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Comida Es Medicina [Open Call for Artists!] // Galeria de la Raza

Comida es Medicina – Open Call for Artists
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

Submit art for consideration to be included in the Comida es Medicina Exhibition!

This exhibition explores the topic of foods justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives.

Galería de la Raza is seeking art for an upcoming group exhibition titled Comida es Medicina. This exhibition explores the topic of foods justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. Interested artists are asked to submit 1-3 works of art that speak to this theme. We welcome works in all mediums and alternative practices.

We are especially interested in artwork that reclaims indigenous food knowledge; critiques the current globalized food system (NAFTA, agribusiness, labor exploitation, Monsanto, GMO, etc.); and/or highlights the multiple ways that contemporary Latinx/Chicanx communities are developing their own visions of food justice, decolonization, plant-based diets, and community healing. This exhibition seeks to contest white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our Latinx communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.

Comida es Medicina seeks to deepen and engage the ideas proposed in Luz Calvo and Catriona R. Esquibel’s, Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American, Plant-Based Recipes for Health and Healing (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015). In this book, Calvo and Esquibel propose a critical framework for reclaiming ancestral foods in order to recover the spiritual and physical health of our communities.

This exhibition will be co-curated by Suzy González and Luz Calvo. Comida es Medicina is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.

If you have any questions about the submission process or general questions about the exhibit please send your inquiries to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com.


To apply, submit the following to documents to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com by the deadline of 11:59pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018

• Page 1: Artist Bio (100 words maximum)

• Page 2: A brief statement about your art/practice and why/how it fits into this exhibition (250 words maximum)

• Page 3: Artist Work-sample List – please list the title, date, size and medium of each piece

• Pages 4 to 6: Artist work samples as JPEG image attachments.

Your successful submission will be a total of 6 documents



Submission Deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018

Announcement Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Works Must Be Received By Galería: Friday, May 18, 2018

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Friday, August 31, 2018

April 12 2018


Date: 04/12/2018
Cost: FREE
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