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Sybil Venegas

Sybil Venegas

Sybil Venegas is an independent art historian, curator and Professor Emerita of Chicana/o Studies at East Los Angeles College. She is among the first art historians to historicize Chicana art and is a recognized scholar in Chicana feminist art history as well as the cultural politics of Dia de los Muertos ceremonials in Chicanx/Latinx communities. As a commentator on Los Angeles’ curatorial and multicultural visual arts landscape, Professor Venegas’ extensive experience in the Chicana/o art community spanned the early years of Chicana/o art production. She is curator of the traveling exhibition, "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell."

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"Alerta!" Serigraph experiment, 26 x 20", 1987 at Self Help Graphics | Courtesy of Yreina D. Cervántez
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During the ‘90s, Chicanx youth were coming of age in world that increasingly criminalized Black and Brown youth and marginalized communities of color. Prop 187 would become one of the catalysts for a newfound activism.
Laura Aguilar, Nature Self-Portrait #2 , 1996 | Courtesy of the artist and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. © Laura Aguilar No Tresspassing AB s9
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