Claudia X. Valdes is an intermedia artist concerned primarily with issues of time, memory, and perception. She was born in Santiago, Chile. Valdes received an MFA and was awarded the Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. Her work has been exhibited internationally: at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; MCA Chicago; WRO Center for Media Art, Wroclaw, Poland; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; the UCR/California Museum of Photography; Art in General, New York; Centro Multimedia/ Centro National de las Artes, Mexico; and the Werkstätten und Kulturhaus, Austria. Valdes taught digital media at UC Berkeley in 2001, was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts from 2001-2003, a Research Associate in the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington, Seattle from 2003-04, a Visiting Artist Instructor at Mills College and Stanford University, and most recently taught at UC Santa Cruz.