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Salvador Jiménez-Flores and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy

CHARLA: Conversation about Collaboration

In this charla between Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy and Salvador Jimenez-Flores, they chat about visibility, representation, education, mentorship, and the importance of creatives being fairly compensated in art spaces. Angelik and Salvador have collaborated on many projects including multiple exhibitions that aim to celebrate BIPOC artists working in ceramics. For example,Sleight of Handbrought together artists together whose work embodies the themes of and aesthetics of Funk art, highlighting the clay medium as a tool of social and political critique and resistance. Last year, Angelik invited Salvador to be a guest on her podcast Clay in Color where they chatted about Salvador’s art journey. You can access that conversation on the link below.


Salvador Jiménez-Flores (He/Él) is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. Jiménez-Flores has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Museum of Art and Design amongst others. He served as Artist-In-Residence for the city of Boston, Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and Kohler Arts Industry. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants and The New England Foundation for the Arts, and Threewalls’ RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellowship Grant. He is an Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy (She/Her) is a Los Angeles-based independent curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft. She most recently served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York. Vizcarrondo-Laboy has curated exhibitions at the Center for Craft, NC, Collar Works, NY, The Jane Hartsook Gallery, NY, the Crocker Art Museum, CA, Mindy Solomon Gallery, FL, and Grounds for Sculpture, NJ (upcoming). She has written for publications such as The Journal of Modern Craft and Cultured Magazine and multiple exhibition catalogs. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Florida and an MA from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, in Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture.