Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist with a background in Neuroscience living in NYC. Araujo is interested in how art changes us (the brain) by allowing curated sensorimotor stimuli to create awareness using video, projection mapping, installation, new media, LEDs/lights and movement-based performances based on research.
She uses her body in movement and stillness, in endurance and in rituals, to understand physically, energetically and mentally what reality entails. Creating opportunities to contemplate, to become aware, to notice. These projects and performances push boundaries of comfort in herself and observers to access heightened states of consciousness that allow to see things with a new perspective.
Araujo's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, Canada and USA. Some spaces that have featured her work include Brooklyn Museum, Last Frontier, Glasshouse Gallery, Queens Museum, JACK, Panoply Lab, Garis & Hahn Gallery, SITI Lab, Live Love Festival, Art in Odd Places (AiOP), Radiator Gallery, Triskelion Arts, Idio Gallery, Walls-Ortiz Gallery, and The CAVE (NYC); SPACE gallery and Bunker Projects (Pittsburgh) and El Teatro de los Sentidos Residency, El Monumento a la Revolución, and El Vicio, in Mexico City; RAW during Miami Art Week in Miami; The Semel Theater and Huret & Spector Gallery in Boston, and Performance Art Festival (PAF16) at SPACE Gallery and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh; Nuit Blanche Festival in Saskatoon, Canada.
Araujo holds an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was part of EMERGENYC program in 2017 and was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT. She was part of ITP Camp at NYU as an instigator in 2018.