• De Cajón Tocando La Historia Exhibition

    De Cajón: Tocando la Historia

    • Opening: Friday, June 7, 2019
    • From 6 PM to 10 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $15 Admission
    • Runs through: June 13, 2019

    The community is invited to a special exhibition, reception, and musical performance around the Cajón drum! Featuring more than 10 artists and directed by Juan de Diós Soto, this exhibition includes installations, photography, audiovisual media, painting, and sculpture about Cajón, which originates from the Afro-Peruvian community.

    The event will open with a reception and musical presentation with the Cajón drum by Afro-Peruvian music and dance company "Jaranon y Bochinche".

    • Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday
    • 10 AM to 5 PM

    Reception: Photo Gallery


    Tradición Peruana Cultural Center es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a promover y conservar el arte, cultura y tradición Peruana. Fundado en el año 1994, y por su aniversario de 25 años se encuentra realizando diferentes eventos. Unos de ellos es la primera exposición en los Estado Unidos de la historia y evolución del Cajón AfroPeruano. El cajón es un instrumento percutivo creado por la comunidad AfroPeruano por la costa de Perú con la llegada de los esclavos Africanos.

  • Jagah Jadoo: Magic Place

    Jagah // Jadoo

    • Opening: Friday, May 17, 2019
    • From 6 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Runs from May 13 to May 25, 2019

    Curated by Natasha Dangond, Vasudhaa Narayanan, Madhvi Trivedi-Pathak, and Shannon Prasad.

    Jagah // Jadoo (Magic Place) creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place.

    Jagah's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to "place" is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience.

    Jadoo acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness.

    Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how our identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.

    • Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM

    Participating Artists

    Misha Abbas
    Saleem Ahmed
    Aarati Akkapeddi
    Anum Awan
    Sathya Baskaran
    Chiraag Bhakta
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    Natasha Dangond
    Khushboo Kataria Gulati
    Sara Hassan
    Shamma Iqbal
    Sumeera Jattala
    Fiza Jihan
    Melissa Joseph
    Saalik Khan
    Vasudhaa Narayanan
    Nidhi Parixit Patel
    Madhvi Trivedi-Pathak
    Shannon Prasad
    Mitali Kandula Purkayastha
    Preetika Rajgariah
    Sindura Reddy
    Zara Saif
    Palija Shrestha
    Nalani Sood
    Fyzah Tajdin
    Garima Thakur
    Shabina Toorawa

  • Rebozos Mexicanos 32nd Sólo Mujeres Exhibition

    Sólo Mujeres: Rebozos Mexicanos

    • Opening: Friday, March 15, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: April 27, 2019

    Guest curator: Veronica Solis.

    Textiles have traditionally been associated with women throughout time and have undergone many changes that adapt to them. Textiles have long been compartmentalized within the domestic realm, so visibility of textiles in male-dominated art institutions have been minimal. In commemoration of women’s contribution to the art of textiles, we present our 32nd Sólo Mujeres exhibition, Rebozos Mexicanos, at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts main gallery.

    The Mexican “rebozo” (shawl) in particular has become an emblematic piece that emerged as a cultural symbol recognized not only in Mexico but abroad. The rebozo Mexicano materializes a cultural mosaic that is abundantly diverse in techniques, processes, materials, and patterns.

    Many communities in Mexico preserve this historic-visual language that is embodied through the looms. The weavers who stay determined to protecting this visual language in the midst of modern competitive neoliberal markets are faced with the challenges of industrial plagiarism, violence, machine produce textiles, and other environmental, and socially damaging production practices.

    This exhibition is designed to be a network that interlaces stories, individuals, and weaving communities in Mexico with the Mexican migrant community in the Bay Area. Rebozos Mexicanos is for anyone who can interpret them as a visual medium that speaks of people, time, place, process, and myth.

    The collections showcased specify the regions, ethnic groups, artisans, and cooperatives of the rebozos.

    • Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday
    • From 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Mission Gráfica Print Sale

    Mission Gráfica Exhibition & Print Sale

    • Opening: Friday, March 15, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: April 27, 2019

    For 40 years Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts has supported the advancement of women artists by promoting their voices through the arts.

    In celebration of International Women’s Day and Solo Mujeres, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio presents a selection of prints and posters for sale, made by women or about women, that were produced at Mission Gráfica.

  • Faces of Women Rostros de Mujer

    Rostros de Mujer (Faces of Woman)

    • Opening: Tuesday, March 7, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: May 24, 2019

    The invited artists celebrate the strength, influence, and creativity of women through their art, sharing a complimentary of inspiration.

    Women in the arts have always played a pivotal role in shaping new meaning, whether in painting, music, sculpture, theater, or etc. Either as a subject or as an observer, women are a reminder of the great creative spirit.

    Dulce Lopez, Jhovany de la Ala, Roberto Marosi, give us part of their work of how they capture women in their expression and translate them, women musicians, women artists, and women in their own words.

    • Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday
    • From 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Postcolonial Revenge Exhibition

    Postcolonial Revenge: Exhibition

    • Opening: Friday, January 18, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: February 22, 2019

    Postcolonial Revenge is an exhibition that centers rage, justice and collective healing from intergenerational traumas. This exhibition investigates how rage can shape hope, inform action, and build intergenerational resistance.

    Revenge is defined as the “satisfaction obtained by repaying an injury or wrong” or “an opportunity for retaliation; a chance to win after an earlier defeat.” The field of Postcolonial studies emerged as a way to bring forward voices and T/truths that were hidden from master narratives. Postcolonial studies have allowed us to see that Western empires built their foundations on the labor, exploitation, and stealing of resources from what are now known as Third-World countries. Today, many communities that are labeled “marginal” in the U.S. are here because of the infliction of violence by Western powers. However, that is not to say that communities that were faced with dispossession or forced to leave their homelands have given in to colonial forces. Postcolonial Revenge is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the win of not giving into a system that enacts injury and violence onto black, brown, indigenous, immigrant, queer, and working-class livelihoods.

    Postcolonial Revenge centers resistance, resilience and resurgence against Western epistemological beliefs. Indigenous, Black, Chicanx, Filipinx, South East/Asian, and Middle Eastern voices are among those that have pushed against Western settler-colonial ideas which center hetero-patriarchal ideals in an attempt to eradicate culture, language, and ancestral lineage. The works in this show will highlight inter-generational voices that continue to work against settler-colonial oppressive structures pre and post-civil rights. Post-Colonial Revenge will interweave works that deal with resurgence, rage, justice, ancestors and collective healing from inter-generational trauma. The exhibition chooses to highlight these themes, so they can serve as a departure to create a new center, away from colonial structures which sought to destroy us.

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Anum Awan
    Priscilla Claura
    Federico Cuatlacuatl
    Crystal Galindo
    Tomahawk Greyeyes
    Olivia Hernandez
    Carlos Jackson
    Vida K
    Edgar Lampkin
    Sarah Lee
    Madison Long
    Chris Marin
    Chucha Marquez
    Natani Notah
    Manuel Ruelas Fases
    Keith Secola
    Tosha Stimage
    Joseph Tipay

    Gilda Posada
    Dara Katrina Del Rosario

  • Mission Grafica Print Sale

    Mission Gráfica Archive: Print Sale

    • Opening: Friday, January 18, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Runs through: Friday, February 22, 2019

    For forty years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio has proven itself to be a creative haven for individuals to explore the practices of printmaking in a community-based and affordable studio space that stands out as one of the last grassroots art spaces in San Francisco.

    The prints on view in the Inti-Raymi Gallery reflect the community’s desire for social and economic justice on such issues as immigration, displacement, and Third World freedom struggles.

  • Los Tres de la Mission Exhibition

    Los Tres de La Mission

    • Opening: Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: February 13, 2019

    Through forgotten objects, this exhibition tells us a story where philosophers, artists and social situations converge and emerge. Curated by Victor Navarrete, with paintings by Martin Revolo and Antonio Tovar.

  • Between Life And Death

    • Opening: Thursday, November 8, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: December 13, 2019

    Between Life and Death: Day of the Dead is a photo exhibition by Harvey Castro that brings the focus back to the people that live the traditions of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). In this ongoing project, Harvey Castro visits and documents how people in different regions of Mexico celebrate this special tradition with their families and community as a whole.

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