Comida es Medicina

Illustration with the words "Comida es medicina" in the upper left hand corner. Below that, a drawing of two partial circles with an ear of corn and some abstract shapes, as well as an image of a body made of a hybrid of different creatures next to a small red flag that says EZLN.

Maíz by Federico Cuatlacuatl

It’s been a full summer and I hope to post some updates about all of my recent activities soon! In the meantime, please note that I will be in a group show in San Francsico, the description follows below. The opening is on Saturday August 11th. If you attend, please let me know. Here’s the Facebook invitation:

Comida es Medicina at Galería de la Raza considers the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. This group exhibition contests white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.

The exhibition consists of a wide variety of artistic forms, including paintings, screenprints, videos, zines, sculptures, installation, and mixed media. The exhibition will extend to Galería’s Digital Mural Project, Galería, and Studio 24.

The works uplift indigenous and immigrant food knowledge, while also providing a powerful critique of the exploitation embedded in the current foods systems. Several of the pieces provide a pointed critique of the greedy underside of agribusiness, gentrification, appropriation, and the genetic modification of our sacred corn. Taken as a whole, the pieces in the show powerfully represent the multiple ways our communities are creating bold visions of food justice, decolonization, and community healing.

The works exhibited in Studio 24 are interactive pieces produced by artists from various immigrant communities. This art encourages the viewer to draw connections between their own food memories and other communities’ experiences of longing, belonging, and exclusion.

Soft Opening: August 4, from 12pm – 6pm
Opening date: August 11, from 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition dates: August 11 – November 2