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.
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
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.
“I am another
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
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.
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.
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
were inspired by the mezcal art and its tradition in Mexico.
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.
In 2008 the creative project Curiot Tlapazotl was born in the city of Morelia Michoacán. The project explores intuitive expression through various media. The artist graduated from the Visual Arts career of the Universidad Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, and he has exhibited his work individually in Germany, the United States, Mexico, and collectively in France, England, Taiwan, India, and Australia among others. Recognition for his work has allowed him to paint large-format murals in various cities around the world in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Mexico, and the United States.
SERGIO SÁNCHEZ SANTAMARÍA
Sergio Sánchez was born in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico, in 1976. He is a visual artist, who graduated with a Bachelor of Plastic Arts from the National School of Painting and Engraving "La Esmeralda". He mainly devoted his activity to the field of engraving and is one of the most recognized masters in the world. He has an exquisite ex libris technique, is a teacher, and is the author of numerous works, with recognition in different countries around the world, such as México, Belgium, and Sweden