MOVING IDENTITY: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ORDAZ

Andrea Ordaz is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She began her professional dance training at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and received a BFA in Performance & Choreography and an MFA in Dance from from the University of California, Irvine. In her thesis, Mexican-American Female Identity in Choreographic Process, Ordaz explores the ways in which her bicultural identity and femininity manifest in her choreographic work. As the founder and director of A. Ordaz Dance, 一a collaborative space dedicated to making…

Safer at Home: An interview with Patricia Yossen

Patricia Yossen is an Argentine-born contemporary artist and educator based in Los Angeles, California where she established her practice in 2008. Twice an immigrant, Yossen’s immersion into art came about in Mexico in the late ‘90s when she refined her sculpting techniques and experienced the artistic and cultural life of the country’s capital – an experience further enriched by her move to the United States. Yossen’s intimate body of work investigates contemporary ideas of domesticity and its intersections with professional life using a minimal and eloquent visual language. Her thoughtful…

The Fear of Emptiness: An interview with Aneesa Shami

Aneesa Shami holds a BFA double major in Fiber and Art History from The Kansas City Art Institute. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015  to expand her practice as an artist in California, an epicenter for fiber art. Since then, Shami has assisted in the studio of renowned Mexican artist Tanya Aguiñiga, exhibited her work nationally, collaborated with Textile Arts L.A., and most recently opened Studio 203, an artist-run space in Los Angeles offering exhibitions, workshops, and performances. In her work, the artist employs a range of materials, incorporating…