Talk: Artists in Conversation: Maria de Los Angeles and Carribean Fragoza

1:30 pm | Sat, March 24, 2018

The exhibition A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America presents work by contemporary Latino artists, writers, and activists exploring loss, resilience, and the political potential of poetic expression alongside works from LACMA’s collection.

Join artist Maria de Los Angeles and artist and writer Carribean Fragoza for a conversation about their work and the power of art in reflecting and resisting the social, cultural, and political contexts in which it is created.

Maria de Los Angeles grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, where her family settled in 1999. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa, CA), El Museo Del Barrio (Manhattan, NY), Casa de Las Americas (Habana, Cuba), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. Currently, de Los Angeles is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, and teaches workshops with The Art Students League of New York. She earned her MFA from Yale School of Art, BFA from Pratt Institute, and an associate’s degree in painting from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Carribean Fragoza is a writer and artist from South El Monte, CA. She has published fiction and poetry in publications such as Palabra Literary Magazine, Emohippus, BOMB Magazine, and Huizache Magazine. Her arts/culture reviews and essays have been published in online national and international magazines such as Letras Libres, Culture Strike, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Tropics of Meta. Fragoza is a graduate of UCLA and CalArts's MFA Writing Program. She is founder and co-director of the South El Monte Art Posse (SEMAP), a multi-disciplinary arts collective.

Charles White Elementary School
Free and open to the public
Note: This program takes place off-site at Charles White Elementary, 2401 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90057. Charles White Elementary School Gallery is open to the public for free every Saturday from 1–4 pm. Enter the gallery at the corner of Park View and Wilshire Boulevard.

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Saturday programming at Charles White Elementary School Gallery is generously supported by United Airlines.

Image credits: Installation photograph, A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America, Charles White Elementary School Gallery, Los Angeles, January 27–October 6, 2018, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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