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Saul Aguirre is a Chicago B ased artist born in Mexico City. He has been considered a standout at NEXT 2010 CHicago by PEDRO VÉLEZ who is an artist and critic living in Chicago . Saul used real manacles\, to remind people of the reality of being picke d up by the police during a live spectacle\, and captivated people with hi s small drawings. Saul has been exhibiting Nationally and Internationally\ , in several Museums and Galleries since 1990. http://www.saulaguirre.com\n

Adriana Baltazar is a multidiscipli nary artist living and working in Chicago. She has worked in various colla borative projects as well as shown work in galleries throughout the city. She draws her inspiration from the conflicts and comprimises that arise in our relationships with the "other" and our love/hate relationship with th e natural environment. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Insti tute of Art Institute. http://adrianabaltazar.com

Miguel Corte z is an artist living in Chicago and born in Guanajuato\, Mexico. He has s tudied filmmaking at Columbia College and has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Future shows in 2010 include an exhibit at Gall ery 414 in Fort Worth\, Texas and at VanBrabson Gallery in Minnesota. Past exhibitions included shows in Champaign\, IL at the Krannert Museum and a t the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago\, as well as\, in Bridge A rt Fair in Miami. Other shows included exhibits in Dallas at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery\, “Lo Romantico” at Glass Curtain Gallery and “Lies tha t Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital Divide” at VU Space in Melbo urne\, Australia. http://www.mcortez.com

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Salvador Jiménez- Flores was born and raised in Jalisco\, Mexico where he lived until 2000. Since coming to the United States\, Salvador has participated and contribu ted to the Chicago art scene. His work has been included in various solo a nd group exhibitions in venues such as The National Museum of Mexican Art\ , The State Street Gallery\, Aurora City Hall\, Koehnline Museum of Art\, Beverly Art Center\, and Casa de la Cultura\, Jalisco\, M√©xico. in addit ion\, his public art created with youth from the Pilsen\, Lawdale\, and La Villita communities such as ‚Äúthe Revival of the Struggle‚Äù at the Raun er Family YMCA\, ‚ÄúAlternative Remedy‚Äù at Saint Antony Hospital\, and t he "Declaration of Immigration" at Yollocalli &\; Radioarte building. S alvador‚Äôs work is also in the State Street Gallery collection (over 30 p ieces of work) and other private collections. Salvador is currently graphi c designer at CCDA and art teacher at Yollocalli Art Reach. http://www.jim enezdesignart.com/

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Jaime Mendoza: Concerned largely with issues of immigration\, ethnicity and place\; Mendoza works in a wid e range of media—activist inspired public art\, sculpture\, film\, sound\, and photography — all of which fuse the politics of contemporary urban cu lture with poetic meditations on aesthetics\, history\, and identity. Most recently Mendoza was awarded a grant from the National Performance Networ k/Visual Arts Network to participate in a one week residency at Galería De La Raza in San Francisco\, California.

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Jenny Priego is visual and performance artist who draws inspiration from her existence as a feminine being and random beauty. She uses several forms of media to interpret her self exploration\, such as technology\, her body\, voice\, and formal fine art technique. Her latest and ongoing project is "Adelita Pata de Perro" a photographic memoir of Adelita\, a character that was in spired by the women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Priego's Adelita is a hyper-ethnic woman wandering the world on an ever changing journey\, and on her voyage of discovery she encounters symbols of power\, feminini ty\, sex\, and cultural imagery. She finds herself in different situations and places that take her from Paris\, to Rome and sugar cane mills in Mex ico. Priego studied at Columbia College and currently works as a Stewardes s. Jenny lives and works in Chicago.

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Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa is a mu lti-disciplinary artist\, educator and administrator\, active for the past fifteen years. Completed a B.A. in Fine Art from Trinity Christian Colleg e in 1992 and earned an M.A in Inter Disciplinary Arts at Columbia College (2005). As an administrator and an artist\, she has collaborated in the c reation and maintenance of many non profit organizations in Pilsen. Among them are Taller Mestizarte (Mixed Art Workshop) where she served as Presid ent in 1998\, organizer for La Voz de Los de Abajo\, and a board member fo r Calles y Sueños. Elvia has also contributed to other existing organizati ons such as the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum\, Fiesta del Sol/ Pilsen N eighbors Community Council\, Marshall Square Boys and Girls Club\, and Gal lery 37 as an educator and an artist. Elvia is the Director of Community P rograms at Pros Arts.

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