Museum of Latin American Art

Fund: $40,000

The Museum of Latin American Art will present Gráfica América, an exhibition that traces the legacy of printmaking in the Americas through images, art objects, and publications created using traditional as well as contemporary and experimental processes. Opening in March 2019, Gráfica América will feature works by approximately 100 artists from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean whose practices are based in the communal and collaborative spirit of independent workshops and educational institutions. Here artists hone their visual voices, activists and communities come together to negotiate cultural expressions, and marginalized individuals of diverse backgrounds are given a platform through which to tell their stories. Artists include Pepe Coronado, Sandra C. Fernández, Demián Flores, Fernando De León, Miguel Ledezma, Poli Marichal, Lorena Padral, Coral Revueltas Valle and Humberto Saenz, and collective workshops like Taller de Gráfica Experimental of Cuba and Estampa Feminista of Buenos Aires, Argentina, among many others. The exhibition accentuates the radical political role of printmaking in Latin America’s history and creates an environment through exhibition and workshops in which those ideas and skills can be shared with a new generation of artists and community organizers in Southern California.