Programa de Escritura Creativa. Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana. Mexico City.

Exhibitions

Group

2019

  • Her Story. See.me. The Jane Hotel. New York, NY.

Juried Exhibition.

  • Civil Disobedience: Celebrating Queer Narratives. International House Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Warren Muller.

  • Black History Month Art Exhibit. The School District of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition

Curators: Pauline Houston-McCall, Pheralyn Dove and LuzSelenia Salas.

  • Lens on Latin America. International House. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Juried Exhibition.
  • Juror: David Acosta.

2018

  • 13th Annual Juried Exhibition. William Way LGBT Community Center. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Juror: The William Way LGHT Community Center’s Arts Committee.
  • Dear Fleisher. Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • PPAC Member’s Exhibition. Philadelphia Photo Art Center. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • 20th Hispanic Month Art Exhibit. School District of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Into the Woods We Go. DaVinci Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Thom Duffy

  • What Does Pride Mean to You?. Philadelphia City Hall. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Jurors: Evan Thornburg and Janus Ourma.

http://creativephl.org/whatdoespridemean2018/

Identity Spectrum. Susquehanna Art Museum. Harrisburg, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Dr. Christine Fillipone

http://www.susquehannaartmuseum.org/galleries/identity-spectrum/

  • Transforming Jazz - A Visual Journey. Philadelphia City Hall. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Leroy Johnson.

http://creativephl.org/jazz/

  • Inside Out. InLiquid Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Susanna W. Gold.

https://inliquid.org/exhibitions/inside-out/

  • 120th Annual Adult Student Exhibition. Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • New Now. InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Mural Training Program Exhibition. Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center. Philadelphia, PA.

https://www.muralarts.org/events/opening-reception-mural- training-program-exhibition-2/

2017

  • VI Argentine Week. City Hall and School District of Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Santiago Galeas.

(http://creativephl.org/argentinaweek/)

  • The Place between Two Rivers. International House, Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: David Acosta

(https://www.facebook.com/events/178553302689646/)

  • In the Vault. Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

(http://www.susquehannaartmuseum.org/galleries/in-the- vault-2017/)

  • The Connective Project. Prospect Park. Brooklyn, NY.

Invitational Exhibition.

(https://www.connectiveproject.com/project/pedro-zagitt/)

  • 2017 Members Exhibition. PPAC, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Connotations. Da Vinci Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Gerard Silva.

(https://www.facebook.com/events/489035391436638/)

  • Caliban Revisited. Da Vinci Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: David Acosta.

(http://www.davinciartalliance.org/june-david/)

  • Reflections through the lens. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: John J. Carlano.

  • Semilla Arts Initiative Artists @ A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Betsy Casañas.

(https://www.facebook.com/events/292408231185669/? active_tab=about)

  • 75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition Greater Norristown Art League. PA.

Jurors: Glenn and Ann Haig.

(http://www.gnal.org/ 2017%20Juried%20Show_List%20of%20Accepted%20Work.pdf)

  • Crossing Boundaries, The Philadelphia Postcard Project. Da Vinci Art Alliance. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

(http://thephiladelphiapostcard... 2017/04/souvenirs-by-pedro-zagitt.html)

  • 2017 Biennial Photography, Greater Norristown Art League, PA.
  • A Photo-tale of Two Sister Cities. City Hall. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Bin Wu

  • Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Color and Pattern Around Us. Einstein Hospital, PA, USA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • 119th Annual Adult Student Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

2016

  • 5th Annual Germantown Show, Imperfect Gallery. Germantown, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Renny Molenaar.

(http://imperfectgallery.squarespace.com/current- exhibits-4/)

  • Member Juried Exhibition GNAL’s 75th Anniversary. Montgomery County Community College Art Gallery. Blue Bell, PA.
  • PPAC Members Show, Savery Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Seldom Seen, The Painted Bride. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Donnell Powell.

  • 118Th Annual Adult Student Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial. Philadelphia, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Open Call Exhibit, Imperfect Gallery. Germantown, PA.

Invitational Exhibition.

Curator: Renny Molenaar.

(http://imperfectgallery.squarespace.com/current- exhibits-1/)

2015

  • Philly Photo Day @ Philadelphia Photo Art Center. Pennsylvania.

Invitational Exhibition.

(https://www.philaphotoarts.org/event/philly-photo- day-2015/)

  • The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award. Louvre Museum. Paris, France.

Juried Exhibition.

(https://docslide.us/documents/black-white-collection.html)

  • Greater Norristown Art League 2015 Open Photography Exhibition. Pennsylvania, USA.

Juried Exhibition.

Juror: Suzann Ambrosio.

2014

  • Philly Photo Day displayed at Philadelphia Photo Art Center and Philadelphia City Hall. Pennsylvania.

Invitational Exhibition.

  • Norristown Municipality Art Reception. Pennsylvania.

Invitational Exhibition.

(http://norristowndiary.blogspot.com/2014/10/goods-news- about-arts-in-norristown.html)

  • One Life Group Show, See Exhibition Space, NYC.

Invitational Exhibition.

2013

  • Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation and See Exhibition Space, NYC.

Invitational Exhibition.

2010

  • Fotos x la Rendija. Ex Convento del Carmen. Guadalajara, Jal, México.

Juried Exhibition.

Other

  • 20th Annual Postcards From The Edge Silent Auction. Visual AIDS, New York, NY.
  • Postcards from the edge 2018 Silent Auction. Visual AIDS. New York, NY.
  • SEAMAAC’s 33rd Anniversary Gala. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

(http://www.pictaram.life/user/ 1969460947/1629210156683533645_1969460947)

  • 2015 Art Auction in CCATE, Norristown, PA.

▪ 2014 The photo Cherry Blossom displayed on a Billboard in Time Square, NYC.

Screenings

  • 2018 Official Selection of Official Latino Short Film Festival. Short fin Angel (director and photography).
  • 2018 Official Selection of Philadelphia Latino Film Festival. Short film Angel (director and photography).
  • 2018 Official Selection of Oftálmica Cine. Short film Ángel.
  • 2017 Official Selection of Canada Shorts Film Festival.

(http://canadashorts.com/2017.php)

  • 2017 Official Selection of Rough Cut Festival with the short film Angel (director and photography).

(https://www.roughcutfilmfest2017.com)

  • 2017 Official Selection of Direct Short Online Film Festival with the short film Angel (director and photography).

Awards and Honors

  • 2018 “Hijoles Mom! ad”. Selected Best Seconds Video Competitions. Switzerland
  • 2017 Award of Merit, Canada Shorts Film Festival.

(http://canadashorts.com/2017.php)

  • 2017 Finalist 1st Annual Cammy Awards. PhillyCam.

(https://phillycam.org/cammy-awards-2017)

  • 2017 Third place on the exhibit The Place between Two Rivers. International House. Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2017 Selected photographer in Latin American Fotografía 6. AI-AP.

(https://www.ai-ap.com/archive/LAF/#)

  • 2017 Best experimental film, Rough Cut Festival.

(https://www.roughcutfilmfest2017.com)

  • 2017 Direct Short Online Film Festival, Winner of The Month (May).
  • 2015 GNAL 2015 Open Photography Exhibition, Best of Show Award.
  • 2014 GNAL 2014 Annual Theme Show “Captured Motion”, Lois Rapp Memorial Award.

(http://www.gnal.org/gnal%20Dec%202014%20PDF.pdf)

  • 2010 COLOR Magazine, Color Portfolio Contest 2010, Merit Award.

(https://www.bandwmag.com/back-issues/color-no-10)

Professional Experience

  • 2018. Volunteer as assistant for the mural at Emlen School Mural by Kala Hagopian.
  • 2017. From July, my Vlog Hijoles Mom! begins to be aired on the programming of PhillyCam.
  • 2017. Assistant for the mural Latin Heroes by Danny Torres, summer 2017.
  • 2016. Assistant for The Mural at Spring Garden Bridge by Betsy Casañas, during summer-winter 2016.
  • 2016. Crew of the TV show Atrévete, produced by PhillyCam Latino. Premiere on May the 5th 2016.
  • 2016. On February 22nd I started my own Youtube Channel Híjoles Mom. (www.hijolesmom.com)
  • 2014-2015. Volunteer Teacher of Creativity and Film Class for young at Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education, Norristown, PA.
  • 2011-2015. Reporter for Proyecto Diez (www.proyectodiez.mx)

Affiliations

  • Visual AIDS

526 W 26th St #510, New York, NY 10001.

  • InLiquid

1400 N American St Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19130.
  • Fleisher Art Memorial.

719 Catherine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147.

  • Da Vinci Art Alliance

704 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147.

  • Philadelphia Community Access Media.

699 Ranstead St #1, Philadelphia, PA, 19106.

  • Philadelphia Photo Art Center

1400 N American St #103, Philadelphia, PA, 19122.

  • Susquehanna Art Museum

1401 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17102.

Lectures and Talks

  • 2017
  • [email protected] Rising Anthology, Reading and Q&A, Edgar Allan Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx, NY.

(https://www.facebook.com/events/1453084788117463/)

(http://www.wordbookstores.com/LatinRising)

Bibliography

  • About Caliban Revisited:
    • Deslumbrar. June 11, 2017. “Caliban Revisited” - Latin American Art in Philadelphia:
    • http://www.davinciartalliance.org/june-david/
  • [email protected] Rising Anthology:
    • The Reading Turtle Duck. October 2, 2017. “September 2017 Update”:
    • (https://readingturtleduck.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/september-2017-update/comment-page-1/#comment-798)
    • Dayton Metro Library:
    • (https://pac.daytonmetrolibrary.org/Mobile/Syndetics/Reviews?ISBN=9781609405243&UPC=&OCPL=&position=1)
    • Anthony R. Cardno. February 23, 2017. “February 2017 Readings”:
    • (https://www.anthonycardno.com/blog/2017/9/2/february-2017-readings)
  • About my work as volunteer:
    • El Sol Latino Newspaper. August 4, 2014. “Norristown produce cine”:
    • (http://elsoln1.com/news/2014/aug/14/norristown-produce-cine/)

Publications

  • 2017 Latin American Fotografía 6. American Illustration and American Photography.
  • 2016 The Restless Anthology of Latino Speculative Fiction. (Misinformed and Circular Photography). Wings Press.

(https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Anthology-Science-Fiction- Fantasy/dp/1609405242)

  • 2011 Photo Trombone Shorty on Libro-Agenda Fotografica RENDIJA. By Los Ojos del Tiempo Editorial.
  • 2011 Historias de las Historias (anthology), 3 short stories (8 1/2, Fotografía Circular and Desinformada). Ediciones el Ermitaño.
  • 2010 COLOR Magazine Special Issue #10. November 2010.

(https://www.bandwmag.com/back-issues/color-no-10)

  • 2009 Historias de Migrantes, by Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (Mexican Government).

(http://vinculacion.cultura.gob... Libro_historias_de_Migrantes_2009.pdf)