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Maíz: Digital Mural Project by Federico Cuatlacuatl

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Friday, November 30, 2018

Galería de la Raza is pleased to present Maíz, a digital mural project by Federico Cuatlacuatl, in conjunction with our Comida Es Medicina exhibition. 

Artist Statement:

(In)visibilities are often concerns within undocumented immigrants seeking to be part of larger communities, building identities, and advancing political and societal concerns. These concerns and challenges speak through an artistic practice heavily invested in bringing forth visibility to the pressing realities of undocumented Latinx communities in the U.S. Cultural sustainability is a topic of special interest in disseminating many complexities of ourLlatinx communities such as culinary and gastronomy rooted heritage of our historical weight. Indigeneity is a thriving force in the visual language carried out as a way to give identity, voice, and relevance to current modes of subsistence. Mesoamerican culinary practices and gastronomy are highlighted through a scope of resistance, political acts, and coloniality.

Artist Bio:

Federico Cuatlacuatl is a Mexican Indigenous artist born in Cholula, Puebla. Federico’s work is invested in disseminating topics of Latinx immigration, social art practice, and cultural sustainability. Building from his own experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant and currently holding DACA, Federico’s research is primarily concerned with pressing realities in current social, political, and cultural issues that Latinx undocumented immigrants face in the U.S. As founder and director of the Rasquache Artist Residency in Puebla, Mexico, he actively stays involved in socially engaged works and binational endeavors.

Free and Open to the public.

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