LatinXAmerican is an intergenerational group exhibition featuring nearly 40 Latinx artists from Chicago and beyond. The exhibition assesses the presence and absence of Latinx artists in DePaul Art Museum’s collection, and reflects efforts to build in this area as part of a multi-year initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists and voices in museums, working towards equity and lasting transformation. Occupying all of the museum’s galleries,
LatinXAmerican includes photographs, paintings, works on paper, sculptures, textiles, videos, and installations primarily drawn from DPAM’s collection, including several recent acquisitions, as well as new works from artists living throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
LatinXAmerican es una exposición grupal que se expande por varias generaciones e incluye a casi 40 artistas latinxs de Chicago y otras regiones. Esta exposición evalúa la presencia y la ausencia de lxs artistas latinxs en la colección del DePaul Art Museum, y refleja los esfuerzos de mejorarla como parte de una iniciativa de varios años que tiene por fin incrementar la visibilidades de lxs artistas y las voces latinxs en los museos, con el fin de acercarse a la equidad y a una transformación verdadera.
LatinXAmerican ocupa todas las galerías de nuestro museo e incluye fotografías, pinturas, obras en papel, esculturas, textiles, videos e instalaciones tomados principalmente de la colección del dpam, esto incluye varias adquisiciones recientes, así como obras nuevas de artistas que viven en diversas partes de Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico.
This museum-wide exhibition explores the shifting—and at times contradictory—social, cultural, political, and artistic identities between Latinx artists of different circumstances and generations. The term Latinx is used here as a nonbinary, gender-inclusive alternative to Latino or Latina for people of Latin American heritage living primarily in the United States. Not every artist in the exhibition identifies as a Latinx artist, some prefer national, racial, and/or ethnic designations of identity, therefore we encourage you to explore the artists’ diverse backgrounds.
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As part of our Latinx Initiative and our exhibition
LatinXAmerican (January 7–August 15, 2021), DPAM is proud to partner with Ivan LOZANO of Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. LOZANO will interview ten artists featured in DPAM’s exhibition
LatinXAmerican and each episode will be released every other Friday.
**Check out our LatinXAmerican Spotify playlist!** This playlist curated by DJ CQQCHIFRUIT is a companion piece for walking through our galleries, either virtually or in-person. Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero aka CQQCHIFRUIT is an interdisciplinary genderqueer artist and DJ of mixed Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, originally from Hialeah, FL. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northwestern University with concentrations in theater and performance in 2010, Guerrero became immersed in Chicago's LGBTQIA+ nightlife underground. DJing, performing, and organizing in queer nightlift spaces since 2012, they are a co-founder of TRQPITECA, an artist duo and multimedia event production company that celebrates queer art and dance music culture. The potential of communal dance floors as sites that empower radical embodiment, healing, and liberation is a focus of their personal and collaborative social practice.
LatinXAmerican was organized by current and former museum staff and student interns: Ionit Behar, Assistant Curator; Elyse Bluestone, Collection and Exhibition Intern; Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator; David Maruzzella, Curatorial Intern; Jade Ryerson, Arthur James Museum Studies Fellow, of DePaul Art Museum; and, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
Generous support for this exhibition and its related programming is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Special thanks go to Hunter Lewis and DePaul University's Information Services team for building the museum's first robust virtual exhibition. For all photography, videography, and virtual tours, thank you to DPAM interns Sam Spencer and Lisandro Resto. The rich research guide also included on this site would not be possible without the help of Alexis Burson of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library.