Curator: Ximena Soza
Reception: Thursday March 26 | 2015 6pm
Entry: $5 admission Gallery hours: Tue-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
This year’s exhibit invites women artists to explore how womanhood intersects with race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. Experience women’s art in relation to another dimensión of their identity. Analize the way in which different forms of oppression intersect each other, defining a woman’s experiences in different ways.
The Mission Cultural Center proudly announces Ximena Soza as the 2015 Solo Mujeres curator. Ximena Soza is a Chilean born artist, poet, educator and researcher whose work in all areas has been committed to social justice. Her formal education has been concentrated in education. Through multiple scholarships and fellowships Ximena obtained her BA in education in Santiago, Chile and received her Masters and Ph. D from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She currently teaches art at an Inclusion project for the Institute of Public Health.
As an artist Ximena' work has been shown in galleries, streets, universities and museums in Illinois, Georgia, Wisconsin, California and different cities in Chile and Mexico. Her work was last seen at the Day of the Dead exhibits at Latino Arts in Milwaukee, the Museum of Oakland California in Oakland and The Mission Center for the Latino Arts in San Francisco.
As a writer and performer Ximena has worked with different theater companies and has been awarded with several international literary prizes for her fiction, becoming part of Latin American short stories anthologies in Argentina and the US.