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MEZCAL VERDE

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         2022Luvia LazoLuvia Lazo is a Zapotec photographer and art lover from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. Photography is her way of portraying the worlds to which she belongs. Her work aims to capture reality from the perspective of the contemporary Zapotec woman, creating a constellation of images through time and spaces in Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. She is a recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA 2020 (National Fund for the Culture of the Arts, Mexico) and the inaugural recipient of the Indigenous photo grant 2021.
2022

LUVIA LAZO


Luvia Lazo is a Zapotec photographer and art lover from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca. Photography is her way of portraying the worlds to which she belongs. Her work aims to capture reality from the perspective of the contemporary Zapotec woman, creating a constellation of images through time and spaces in Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. She is a recipient of the Jóvenes Creadores grant of the FONCA 2020 (National Fund for the Culture of the Arts, Mexico) and the inaugural recipient of the Indigenous photo grant 2021.


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The photograph depicts Roberto and his nieve (water ice-icecream) stand in neon colours. Roberto Ramos is a man from Oaxaca, who has been selling nieves for forty years. His father used to be a nieves seller in their hometown town a long time ago, and that is how Roberto learnt and decided to continue the tradition of the nieves. He prepares them in his mother’s house which is located in La Noria barrio of Oaxaca. Roberto was the first person to introduce coloured cones to make it fun for his clients and to call the attention of the kids in the neighbourhood. His favourite colour is green, which he even sports on his sneakers.



        2022Ananas AnanasAnanas Ananas is an artist duo working with food as a medium. Verónica González and Elena Petrossian focus their work on creating edible installations and dining experiences that encourage their audience to interact with food in a multi-sensory and experimental way. Their artwork is intentionally temporary, meant to be enjoyed mindfully and to facilitate intimately present moments.
2022

ANANAS ANANAS


Ananas Ananas is an artist duo working with food as a medium. Verónica González and Elena Petrossian focus their work on creating edible installations and dining experiences that encourage their audience to interact with food in a multi-sensory and experimental way. Their artwork is intentionally temporary, meant to be enjoyed mindfully and to facilitate intimately present moments.


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“I am another yourself”

The movement of hands coexisting together, sharing, splitting and participating with food, and wrapping tortillas is a gracious and joyful act for the Mexican culture. As a Mayan wisdom statement on oneness, we are pieces of each other, and cultural separateness links us because this act of hand-meets-food is a universal language.



        2022José OlivarezJosé Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. His next book of poems, Promises Of Gold, will be published in 2023 by Henry Holt & Company.
2022

JOSÉ OLIVAREZ


José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by The Adroit Journal, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he co-edited the poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. His next book of poems, Promises Of Gold, will be published in 2023 by Henry Holt & Company.  


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I wrote this poem knowing I wanted to incorporate the refrain of "ARRIBA, ABAJO, AL CENTRO, PA' DENTRO." I wanted to see if I could transform this popular refrain through the alchemy of poetry. The images I chose to incorporate into the poem are images typical of Mexican culture: maiz, rosary beads, agave, chanclas and images indicative of the Mexican American hustle I grew up in: hustling multiple jobs and throwing parties for the whole block. My hope is that when you arrive at the last line, it feels a little holy and fully triumphant.



         2022MA Studio"We are a studio that was born out of love for our artisanal heritage. We are dedicated to the preservation of traditions, the promotion of artisanal processes, Mexican trades and collaborative projects. We employ socially responsible practices, environmental care schemes and fair trade methods. Our aim is to provide job opportunities, promote creative education, and boost inclusion and community work. We seek to honor the roots, tools and knowledge we have inherited from our Mexican ancestors and explore them through contemporary art and design practices. Our inspiration comes from our history, our people, our pueblos, and the indigenous worldviews of our magical Mexico."
2022

MA STUDIO


"We are a studio that was born out of love for our artisanal heritage. We are dedicated to the preservation of traditions, the promotion of artisanal processes, Mexican trades and collaborative projects. We employ socially responsible practices, environmental care schemes and fair trade methods. Our aim is to provide job opportunities, promote creative education, and boost inclusion and community work. We seek to honor the roots, tools and knowledge we have inherited from our Mexican ancestors and explore them through contemporary art and design practices. Our inspiration comes from our history, our people, our pueblos, and the indigenous worldviews of our magical Mexico."
 

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We were inspired by the mezcal art and its tradition in Mexico.
The hands with the agave and the water ripples represent the master mezcaleros who dedicate themselves to this work, which we celebrate with great respect. The lower part of the piece has to do with the ground, fertility and its work. We also have the sun, which is not only a representative symbol of our country but also the one who allows the sowing and growth of life.


         2022CuriotEn 2008 nace el proyecto creativo Curiot Tlapazotl en la ciudad de Morelia Michoacán. El proyecto explora la expresión intuitiva a través de diversos medios. Egresado de la carrera de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Morelia, ha expuesto su trabajo de manera individual en Alemania, Estados Unidos, México y de forma colectiva en Francia, Inglaterra, Taiwán, India, Australia entre otros. El reconocimiento por su trabajo le ha permitido pintar murales de gran formato en diversas ciudades del mundo como Europa, Asia, Latinoamérica, México, y Estados Unidos.
2022

CURIOT


En 2008 nace el proyecto creativo Curiot Tlapazotl en la ciudad de Morelia Michoacán. El proyecto explora la expresión intuitiva a través de diversos medios.
Egresado de la carrera de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Morelia, ha expuesto su trabajo de manera individual en Alemania, Estados Unidos, México y de forma colectiva en Francia, Inglaterra, Taiwán, India, Australia entre otros. El reconocimiento por su trabajo le ha permitido pintar murales de gran formato en diversas ciudades del mundo como Europa, Asia, Latinoamérica, México, y Estados Unidos.  


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Una de mis favoritas cosas de la cultura Mexicana es la artesanía con sus respectivas características como sus vivos colores, imaginación, lo hecho a mano. Tomando eso en cuenta diseñé una máscara que me remonta a la danza de Tlahualiles de Sahuayo Michoacán. 


         2022Sergio Sánchez SantamaríaSergio Sánchez es egresado de la licenciatura en Artes Plásticas de la Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Grabado «La Esmeralda». Recientemente se hace llamar en sus redes sociales como Grabador 1976. El artista se convirtió en el primero de su generación (1996-2001) en presentar un grabado para una exposición académica. Mí obra.
2022

SERGIO SÁNCHEZ SANTAMARÍA 


Sergio Sánchez es egresado de la licenciatura en Artes Plásticas de la Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Grabado «La Esmeralda». Recientemente se hace llamar en sus redes sociales como Grabador 1976. El artista se convirtió en el primero de su generación (1996-2001) en presentar un grabado para una exposición académica.
Mí obra .


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Es un dibujo en técnica de scratch board, la cuál ha sido mi especialidad desde hace  varios años, en esta pieza se ve una alegoria del espiritu mexicano del aguardiente y de el mezcal el México prehispanico junto al agave , en recuerdo de esos campos con surcos llenos de agaves creciendo y haciendose fuertes para un dia dar vida a ese liquido mistico y misterioso.