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April
02
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Visiting artist Christina Sanchez Juarez
10:00AM - 11:00AM Otis Ahmanson 307
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The Artists, Community and Teaching Program presents visiting artist Christina Sanchez Juarez

Christina Sanchez Juarez is a socially and politically engaged artist working in the public sphere on projects that address social justice for underserved communities. Her discursive practice operates at the intersection of performance, community organizing, and popular education to investigate how collectivity and the arts can merge to acknowledge the issues of the working poor and bring about social change. In 2011 she co-founded the Break+Pausa project as a long-term, Los Angeles based artistic and culinary inquiry into the lives of immigrant restaurant workers. The Break+Pausa project has organized participatory performances in a wide variety of Southern California venues including the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, the Dignity at Darden picket line, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and the 2nd Los Angeles SUR: Biennial 2013. In 2013 she co-curated exhibition Tequio Aquí, Tequio Allá at the William Grant Still Art Center. The exhibition brought together artists involved in examining the Oaxacan practice of tequio, a mutual aid tradition of compulsory community service. Christina is a member of TeAda Productions, a theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of performances by people of color. She holds a BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and an MFA (2012) in Public Practice from the Otis College of Art and Design. Otis awarded Christina the inaugural Public Practice teaching fellowship in 2012. She is also a recipient of the 2014 SPArt Los Angeles grant, awarded to artists who intend to create social change through socially engaged art.

For more information contact the Artists, Community and Teaching Program 
act@otis.edu
(310) 846-2632

Image - Cocina Abierta Fieldwork: Public Cooking Demonstration & Recipe Exchange, March 2014, photo credit: Joanna Kidd 

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April
02
2014-04-02 10:00 2014-04-02 11:00
Lectures
Visiting artist Christina Sanchez Juarez
10:00AM - 11:00AM | Otis Ahmanson 307
9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
Free Icon