Claudia X. Valdes is Assistant Professor of Electronic Arts and Associate Director of the Art, Research, Technology & Science Laboratory [ARTS Lab] at the University of New Mexico. Valdes received an MFA from UC Berkeley. She is an intermedia artist concerned primarily with issues of trauma, time, memory, perception, and embodiment. Her research focuses on nuclear arms history, investigating scientific, previously classified military documents and media related material. Her work has exhibited internationally at venues such as: ICA, London; MCA, Chicago; WRO Center for Media Art, Poland; Exit Art, NY; Art in General, NY; Centro Multimedia/Centro National de las Artes, Mexico; the Werkstätten und Kulturhaus, Austria; and the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow. Recent awards include an Honorable Mention at the 2006 Transmediale festival and a 2007 Artist Award from the Puffin Foundation.