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Poetic Justice/ Justicia Poética: Exhibit at the Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley

Works of Local Artist Juana Alicia Displayed at Berkeley Center


Latin@ Printmakers Exhibition: Grabados de Paz y Guerra

Latin@ Printmakers Exhibition: Grabados de Paz y Guerra
March 14th through April 30th
Opening Reception: March 18th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Berkeley City College

The Latin@ Printmakers Exhibition: Grabados de Paz y Guerra, features the work of respected Latina/o printmakers on the topic of war and peace, and is scheduled to take place this spring at Berkeley City College’s Jerry Adams Gallery. Curated by artist and BCC visual arts instructor Juana Alicia Araiza, the show comments on war, violence, immigration, international movements of resistance and peace.

The Jerry Adams Gallery is located on the first floor of the college, and the artwork is visible through plate glass windows that face onto Center Street, in downtown Berkeley. The six-week exhibit will be part of an eighteen-month long project at Berkeley City College, entitled Sorrows of War: Struggles for Peace, which will include a lecture series, exhibits, curricular offerings and other important activities and events. The exhibit will take place March 14th through April 30th, with an opening reception on March 18th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, between Shattuck and Milvia Streets, on half block from the downtown Berkeley BART Station. We are honored to announce that renowned Berkeley Poet Rafael Jesus González will be reading his poetry for the reception.

Featured Artists: Ester Hernández    Juan Fuentes    Tirso Araiza     Artemio Rodriguez    Jesus Barraza    Melanie Cervantes    Emmanuel C. Montoya    Gabriel Martinez

For more information, please contact Juana Alicia at

Benefit Party for Inkworks Mural at Casa Latina

Mural Celebration and Fundraiser

3 04 2010


Hosts:  Juana Alicia   Ariana Katovich and Jose Ruiz

Location: Casa Latina

1801 San Pablo Ave


Saturday, April 10, 7:00 PM

Phone: 510.859.9154

THE TRUE COLORS MURAL PROJECT, led by Juana Alicia Montoya,

will be painting its newest mural on the Inkworks Press Building in West Berkeley.

The mural, pictured in this invitation, is an amazing and colorful celebration of social justice movements.

Casa Latina will be hosting us in an empty storefront they just acquired for expansion of their panaderia. Jose Ruiz, owner and DJ, will be hosting the party, spinning great music, and allowing The True Colors Mural project to sell art, host a silent auction and offer other goodies to benefit the mural project.

Please RSVP to us by contacting Ariana at 510.859.9154

or email to

Sliding scale entry!! $15-25 at the door.

Juana Alicia participates in Arte Nuevo InteractivA ’07

Arte Nuevo InteractivA’07, the fourth edition of a biennale international curatorial project of new art, new media, electronic art and Experimental Interdisciplinary Laboratory will take place from June 14 to July 15, 2007 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The art exhibit is presented in conjunction with conferences, workshops, presentations, live media events, video screenings and performance with artists, curators, art historians and critics from Australia, Italy, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Peru, Slovenia, Mexico, England, El Salvador, Guatemala, Palestine, Dominican Republic, Colombia, United States, Canada, Chile, Iran, Germany, Lebanon and India.

Arte Nuevo InteractivA’07 ( is organized by Laboratorio Cartodogital and the office of Visual Arts of the Institute of Culture of Yucatan, Mexico. The biennale will be showcased at the galleries of Theater Peon Contreras, Centro Cultural UADY and Manolo Rivero Gallery. The Experimental Interdisciplinary Lab will take place from June 15 to June 30, 2007 at the mentioned locations, as well as in Centro Cultural de Merida Olimpo, UADY (Autonomous University of Yucatan), ESAY (Superior School of the Arts of Yucatan), UTM (Metropolitan Technological University), Teatro Merida and Centro de las Artes Santa Ana.

The Project is also sponsored by Prince Claus Foundation, SEACEX (Sociedad Estatal para la Accion Cultural Exterior de Espana), The Cultural Office of the City of Merida-Yucatan, the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, Canadian Arts Council, Robert Morris University, The British Art Council and Crossroads Schools of Santa Monica, California.

The project will present artworks in conjunction with a laboratory with artists, curators, scholars and critics from all corners of the world. Participating artists are: Santiago Ortiz, Belén Gache, Karla Solano, Polibio Díaz, GUESTROOM, Mr. Tamale, Patricia Martín, José Luis García Nava, Hackictectura, Juan Pablo Ballester, Alex Donis, Lucas Bambozzi, Michelle Blakeney, Juan José Díaz Infante, Colectivo de Cine Balata, Sara Malinarich, RicardoDomínguez, Coco Fusco, Luciano Ferrer, Christina McPhee, Miha Ciglar, Fernando Montiel Klint, Jaishri Abichandani, Jacqueline Lacasa, Christopher Coizer, Carolina Loyola-García, Juana Alicia, Tim Plaisted and Humberto Suaste among others

According to executive curator Raúl Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet: “Through the process of selecting themes, artists, projects, artworks and curators, the biennale interconnects these elements in a fluid variable geometry that articulates the dynamics of economic production of art in many regions of the world, the discursive formation of artistic practices, the constant erasure of these artists enacted by art history and the difficulties of curatorial practices outside the museum and government institutions. The grammar evolving as result of the curatorial process has its own discursive flow. The end results of the biennale, the conferences and the lab are the transformations of the initial intentions. As in a work of art, the moment when the physical interaction takes place denotes new positions even among the artists, scholars and critics involved in the project.

Executive Curator: Raúl Moaquech Ferrera-Balanquet (Cuba/USA/Mexico) Guest Curators: Gita Hashemi (Iran/Canada), Jenny Fraser (Australia), Lucrezia Cipitelli (Italy), Jorge Alban (Costa Rica), Laura Gonzalez Flores (México), Arlan Londoño (Colombia/Canada), Miguel Rojas Zotelo (Colombia), Laura Baigorri (Spain), Lila Pagola (Argentina) Creative Director: Jose Luis Garcia Perez Museographers: Gerardo Espejo, Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet and Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas,

Muros sin Fronteras – Viernes 1 de junio

La Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan
a traves de Artes Visuales presenta:

“Muros sin Fronteras: la obra de Juana Alicia”

Viernes 1 de junio, 8:00pm
Museo de la Cancion
(Calle 57 x 48, Centro)

Entrada Libre