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YLA Curator’s Tour and Artist Talk

Raul Gonzalez,  Push It , 2017

Raul Gonzalez, Push It, 2017

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm

Admission: Free 

Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges brings together the works of eleven Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region. In particular, the exhibition is inspired by the significant social changes that have taken place along the U.S./Mexico border over the last 25 years. Join us for a conversation with Guest Curator Rocha-Rochelli and featured artists. Attendees will gain insights into the exhibition, the inspiration behind the artists' works, and their artistic processes. 


About the Curator

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Rocha-Rochelli was born in 1977 in Laredo, Texas. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and a BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999. Recent solo exhibitions/projects by Rocha-Rochelli include The Reason and the End (Museum of Pocket Art, Austin, Texas) and Masticando Color Candy con los Eyes (Estación Palabra, Nuevo Laredo, México). Additionally, he was commissioned to paint a mural portraying the history of the city of Cotulla, Texas. Rocha-Rochelli’s works are known as unpredictable and process driven, subtly weaving humor with deeper, more serious issues of contemporary border life.