Nadia Botello — artist, composer, engineer
Nadia Botello (b. 1986) is an artist, composer, and engineer based in San Antonio, TX. Her work has been exhibited and performed at MATA Festival, Nameless Sound, Clocktower, Fairmount Water Works, Flux Factory, Icebox Project Space, the Rail Park, the Arthur Ross Gallery, and James Turrell’s Skyspace Gathered Leading, among other venues. She’s lectured and developed workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University (MA), the University of Pennsylvania (MFA/PhD), and Columbia University (MFA). She has self-released two full-length albums — Saint Shë: Ska jag berätta en hemlighet? and Emerald Rd. Forthcoming is a comprehensive overview of more than a decade of unreleased materials, archived scores and sound design (film, dance, opera, new media), rare live performance recordings, and a monograph featuring essays and ephemera.
As a public-interest technologist, Botello initiated a successful shift in education policy — from STEM to STEAM — across stakeholders for the City of San Antonio through her advocacy and work as Co-Lead/Tri-Chair of the Alamo STEM Ecosystem. She has further served on the Advisory Board for the City of San Antonio's Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee; the Advisory Board for Mayor Ron Nirenberg's Smart City Challenge; as a mentor for the Women in STEM mentorship program for CAST Tech High School; and has consulted extensively for businesses and institutions on the intersection(s) of art, music, science, and technology. In addition to her studio practice, she works full-time in tech as a software engineer turned product manager at a large international consulting firm that specializes in innovation.
Sound Art + Experimental Music Artist-in-Residence @ Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE)
Sisters with Transistors Metrograph Premiere (Virtual/US) -- April 23rd
Sisters with Transistors screening for The Listener’s Gallery @ Mercury Project’s Outdoor Patio (San Antonio, TX) -- April 30th
Featured in Sounding Change by Raven Chacon on the role of environment in new music on BBC Radio 3 -- June 19th
A Conversation with Rachel Adams (Chief Curator and Director of Programs at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts) @ Virtual/Zoom -- September 23rd, 7pm/CT -- https://www.bemiscenter.org/events/a-conversation-with-nadia-botello
Other Channels for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts @ River City Star (Omaha, NE) -- October 2nd, 3-6pm -- https://www.bemiscenter.org/events/other-channels