Portland State University, 2013, MA (Counseling and Interpersonal Neurobiology)
Edgar Fabián Frías is an interdisciplinary artist, therapist, musician, performer, brujx, community organizer, educator, visionary, and leader. Their praxis blurs the boundaries between relationships, modalities, ontological regimentations, and paradigmatic systems. Acting as an intermediary, Edgar has used their body to weave webs between ideas, narratives, communities, disciplines, and, most recently, fractured histories. As a 2016-2017 at land's edge research fellow, Edgar is currently researching divination techniques and altered states of consciousness within their diverse creative life-art praxis. They plan on bringing this research into their scheduled residency at PAM in June, 2017 and through a shamanic exploration of the borders and ports of Southern California during next year's biennial: Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, sponsored by the Getty Foundation.
In 2009, Edgar co-created Latino Art Now! with artist Chris Beanes. Latino Art Now! is an art collective that challenges the invisibility and lack of diversity for Latinx artists in the Portland art communities. Together, this collective successfully launched three group exhibitions, received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and hosted a street fair and exhibition in collaboration with Recess Gallery. In addition to this, Edgar is one of the original founders of the Not Enough! Queer and Trans Music and Art Festival. Now in it’s seventh year as an autonomous, anti-capitalist, and non-hierarchal event, this festival has supported the creation of hundreds of collaborative projects and has now spread to multiple cities across the North American continent. Edgar is co-editor of Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine: A Zine by Queers, Trans People, and People of Color and plays music for his solor project Galaxias Eternas and his collaborative group GayCay. Last, but definitely not least, Edgar maintains a healing and divinatory practice, that provides one on one sessions, facitated group workshops, and rite-of-passage rituals and ceremonies under the name Our Sacred Web.
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