X as Intersection: Latinx Artists in Conversation

A series featuring the cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship

How do the legacies of Latin American and Caribbean migration to the United States affect Latinx artists and their work? Drawing from first-hand experiences to family oral histories of migration and diaspora, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Lucia Hierro, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas discuss the impact these legacies have had on their practices and cultural production as artists. This panel is moderated by Rose Salseda, Co-founder and Director of Research Initiatives at the US Latinx Art Forum, and Mari Carmen Ramirez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Presented on Zoom.

Recording of Part II | The Present Moment

November 16, 2022

As another tumultuous year in a divided country comes to a close, it is often artists that offer the most perceptive understanding of the present moment. This panel brings Maria Gaspar, mulowayi iyaye nonó (Las Nietas de Nonó), Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Vincent Valdez to discuss what they see from within their communities as they generate work that confronts these circumstances. All utilizing different media, these artists create artwork that spans the country while referencing urgent situations encountered in the world around them.

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Recording of Part I | Material Constellations 

October 12, 2022 |
This panel brought together artists Leslie Martinez, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Amalia Mesa-Bains to explore the material and conceptual intricacies in their work, and the points of contact between them. The conversation considered how each artist crosses disciplinary boundaries to challenge art world categories as well as identity-and gender-based assumptions. Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art and Executive Director, Dr. Adriana Zavala of the US Latinx Art Forum co-moderated this conversation.