Location: UCF Art Gallery
Latin America’s rich cultural heritage is made of countless languages, cultural identities, and communities of people who coalesce endlessly, multiculturalism defies categorization. In the United States today Latinx, Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, Mexicans, Cubans, Colombians, Argentinians, Puerto Ricans and an endless number of other nationalities, affiliation, races, associations, identifications, and groups of individuals defy classification. They create tension within the existing organization of parameters that disrupts functionality at every convergence. Being Latinx is a concept that is ever transcending itself. Coalesce is a group exhibition that gives voice to the individuals who have hybrid intersectionalities.
The exhibition includes work by:
Luciana Abait, Kiara Aileen Machado, Claudia Cano, Enrique Castrejon, Morel Doucet, Rosa Maribel Hernandez, Lino Martinez, Abdul Mazid, Moncho 1929, Raoul Pacheco, Lucha Pink Rodriguez, and Wanda Raimundi Ortiz
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 26 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for Coalesce; In conversation on Friday, September 27 at 10:00am
Latin America’s rich cultural heritage is made of countless languages, cultural identities, and communities of people who coalesce endlessly, multiculturalism defies categorization. The panel conversation includes:
Erika Hirugami, MAAB
Founder and CEO of Curatorlove.
Aldeide Delgado Puebla
Founder and Director of WOPHA.
UCF Art Gallery Director
UCF Lecturer of Art History
Picture Courtesy of Aaron Lacy – Background artwork by Knowledge Bennett
About the curator: Erika Hirugami, MAAB
Hirugami is the Founder and CEO of CuratorLove, as well as the Curatorial Director for The KNOW Contemporary. After being a Public Art Curator for the Department of Cultural Affairs in the City of Los Angeles, Hirugami became the Curatorial Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As a Getty Foundation Scholar and a Kress Foundation Fellow she has formed a part of various curatorial teams at museums and galleries across the United States and Mexico, and her written work has been published internationally.
Hirugami holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, in conjunction with the Drucker School of Management and Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. As well as multiple BAs from UCLA in the fields of Art History, Chicano Studies and Mexican Studies. She is currently a Doctoral Student at UCLA, where she challenges the convergence of transnational aesthetics with a special focus on undocumented Mexican experiences.