The third and last panel of the inaugural Latinx Artist Fellowship grant brings together artists Carolina Caycedo, Miguel Luciano, Guadalupe Maravilla, Vick Quezada and Juan Sánchez. Each artist’s work explores deeply-rooted beliefs in Indigenous philosophy, environmental justice, and liberation politics to probe forms of world-making that exist outside the framework of Western, neoliberal ideology. This shared concern informs the panel's focus on restorative aesthetics and methods of community building in the praxis of this intergenerational group of artists.
Healing, Justice, and World Making marks the third installment of “X as Intersection: Latinx Artists in Conversation,” a series of three virtual public programs that will feature the inaugural cohort of the Latinx Artist Fellowship. The series is co-hosted by curators from the six institutional partners: Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio and Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Sylvia Orozco, Cofounder and Executive Director, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin and Rita Gonzalez, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art and Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art.
Each conversation in the series will take place virtually and bring together several of the artist fellows in conversation about themes that resonate across their creative practices. To learn more, visit http://uslaf.org/x-as-intersection
About the Latinx Artist Fellowship: Designed to address this systemic and longstanding lack of support, the Latinx Artist Fellowship will award $50,000 each to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists each year for an initial commitment of five years. Administered by the US Latinx Art Forum (uslaf.org) in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this award is the first significant prize of its kind and celebrates the plurality and diversity of Latinx artists and aesthetics. For more information on the Latinx Artist Fellowship, visit mellon.org/latinx-artist-fellowship/.