The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin sponsored the spring 2013 symposium "The Mexican American Archival Enterprise at the Benson Latin American Collection: An Historical Appraisal" (April 18-19, 2013).
Panel 4: Cultural Arts and Media, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
- Tatiana Reinoza, Graduate Student, Department of Art History, The University of Texas at Austin (Chair)
- Robb Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California, Riverside
- Claudia Zapata, Curator of Exhibitions and Program, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
My presentation Exhibiting Archives: The Mexican American and Latino@ Collections on Display discussed my use of the Benson Latin American Collection archives throughout curatorial research of museum exhibitions. In addition, I discussed my personal archives that are and will be in the Mexican American and Latino@ Collections.
There are two exhibitions currently on display at Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum, exploring different but connected aspects of Latin American, and specifically Mexican culture. In the main gallery, Masked takes a look at the history of Mexican dance masks,…
KUT interview with me regarding the Masked: Changing Identities and Unmasked: Lucha Libre exhibitions I curated at the Mexic-Arte Museum.
Will the Chingozine ever be available in San Francisco bookstore?
Brief press regarding the program I helped create: the Puro Chingon Social Club. The Puro Chingon Social is a monthly, Latino-themed program that includes interactive film screenings of Latino cult movies created by the Puro Chingon Collective.The Puro Chingon Collective (Claudia Aparicio, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata) is a Latino art collective that creates art zines, interactive movie screenings, and public art interactions to promote, experiment, and recreate their defining cultural identities.
Printeresting article about the East Austin Studio Tour 2012 with brief mention of ChingoZine, a Latino art zine. I am the co-founder and current editor for ChingoZine.
Press about the Arturo Garcia Bustos exhibition I curated that traveled to the Museum of Printing History in Houston.
Photo press for Day of the Dead mural comissioned by Mexic-Arte Museum. Photo captures mural painting by Louie Chavez.