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Mama Says: QTPOC Linage & Storytelling

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Radar Productions & Galeria de la Raza Co-present:
MAMA SAYS: QTPOC Lineage and Storytelling

Galería de la Raza and Radar Productions have partnered together to bring you Mama Says: QTPoC Lineage & Storytelling.  Join us for an evening of storytelling, by and for QTPoC! This show will be an exploration of these narratives through textiles, oral storytelling, installation, and performance. 


Indira Allegra
Myriam Gurba
Roberto F. Santiago
Grace Rosario Perkins
José Iñiguez

Indira Allegra is a recipient of the Oakland Individual Artist (2015) and Queer Cultural Center grants (2014) and has been honored with the Jackson Literary Award (2014), Lambda Literary Fellowship (2012) and Windgate Craft Fellowship (2015). Allegra's commissions include works for the SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, Petty Biennial, SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, the City of Oakland and the National Queer Arts Festival. Her time-based works have screened at festivals such as MIX NYC (2013), Perlen Hannover LGBT Festival (2010), Bologna Lesbian Film Festival (2010) and Outfest Fusion (2009).Allegra’s writing has been widely anthologized, she has contributed works to Cream City Review, HYSTERIA Magazine, make/shift Magazine, Konch Magazine and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought among others. In 2014 she was the Dr. and Mrs. Ella Tag Lecturer at East Carolina University and a Lylle Parker Women of Color Speaker at the University of Oregon. Allegra has completed workshops and residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada (2012) Ponderosa Center for Movement and Discovery in Stolzenhagen (2016) and Takt in Berlin (2016). She is a 2017 Artist in Residence at Djerassi Residence Arts Program and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Myriam Gurba
Myriam Gurba is a queer spoken-word artist, visual artist, and writer from Santa Maria, California. She currently lives and teaches in Long Beach, California. Her most recent novel, Painting Their Portraits in Winter: Stories, explores Mexican stories and traditions from a feminist lens.

Roberto Santiago
Roberto F. Santiago received his MFA from Rutgers University, BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently an MSW candidate at UC Berkeley. His poetry has been published in Apogee, Foglifter, Assaracus, CURA, The Waiting Room Reader, Me No Habla With Acento, and other journals and anthologies. He has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Sarah Lawrence College, and Lambda Literary Foundation . Roberto is the recipient of the Alfred C. Carey Poetry Prize and his debut book of poetry, Angel Park (Tincture, 2015), was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. Roberto writes and produces his own music, and likens himself to Tennessee Williams in a poodle skirt, Gloria Anzaldúa in culottes , and/or James Merrill in short-shorts. He is Assistant Editor for Indolent Books and works as an educator in San Francisco where he also lives with a fiction writer and 17 year old cat that edits his poetry…whether he asks her to, or not.

Grace Rosario Perkins
Based in Oakland CA but having spent most of her life moving between city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community, Grace Rosario Perkins is interested in disassembling her personal narrative and reassembling it as one that layers words, objects, faces, and signifiers built from cultural dissonance, language, and history.
Grace is one of the core founders of Black Salt Collective, an all women of color art collective that is a recent SFMOMA SECA Award nominee, has had their collaborative work screened in six countries, and recently curated a 30+ artist show titled "Visions into Infinite Archives" at SOMArts in SF which received press from publications such as the SFChronicle, Dazed Magazine, KQED, and more.

José Iñiguez
José Luis Iñiguez is a Central Valley artist currently based in Oakland, California. He received his Master of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Trained as a ceramist; yet, his practice is not solely that, he infuses his visions with tactile procedures and assemblage, utilizing found objects and waste. Iñiguez's work is encircled with many planes of his identity. His recent investigation immersed his practice into a spiritual quest, weaving in his Roman Catholic upbringing with the occult.



$5-$20 Sliding Scale


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