Date(s) - 08/14/2018
Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges
Guest Curated by Rocha-Rochelli
June 15 – August 26, 2018
Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges marks the 23rd year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators. YLA 23 brings together the works of eleven Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region. Drawing from their personal experiences, memories, histories, and familial bonds, the work of these artists focuses on the social, cultural, and political realities of life on the border.
Embedded into our beings, are the dreams of our parents and abuelitos. We are their living aspirations, their yearning hours of devotion for a creative opportunity. Molded with stories of hardship and struggle, religious upbringing, the smell of tortillas and sound of cumbias, young Latin artists today understand how crucial their creative role is in maintaining traditions and forging new ones. Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges is a visual demonstration of who we are and the numerous obstacles of adversity we Latinxs, have endured and will continue to overcome.
YLA 23 Featured Artists Lisette Chavez (San Benito, TX), Evelyn Contreras (Santa Barbara, CA), Adrian Delgado (San Francisco, CA), Raul Gonzalez (Houston, TX), Alejandro Macias (Brownsville, TX), Juan Mora (Jalisco, MX), Andrew Ordonez (Fort Worth, TX), Natalia Rocafuerte (Campeche, MX), Abel Saucedo (El Paso, TX), Ana Treviño (Galveston, TX), and Jose Villanueva (San Luis Potosi, MX).
For more information, visit the Mexic-Arte Museum website.