1104 E 14th Street, Brownsville, Texas, 78520 / 210.323.7492 +


2017 Artist Campaign School, Detroit, MI

2016 Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, Cambridge, MA

           MIT, Civic Media Lab, Visiting Student, Cambridge, MA

2014 Columbia University, MFA Visual Arts, NY, NY

2012 SOMA Mexico, Summer Program, Mexico City, Mexico

2012 Texas State University, dual BFA in Drawing and Photography, San Marcos, TX

2012 Austin Community College, AA in Dance, Austin, TX

2001 Second City Conservatory, Chicago, IL


2017 Blade of Grass, Fellow (with Las Imaginistas), Project Lead, Hacemos La Ciudad NY, NY

2017 Artplace America, Co-Grantee (with Las Imaginistas), Taller de Permiso, New York, NY

2016 buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, Creative Placemaking FELLOW, Brownsville, TX

2014 Remma Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant, New York, NY

2014 Artist in Residence, More Art Engaging Artists: Focusing on Homelessness in NY, NY

2014 Movement Research at Judson Church, Works in Progress, NY, NY

2013 Digital Media Fellow, Columbia University, NY, NY

2011 Andy Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Grant Recipient, Houston, TX 

2010  Contributing Performer, Mime’s a Thud with Olga Kolgumundros and Ronday Mc Miliian, Creative Time, Austin TX

2008 Visiting Artist, Spelman College Department of Dance, Atlanta, Georgia


2018-present, Steering Committee Member, Southern Borders Community Coalition

2018-present Founding Member, Arte Civico Circle

2017-present Founding Member, Las Imaginistas


2019 This Bridge Called My Back (with Las Imaginistas), Brownsville Texas

          South Texas College

2017 Radical Dance Disco, Brownsville, TX

          Studio Passion Latinaz

2015 Stand Clear of the Rising Fares, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

           Screening of film made in collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy


          Mirror Tools, Grand Central Neighborhood Drop In-Shelter, NY, NY

          Exhibition and Panel Discussion, Curated by Brady Crain

2014 I am a Person, Grand Central Neighborhood Drop In-Shelter, NY NY

         Permanent Photo Installation, Curated by Brady Cain


          Encyclopedia of Emotional Histories: Parts A-M, Fisher Landau Center, NY, NY

          Four Part Live Performance, Curated by Ruba Katrib


2013 Squid Out of Water, Jalopy Theatre, NY, NY

           Evening Length Performance


          William Golding and the Bachelor, Under St. Mark’s Place, NY, NY

          Feature Length Performance


2012  EXODUS: Migration Patterns During Wartime, Hotel Ritchie, Alpine, TX

           Video Installation, Curated by Mattie Mataie


           EXODUS: Migration Patterns During Wartime, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

           Video Installation, Curated by Carla Herrera Pratt


           EXODUS: Migration Patterns During Wartime, Red Victorian, San Francisco, CA Video Installation, Curated by Sumi Sunchild

EXODUS: Migration Patterns During Wartime, Flex Space at Pump Project, Austin, TX Performance and Video Installation


 2011 Migration Patterns During Wartime, Justice Works, San Antonio, TX

          Performance and Video Installation

          Curated by Barbara Justice


         Incantations of Help, Soda Tooth Gallery, San Marcos, TX

         Video Installation

         Curated by Soda Tooth Collective


         1/24, Co-Lab, Austin, TX

         Photo and Video Installation with Live Performance

         Curated by Sean Gaulager


2009 Science of Suggestion, Frontera Festival, Blue Theatre, Austin, TX

         Feature Length Performance

         Curated by Christina Moore




2017  Texas State Alumni Show, San Marcos, TX

2016 Abriendo Las Puertas, Brownsville, TX

Dance performance, Soy Brownsville, in collaboration with Caty Wantland and     buildingcommunityWORKSHOP

2015 Repetition and Difference, The Jewish Museum, NYC, NY

          Performance, The Andy’s of Elvis

          Curated by Daniel S Palmer

2014 Culture Push Benefit Show, Casa Mescal, NYC, NY

         Drawings: Catalogue of Men

         Curated by Aki Sasamoto


 Six of One, Half A Dozen of the Other, Diverse Works and Aurora Picture Show, Houston,

 TX, Video Installation and Drawings: Exodus: Migration Patterns During Wartime, Curated

 by Rachel Cook


         Engaging Artists, More Art Pop-Up Space, NYC, NY

         Photography: Angola Prison Rodeo, Images 1-6

         Curated by Jason Maas


MFA Thesis Show, Fisher Landau Center

         Sculpture and Video Installation: Encyclopedia of Emotional History

         Curated by Ruba Katrib


        Pyramid Scheme, 204 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

         Live Performance: Afterlife

         Curated by Nat Ward


2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church, Judson Church, NY, NY

         Live Performance: Studying Spring

         Curated by Alice MacDonald


         Before the Pause, Wallach Gallery, NY, NY      

         Live Performance and Video Installation: Anatomy of Death

         Curated by Jenny Jaskey


        As We Perform It, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

        Video Documentation of Live Performance: Due to Miscommunication

        Curated by Sandrine Milet


        Midtown Rubdown, Culture Push, NY, NY

        Live Performance: Words of Love and Devotion

        Curated by Aki Sasamoto


       Masker Raid, IMC Gallery, NY NY

      Live Performance: One Tiger, One Monster One Multiverse and Three Angry       

       Men  Curated by Sol Sax


        CoWorker Projects, Entwine, NY, NY

        Video Screening: Flamenco Et Al, Rite Of Springs  

        Curated by Yulia Trophy


        Endurance Makes Gold, Entwine, NY, NY

        Video Screening: Due to Miscommunication

        Curated by Yulia Trophy


        Magical Thinking, 200 Livingston, NY, NY

        Live Performance: Noh Gabin Goes to Burkina Faso

        Curated by Juliette Premmereur and Dana Liss


        Live Archive, Crucible Building, Pittsburgh, PA

        Video Screening: Due to Miscommunication

        Curated by Oreen Cohen


        Hopeful?, The Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore, MD

        Live Performance: Two into One or the Making of Black

        Curated by Laura Miller


2012 Occupy: Low Lives, Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics, NYU, NY, NY, Performance: Migration Protest

        Curated by Jorge Rojas


        Un-Space Ground, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

         Performance: Migration Patterns During Wartime, Exhibition Travels

        Curated by Deborah Oliver and Ed Woodham


        Group Hug, Pump Project Flex Space, San Marcos, TX

        Video Installation: Exorcise String Theory

        Curated by Jaime Salvador Castillo


        The Inevitable, 222Lodge Extern, Dordrecht, the Netherlands

         Video Projection: Due to Miscommunication

         Curated by Franz Van Lent


2011 The Space Between Your Ears, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX  

         Video and Sculpture Installation: Migration Patterns During Wartime


         Everybody Tour, with Harrell Fletcher, San Marcos, TX

         Performance, Drawing Installation and Zine Publication

         Curated by Jason Reed and Erina Duganne


         The Hair Show, Wreck Center, San Marcos, TX

         Drawings: The Incurable Baldness, …and Marietta

         Curated by Attic Ted


        Untitled #1, the Blanco House, San Marcos, TX

         Installation: White Monsters Numbers 1-3; The Topography of Memory

         Curated by Fourtet


         FASA Spring Show, Texas State University Art and Design Gallery II, San Marcos, TX

         Video: Exorcise String Theory, Honorable Mention

         Curated by Alex Freeman of Art Pace


         First Friday, Number 5 Loft Studios, San Antonio, TX

         Photography: Missed Connections Series

         Curated by Matt Blanco


         Daisy Chain, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Telecast Video: 16 Conversations with Escape Bird

         Curated by Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook


         FASA Spring Show, Pump Project Satellite Space, Austin, TX

         Video: Exorcize String Theory, Honorable Mention

         Curated by Alex Freeman of Art Pace


2010 Family Group Art Show, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX

        Photography: Walking to Outdoor Summer Concert, Willow Street

        Curated by Barbara Justice and Adriana Barrios of Justiceworks Studio


        Sabinalia, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

        Photography: Miss Texas Gay Rodeo Fans Herself

        Curated by Barry Stone and Sonia Dutton of Champion Gallery


        Exquisite Corpse, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

        Photography: Close-up of Judge for Drag Event

        Curated by Carla Ellard of the Wittliff Gallery


        First Friday, Number 5 Loft Sudios, San Antonio, TX

        Photography: Angola Prison Rodeo Series

        Curated by Matt Blanco


2015 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Visual Arts, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2015 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Digital Arts, Mercer Community College, West Windsor, NJ

2013 Guest Lecturer on Character Building, Video I, Columbia University

2013 Guest Lecturer on Improvisation in the Arts, Sculpture I, Columbia University

2013 Teaching Assistant, Sculpture III (Performance and Site Specific Installation), Aki Sasamoto, Columbia University

2013 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Video, Shelly Silver, Columbia University

2012 Co-Instructor, Improv as Performance Art- Performance Art as Improv, Improv Wins Conference

2011 Teaching Assistant, Feminism and Visual Representation, Texas State University

2008 ArtHouse at the Jones Center, Youth Art Teacher


  • (forthcoming) Las Imaginistas “Hacemos La Ciudad”, Shelterforce, 2019

  • Jon Spayde, “Dream, Know, Act” Public Art Review, Issue 58, 2019

  • Alan Nakagawa, “Visitings” on DUBLAB 99.1

  • Jason  Reed, “Alumni Feature: Christina Patiño Sukhgian Houle”,, Spring 2018

  • Andy Campbell, “Notes on Art” The Destroyer Magazine, November, 21, 2013

  • Leslie Moody Castro, “ DF Chats: Christina Sukhgian Houle” Glasstire, August 4, 2012

  • Robert Faires, “Arts Awards” Austin Chronicle, December 16, 2011

  • Hap Mansfield, “Would You Pick Up This Hitchhiker?” San Marcos Mercury, December 10, 2011

  • Nathan Bernier, “Video Art Considers Interaction With Outsiders” KUT News, December 1, 2011

  • Suzi Gonzalez,  “An Interview With me by Me,” Yes Ma’am, Fall 2011

  • Dan Solomon, “House Lights: The Science of Suggestion,” Interview, A.V. Club, January 22, 2009

  • Robert Faires, “Science of Suggestion,” Austin Chronicle, January 30, 2009

  • Jonelle Seitz, “Top Ten Dance Phenomena,” Austin Chronicle, January 2, 2009



2019  (forthcoming) Prototyping Equity: Community Engagement, Art and Public Space

        ArtPlace Summit, Jackson, MI

2019 (forthcoming) Creative Placemaking: Harnessing the Power of Arts and Culture to         

       Advance Welcoming, Panel Discussion, with Las Imaginistas        

       Welcoming America Convening, Pittsburg, PA

2019 US Latinx Art and Institutions, Panel Discussion, with Las Imaginistas

         Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2018 Border Interventions, Workshop with Las Imaginistas

         El Paso Museum of Art, Border Convening, El Paso, TX

2017 Film As Art, A Conversation with Christina Patiño Houle

         Brownsville International Film Festival, Brownsville, TX

2013 Works in Progress

         Columbia University, NYC, NY

         Staged reading and Q and A for “Afterlife”

         Organized by Valerie Lynn Werder


2010 Texas State University, San Marcos Texas

         Feminism and Visual Representation Student Conference

         Digesting Other: Using Interviews and Performance to Embody Difference


2014 Docubase Intern, Open Doc Lab, MIT Critical Media Studies Department, Cambridge, MA; 2014 Assistant to Fia Backstrom (Representative of the Nordic Pavilion in the Venice Biennalle, 2011), NY, NY; 2013, Media Working Group, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, NY, NY; 2010 Assistant to Deborah Hay (Founding Member of Judson Church), Austin Texas