New Mestizx

Curator: Sami Schilf
Artist: Group*

Displayed May 24, 2019 – June 15, 2019

Featured Artists:
Alyssa Aviles • Cecilia Cassandra • Harvey Lozada • HyphyWyphy • Joe Ramos • Malaya Tuya • Monica Magtoto • Kate Dash • Pinay Liminality • Pinxy’s Rising by Nickel Rivera and Narce Guinto • Sami See • Tito Gavina

With the New Mestizx exhibition,  curator Sami Schilf sought to capture the transcultural hybridity, exploring what emerges when cultural identities, histories, and people intersect in the Bay Area. The works reflected the experience of twelve artists of Filipinx and Latinx heritage living in between worlds as they navigate their identity through the lens of “New Mestizx,” a term inspired by writer Gloria Anzaldúa. Through photography, mixed media, prints, paintings, textile, and audio installations, the artists explored how gentrification, motherhood, transnational migration and intergenerational transmission of culture informs how they choose to remember or redefine traditions.

About the Curator
Sami Schilf is a digital artist, muralist, and emerging curator whose work centers in the lived experience of hybridity. As a second generation mestiza (or ‘tisay’ in Tagalog) born in San Francisco, her work plays with the tension between disassociation and reclamation of cultural identity, history, and inheritance.

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