Saakred

b. 1989

San Antonio, Texas

saakred@gmail.com

 

Education

2015     Independent Study, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland

2015     BA in Art, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

 

Exhibitions

2019     Becoming Miguel, Trans/American, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2017     TRANS: Act One, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX 

2016     Bibliotecha:Latinx. ATM Gallery, Austin, TX (group)

2015     Photo Ireland, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland  (group)

2015     Sad Boy Church, EPJC , San Antonio, TX  (solo)

2015     Exposed, Michael and Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX (group)

2015     The American Spirit, San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, TX  (group)

2015     Inflation, R Gallery , San Antonio, TX

2014     FLI HY, Lady Base Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2014     Olvidarte Jamas, Woodlawn Theater, San Antonio, TX

2012     En Aquellos Tiempos, Guadalupe Theater, San Antonio, TX

 

Selected Performances (of 100+)

2018     Limon y Sal, EAST x Essentials Creative, J Squared Studios, Austin, Texas

2018     Criminal, BabesFest, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, Texas

2018     Bajo Tus Pies, SoundSpace, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

2017     2025, Devendra Banhart: Ape in Pink Marble US Tour, Emo’s, Austin, Texas

2017     2025, Chulita Vinyl Club, Cheer-up Charlies, Austin, Texas

2017     2025, SXSW, Rain on 4th, Austin, Texas

2016     2025, BLACKIE, Fall US Tour 2016  Mohawk, Austin, Texas

2016     2025, Album Release w/ House of Kenzo, Hi-tones, San Antonio, Texas

2016     Heatwave, Coco Rosie / Prayers, Paper Tiger, San Antonio, Texas

2015     Luminaria Arts, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, Texas

2015     Make Believe, Album Release w/ FEA, 1011, San Antonio, Texas

2014     Alumbramiento, Luminaria Arts Festival, Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

2014     San Antonio Music Awards, Empire Theater, San Antonio, Texas

2014     Stargayzer Music Fest, Pine Street Station, Austin, Texas

2014     Maverick Music Fest, La Villita Square, San Antonio, Texas

2013     Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition, Navajo National Museum, Window Rock, Arizona

 

Collections (paintings)

We Wha, Private Collection, San Antonio, Texas

Jotos del Barrio, Private Collection, Houston, Texas

American Spirit, Private Collection, Sydney, Australia

Frito Bandito, Private Collection, San Antonio, Texas

Land o’ Fake, Private Collection, San Antonio, Texas

 

Installations

2016 FOUR, Luminaria Arts Festival, Carver Center, San Antonio, TX

2014 Alumbramiento, Luminaria Arts Festival, Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX

 

Awards

2015 Hendricks Award, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

2014 Neighborhood Film Competition, S.A Film Commission, San Antonio, TX

2012 Neighborhood Film Competition, S.A Film Commission, San Antonio, TX

 

Panels

2018 Artist Committee, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2016 Austin Design Week, Lewis Carnegie, Austin, TX

2015 LGBTQ Artists Come Out, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX

2015 The Transgender Tipping Point, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

2015 Queer in the South, NACCS Conference, Houston, TX

 

Training  

2015 Master Class w/ Andrew Miksys, Ballyvaughn, Ireland

 

Professional Affiliation

2015 Digital Archivist and Program Manager, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio, TX

2012 Youth Arts Programming, Martinez Street Women's Center, San Antonio, TX

 

Press

Conde, Chris. "The Dark, Electric Sadness of Saakred’s 2025": SA Current. Print. 18 January 2017

Dan, Gentile. “A Night Out in Texas’ Underground Vogue Scene.” THUMP. Web. 20 December 2016

Anhelo, Escalante. “Saakred:2025: Album Review.” Independent. Web. 17 November 2016

Anhelo, Escalante. “Saakred Returns with First Full-Length Album 2025.” Out in SA . Web. 10 November 2016

Salinas, Veronica. "Sad Boy Church": An Interview with Saakred. Glasstire. Web. 10 Aug 2015

Rios, Sara. “Saakred “Make Believe” EP Review. SATX Music. Web. 31 Mar 2015.

Bate, Hunter. “Ready or Not: Paper Tiger to Open with Free Concerts.” Rivard Report. Web. 15 Mar 2015.

Bunting, Alyssa. “Saakred’s ‘Make Believe’ a Sweet Reality.’ Sobre Sound. Web. 8 Mar 2015.

Stieb, Matt. “Saakred Releases Powerful ‘Make Believe”. San Antonio Current. Print. 4 Mar 2015.

Aquino, Marco. “New Music, New Identity: Saakred Challenges the Local Music Mold.” Out in SA. Web. 24 Feb 2015

Stieb, Matt. “Saakred Debuts ‘Pray’ From Upcoming Album ‘Make Believe’.” San Antonio Current. Web. 24 Feb 2015

Saldana, Hector. “Singer-Songwriter Isn't Make Believe.” Express-News. Print. 12 Feb 2015

Stieb, Matt. “Young, Gifted and Queer.” San Antonio Current. Print.  2 Jul 2014.

Stieb, Matt. “SA Sound: Saakred Revived” San Antonio Current. Print. 5 Aug 2014.

Beal, Jim. "Saakred, Strahan celebrate new CD." Express-News. Print. 19 Dec 2013

Lopetegui, Enrique. “The Sound of Luminaria: Music Picks for the Biggest Art Party of the Year.” San Antonio Current. 5 Mar 2013.

Saldana, Hector. “Few Latino Artist are Openly Gay.” Conexion. Print. 10 Jul 2013.

Martin, Deborah. “Luminaria is Going Big.” Express-News. Print. 28 Feb 2013.

Courtney, James. "Local Music Preview 2013." San Antonio Current. 1 Jan 2013