Pedro Zagitt


Contact Information

pedrozagitt@msn.com

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Artist's Biography

Pedro Zagitt is a multidisciplinary artist whose means of creation range from the written word to the audiovisual, encompassing various visual arts such as photography, etchings and drawings. Mexican by birth, he has found in the City of Brotherly Love a home that has opened various doors to distinct opportunities such as discovering the world of muralism with Betsy Casañas and Danny Torres. He has also had his works exhibited in diverse spaces in Philadelphia and its surroundings--Susquehanna Art Museum, Imperfect Gallery, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, The Painted Bride, International House, See Exhibition Space and Wayne Art Center--as well as in The Ex-Convent de Carmen in Guadalajara Mexico and in the Louvre in 2015. Pedro studied Communications in Mexico. Since 2016 he has produced the Vlog Híjoles Mom! that is now transmitted in PhillyCam and discusses activities and facets of life and culture in the area.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
VI Argentine Week, Art in City Hall and School District of Philadelphia, PA

The Place between Two Rivers, International House, Philadelphia, PA

In the Vault, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

The Connective Project, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Members Exhibition, PPAC, Philadelphia, PA

Connotations, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Caliban Revisited, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Reflections through the lens, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Semilla Arts Initiative Artists, A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Greater Norristown Art League, E. Norriton, PA

Crossing Boundaries, The Philadelphia Postcard Project, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Biennial Photography, Greater Norristown Art League, E. Norriton, PA

A Photo-tale of Two Sister Cities, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Color and Pattern Around Us, Einstein Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

119th Annual Adult Student Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2016
5th Annual Germantown Show, Imperfect Gallery, Germantown, PA

Member Juried Exhibition GNAL’s 75th Anniversary, Montgomery County Community College Art Gallery, Blue Bell, PA

PPAC Members Show, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Seldom Seen, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

118Th Annual Adult Student Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Open Call Exhibit, Imperfect Gallery, Germantown, PA

2015
Philly Photo Day, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

2015 Open Photography Exhibition, Greater Norristown Art League, E. Norriton, PA

2014
Philly Photo Day Philadelphia Photo Art Center and Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Norristown Municipality, Norristown, PA

One Life Group Show, See Exhibition Space, New York, NY

2013
Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation and See Exhibition Space, New York, NY

2010
Fotos x la Rendija, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Jal, México

Other
SEAMAAC’s 33rd Anniversary Gala, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Art Auction in CCATE, Norristown, PA

2014
The photo Cherry Blossom displayed on a Times Square Billboard, New York, NY

Screenings
2017
Angel, Official selection of Canada Shorts Film Festival

Angel, Official Selection of Rough Cut Festival

Angel, Official Selection of Direct Short Online Film Festival with the short

Artist's Bibliography

"September 2017 Update", Reading Turtle-Duck, 2017

Booklist Review, Dayton Metro Library

Cardno, Anthony R. "February 2017 Readings, " www.anthonycardno.com

"Norristown produce Cine," El Sol

Publications

2017
Latin American Fotografía 6. American Illustration and American Photography, New York, NY

2016
Goodwin, Matthew David, Latin@ Rising An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy, Wings Press.

2011
Photo Trombone Shorty on Libro-Agenda Fotografica RENDIJA. By Los Ojos del Tiempo Editorial.

Chimal, Alberto, Historias de las Historias (anthology), Ediciones el Ermitaño.

2010
COLOR Magazine Special Issue #10, November 2010

2009
Historias de Migrantes, by Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior (Mexican Government)

Professional Experience

2017
Vlog Hijoles Mom!

Assistant, Latin Heroes by Danny Torres, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Assistant, Mural at Spring Garden Bridge by Betsy Casañas, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Crew, TV show Atrévete, produced by PhillyCam Latino

2016
Stareted, Youtube Channel Híjoles Mom

2014-2015
Volunteer Teacher of Creativity and Film Class for young at Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education, Norristown, PA

2011-2015
Reporter, Proyecto Diez

Lectures and Talks

2017
Reading and Q&A, "Latin@ Rising Anthology," Edgar Allan Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx, NY

Reading and Q&A, Latin@ Rising Anthology, Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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Affiliations

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2004
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil
Curso de Jornalismo (Journalism), student exchange

2004
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Licenciatura en Ciencia de la Comunicación (BA, Media)

Continuing Education
2017
Mural Training Program, Mural Arts Philadelphia, PA

Color etching, Drawing in Perspective and Drawing to see, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Darkroom: Color, Intro to Printmaking and Experimental etching, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

PhillyCAM’s TV Studio Crew Workshop in Philadelphia Public Access Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Mixed Media and Dibujo básico, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Self-portrait drawing with Betsy Casanas, Seed on a Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Non-Traditional Materials for Inkjet Printing, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Online Course, Como escribir para niños y no matar duendes en el intento on Programa de Escritura Creativa, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City

Online Course, Taller para atravesar la página en blanco on Programa de Escritura Creativa, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City