Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Forging Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art Forging Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art

Forging Territories: Queer Afro and Latinx Contemporary Art

Curated by Rubén Esparza

San Diego Art Institute San Diego, California, USA 06/29/2019 – 11/03/2019

Musings on a Blacktino Critical Optic The year 2019 marks a watershed moment in LGBTQ history as museums and cultural institutions across the country commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of Stonewall, that raucous riot where queers fought back at intrepid police raids at Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. As with all cultural

Patrisse Cullors, Untitled (2019). Performance for opening night. ©Patrisse Cullors. Photo by ©Philipp Scholz Ritterman and ©Tim Hardy Alma Lopez, Santa, Lucia, Santa Wilgerfortis, Julia Pastrana (2014). ©Alma Lopez. Photo by ©Philipp Scholz Ritterman and ©Tim Hardy Vinnie Garcia, 2nd Puberty (2019). Immersive installation. ©Vinnie Garcia. Photo by ©Philipp Scholz Ritterman and ©Tim Hardy Reflexiones Sobre

Tierra. Sangre. Oro. Tierra. Sangre. Oro.

Tierra. Sangre. Oro.

A project by Rafa Esparza

Ballroom Marfa Marfa, Texas, USA 08/25/2017 – 03/18/2018

Tierra. Sangre. Oro. is a group exhibition envisioned by Rafa Esparza that includes new work by Carmen Argote, Beatriz Cortez, Esparza, Timo Fahler, Eamon Ore-Giron; new and existing photographs by Star Montana; a major body of work by Nao Bustamante; the contributions of adoberos/artists Sandro Cánovas, Maria Garcia, Ruben Rodriguez, as well as many hands from the community

Installation view: (on top) Eamon Ore-Giron, Talking Shit With Quetzalcoatl/ I Like Mexico and Mexico Likes Me, 2017. Wool, copper, adobe. Courtesy the artist; (on the bottom) Rafa Esparza, Raised Adobe Ground for Talking Shit With Quetzalcoatl, 2017. Adobe. Courtesy the artist. Image courtesy of Ballroom Marfa. Carmen Argote, Hunting and Gathering, 2017. Acrylic on muslin fabric, cardboard

Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era

Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era

Curated by Irene Tsatsos and Daniela Lieja

Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena, California, USA 05/07/2017 – 09/17/2017

The Armory Center for the Arts presents Down and to the Left: Reflections on Mexico in the NAFTA Era  [​Abajo y a la izquierda: Reflexiones sobre México en la era del TLC]​,​ a group exhibition in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery. The exhibition was conceived of and organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator,

Installation View. Courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts. Photo by Jeff McLane Studio Installation View. Courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts. Photo by Jeff McLane Studio Installation View. Courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts. Photo by Jeff McLane Studio The Armory Center for the Arts presents Down and to the Left: Reflections