New MestizX

New MestizX is a state of mind. Defiantly articulated by queer-Xicanx-feminist writer Gloria E. Anzaldúa in 1987, the New MestizX travels the physical and metaphorical ‘in betweens’ of identity and culture. This exhibition unites visual and performing artists of the Filipinx and Latinx diaspora as they unveil new works exploring the multiplicity of selfhood and cross-cultural identity in the Bay Area. The mix of photography, painting, installations and soundscapes opens on 5/24 at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, with an opening party including food, music and performances not to be missed.

New MestizX opening reception will feature performances from Festival Artists Boondock Squad and INVOCATION: A FRISCOPINX CIPHER by Mister REY.


Participating Visual Artists

Alyssa Maria Alvarez, Cecilia Cassandra, Harvey Lozada, HyphyWyphy, Joe Ramos, Malaya Tuyay, Momo Dash, Monica Magtoto, Pinay Liminality, Sami See, Tito Gavina

Producing Artists: Sami See


About Sami Schilf (Sami See)

Sami Schilf is a visual artist and muralist whose work centers in the lived experience of hybridity. As a second generation mestiza (or ‘tisay’ in Tagalog) born in San Francisco, her work plays with the tension between disassociation and reclamation of cultural identity, history, and inheritance.

Dates & Times

Opening Reception: May 24, 2019 at 6-9pm
Exhibition: May 24 - June 15, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-5pp
Closing Reception: June 15, 2019 at 6-9pm



May 24, 2019 at 6:00pm - June 15, 2019
Accion Latina
2958 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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