Art in the Gentrifying City, a Methodology into the Future

Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 p.m.

33 S. State St., 7th floor

United States

Focusing on two recent research-based projects: To Oblivion! and Where the Rivers Join: Archival Hydromancy and Other Ghosts, Sandra de la Loza will share personal reflections, artistic strategies and collective actions that respond to historic and current displacement processes within and beyond the unstable terrain of her hometown, Los Angeles.

Sandra de la Loza is a Los Angeles based artist who creates open-ended, research-based frameworks to guide inquiries that include visual, experimental, social and pedagogical components. Working as a performative archivist, she moves critically from and in between the institutional and the social, occupying a variety of sites to interrogate underlying power dynamics and knowledge production through history and memory. Her work has been exhibited in major museums, alternative art spaces and community centers within the United States, Latin America and Europe. She has co-created autonomous spaces for artistic production, community action and critical dialogue that center the voices and history of people of color including  Arts in Action (2000-04), Decolonize LA (2016-17) and at land’s edge (2016-18).