Curator: Sami Schilf
Displayed: May 24, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Location: Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at Accion Latina
Alyssa Aviles • Cecilia Cassandra • Harvey Lozada • HyphyWyphy • Joe Ramos • Malaya Tuya • Monica Magtoto • Kate Dash • Pinay Liminality • Pinxy’s Rising by Nickel Rivera and Narce Guinto • Sami See • Tito Gavina
With the New Mestizx exhibition, curator Sami Schilf sought to capture the transcultural hybridity, exploring what emerges when cultural identities, histories, and people intersect in the Bay Area. The works reflected the experience of twelve artists of Filipinx and Latinx heritage living in between worlds as they navigate their identity through the lens of “New Mestizx,” a term inspired by writer Gloria Anzaldúa. Through photography, mixed media, prints, paintings, textile, and audio installations, the artists explored how gentrification, motherhood, transnational migration and intergenerational transmission of culture informs how they choose to remember or redefine traditions.
This exhibition was a focus event at the San Francisco Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center's annual festival The United States of Asian America Festival: Collective Memories.