Frederico Cuatlacuatl

Federico Cuatlacuatl

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Art
Office location and address
179 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
M.F.A. at Bowling Green State University, 2015

Born in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Federico Cuatlacuatl immigrated to Indiana in 1999, and grew up as an undocumented immigrant.

Striving to spark awareness, change, advances, and cultural sustainability. Federico Cuatlacuatl's work reflects on current realities of Hispanic immigrant diasporas in the United States. His research is primarily concerned with social, political, and cultural issues that Hispanic immigrants face in this country.

Cuatlacuatl has participated in numerous exhibitions and film festivals throughout the United States, and abroad. His independent productions have been screened in various national and international film festivals in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Finland, Greece, England, India, France and the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal. In 2016, Federico launched an annual international artist residency in Puebla, Mexico, acting as the director and inviting global emerging and established artists.

Cuatlacuatl received his bachelor's degree in computer animation at Ball State University (2013). He earned his M.F.A. at Bowling Green State University, specializing in Digital Arts (2015). During his one-year appointment at Ohio State University as a visiting assistant professor, Cuatlacuatl focused on the methods of teaching socially engaged animation productions. Cuatlacuatl held a position as an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016-2017.

At the University of Virginia, Cuatlacuatl's research and teaching will focus on socially engaged pedagogy, the dissemination of community empowerment and artistic/academic agency for social change within marginalized and minority communities.

ARTS 2220: Introduction to New Media I
Credits: 3
This class introduces digital techniques in the context of fine art. Topics covered include digital imaging and basic interactive art. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2222: Introduction to New Media II
Credits: 3
Building on the skills and concepts established in ARTS 2220, this class introduces animation techniques in the context of fine arts.
ARTS 3220: Intermediate New Media Part I
Credits: 3
This class continues the investigation of digital art begun in ARTS 2220 and 2222 through the introduction of experimental video history and techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 3222: Intermediate New Media II
Credits: 3
This class focuses primarily on creative and conceptual development within the technical and artistic framework established in previous semesters. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 4220: Advanced New Media I
Credits: 3
This class encourages independent development of a semester long project that engages with the discourses and techniques around contemporary new media art. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4222: Advanced New Media II
Credits: 3
A continuation of artistic investigations begun in ARTS 4220. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4900: Advanced Project in Art
Credits: 1–4
Investigation and development of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. May be taken more than once under the same course number by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio work. This course is not intended to be used for major credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.