(they/she) Peruvian/American, Queer, Non-Binary Art director, Installation Artist, & Experience Design Artist.
Since 2003, Dicapria has been working in the realms of a fabrication artist, production designer, art director/producer, creator of original immersive experiences & narratives, and large scale light art installations.
Dicapria lives in the world of the surreal and the absurd. Whimsical and colorful, they thrive on imagination and revel in play. Through their work, Dicapria seeks to play the role of the imaginal cell: once a caterpillar, now a pile of goo, the imaginal cell says “I know we’re just a pile of goo right now, but trust me: we know what the future holds.”
They thrive when leading a team of thoughtful/compassionate creatives to create original work that blend the immersive experience, with ethereal, light art installation, and performance.
Their most notable original works include a 14ft tall Gummy Bear Pyramid, a neon-gothic Forbidden Arts Stage, Monsters of the Underworld giant puppet creations, and immersive experiences of a 7ft tall 7 Eyed Jaguar sculpture, an led light forest, and custom absurdist scavenger hunt design.
They are currently based in Oakland, California and love to travel.
Monsters of the Underworld - Lead Artist/Prod. Design/Art Director - 2022-2023
Monster Creature Puppet Design and Fabrication and immersive experience of a Monster Parade, Performance, and Dance Party activation
Academy of the Forbidden Arts - Lead Artist/Prod. Designer/Art Director/Project Manager - 2022
A 16'x8' stage installation of a neon Gothic Hellscape made of found object materials for an event.
Nocturne-X - Production Designer/Art Director/Foam Fabrication Lead - 2021
A 5000sq ft extended reality project with over 150 local artists, fabricators and technologists bringing to life an interactive other-wordly glowing forest planet. Premering at Gray Area in San Francisco Oct 2021-Jan 2022. www.nocturne-x.com
Marooned! An East Bay Scavenger Hunt — co-lead artist/co-producer 2020
A 4-6hr Narrative Design Scavenger Hunt done while self isolating on open air hikes throughout the east bay. A heroes journey of quarantine themed with self-led experiences at each stop.
Oracle of the Deep Installation — lead artist/co-producer/artistic director 2019
Glowing Other-Worldly Forest Cave Immersive Experience talking to an other-worldly creature that answers questions from the beyond in an LED lit space.
Intranauts — co-lead artist/visual design/co-narrative team 2018
An Immersive Experience as 3 Intranauts from Innerspace lead you on a cosmic guided visualization journey to find your own inner space & participate in an intimate group project with narrative & overhead projector analog animation
Cardboard Clubhouse — co-project build manager/crew 2018
A 14'x14' room made entirely of cardboard as a nostalgic kids dream, cardboard toys, props, set under a canopy of cardboard trees and fireflies. An immersive experience wearing cardboard costumes doing nostalgic kid things.
7 Eyed Jaguar Art Installation — lead artist/producer/artistic director 2018
7ft tall Installation Sculpture of the head of a 7 eyed Jaguar that you can enter into the mouth of for an immersive sensory experience.
Gummy Bear Pyramid Light Art Installation — lead artist/producer 2017
14ft tall light art installation made out of 200,000 hand casted gummy bears. Burning Man 2017 Honorarium recipient that premiered in Black Rock City NV and continues to tour.
Street Art & Live Painting Performer - 2014-2016
Traveling from California to New York to paint murals and walls and to various west coast art and music festivals to perform as a live painter.
“Rhinoceros” — Director/producer/writer 2010
Multi-media shadow puppetry performance adaption of the original play by Eugene Ionesco at Long Beach Museum of Art.
Tableau Vivant Nouveau — director/producer 2007
Bringing a 2d painting to life via performance with dance and puppetry. Originally produced in Florida at Paradigm Art Gallery and Orlando Puppet Festival
Freelance fabrication artisan — 2003-2013
Production Design, Puppet Design, Scenic Painter, Prop Designer, Prop Manager, Set Design, Stage Manager, Director, Producer, Narrative Lead, Finishing Fabricator
Crew Member on Teams lead by - HybyCozo, LED Winged Dragon Art Car by Sean Orlando, Bridge Build in Mendocino by Marjorelle Arts
Production Management and Marketing work for ArtBattles : 2013-2014. Art Management for Artists/Creative Business Consultant 2007-2015 Gallery Curating Experience 2007-2010
Meow Wolf, Burning Man, Toronto Light Festival, Academy of Arts & Sciences San Francisco, The Armory SF, The Edwardian Ball, Miami Stage Company, Miami Children's Theatre, NYC Fringe Festival, Hollywood Fringe, Will & Company, Scera Center for the Arts, John Engemann Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, A Noise Within Theatre, and more.
GALLERY EXHIBITIONS — 2011-2016
Gabba Gallery, The Hive Gallery, Bushwick Open Studios, Branches Mobile Gallery, Long Beach Arts, Muddguts, ConArtistsNYC, The Expo, Viento y Agua
LIVE PAINTING — 2011-2016
Lucidity Festival, Boogaloo, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Lightning in a Bottle, Stilldream, Burning Man, Untz, Celestial Canvas, Desert Daze, Joshua Tree Music Festival,
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