Johanna Castillo Marcelino
Born 1995, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana 
estudiotrepelito (at) gmail.com
Education
2017 BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.
2015 AAS, Fashion Design, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR. 
Residencies
2022 - InPulse x Rubis Mécenat x Caribbean Art Initiative, Kingston, Jamaica, November
2019 - PocoaPoco, Oaxaca, Mexico, February
2019 - Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, New York, May
Exhibitions and Activations
2022 
- THE FABRIC OF BEING collective installation with the artists of the InPulse art project, Jamaica, courtesy Rubis Mécenat and Caribbean Art Initiative, November 
- Open Wata, Textile Interactive Installation // Community art experience for 0pen Source, Brooklyn, NY, July
- Hasta donde llega lo poético de las cosas? // How far does the poetic of things go?, Textile installation for The Tipsy Black Sheep, Isle of Light Arts and Music Festival, Santo Domingo, DR, Match
2021 
- Portal 02: Pimpiar sana // intervenir sana, Activation #1, La Espiral, Dominican Republic (ONGOING)
- Portal 01: Y que el amorsh nos guíe. Amén. - 28 Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Group Exhibition, Centro León Jimenes, Santiago, Dominican Republic and Online, January - May,  (Exhibition, 360 virtual visit and interactive archive here)
2020 'La courte échelle' ("the short ladder"), Group Exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Online, July 1st-August 8th (Exhibition here)
2020 Flore x Democracia (Flowers for Democracy), Collective Manifestation, Plaza de la Bandera, Santo Domingo, D.R., 27 de febrero. (In collaboration with Esther Cazanovas, Marcos Moore, Eloisa Silvestre, Azael del Rosario and Ruth Aquino)
2019 El Nuevo Mundo, Solo Show, Collaborative Installation, L.A.B. Fest 2019 Garner Art Center, Garnerville, NY. (May-October)
2019 Taller de Movimiento (Performance) with dancer Jenn Rose, Espacio Morillo, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2019 El Nuev
o Mundo: Textile Collaborative Installation, Pocoapoco Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2018 Mi Altered Conuco: Textile Collaborative Installation, Group Show, Garner Art Center,
Garnerville, NY.
2018 Mi Altered Conuco, Solo Garden Exhibition, 313 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Arts Gowanus: Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY. 
2017 Single Fare 4, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.
2017 Talent, New York Textile Month, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Gowanus Open Studio, Brookyln, New York, NY. 
2017 Jeannine Han Open Studio, New York Textile Month, Brooklyn, NY.
2017 Parsons Gala 17’, Theresa Lang Center, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø l, Union Square, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø ll, Central Park, New York, NY.
2017 Picalø lll, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2016 Beyond, Theresa Lang Center, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015 Estilos 15’, Santo Domingo, D.R.
2015 Dominican Fashion Week, Santo Domingo, DR.
2014 ART Chavón Group Exhibition, Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, DR.


Public Collections
2020 - Jorge M. Pérez Collection (A promise gift to the PAMM), Miami, USA

Workshops

2022 PIMPIANDO TU ROPA VIEJA // RECLAIMING YOUR OLD CLOTHES 02 InPulse Art Project @Edna Manley College - Supported by Caribbean Art Initiative and Rubis Mecenat, Kingston, Jamaica (November) 
2022 PIMPIANDO TU ROPA VIEJA // RECLAIMING YOUR OLD CLOTHES 01 @Jardín Botánico Nacional - Supported by Caribbean Art Initiative and Rubis Mecenat. Curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel (February) 

2019 Nudos and Movimiento: on trust, Espacio Morillo, Oaxaca Mexico. (In collaboration with Jennifer Rose and Allie Gardner). 
2019 Collaborative Making: Textile installation, collective painting and drawing with
La Paz Montessori kids at Pocoapoco Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico. 
2018 “Picalø: The Mural Club” Curriculum, The Leadership Program, Boerum Hill School
for International Studies, Brooklyn, NY. (In partnership with Saide Saddiq)
2018 “Means of Production”, Parsons School For Design, New York. (In partnership with
Yvonne Watson & LaChaun Moore)
2017 “Picalø” (Hosted by Saide Saddiq), Executive Education Academy Charter School,
Allentown, PA.
2017 “Picalø”, Stonehedge Gardens, Tamaqua, PA.
2017 “Picalø” (Hosted by Saide Saddiq), Serenity Adult Day Care, Queens, NY.
Awards // Grants
2022, CATAPULT ll, Caribbean Arts Grant, Kingston Creative, Jamaica
2020, 28 Concurso Eduardo León Jimenes Finalist, Santiago, DR. (Catalog ES/EN/FR - Page 84 x Portal 01 info and written interview)
2018 Half-Scholarship Poco a Poco Residency, Oaxaca, México. 
2017 CFDA Fashion Graduate Exhibition Finalist, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2017 Social Innovation Award Finalist, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY. 
2016-2017 Dean’s List, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015-2017 Dean’s Full Scholarship, Parsons School For Design, New York, NY.
2015 Magna Cum Laude, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR.
2015 Amber Thimble, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR.
2015 Farmacia’s Carol Uniform Re-design Contest, Santo Domingo, DR.
2014-2015 Full Scholarship, Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, DR
Publications 
2022 - "Rubis InPulse Art Project unveils interactive installation at Edna" x Jamaica Observer (Link here)
2022 - "Rubis InPulse exposes young artists to spirited discussion on Caribbean art" x Our Today (Link here)
2022 - EL NUEVO MUNDO featured in “A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back” (Book pre-order here)

2022 - "Arte caribeño: ciencia, naturaleza y cultura ciudadana" for Listín Diario (Link here)
2021 - “Centro León presenta panorama de arte dominicano contemporáneo” by Alejandra Villasmil x Artishock (Link here)
2021 - "Conjunto único y unificado para ver y pensar" by Marianne de Tolentino (Link here)
2021 - "Centro León Presents a Showcase of Contemporary Caribbean Art" x Hyperallergic (Link here)

2020 - "The Mind of the Stairs: La courte échelle at Goodman Gallery by Nkgopoleng Moloi x Artthrob (Link here)
Using my voice out loud // Utilizando mi voz en alto
2022 - "InPulse Art Program features Dom. Rep. artist Johanna Castillo l Sunrise l CVMTV" - Interview alongside Camille Chedda (Link here)
2022 - "Panel Discussion: How our perspectives of the Caribbean have changed in material and conceptual terms? - Featuring Johanna Castillo, Camille Chedda, Yina Jiménez Suriel and Oneika Russell, moderated by Phillip Thomas" - (Link here
2020 - "Entrevista Johanna Castillo 28 CAELJ" - Interview about PORTAL 01 (Link here)
2020 - "Diálogos: arte y decolonización" entre Ochy Curiel, Joiri Minaya y Johanna Castillo moderado por Sara Hermann dentro del marco del 28 CAELJ" - Dialogue between Ochy Curiel, Joiri Minaya and Johanna Castillo moderated by Sara Herrman for the 28 CAELJ (Link here
Selected Work Experience
2019 Art Direction/Costume Design Ocean Bay Villas, Manny Cruz, Eddy Herrera.
2018 Textile Designer, Yto Barrada, New York, NY.
2018 Fashion Designer, Viennese Opera Ball Silent Auction, New York, NY.
2017-2018 Textile Designer and Woodwork Assistant, Dane-Co, New York, NY.
2017 Textile and Woodwork Intern, Dane-Co, New York, NY.
2017 Technical Design Assistant, Luther Quintana Upholstery, New York, NY.
2017 Textile Research & Development, Michael Seri, New York, NY. 
2017 Textile Studio Assistant, Victoria Manganiello LLC, New York, NY.
2016-2017, Research Assistant, Office of Dean Yvonne Watson – Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.
2016, Textile Design Intern, 3Seven&8, New York, NY.
2016, Digital Design and Pattern-making Intern, Mara Hoffman, New York, NY.
2016, Photography Intern, Faviana NY, New York, NY.
2014, Design and Photography Intern, Marisol Henríquez Atelier, Santo Domingo, D.R.
ELOTROJALDÍN Selected Clients: Casabi, Kola Real, Yogen Fruz, Ocean Bay, Manny Cruz, Eddy Herrera, Juan Luis Guerra, 
Anthony Haden-Guest, Yto Barrada, Pace Gallery, Dane-Co, Lucia Cuba, Detritus Art & Design, Al-Hamad Legal Group, 

Farmacia Carol.  
  
 


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