Alixa Garcia is Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director of Climbing PoeTree, an internationally renowned award winning multi-media theater, world music, and activist spoken word duo out of Brooklyn, NY. She has been a keynote presenter,  workshop facilitator,  and performer at hundred of venues and conferences, from the United Nations and Harvard University to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Rikers Island Prison. She is the Co-Director & Co-Producer of the award-winning theater production, art installation, and national organizing strategy Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water, inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The production toured over 50 cities covering 11,000 miles on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil. Her work has also taken her internationally from Mexico to South Africa, Cuba to Scotland, Amsterdam to Ecuador. 

As a visual artist, Alixa Garcia has independently completed large-scale murals in New York City, Cuba, and Jamaica. She recently completed a large scale mural for Tony Award winning author, Eve Ensler. She was the recipient of the Global Arts Fund/Astrea Visual Artist Grant, 2013-2014 for her latest project, Shadow Boxing, as well as the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Grant, 2015-2016. She was the Artist Resident at Blue Mountain Center 2012 & 2015. Garcia has had 2 exhibitions to date of her visual work, one at the Pop-Up Museum, New York, NY and the other at the Manifest Justice Exhibition, Los Angeles along side Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas and other world renown artist. Through multidisciplinary artistic mediums this multifaceted artist is on a mission to overcome destruction with creativity.


Visual Art CV 2017

Selected Group Exhibitions

Manifest Justice, Los Angeles, CA
S.T.I.T.C.HE.D Installation- Harriet’s Apothecary, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D Installation, National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmussen Theater, Washington D.C
Queer Histories, Pop Up Museum, New York, NY

Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

2016 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Grant
2015 Global Arts Fun/Astrea Fellow


FEATURED PERFORMANCES AND LECTURES (Performance only, not visual art).     To see full list CLICK HERE

Selection of Colleges and Universities

Temple University, Philadelphia, PAioneers National Conference, Marin County, CA
University of Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
Umass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Lane College, Eugene, OR
Goucher College, Baltimore MD
Eclipse Music Festival, Mitchell, OR
Justice Works, Albany, NY

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
Olympia College, Olympia, WA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Northwest Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
University of Mass, Amherst, MA

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Rhode Island University, Bristol, RI
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City

Harvard University, Boston, MA
University of Hawaii, Big Island, HI
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Fresno State, Fresno, CA
San Francisco State University, CA
City College SF, San Francisco, CA
California State, Northbridge, CA
Susquehanna University, CA
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Florida International University, Miami, FL
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Providence College, Providence, RI
Mills College, Oakland, CA
University of Texas, Austin TX
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
California State University, Santa Barbara, CA
University of Iowa, Iowa, WI
University of Oregon, Portland, OR

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PANELIST (Performance Only, not visual art)
Conferences: (not limited to):

Temple University, Philadelphia, PAioneers National Conference, Marin County, CA
North Carolina Climate Justice Summit, Greensboro, NC
Keene State College, Keene, NH
Franklin County Jail, Greenfield, MA
Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival, Bradley, CA
Omega Institute, Rhinbeck, NY
Eclipse Music Festival, Mitchell, OR
Justice Works, Albany, NY

Bioneers National Conference, Marin County, CA
United Nations, New York, New York
2016 People's Convention, Pittsburgh, PA County, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art (performance), Cleveland, OH
University of Colorado, Boulder CO
University of Mass, Amherst, MA
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Omega Institute, Rhynebeck, NY

Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
Boston Community Capital Conference, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Forum on Digital Media For STEM learning, Climate Education, Boston, MA
The Shomburg, Harlem, NY
Antioch College, Yellow Springs Ohio

Bioneers National Conference, Marin County, CA
Connecting For Change, New Bedford, CA
Ella Baker Institute, Chicago University, CA
International Development Exchange, Oakland, CA
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Ella Baker Institute, Chicago, IL
Delaware Environmental Institute, Newark, DE
The Coalition Against Environmental Racism, Eugene, OR

Bioneers Conference, Marion, CA
Ayiti Resurrect, Komye, Haiti
Bioneers by the Bay Conference, New Bedford, MA
Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI
Building Unity Conference, Madison, WI
Social Justice, Real Justice Conference, Eugene, OR
Martin Luther King and Human Rights Conference, Iowa City, IA


Climbing Poetree’s 1st Compilation of Poetry, Whit Press, 2014; Sinister Wisdom, NY, NY, 2014; Oregon State Periodical, Corvallis, OR, 2014; Subversiones, DF, Mexico 2013; ArtForum, 2012 (mentioned); Variopinto, DF, Mexico, 2012; Pixelating: Black in New Dimensions, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts, 2012; The Poetry of Yoga, One Common Unity, 2011; Whole ThinkingJournal, The Center forWhole Communities, 2010; The Matrix, Humboldt State University’s Women’s Resource Center, 2009; LeftTurn Magazine, Left Turn Collective, 2008; Colorlines Magazine, Applied Research Center, 2008;