Seeing Family in Latinx Art: A Conversation with Diana Solís, Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma
Wednesday, April 21
In conjunction with LatinXAmerican, DePaul Art Museum hosts a conversation with Chicago-based artists and arts educators, Diana Solís (BFA Alum) and Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma (PhD Candidate in Art History), a photography studies scholar and writer. Building upon the nonbinary, gender-inclusive term used in the exhibition title, the panel will discuss how Latinx art expands notions of family and kinship. If the category of Latinx encompasses an array of identities and experiences, then how might Latinx art destabilize dominant ideas of family? How have issues of race, class, nationality, and sexuality shaped how Latinx artists visualize “the family”? The panelists will draw upon their own creative, research, and archival practices as well as artworks featured in the exhibition—including Solís’s photographs—to explore questions about the notion of family.