Opening Reception at SOMArts for Día de los Muertos - October 12, 2018

September 22, 2018

Now in its 19th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States.

Honoring our Ancestors by Fighting for the Future is dedicated to the Padrino of the Mission and beloved Dia de los Muertos co–curator, René Yañez. Yañez was crucial in the formation of Chicanx visual aesthetics and as a founding member of Galeria de la Raza, created spaces that centered contemporary Latinx perspectives. Since 1999, Yañez curated the Dia de los Muertos exhibitions at SOMArts Cultural Center and we celebrate his life, legacy, and impact on generations to come. 

The exhibition unveiling, Friday, October 12, 6–9pm, $12–15 sliding scale admission with a multimedia dance performance by La Mezcla and Dia de los Muertos inspired artist market.

Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla

Exhibiting Artists:
Adrian Arias
Adriana Garcia
April Martin Charland
Azucena Hernandez
Candi Farlice
Carla Caletti
Choppy Oshiro
Cj grossman
Cynthia Tom
David Tafolla
Deand and Juliet MacCannell
Elena-Maria Bey
Elizabeth Addison
Elizabeth Benson
Elizabeth Rojas
Howie Katz
John Mayne
Josephine Torio
Kathy de Rosas
Keiko Kubo
Kristian Kabuay
Kristiana Chan
Lia Tealdi, John Latham, Alice Latham
Libby Paloma, Ace Lehner
Lilli Lanier, Rachel-Anne Palacios, Emily Winslow-Cabrera
Mara Lea Brown
Marco Razo, Kate Razo
Maya Chinchilla
Michael Dingle
Michelle Bonilla Garcia
Miranda Bergman
Monique Lopez
Nancy Hom
Nick Gomez
Olivia Armas
Patricia Montgomery
Patrick Piazza
Rio Yanez
Rosario Sotelo
Sarah Davis
Shizue Seigel
Susan Mathews
Veronica Rueda, Jose Luis Rueda
Victor-Mario Zaballa
Yohana Junker, Coletivo Desbordar

Curated by Rio Yańez and Carolina Quintanilla




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