Thursday, February 11th at 4pm MST
Joinus Thursday, February 11th at 4pm for an artist talk with one of the current exhibiting artists, Claudia Chagoya. Chagoya is part of the group show currently on display at Stride Gallery; Shroud, Crown, Grey Area, Generations.
Claudia Chagoya is a Mexican interdisciplinary artist born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and based in Calgary, Canada. She holds an MFA degree from the University of Calgary, and a BFA from Instituto Allende in San Miguel deAllende, Mexico.
Her artistic practice explores topics related to gender violence and her socio-political background,through the use of materials rooted in Mexican culture tied to various rituals such as: rebozos, salt, copal, sawdust, and other organic materials. Chagoya’s work invites the community to mourn together and enable social engagement through the contemplation of mourning rituals within an artistic practice. She considers grief as a unique but shared experience, especially when femicide is present worldwide.
Use this Zoom link to join the live talk:
The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is an arts council based in Calgary, Alberta. The council was founded in January 2019 with the expressed purpose of connecting newcomer and immigrant artists with the existing arts community in Calgary, providing these artists with access to needed resources and helping them turn their passion and creativity into thriving careers or businesses. ICAI actively encourages diversity of expression and culture through the creation of a safe and welcoming community where newcomer and immigrant artists feel confident to showcase their artwork and distinct cultural identities.