MY DEAR AMERICANS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ILEANA DOBLE HERNÁNDEZ

Ileana Doble Hernández and I have crossed similar paths but haven’t met yet. We both lived in Monterrey, Mexico, and Rochester, New York without knowing each other. We both left the northern state of Mexico due to the increasing violence and while she moved north to the US, I went back to the capital of Mexico. Although the chances to meet should have increased during our period living in New York, at the time we were both getting ready to leave again.  In 2019, a year after moving to Los…

IMAGES FROM NICARAGUA: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE GARCIA STEIB

In the United States, community-driven photo archives have grown in popularity, particularly in social media, in the last five years. To name a few of these initiatives around the country one can find Instagram accounts such as Korean Archives in DC, Cambodian Archives in Los Angeles, and, perhaps one of the most successful, Veteranas y Rucas, run by archivist and visual artist Guadalupe Rosales. Rosales has been sharing the experiences and life of Mexican-Americans in East LA since 2015. The commonality of these projects is the effort to challenge and…

A CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN’S MUSEUM IN COSTA RICA, CLAUDIA MANDEL KATZ

Translation by Gabrielle Garcia SteibImages courtesy of Claudia Mandel KatzPortrait of Claudia Mandel Katz courtesy of Alicia Olmos Ochoa In 2014, during a visit to Mexico City, art historian Dr. Griselda Pollock gave a series of conferences at local universities and conducted a workshop titled Feminism and Critical Curatorial Practice organized by the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), and The Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL). Dr. Claudia Mandel Katz and I, along with other selected participants from both universities and the research and curatorial team…