Somos/Funky

We are very excited to announce our next exhibition, Somos/Funky. A group show curated by Acción Latina Executive Director Josué Rojas and Acción Latina Cultural Arts Manager Fatima Ramirez, Somos/Funky celebrates the Mission and the colorful characters who live here.

CURATORIAL  STATEMENT

This funky group show uplifts the spirit of San Francisco and particularly the Mission District as a refuge for outsiders, satirical thinkers, artists, and creatives. We’re especially interested in highlighting artists who reflect the social consciousness of our neighborhood post Mission School and Chicano movement aesthetics. We’re not seeking to provide an “end-all” or definitive exposé of alternative art, rather we seek to provide a vignette and snapshot of a moment in time as seen through some of our favorite, not categorizable artists.  

FEATURED ARTISTS:

TOPA ★LUCÍA IPPOLITO ★ CHRISTO OROPEZA ★ OZZY ★ YANO RIVERA ★ GUSTAVO MORA ★ GIRL ON BUS  SPAIN RODRIGUEZ ★ FLOYD TANGEMAN ★ PIPER ALAN ★ EL MISFT ★ CRYSTAL GALINDO ★ SEÑOR FRIJOL JOSUÉ ROJAS ★ XAVIER SCHMIDT ★CALEB MALDONADO ★ ISAAC VAZQUEZ AVILA ★ VALERIA OLGUÍN ONTIVEROS 

ABOUT THE CURATORS: 

Josué Rojas  – Executive Director, Acción Latina 

As an artist, curator and Mission native, his work and vision have been characterized by a commitment to San Francisco’s values of community arts and media, civic engagement,communities and marginalized communities at large.

Fátima Ramirez – Cultural Arts Manager, Acción Latina

Fátima Ramirez became Cultural Arts Manager for Acción Latina in February 2019, and is dedicated to preserving the Mission’s legacy of Latinx cultura–showcasing both established and emerging artists in the barrio

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