School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Masters of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 2009


San Francisco Art Institute

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting, 2003


Fresno City College

Drawing and Painting transfer, 1997 - 1999




2020     Chucheria, Art Space Gallery Solo exhibition at Fresno City Collage.  

             The Aesthetics of Riot, Sculptural Architectural Intervention. Yerba Buena

             Center for the Arts. San Francsico CA.


2019      Internet Archive, Ever Gold Project,  San Francisco.

             Suzanne Lacy Retrospective "We Are Here" YBCA San Fransico, Ca.

             Future Relations, SOMARTS San Fracnsico CA.

             Solo, Iztali, Reality is a Dream. Stanislouse University Gallery.


2018      Bay Area Now 8, YBCA San Francisco CA

             DO SILÊNCIO À MEMÓRIA, Paco das Artes Sau Paulo Brazil.

             Emory Douglas, Los Angeles Contemprary Exhibitions LACE.

             Un Mundo, CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS en La Habana, Cuba.


2017      A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas

             Vincent Price Art Museum

             Walking the beast, Fres-co, Fresno CA.


2016      Flower of the Word, Zapantera NEgra. Fresno State University M St. Gallery.

             Center for Creativity and the Arts. Fresno CA.

             Embassy of The Central American Refugee, La Peña Center, Berkeley CA.

             CompArte, CIDECI SCDLC Chiapas Mexico.


2015      COUNTERPUBLIC The Luminary, St Louis MO.

             OUR BUILT CITY Red Poppy Art House San Francisco CA.

             MAKING A SCENE SOMARTS San Francisco CA.


2014      ZAPANTERA NEGRA Centro Hemesferico Encuentro Montréal, Canada.

             RESURFACING Mission Cultural Center San Francisco CA.

             IN MOTION Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art Salt Lake City Utah.


2013      BREAKING THROUGH Fresno Art Museum, Fresno CA.

             URGENT ART Artist and Curator. La Galeria, SCLC Chiapas MX.

             TRAZOS Galeria de La Raza, San francsico CA.

             TRASH MEMORIES Red Poppy Art House, San francisco CA.


2012      PISOS-FLOOR Jack Fisher Gallery, San fracsico CA. –solo-

             CHICANO BIANNEL MACLA, San Jose CA.


2011      EL PLABTON Three week Performance Political Prisoners Hunger strike, SCLC Chiapas  MX.

             LONARTE Public Art, Calheta Portuguese.

             BEYOND TRADITION Art Legacy at RAC 1980s to the present, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA.

             THE OTHER CAMPAIGNE Sculptural Performance ElAmbo Bajo Chiapas MX.

             Chiapas MX.

             NUEVO ARTE, Museum of Mexican Art, San Francisco CA

             UNA Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas. SCLC Chiapas MX.


2010      CHIAPAS CHICAGO CONNECTION National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago Ill.

             LEARNING FROM INFORMAL CITIES Architecture for Humanity, Chicago, the Village

             Igara Brazil, South Side Community Art Center.

             TIERRA POR ORO E.D.E.L.O San Critobal de Las Casas Chiapas MX.

             NO PASA NADA Galeria el Cerillo, SCLC Chiapas MX.

             CERVANTINOS BORROCO Centro Cultural el Carmen SCLC Chiapas MX.


2009      MILLAS Y KILOMETROS Jaime  Sabines Art Center Tuxla Gutierez Chiapas MX.

             THROUIGH FUTUR EYES Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA.

             CASITAS VOLADORAS Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco CA.

             TIDE Sullivan Galleries, School Of The Art Institute of Chicago IL.


2008      DIRT WALLS Limnn Art Gallery, San Francisco CA. –solo-

             NEW TEMPORARY SANCTURARY MOVMEMENT MAPP Street Performance, San Francisco CA.

             LIVING PRESENTS OF SPACE Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, RFBI. Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco CA.

             RED DOT ART FAIR Galleria Buenas Artes New York, NY.  


2007      CUARTITOS Jack Fischer gallery, San Francisco CA. –solo-      

             DOMESTIC ALCHMY MACLA, San Jose CA.


2006      BAJO COSTO El Joven Creador, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. –solo-

             GORDO Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA. –solo-

             NUEVO ARTE Mexican Museum of Art (nationally traveling exhibition) New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, SF CA.

             A FLIGHT Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

             GEN ART EMERGE San Francisco, CA.

             FIRST BIANNEL OF DRAWING FROM THE AMERICAS United States representative, La Galeria de la  Ciudad, Tijuana, MX.

             EL CORAZON SOMARTS, San Francisco CA.


2005     CASITAS NEGRAS East Bay MUDD, Oakland CA. –solo-

            SHIPPING CONTANOR Port of Oakland Jack London, Oakland CA. –solo-  

            NOT ROCKET SCIENCE Biannual, Oakland CA.

            CALIVERA Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA.

            COMERCIELO Red Poppy Art house, San Francisco CA.

            VISSUAL ALCHAMY Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland CA.

            GROUND Works Gallery, San Jose, CA.


2004    THIS IS THE LINE Body Performance, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco CA.

           PISOS DE TIERRA Gallery 727, Los Angeles, CA. –solo-

           LOS MATAMOSCAS Folsom St. Mission District, San Francisco, CA.

           PEACE BOAT Exhibition in N.G.O Japanese cruise ship Japan, Brunei, The Philippines, Singapore, India.

           ANOTHER WORLD Mural painting, 2004 World Social Forum Mumbai, India. –solo-

           A RESPONSE TO INDIVIDUAL ISOLATION The Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA.  

           PABLO NERUDA Theater Arto, San Francisco, CA.

           PARADIGMS LOST Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.

           RE-MIX SOMARTS, San Francisco, CA.    

           TWO HEADED MOSNTER New College, San Francisco, CA.


2003   CASA DE PERRO Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA. –solo-

          OCHO Oakland Box Theater, Oakland, CA.

          URBAN GRAFITI Warner Brothers Studios, Hollywood, CA.  –solo-  

          LAND RIGHTS Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA.

          ART SHELTER Running Waters Gallery, Sacramento, CA. –solo-          

          WEAVING CLUB GALLIA San Francisco, CA.

          UNDERGRADUATE SENIOR SEMINAR Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco CA.      


2002   FALL OF THE EMPIRE Balazzo Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

          CASITA San Francisco Art Institute rooftop, San Francisco CA.

          INDIGENISMO Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute,  CA.                                                                                                                                                                                      

          SUBSTANCE OF CHOICE Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.

          LOS MUERTOS San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

          RESPONSE TO ITALIAL CONTEMPORARY CULTURE Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco CA.


2001  PASSING THROUGH Palazzo PicclolmmiPienza, Italy.

          VIDEO DIARYS Artist’s Television AccessSan Francisco, CA.

          WAREHOUSE Installation with Ramiro Martinez, Proteus Building Hanford, CA.

          NEW WORKS Presidents, Fresno City College, Gallery Fresno, CA.




Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA

Artistic Director In Rotation, February through August 2O15

Program development, management and organizational restructuring with support of board members. Special artistic project development with focus on immediate concerns of surrounding neighborhood. Project development includes Family Art Program, community engagement, hosting musical events and curating exhibitions program.  


EDELO: Where The United Nations Used To Be, Chiapas, Mexico

Co-Founder and Artistic Managing Director, 2OO9- 2O13

Founder and managing director of nonprofit experimental art space and international artist residency producing weekly events and local and international art exhibitions. Created and executed business plan, hired key management and technical staff. Coordinated artist and resident volunteer program. Oversaw all aspects of production for each months programming including public relations and print and social media. Created mission statement and established an advisory board, organized art festivals and events within indigenous communities as part of EDELO artistic residencies community integration program. Lead instructor and facilitator for Painting and drawing workshops.



2018 Professor of Sculpture Tenure Track Fresno City College

2016 Bay Area Mural Festival. California Arts Council.

2016 New Arivals Program Fremont High School thourhf the Doris Duke CHaridable Foundation.

2016 Fresno Art Council and Parks and Recs Student public works.

2014 Summer painting course with artist Mia Rollow at Pina Palmera, rehabilitation Center Zipolite Oaxaca Mexico.

2014 Oral history and mural painting workshops at immigrant safe houses in the border between Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala. Participating students include refugee immigrants from Central America of all ages.

2013 CERESO 5 Prison Mural painting workshop, SCLC Chiapas, MX. Teaching painting to male prisoners.

2010- 2013 Painting in contemporary art practice, EDELO; Lead instructor and organizer for weekly painting classes. Students from the University of Sciences and Art in Tuxla Guitierrez and local and international artist residents. Beginning, intermediate, advanced.

2009 Casitas Voladores, El Pital Honduras. Designed and facilitated drawing and social    ..         sculpture project.

2008 Arte en Las Calles, Mexico City. Designed and facilitated painting workshops for homeless youth.

2006 Painting and drawing intermediate and advanced. Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco CA.

2005-2007 Opera Picola Teaching Resident Artist, Berkeley, CA. Subjects: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Set Design. Middle and high school students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

2005 Peace Boat, Japan; Teaching drawing and painting to college level Peace Boat passengers traveling through Japan, the Philippines, and India.

2005 Mural Music and Painting Program, East Palo Alto. Summer lead mural instructor for at risk youth.




Experience in program development, event coordination, establishing relationships with local organizations, community partners, artist and cultural workers. Fundraising for special projects, artist coordination, project supervision and implementation.



2014 Chasing the Beast Curator and Project Manager

A collaborative multimedia documentary project with immigrant refugees traveling the migrant routes through Mexico. This project staged painting performances at the border river between Guatemala and Mexico while at two safe houses in Southern Mexico. Plans include visits to six safe houses along the migration path of the “Beast”.


2011 – 2016 Zapantera Negra Curator and Project Manager

SCLC Chiapas, Montréal Canada, San Francisco CA.

An artistic encounter between artist Emory Douglas Black Panther Party Minister of Culture with indigenous autonomous Zapatista communities from the state of Chiapas MX. Artists in participation from the Americas in creating community murals and art works for traveling exhibitions and cultural exchange.


2010 El Planton SCLC Chiapas MX Lead artist and Project Coordinator. A three-week public performance with artist and family members in response to a political prisoners hunger strike in Chiapas Mexico. Workshops conducted during a forty-day prisoner hunger strike while family members occupied central plaza.


2010 Arte Autonomo El Ambo Chiapas MX. Lead artist and Project Coordinator. Three day arts festival, performance, painting, poetry in collaboration with LA Otra Campaña and with the community of Elambo Bajo, Chiapas  Mexico. Organized ten lead artists to run workshops on Social Sculpture, painting, poetry, theater, and sporting events.


2OO9 – 2O11 Boleros SCLC, Chiapas MX. Lead artist and Project Coordinator

Public sculptural Intervention with six local shoe shiners. This three-week workshop of social sculpture with indigenous shoe shiners culminated with a four-hour public performance. This workshop was created the following two years.


2OO8-2OO9 Casitas Voladoras El Pital Honduras Lead artist and research coordinator on the migrating conditions of the community of El Pital Honduras to lead a three-week social sculpture workshop dealing with global migration. Initiated and organized workshops and art festival in 2OO9 of sculpture and oral history for a book publication.



Conceived exhibition themes, artist liaising, developed and implemented PR strategies including writing and designing promotional materials through social media, flyers, press, etc. Managed budgets, installation, wrote and distributed press releases, coordinating development of educational and exhibition programming, correspondence with artists, educational and cultural institutions.



2015 YESKA Arte De Las Calles de Oaxaca Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA.

2015 Our Built City Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA.

2014 Zapantera Negra Montreal, Canada.

2013 Arte Urgente La Galeria SCLC Chiapas, MX & Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA.

2012 Zapanrtera Negra EDELO, SCLC Chiapas, MX.

2010 Where the United Nations Used to Be Red Poppy Art house, San Francisco, CA.

2009 Dirt for Gold, Beauty for Terror EDELO, SCLC Chiapas, MX.

2009 No Pasa Nada El Cerrio Gallery, SCLC Chiapas, MX.

2006 This is not Rocket Science Oakland Biennial, Oakland, CA.



2o19 We Are Here Panel Discussion with Suzan Lacy, Gregory Sale, Caleb Duarte. YBCA SF.

2o18 50 year Black Panther Aniversery Seattle Chapter. Langston Hughes Center. Seattle WA.

2017 Artist talk Univeristy of California Santa Cruz.

2017 Art and Perofrmance, California State University Bakersfield.

2016 Art in Latin America, Univerosty of California Santa Cruz.

2016 The Flower of the Word, Fresno State University.

2016 Black Panther 50year aniversery Oakland Museum of California.

2015 DECOLONIALITY, INDIGENEITY University of New Mexico.

2015 MUJERES ZAPATISTAS Book release panel discussion, Valencia 518, San Francisco, CA.

2013 A SOCIAL PRACTICE OTTIS College of Art and Design with Suzanne Lacy, Bill Kelly, and Grant Kestler.

2013 ZPN With Black Panther Party Emory Douglas and artist Rigo 23, San Francisco State University, and East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA.

2013 ARTIST AS ORGANIZERS Graduate Department for Urban Studies, San Francisco Art Institute.

2013 TRAVEL BEFORE COLLEGE Upward bound. West Hills College, Lemoore, CA.

2012 EDELO Creative Time Summit, New York, NY.

2012 INTERGALACTIC panel with artist Sam Duram, Rigo 23, Red Cat Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 ART SPACES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.

2012 ARTIST AS CULTURAL MAKERS Museum of Mexican Art, San Francisco, CA.

2011 ALTERNATIVE MEDIA CIDECI, Universidad de la Tierra Chiapas, MX.

2011 ARTIST TALK ON EDELO International Honors program, EDELO, Chiapas, MX.

2011 ART SPACE AS ART PRACTCE University of Chiapas, Tuxla Chiapas MX, UNIACH.

2011 PRESENTING EDELO California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.

2010 ARTIST PANEL National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL.

2009 NEW SANCTUARY MOVMENT Grad talk. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2009 GRADUATE PRESENTATION OF SAIC University of Brazil Sao Paulo Brazil.

2006 ARTIST TALK International Murals Conference Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

2005 EXPERIANCEING THE UNKNOWN San Jose Museum of Modern Art youth program.

2005 RADIO INTERVIEW KPFA, La Raza Chronicles at Oakland Museum of California.

2004 FOUND SCULPTURE Peace Boat Tokyo, Japan.

2004 PUBLIC MURAL TALK World Social Forum Bombay, India.



2019 Radical Histories of Sanctuary, Duke University Press.

2019 Iztali, Reality is a Dream. Stanilouse University Press.

2016 ZAPANTERA NEGRA, Common Notions, New York, NY.

2016 Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010, an anthology co-edited by Bill Kelley Jr. and Grant Kester.

2010 NIDO by Rachel McIntire. A collection of artist projects and writings focusing on the act of nest/place making.

2010 Mañana Seria Mejor Poetry & illustration in collaboration with Mia Eve Rollow and Francisco Duarte.

2009 Casitas Voladoras El Pital Honduras. Caleb Duarte and Francisco Duarte. An oral history and social sculpture project.



JUNE 2015 Mission Local J.J Barrow, Residents shape gentrification as they see it.

FEB 2013 Fresno Bee Doanld Munro in Break Through Artist Exhibition.

MARCH 2013 Fresno Bee, Donald Munro.

JANUARY 2013 March El Tecolote, Zapantera Negra at SFSU.

AUGUST 2012 Mirada Sur, Zapantera Negra.

JUNE 2010 Cuarto Poder, Chiapas Mexico. Tierra Por Oro, Bellesa Por Terror.

JULY 2010 Chiapas al Dia, Víctor Vieyra Santamaría.

JUNE 2008 ART LTD Magazine, Artist Profile by Dewitt Cheng.

FEBUARY 2008 San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, Cuartitos at Jack fisher gallery.

FEBRUARY 2007 Gallery Crawl, KQED PUBLIC TELIVISION on Domestic Alchemy at MACLA.

FEBRUARY 2007 METRO ACTIVE, Silicon Valley California, on Domestic  Alchemy, Michael S.


MAY 2007 ART LTD Gallery Review on Cuartitios at Jack Fisher Gallery,  Dewitt Cheng.

SEPTEMBER 2007 Art Week, on Urban Shelter, Jakki Spencer.

FEBUARY 2007 SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE, New York (Reuters) on Nuevo Arte, Christine Kearney.

SEPTEMBER 2004 Los Angeles Times, Gallery Review, A Feel for Activism, Leah Ollman.

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Caleb Duarte is best known for creating temporary installations using construction type frameworks such as beds of dirt, cement, and objects suggesting basic shelter. His installations within institutional settings become sights for performance as interpretations of his community collaborations. Duarte has created public works and community performances at the World Social Forum in Mumbai India, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, El Pital, Honduras, and throughout Mexico and the United States. He has collaborated with autonomous indigenous Zapatista collectives, communities in movement, and working children and refugees.


Duarte is co-founder, along with artist MIa Eve Rollow, of EDELO, a Spanish acronym for (Where the United Nations Used To BE). EDELO was a house of art in movement and an inter-comunal artist residency of diverse practices in Chiapas Mexico. The project challenged the traditional artist residency and art spaces in that it placed residents alongside rural autonomous communities that have been using performance, theater, poetry, and a rich visual culture to demand drastic social, political, and economic change. The space invited collaborators to live and create within a period of time. Residents were from PHDs to jugglers, contemporary artist, activist, educators, rural farmers, and autonomous community members. Through EDELO, he is lead facilitator of ZAPANTERA NEGRA, in collaboration with Rigo 23, Emory Douglas and Mia Eve Rollow. Zapantera Negra united Zapatistas (EZLN) with Black Panther Party esthetics to investigate the use of the body and visual culture in both distinct political and artistic movements.


Caleb Duarte is profesor of scupture at Fresno City College in Fresno California where he has his studio. He continues to work with Central American unaccompanied minors currently seeking asylum working in community performance, sculpture, film, and painting.