I'm incredibly happy (and quite proud!) to announce that I recently published a review of the exhibition, "Muriel Hasbun: Seismic Traces" in the Latinx Project's online journal, Intervenxions.
"After visiting the exhibition, I am left both inspired and hopeful: what kinds of stories and long-forgotten people could we unearth from our own pasts if we took to heart what Hasbun has been able to do within her own life and family? How many Esters live indefinitely buried beneath the collective subconscious of US Latinx communities? What marks do we leave on the Earth behind us when environments force us to shift? Healing these ancestral and intergenerational traumas is at the forefront of many minds today. We need artists like Muriel Hasbun—and visibility for them, to boot—who can deliver to their viewers a distinct and powerful ethos of personal and communal loss, ultimately helping us understand that there is a path to recovery and healing out there, if we only look to find it. "
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The Latinx Project at New York University explores and promotes U.S. Latinx Art, Culture and Scholarship through creative and interdisciplinary programs. Founded in 2018, it serves as a platform to foster critical public programming and for hosting artists and scholars. [It is] especially committed to examining and highlighting the multitude of Latinx identities as central to developing a more inclusive and equitable vision of Latinx Studies.
I'm very excited to announce that my proposal was accepted for the 2022 Small Grants Fund, run by the Center for Latin American Studies at Rutgers University.
With this funding, I will be spending just under a week in Los Angeles, California to work in the archives of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and the special collections at the Getty Center. This research should help in formulating an outline for the larger project and in collecting primary sources for writing dissertation chapters.