Young Latina Artists 19: Y que?
June 13 2014 - September 7, 2014 Opening Reception: June 3, 2014 Current Exhibition: Young Latina Artists 19: Y que? Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum. Now in its nineteenth year, the next YLA exhibition Y, qué? will be guest curated by the Más Rudas Chicana Collective; Ruth Buentello, Sarah Castillo, Kristin Gamez, and Mari Hernandez. In a time where the validity and necessity of Latina art is in question in contemporary art, Y, Qué? (“and what!”) is a bold gesture of unflinching existence as well as an affirmation of the state of multiple identities. Curated by Más Rudas Chicana art collective based in San Antonio, Texas, Y, Qué? includes Latina artists cultivating an artistic vocabularies to understand the world around them. Their artistic languages at times converge and diverge, as they all work towards resolving conflicts that derive from questions related to race, class, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality. Selected artists include: Natalia Anciso, Daphne Arthur, Nani Chacon, Audrya Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, Alexis Herrera, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Annette Martinez, Senalka McDonald, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Cristy C. Road, Linda Lucía Santana, and Fabiola Torralba.