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Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas

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Altered States Silkscreen © Diane Gamboa
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Self Portrait Speaking Fire and Flowers Charcoal and Ink on Archival Paper © Maya Gonzales
Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas

516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
January 17th, 2009 - March 21st, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.516arts.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Albuquerque
EMAIL:  
info@516arts.org
PHONE:  
505-242-1445
OPEN HOURS:  
12:00 - 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
TAGS:  
Latina, chicana, mixed-media, photography, digital, installation, graffiti/street-art, performance, realism, figurative, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The theme for this exhibition is hociconas, which means loudmouth backtalking women, malcriadas — bad mannered mujeres, in short, disorderly, disruptive, critical-thinking, strong Chicana/Latina women telling it like they see it. They defy, if necessary, conceptual and/or formal rules or simply venture into risky terrain. The exhibition explores three generations of Chicana artists and includes installation, video, performance art, as well as disobedient takes on traditional crafts and art forms. Featured artists are from New Mexico, Texas and California. Co-Curators Delilah Montoya and Laura E. Pérez say, "We hope this project will strengthen and cross-fertilize Chicana Latina feminist art across state lines." One of the inspirations for the exhibition is Pérez’s recent book Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities.

Artists include: Elia Arce, Nao Bustamante, Marie Romero Cash, Diane Gamboa, Tina Hernández, Elisa Jiménez, Alma López, Pola López, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Delilah Montoya, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Cecilia Portal, Isis Rodríguez, Maya Rodríguez and Consuelo Jiménez Underwood.