Christina Fernandez and Luis Garza in Conversation

January 15, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for an artist talk featuring Christina Fernandez and Luis Garza moderated by UCR Professor Jennifer Nájera. Free event.

We are currently at capacity. Registration will open back if there are any cancellations.

Christina Fernandez is the subject of an exhibition at UCR ARTS, located less than a mile away from the Riverside Art Museum. “This landmark exhibition surveys the work of Christina Fernandez, the crucially important Los Angeles-based artist who has spent thirty years in a rich exploration of migration, labor, gender, her Mexican-American identity, and the unique capacities of the photographic medium itself. Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures brings together the artist’s most important bodies of works for the first time, allowing audiences to discover the threads that connect them, both formal and conceptual. Through work that spans decades, Fernandez compels us to reconsider history, the border, and the real lives that cross and inhabit them. The exhibition will be accompanied by the first major monographic catalogue of her work, co-published with the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA.”

Luis Garza’s work is currently featured at the Riverside Art Museum. The Other Side of Memory: Luis Garza includes 66 black-and-white silver gelatin prints selected from the extensive archive of his work. Mostly unpublished until now, Garza’s images document his East Los Angeles community during the early 1970s, his South Bronx neighborhood during the 1960s, and his 1971 travels to Budapest, Hungary, for the World Peace Conference where he met Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Jennifer R. Nájera is Associate Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside.  Dr. Nájera’s research interests lie at the intersections of race, immigration, and education, and she is committed to producing work that is community-accountable.  She is the author of The Borderlands of Race:  Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town (University of Texas Press, 2015) and is currently working on a manuscript entitled, Undocumented Education: Intersections of Activism and Education Among Undocumented Students.