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Cafecito With Harry Gamboa Jr. and Gala Porras-Kim

Virtual Panel - Live on YouTube

Open to the Public

Harry and Gala discuss how art from Latin America and the diaspora–including Indigenous Art and Chicano Art–fit into museums, whether in terms of exclusion or exploitation.
Presented by AltaMed!

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Dr. Susana Smith Bautista

Susana completed her Ph.D. as a Provost Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. She has a curatorial background in Latinx, Chicanx, and Latin American art. She's the director and chief curator of the AltaMed Art Collection at AltaMed Health Services.


Gala Porras-Kim

Gala lives and works in Los Angeles. Her research practice considers how sounds, language and history have been represented through methodologies of linguistics, and conservation. Her work has been included in the Sao Paulo Biennial (21), Gwangju Biennale (21), Whitney Biennial (19) , Ural Industrial Biennial (19) and in exhibitions at LACMA (17), Seoul City Museum (17) , and Hammer Museum (16) . She has had recent solo exhibitions at Kadist/Amant, NY (‘21); Gasworks, London (‘22), and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (‘22). She is a David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (‘20) and current artist in residence at the Getty (‘21, ‘22) .

Harry Gamboa Jr.

Harry, Chicano artist (photographer, performance artist, director), author, and educator, and currently the Director of the Photo/Media Program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His experimental work, spanning over six decades, has shown us new modes of creative expression and social commentary that cross over traditional disciplines of performance, cinema, and fine art.