Guest Curated by Gilberto Rocha
June 15 – August 26, 2018

Closing Reception Friday, August 24, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Performance by Raul Gonzalez: 7:30pm

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave | Austin, TX 78701
artwork showing at Mexic-Arte Museum - Austin, TX

Young Latino Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges marks the 23rd year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators. YLA 23 is inspired by the significant social changes that have taken place along the U.S.–Mexico border over the last 20 years. 

Featured artists will explore varied themes including issues of restriction, censorship, revolt, and hope as a catalyst for change.

Curator's Statement 
Embedded into our beings, are the dreams of our parents and abuelitos. We are their living aspirations, their yearning hours of devotion for a creative opportunity. Molded with stories of hardship and struggle, religious upbringing, the smell of tortillas and sound of cumbias, young Latin artists today understand how crucial their creative role is in maintaining traditions and forging new ones. Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges is a visual demonstration of who we are and the numerous obstacles of adversity we Latinxs, have endured and will continue to overcome.

YLA 23 Featured Artists Lisette Chavez (San Benito, TX), Evelyn Contreras (Santa Barbara, CA), Adrian Delgado (San Francisco, CA), Raul Gonzalez (Houston, TX), Alejandro Macias (Brownsville, TX), Juan Mora (Jalisco, MX), Andrew Ordonez (Fort Worth, TX), Natalia Rocafuerte (Campeche, MX), Abel Saucedo (El Paso, TX), Ana TreviƱo (Galveston, TX), and Jose Villanueva (San Luis Potosi, MX).