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Past Exhibitions

In its  22nd year, the auction is Silicon Valley’s premier showcase for established and emerging Latino artists, featuring 40-60 original works of art which are available to the public. With work ranging from sculpture and paintings to mixed media, the auctioned work provokes thought and conversation to celebrate the diversity of Latino arts and culture.  It was great to celebrate with you all and we thank you deeply for supporting our Latinx artists and MACLA!

To all of our artists, supporters, donors, and sponsors — thank you for helping us create our first fun and memorable virtual event. It was a resounding success!

If you missed the show, you can catch it again on our YouTube page

In our current political climate, how do we preserve our most precious relationships, to our loved ones, to our surroundings, and to ourselves?  El Amor en Tiempos de Caos/ Love in the time of Chaos explores how artists preserve and pay homage to subjects that hold a special place in their hearts from childhood landscapes vulnerable to rampant gentrification, heartache, and most importantly to themselves. Alexandria Martinez, Carlos Rodriguez, Jonathan Herrera, and Natalie Aleman will virtually share their work in an online gallery open to the public, going live on June 19th – August 16th, 2020. 

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Exhibit Piece Photography 2 Exhibit Piece Photography 3  La Huesera Bone Woman

Digital Exhibition Presented by MACLA | San Jose, CA  

Our Connection to the Land ( December of 2019 – March of 2020) explores the work of artists whose art practice reflects our relationships toward the land.  The works of Abiam Alvarez, Suzy Gonzalez, Narsiso Martinez, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira and Arleene Correa Valencia create dialogs from the food we consume to the distances between us and home. Through paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and photography these artists bring into discussion the personal narratives of their own experiences dealing with the agricultural industry, resilience, and acknowledgement toward the communities affected by social injustices.

MACLA Gallery Exhibit Fall 2019  

On Film: Capturing the Then and Now showcases the work of artists who use film to explore self-representation, identity, and pop culture. The works of Djali Brown-Cepeda of NuevayorkinosEliana Cetto, Jazmin Garcia, Thalia GochezOmar Juarez (El Olms)Javier Mendoza Fonseca, and Felix Quintana invoke strong feelings of nostalgia, tell the often-bittersweet stories of diasporas, and speak to communities’ resilience through difficult times all while uplifting their truths.

 

   

     

Unicorns, Aliens, and Futuristic Cities, explores the work of artists: Claudia Blanco, Veronica Rojas, Michael Menchaca, Javier Martinez, Stephany Sanchez, Jorge Gonzalez, and James Canales all of whom use science fiction and fantasy to reveal the nuances of history, culture, and the Latino identity.

 

Muxeres Rising, our 7th Xicanx Biennial exhibition which showcases the diverse talents of thirteen self-identified Latinx women who are disrupting and redefining social norms through a variety of artistic media. Johana Moscoso, Sandra Antongiorgi, Yvonne Escalante, Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Mitsy Ávila Ovalles, Elizabeth Blancas, Erika Gómez Henao, Jessica Sabogal, Shizu Saldamando, Stephany Sanchez, Yolanda Guerra, Natalia Anciso, & Vanessa “Agana” Espinoza hold the roles that Latinx women have embodied in the past and present through narratives of community family, and homelands, all while openly critiquing repressive qualities of American politics and Latino culture. 

      

From left to right, the works of: Vanessa “Agana” Espinoza, Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Mitsy Ávila Ovalles, and Yolanda Guerra.