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Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) – 4th edition

May 4, 2018  – June 16, 2018
níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma soeur | my sister
Guest curators: Niki Little and Becca Taylor
Aura (Oneida), Natalie Ball (Modoc - Klamath), Catherine Blackburn (Dene), Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal (Cree – Saddle Lake), Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter (Inuvialuit), Uzumaki Cepeda (République Dominicaine), Chief Lady Bird (Chippewa - Potawatomi), Dayna Danger (Metis - Anishinaabe - Saulteaux), Raven Davis (Anishinabe), Lindsay Dobbin (Mohawk), Lita Fontaine (Anishinabe), Brittney Bear Hat (Blackfoot - Cree), Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot – Cree), Tsēmā Igharas (Tahltan), Tanya Lukin Linklater (Alutiiq), Caroline Monnet (Algonquin), Sandra Monterroso (Maya Q’eqchi’ – Guatemala), Shelley Niro (Mohawk), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), Gilda Posada (Aztec - Xicana), Skeena Reece (Cree – Tsimshian -Gitksan – Métis), Skawennati (Kahnawake Mohawk), Marian Snow (Kahnawake Mohawk), Tasha Spillett (Nehiyaw – Trinidadian), and selected works from the collection of La Guilde

Location: Art Mûr, 5826 St-Hubert, Montreal (QC)

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Transformación: Posters from Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer

Jan 23, 2018 - Mar 20, 2018
A collection from 8 years of posters made by TANA artists, interns, and workshop participants. TANA is a collaborative partnership between the Chicana/o Studies Department at the University of California, Davis, and the nearby community of Woodland, California. TANA carries a long tradition of printmaking that creates work that informs the public, exposes tyranny, and incites change.

Location: Community Folk Art Center 805 E Genesee St, Syracuse, New York 13210

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You had to be there

February 08, 2018 1:00 pm - April 20, 2018
You had to be there is a group exhibition at the swissnex Gallery that playfully examines what remains beyond the completion of a public artwork or an action, and imagines various modes for experiencing projects in their aftermath. Through close collaboration with the artists and groups involved, the exhibition hopes to tell a story that diverges from the official lines read and promoted through art history. Through unconventional displays of firsthand accounts, reenactments and ephemera, You had to be there aims to tell a story that is not necessarily the story.

Location: swissnex San Francisco Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, California 94111

Notes on Democracy

Dec 1, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018
Notes on Democracy examines the work of artists who explore the depths of our country’s current political discourse and process and the very idea of democracy. The artists in this exhibition incite political discourse and engage the process of governance to unwrap the realities of contemporary democracy in the United States. 

Artists: Ricardo "Tijuana Rick" Cortéz • Juan Capistrán • Jaque Fraguá • Gilda Posada • Shey Rivera Ríos • RoCoCo (Modesto Covarrubias & KC Rosenberg)   

Location: MACLA, 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA 95112


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Art and Crime

April 2, 2017- July 2, 2017
Group exhibition organized by Kota Ezawa.
Participating Artists: Kirsten Brehmer, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Michael Gordon Xudong LI, Alicia McDaniel, Gilda Posada, Keith Secoda, Kevin Valor, Qian Zhao

Location: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 94133


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30th Solo Mujeres

March 24, 2017- April 16, 2017
We find ourselves in a precarious time, when the most vulnerable in our community are in danger. It is at times like these that artists lead us in resistance and remind us of the strength and resiliency of our community.

The 30th anniversary of Solo Mujeres at the Mission Cultural Center marks a time to reflect on this enduring legacy of creativity and of the power of mujeres envisioning new possibilities for our community. This year's exhibition is a celebration honoring resistance, which takes many forms, but is rooted in the revolutionary act of love.

Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110


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Exist and Resist/ Existe y Resiste

January 20, 2017-February 11, 2017
The Mission Cultural Center opens its doors in 2017 to the artistic community to express a reaction to the Presidential Election of 2016. Faced with rhetoric of fear, division, racism, misogyny, intolerance, and populism from the elected government, artists from diverse communities raise a voice validating our right to exercise the First Amendment.Artists from various backgrounds such as; minorities, immigrants, women, veterans, lgtbq, youth, and seniors are intersecting a spectrum of messages that aim to reclaim human dignity. We are not apologizing for existing, and consider the best form of resistance by existing precisely as we are rejecting the hegemonic supremacy of the elected government.The Mission Cultural Center starts 2017 by providing a space where arts and activism play an important role in our community the way it did 40 years ago. 

Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Nasty Women Art Exhibition

January 14, 2017- January 24, 2017
This is the San Antonio sister of the NYC Nasty Women Exhibition, started by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore. Yes, Ma'am zine is hosting the exhibition during Second Saturday as a part of DreamWeek at AP Art Lab located in the Southtown Arts District. All proceeds of artwork sold will go to Planned Parenthood South Texas.

This group exhibition serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigrant rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights before the Presidential Inauguration in January. We're looking for Nasty Women Artists of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender or non-gender identifications, economic backgrounds, immigrants and non-immigrants.

Location: AP Art Lab, 1906 S Flores St, San Antonio, Texas 78204


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6th Chicana/o Biennial

Dec 2, 2016 - March 12, 2017
MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is pleased to present its much-anticipated 6th Chicana/o Biennial, MACLA’s most visible and popular juried exhibition that “takes inventory of the critical edge and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art.” Curated by Guest Jurors Melanie Cervantes, artist and activist (Dignidad Rebelde), Eugene Rodriguez, artist and lecturer, and Joey Reyes, Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at MACLA.

Exhibiting artists include: 
John Jota Leaños, Javier Martinez, Natalia AncisoAdrian DelgadoGilda Posada, Eric Almanza, Aaron Estrada, Louis JacintoPola LopezLinda VallejoLinda Lucía SantanaJulia ArredondoEric J. Garcia, Alex Zavala, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabel Castro, Raul Gonzalez, Suzy GonzalezJulia Barbosa Landois, Rolando Palacio, Daniella A. Rascón, Zeke Peña, Marcos Hernández

Location: MACLA, 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA 95112