2023- PM - Ellucian

2022- Present
Special Projects  - Cosmodrome

2022- Present
Program Management & Curator - Radical Sounds Latin America Festival

Berlin, Germany

2019-2022  Creative Strategy & Research Lead - Austrian Academy of Sciences

Vienna, Austria

2019-2022  Research Affiliate - Ars Electronica

Vienna, Austria

2020  Climate Change, Health & Public Engagement Consultant - Hetco Design

Stockholm, Sweden

2019   Design Researcher Consultant - The Wikimedia Foundation 

Stockholm, Sweden

2017-2018  Research Residency - Project Leader (Research) - La Wayaka Current

Oslo, Norway

2014-2016  Creative Business Partner  -  Google

Mexico City, Mexico

2013-2014  Senior Project Manager - TERAN/TBWA

Mexico City, Mexico


The sting of the bee lingers, and the bird vocalizes a new tone  @ An(Other) South Festival. Curated by Ale Zapata
January 2023. Vienna, Austria

The Anti Work Fair  @ Wienwoche Festival 2022. Curated by Deniz Güvensoy

September 16th, 2022. Vienna, Austria

Taking a Memory Out for a Walk  @ Ars Electronica Festival 2021

September 11th, 2021.
Linz, Austria

“An Invitation to Unuttered Rest” @ Sonic Territories Festival 2021. Curated by Mimie Maggale

Performance. July 1st-4th 2021.  Vienna, Austria

“These words are not mine, who gave them away?” @ National Library of Norway. Curated by Hilde Maisey/ TrAP Norway

Performance. Curated by Transcultural Arts Productions Norway. May 2021. Oslo, Norway

“The Lone Descent into a Grit of Crime Scenes” @ Archipiélagos en Red

November 22nd, 2020. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Algorithm Inventarium: methoda-thon @ Ars Electronica Festival 2020

September 11th, 2020. Linz, Austria


To be in listening: the worlds from the in-between  @ Radical Sounds Latin America Festival 2022. November 16th, 2022. Berlin, Germany

Territorializing from Within: Protocolos para atender lo de adentro Mexico’s Secretariat of Culture -  Mother Language Day February 21st, 2021. Mexico City, Mexico

Territorializing from Within: Protocolos para atender lo de adentro @ Radical Sounds Latin America 2020. 
Curated by Ale HopOctober 3rd, 2020. Berlin, Germany

You are the Dream of Poles Awoken
Installation. Exhibition “Wild Within”. Curated by Sofie Iversen.

July 21st - August 8th, 2018. Guest Projects, London, UK


2020  M.Sc Sustainable Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology  Stockholm, Sweden

2018  Cultural Heritage and Policy in a Digital Age

The University of Bergen, Research Summer School. Bergen, Norway

2017  Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Copenhagen, Denmark

2012  B.A. Digital Art and Multimedia Business

CEDIM, Monterrey, Mexico


2022  Inclusion and Exclusion in Citizen Science Science, Technology and Society Conference

TU Graz. May 2022. Graz, Austria.

2021  Violence: PARSE Biennial Research Conference

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
November 2021. Gothenburg, Sweden

2021   “Symbiotic bonds: An algorithmic Soundwalk” European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools.

13-15, September 2021. Vienna, Austria

2020  Claiming Space Through Language: Conceptualizing a Location-Based Cultural Space Experience. GI_Forum Symposium for Geographic Information Science.

July 5th, 2020. Vienna, Austria

2019  Claiming Space Through Language: Conceptualizing a Location-Based Cultural Space Experience. 15th International Conference on Location-Based Services.

November 11th, 2019. Vienna, Austria

2019 “FeedForward” @ THE Port Humanitarian Hackathon at CERN Mentor.

October 10th, 2019. CERN the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Meyrin, Switzerland

Aleyda Rocha is an artist, researcher, cultural producer, and educator. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural everyday practices of extractivism of data, bodies, experiences intrinsically linked with colonialism and the colonial project. She thinks about sound and movement as a philosophical toolset to reflect on unuttered histories and unearthed linkages, and as a poetic means to document our personal, ecological, and global scale struggles in the 21st century.

Dwelving from her positionality as an immigrant and her transborder experiences, she uses archiving, documentation, the internet, technology, and notably participatory performance, to challenge the dogmas of western society. Mostly, her work questions the contradictions and perceptions on labor, heritage, language, and their interwovenness with the voice and how it is an aesthetic as well as a political manifestation and performance of subjectivity and identity.

contact: aleyda [at]
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(full cv upon request)