4/1/1998 - 5/17/1998
El Niño: Chaos and Destruction
Nine emerging Latino artists explore the cultural, social and political implications of the phenomenon of "El Niño.”
6/3/1998 - 7/18/1998
Hilos del Sol: Mariana Yampolsky y los Mazahúa
This exhibition featured internationally-acclaimed Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky's images of the Mazahua Indians of Mexico, as well as examples of the Mazahua's extraordinary embroidery work. Ms. Yampolsky presented an artists' talk, and Enriqueta and Juvenal Bernardino Gómez, Mazahua artesans, offered textile-work demonstrations during a week-long residency.
10/7/1998 - 11/8/1998
Dia de los Muertos: Destiny Manifesting
A cross-cultural celebration of the Day of the Dead in the context of Spanish and American colonial history. Participating Artists: Pepón Osorio, DIWA Arts, Erika Hannes, Doze, Olivia Y. Armas, and the Mail Order Brides/MOB.
12/1/1998 - 12/24/1998
Folk art sale featuring Mexican and Latin American folk art and crafts, including market pottery, ceramics, textiles, clothing, toys, dolls and children’s books, cards, posters, calendars, art books, tin and lacquer ware, silver jewelry, masks, ornaments, and specialty items for Christmas.
4/3/1999 - 9/5/1999
Open Studio: Little Brown Bodies
An open-form exhibit showcasing work by Adál, Francisco X. Camplis, Víctor Cartagena, Leonard Castellanos, Eugenio Castro, Enrique Chagoya, Sal García, Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, Ester Hernandez, Gigi Otalvaro, Isis Rodríguez, Daniel Salazar.
6/5/1999 - 6/21/1999
Mi Vida Loca/Mi Arte Loco: An Exhibition of Pinto Art
An exhibition of pencil art by self-taught artists featured in Mi Vida Loca Magazine, a publication of art, literature and poetry for young Latinos/as.
9/18/1999 - 11/7/1999
Papel Picado: The Paper Cut-Outs of Carmen Lomas-Garza
Papel Picado: The Paper Cut-Outs of Carmen Lomas-Garza was this South Texas-born Chicana's first public presentation of large-scale paper cut-outs.
11/20/1999 - 12/20/1999
Bomba! Latino Erotica
A juried exhibition organized by Galería's ReGeneration Collective. Participating artists included: Nao Bustamante, DX, Raúl Aguilar, Gerardo Pérez, Verónica Duarte, Janjaap Dekker, Dr. Lacra, Juan Carlos Pometta, Favianna Rodriguez, and others. An evening of performance and poetry by emerging Latino writers was held in conjunction with the exhibition.
11/20/1999 - 3/3/2000
DIGITAL MURAL PROJECT By John Leaños & SFSA students
Y2K: A History of Displacement launched Galería's Digital Mural Program. The mural explores the Mission District's history of resistance and displacement. It was created by John Leaños and students of the San Francisco School of the Arts, including Jonah Copi, Natasha Robinson and Zach Segal.
2/4/2000 - 6/23/2000
The Brown Sheep Project
The Brown Sheep Project was a two-month performance workshop directed by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, seeking to groom emerging cultural leaders and develop new models of artist/community relations. Participants included: Lorraine Bautista, e-mael, Paul Flores, René García, Leticia Hernández, Robert Karimi, Mary Mendoza, Noelia Mendoza, Gigi Otalvaro, René Yañez, and Norman Zelaya.
3/4/2000 - 4/15/2000
The Life & Times of Culture Clash: A 15-year Journey
Curated by René Yañez and Carolina Ponce de León, this exhibition featured the art, photos, props and videos of Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza). The exhibition included paintings, drops, drawings, prints & artworks by José Antonio Burciaga, Gronk, Acebo, David Avalos and others.
3/4/2000 - 4/9/2000
DIGITAL MURAL PROJECT By Lucia Grosberger-Morales
Galería de la Raza launches the second in a series of digital billboards for the year 2000 with the computer-generated mural Social Cyberpunkenetics by Lucia Grosberger-Morales.
4/21/2000 - 6/4/2000
Out of Line:Chicano/Latino Drawings
An exhibition of works on paper featuring cartoons, tattoo designs, pinto & fine art drawings that reveal the intersection of lowrider aesthetics, street culture and gallery art inspired by Mexican and border pop culture. Participating Artists: Lalo Alcaraz, Ronnie Burk, Mr. Cartoon, Enrique Chagoya, Sandra Chang, Doze, Felipe Erhenberg, Paco Excel, Ruben Franco, Adrian García, Javier Hernández, Ester Hernández, Evangelina Griego, Rhode Montijo, Carmen Murillo, Refugio Posadas, Juan Puente, Victor Spider, Rafael Navarro, Esteban Oriol, José Antonio Suárez, Artemio Rodríguez, Leon Ferrari, and Daniel Marquez Ponce. Curated by Carolina Ponce de Leon
4/21/2000 - 8/25/2000
Digital Mural Project: Al Lujan
eVICTED is the third in a series of digital murals for the year 2000. Created by Mission district artist Albert Lujan.
7/15/2000 - 9/2/2000
Spray Power Speak Pride
Curated by Jaime Cortez and Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, this exhibition featured wall-to wall graffiti. It included female writers, adding a gender twist to the male paradigm often connected to graffiti art.
8/26/2000 - 9/21/2000
Digital Mural Project: Los Über-Locos
Ese, the Last Mexican in the Mission
Ese, the Last Mexican in the Mission (2000) was a performance and public art project about the cultural whitewashing of the Mission District of San Francisco. The work parodied the early 20th century Californian story of Ishi, the last of the Yahi tribe.
9/23/2000 - 11/5/2000
Day of the Dead: El Último Difunto
Organized by Galería’s Education Manager, Robert García, El Último Difunto was a collaborative project with the Mexican Museum and the ReGeneration program. The project presented a critical perspective on the "mainstreaming" of Day of the Dead celebrations in California.
9/24/2000 - 11/4/2000
Amigo Racism: Mickey Mouse Meets the Taco Bell Chihuahua
Curated by Carolina Ponce de León, Amigo Racism examined how artists of color have internalized, appropriated and transformed racial and cultural representations circulated and perpetuated through the media and pop culture. It comprised works by 25 artists, including emerging and established artists. Events: Live Poetry TV taping, film screenings, and a chihuahua fashion contest.
11/11/2000 - 1/19/2001
Digital Mural Project: Alma Lopez
Heaven by Los Angeles-based digital artist, Alma Lopez, communicates an intimate story of struggle and rebellion against cultural "correctness" and religious pressures.
1/20/2001 - 3/23/2001
Digital Mural Project: Robert Karimi & Conchita Villalba
Robert Karimi, an Iranian-Guatemalteco graphic designer and performance poet, and Conchita Villalba, a graphic designer, video artist, and community arts activist of Chinese and Mexican descent, teamed up to bring to the surface the history of racial profiling against Asian and Latino communities by law enforcement agencies in the U.S.
2/3/2001 - 3/31/2001
Atlas(t): A Mapping Expedition/Exhibition
Members of ReGeneration, Galería's emerging artists program collaborated with their Asian counterparts at Kearny Street Workshop-Next to assemble a fresh series of art events. The centerpiece of this collaboration was atlas(t), a 35-artist exhibition of new multimedia art. The project was curated by Jaime Cortez, Claire Light and a curatorial team from KSW-Next and Galería. Artists include e-mael, Micheal Arcega, Jim Coi, Jaime Cortez, Wei Ming Dariotis, Tony de Carlo, Vikki del Rosario, Richard godinez, mariana Jimenez, Claire Light, Pang Hui Lim, Brian Locicero, Alma Lopez, Jason Luz, Varonica Majano, Enrique Andrade & Mario Lemos, Jorge Natividad, Lark Pien, Kathryn Pinto, Jesus Quintero, Jose Luiz Rodriguez, Anthony Salgado, Alexandra Blum & the SF Print Collective, Robynn Takayama, Conchita Villalba, Jean Yi and Marilyn Yu.
3/24/2001 - 4/28/2001
Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids
The emergence of a technologically driven surveillance society is the central issue of El Webopticon, a public art project on Galería's Bryant Street billboard, created by Los Cybrids, a trio of Latino artists who focus on the dark side of the information age, particularly as it relates to communities of color and the production of content.
4/20/2001 - 6/2/2001
In the Heart of the World: Photos, Videos and Art from the Zapatista Insurgency
An exhibition exploring the history and political ramifications of the Zapatista movement focusing on the visual culture and language identified with the uprising. It included over 80 photographs depicting the famous, infamous and unknown participants in the Zapatista uprising, Zapatista folk embroideries, dolls and hand-crafts, Zapatista-inspired novelty items, and videos.
4/29/2001 - 8/25/2001
Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids
The second in a series of three digital murals, The Last One to Cross the Digital Divide is a Rotten Egg! raises questions regarding the digital divide such as to which extent is the access to and production of information promoted by corporations and the media truly "democratic"?
6/22/2001 - 8/26/2001
Los Cybrids: Tecno-Putografía Virtual
A year-long new-genre public arts project featuring Los Cybrids: La Raza Techno-Crítica AKA René García, John Leaños, and Praba Pilar. The project consisted of an installation in the gallery, three digital murals and performances.
8/26/2001 - 4/23/2002
Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids
9/22/2001 - 11/17/2001
Ester Hernandez: Everyday Passions
"Everyday Passions" presented recent works by major Chicana artist, Ester Hernandez, who has been associated with both San Francisco's Mission District and the Galería since the 1970s.
We Carry A Home With Us: Post-Immigrant Reflections
In collaboration with La Peña Cultural Center, Elia Arce led a cast of emerging artists in a multi-media performance focusing on the issue of Latino immigrant relations to family, society and each other. Participants: Paul Flores, Alma García, Leticia Hernandez, Anna Herrera, Melissa Lozano, Marc Pinate, Gigi Otalvaro, Jime Salcedo, Pablo Rodríguez, and Isaías Rodríguez.
3/9/2002 - 5/11/2002
Photographic Memory & Other Shots in the Dark
Curated by Carolina Ponce de León, Photographic Memory focused on the way photos reinforce, distort, create and dissolve memory. It featured photography, video, and computer-mediated art by 14 artists from the Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego and from Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay.
4/26/2002 - 6/15/2002
Digital Mural Project: Robert J. Sanchez and Richard A. Lou (Los Anthropolocos)
Appropriating Seurat's masterpiece, Chicano artists Robert J. Sanchez and Richard A. Lou, AKA Los Anthropolocos transpose the politics of identity and race.
Tania Bruguera: Performance Night
An evening of performances by students participating in Cuban artist Tania Bruguera's performance class at the San Francisco Art Institute.
An exhibition of vintage posters from Galería's archives presentig works created by Ralph Maradiaga, Xavier Viramontes, RCAF, Nancy Hom, Louie The Foot Gonzalez, and many others. It was organized by Jaime Cortez.
6/23/2002 - 8/21/2002
Digital Mural Project: Liliana Porter
Elenco by Liliana Porter was the first digital mural in a series titled Pervasive Forces, exploring the theme of globalization and culture. Pervasive Forces featured Latino artists’ investigations of the impact globalization has on the representation of identity, cultural difference, and community.
7/13/2002 - 8/31/2002
Substance of Choice
A ReGeneration exhibition with work by Justino, Eduardo Díaz, Ivan Rubio, Andrea Calderon, Caleb Duarte, Cristianne Dugan-Cuadra, Ana Machado, Erika Hannes, Fernando Marti, Jaime Guerrero, Regina Caudillo, Deanna Scoggin-Torra, Liliana Rodriguez, Pablo Aurelius Manga, Mariana Garibay, Rick Godinez, Juan Carlos Pometta, Shizu Saldamando. Artist talk moderated by Lydia Matthews.
9/7/2002 - 9/14/2002
The Resurrection of Tigilau
Samoan poet Dan Taulapapa McMullin collaborated with Colombian sound artist Marcos Larsen to create an audio installation that re-told the Samoan story, The Resurrection of Tigilau, by sourcing traditional Samoan narratives, oral histories and contemporary environmental location recordings. Organized by Jaime Cortez.
9/7/2002 - 2/8/2003
Digital Mural Project: Armando Rascón
Aztlán Life Extension Foundation
Aztlán Life Extension Foundation, by Armando Rascón, is a digital mural based on a meta-fiction that offers “an alternative path towards extending life thru the alchemy of spirit and science.”
9/28/2002 - 11/23/2002
Viology: Violence of Culture & Cultures of Violence
An exploration of artists’ responses to the manifestations of violence that afflict communities north and south of the US/Mexico border, ranging from entertainment to domestic, political, and institutional violence. Traveled to Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA (Nov.1-Dec. 12, 2003). Curated by Carolina Ponce de León.
2/8/2003 - 3/22/2003
Patrick "Pato" Hebert: Somoson
Somoson featured a series of large-scale photographs and light-boxes by LA-based artist, Patrick “Pato” Hebert. Organized by Jaime Cortez and Carolina Ponce de León.
2/8/2003 - 4/15/2003
Digital Mural Project: Patrick “Pato” Hebert
No Haters Here
Patrick Hebert's public artwork, No Haters Here, was part of Galería’s billboard series Pervasive Forces: Private Identities and the Public Sphere. The artist designed the mural as a campaign against hate crimes after conducting a workshop with youth of color examining the rise in hate crimes committed by youth.
4/15/2003 - 6/14/2003
Digital Mural Project: Rosângela Rennó
Little Balls, by Brazilian artists, Rosângela Rennó, was part of Galería’s digital mural series "Pervasive Forces: Globalization, Private Identities and the Public Sphere." The series was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
4/16/2003 - 5/24/2003
Moment's Notice: A collective collage of this moment in time
A collective collage created by over 150 artists. To create it, Galería used a radically open and non-discriminatory exhibiting system: any artist or poet could bring an art piece addressing their most pressing thoughts about our times and the advent of the US-led war in Iraq. The artist/poet then chose a spot on the wall and added his/her piece to the collective wallscape.
6/14/2003 - 8/9/2003
Armando Rascón: Border Xicanography
"Border Xicanography," by Armando Rascón, was a a postmodern shrine to the complexities that inform the contemporary border psyche. The hybrid word 'xicanography', a play between Xicano + Iconography, references the forging of new identities in transition as the action of crossing borders and cultures is enacted. Organized by Jaime Cortez and Carolina Ponce de León.
6/15/2003 - 9/30/2003
Digital Mural Project: Julio C. Morales + YMP
Customize was a public billboard project by San Francisco artist, Julio C. Morales with San Francisco Art Institute student, Rachel Hewlett and Urban Pioneer High School student, Claudio Michelo. It was part of Galería’s digital mural series Pervasive Forces: Globalization, Private Identities and the Public Sphere. The series is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
8/23/2003 - 10/25/2003
A ReGeneration Group Exhibition presenting work by Justin De Leon, Lisa Marie Delgadillo, Caleb Duarte, Verónica Duarte, Rick Godinez, Al Hernandez, and Branca Nitzsche. An artist talk hosted by Yolanda Lopez was held on Wed, Sept 3. Organized by the ReGeneration Advisory Board.
9/26/2003 - 1/26/2004
Digital Mural Project: Lalo Alcaraz
Run Bush Run
Lalo Alcaraz's Run Bush Run brought into public space a cartoon that captured the growing distrust in the White House’s justifications for going to war in Iraq.
1/12/2004 | 7:00 pm
Event co-sponsored by Galeria & Modern Times Bookstore featuring Juana Guzman Lisea.
1/22/2004 | 7:00 pm
Public Lecture: Franko B
Public Lecture by London-based performance & multi-media artist Franko B and introduction by Guillermo Gomez-Pena at Timken Lecture Hall - California College of the Arts (CCA) - SF Campus. Co-Sponsored by Galeria de la Raza.
1/24/2004 - 3/27/2004
C_Scape: Sites of Cultural (Ex)Change
"C_Scape" featured artists whose works explore the (ex)change of cultural information in the context of contemporary urban life. It presents work by Charles Beronio (USA), François Boucher (Colombia), Paco Cao (Spain), Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia), Carlos Lersundy (Colombia), and Mario Ybarra Jr. (USA). Curated by Deborah Cullen (Museo del Barrio, NYC) and Carolina Ponce de León.
Tango de Poesia
Spoken-word poetas Leticia Hernández and Tomás Riley have gathered an amazing group of talent for the evening of musíca, poesía, love and despecho. Experimental cello player, Diana Nucera and guest Dj, Darren De Leon – The Aztec Parrot will join poets:Melissa Lozano, Tina Bartolomé, Elz Desmangles, Jime Salcedo-Malo, Cathy Arellano, members of Los Delicados, Mad-Mex Gomez-Peña and more.
3/27/2004 - 4/23/2004
Digital Mural Project: María Elvira Escallón
Nueva Flora, is part of an ongoing project by Colombian artist María Elvira Escallón, which consists of interventions done directly to native trees in Colombian forests.
4/10/2004 | 7:00 pm
Concert: Sifting Thru the Remains
A night of soundscapes produced from electronic, acoustic and homemade instruments as well as field recordings and samples of sound designs. TRANSIENT is comprised of composer, sound designer, musician David Molina and electronic musician, sound artist, instrument builder Garret Lafever. Together they create soundscapes and music from electronic, acoustic, and homemade instruments; amplified or prerecorded miniature objects; field recordings, and samples of sound designs and music Molina has done for theatre, dance and film. The music ranges from minimal, dense, ambient, meditative, bliss out washes of sound; to dark, disturbing, depressing, harsh, nightmarish, yet beautiful, imaginary landscapes.
Featuring: David Molina, Garret La Fever, Trip Tech, Juan Carlos Mendizabal and Ricardo Flores.
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