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GRÁFICA AMÉRICA

Mar. 3 — Sept. 1, 2019

Dignidad Rebelde,  Oakland, California, USA  Bringing Back Ourselves: A Recovery of the Stolen , 2019, Serigraph, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy of the artists

Dignidad Rebelde, Oakland, California, USA
Bringing Back Ourselves: A Recovery of the Stolen, 2019, Serigraph, 30 x 22 inches, Courtesy of the artists

 

JESUS BARRAZA
(United States)

Jesús Barraza is an interdisciplinary artist, lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkleley, co-founder of the Oakland-based Dignidad Rebelde (Est. 2007), and member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and the Consejo Gráfico de Talleres (Graphics Council of Workshops), a network of artist run print shops dedicated to advancing Latinx printmaking in the United States. He produces work in collaboration with community organizations in order to advance their struggles pertaining to issues of social justice such as immigrant rights and affordable housing. Barraza designed and printed this serigraph, Bringing Back Ourselves: A Recovery of the Stolen, with his partner and Dignidad Rebelde collaborator Melanie Cervantes. It includes native flora and lists the indigenous names of landmarks in North America. This list is meant to both remind and enlighten viewers on the way violent colonial intervention has attempted to erase native histories, languages and traditions. Barraza’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, Palestine, Guatemala, Bolivia, Canada, Italy, and Japan.