X as Intersection: Writing on Latinx Art

The U.S. Latinx Art Forum (USLAF) is excited to announce the launch of our new digital publishing initiative, “X as Intersection: Writing on Latinx Art.”  This collaboratively curated project will commission and present short-form essays focused on the recipients of the Latinx Artist Fellowship and the ideas that animate their practices. 

“X as Intersection: Writing on Latinx Art” springs from the ideas and aesthetic creativity  of our fellowship recipients. This project is designed to strengthen creative networks by convening writers and bringing them into conversation with artists to produce and present thematic writing on art in a visually-compelling, free digital format. Co-created by USLAF and an invited team of experts, this initiative serves as a dynamic platform for informed and engaged writing across various genres about some of the country’s most exciting visual artists.

Call For Proposals: Latinx Unsettling

USLAF is pleased to announce the CFP for our inaugural collection of essays, “Latinx Unsettling,” which will be curated by Adriana Zavala. We invite writers to propose essays highlighting the complexities denoted by Latinx by exploring 1-2 works by any one of the following artists: Elia AlbaAdriana CorralCoco FuscoEster Hernandez, Juan Sánchez, Diana Solis, and Vincent Valdez. Proposals are due by May 1, 2024. The full CFP and descriptions of forthcoming collections are available here: CFP: Latinx Unsettling

View and Download the CFP for Latinx Unsettling

Editorial Board

The project is led by Adriana Zavala, USLAF Executive Director and Mary M. Thomas, USLAF Director of Programs, who have convened an editorial team comprised of Kency Cornejo, Karen Mary Davalos, Elizabeth Ferrer, Tatiana Flores, and Josh T. Franco, who bring expertise in curatorial practice, research and scholarship, archiving and oral history, and art making. 

Each member of the team will curate a single thematic collection, selecting and collaborating with writers to develop short-form essays each exploring the work of one artist in a selected group. Within each collection, the essays will illuminate the diverse and complex undercurrents that the artists address in their work.


For each collection, USLAF will issue a Call for Proposals inviting writers to propose an essay about a single artist within the group selected for a given collection. Writers selected to contribute essays will receive an honorarium and guidance from the editorial team. In addition, each essay will receive one round of editorial review and one round of anonymous review. This review process is designed to support writers at universities, but we welcome proposals from writers working outside of academia and at all career stages.