Monica Villarreal

Monica Villarreal is an interdisciplinary Xicana artist and activist, native to Houston, Texas. Villarreal is a traditional Aztec dancer with Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl. She is also a founding member of Creative Women Unite, local feminist arts collaborative, and has over nine years of experience organizing with non-profit and grassroots organizations. Her art focuses on social change, gender equality, and environmental issues. She has multiple awards in photography and film making.This led her to become an Artist Core Group member with Voices Breaking Boundaries, a group of core artists who work with international artists and the community to curate and create site specific work. In 2014, she was awarded a studio at Project Row Houses during round 41 where she was given a row house to install and transform for a six month long project titled “Migration is?”. She’s currently completing her post-graduate in Digital Media Studies at University of Houston-Clear Lake.


Immigration / Emigration 2015/2016



Houston, TX USA