Aztlangst 2

Aztlángst 2
A fotonovela written/photographed/designed by Harry Gamboa Jr.
Performed by Virtual Vérité.
Aztlangst 2 satirizes contemporary capitalism, surveillance, and popular culture.
Aztlángst, a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition and/or the state of Aztlán in general…
Since 1972, Harry Gamboa Jr. has been actively creating works in various media that documents and interprets the contemporary urban Chicano experience.
He co-founded Asco (Spanish for nausea) 1972-1987, the East L.A. conceptual-performance art group.
In 2005, he founded Virtual Vérité, an ensemble performance troupe that is engaged to realize photo/media projects, fotonovelas, audio plays, and ephemeral actions in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Antwerpen, Paris, and other world-class cities.
His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the United States, México, England, and France.
He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.
Aztlángst 2 is available in US, UK, EU, México, Brazil, and Japan:

Toupee Touché

Toupee Touché

©2015, Harry Gamboa Jr.

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Donna Brown
Christopher Velasco

Virtual Vérité

Whitney Museum – Opening Party











America Is Hard To See
inaugural exhibition of permanent collection
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
April 24, 2015

In attendance at Whitney Museum – Opening Party:

Harry Gamboa Jr. with his work, Decoy Gang War Victim, 1974
Photo:  Ruben Ochoa

Ruben Ochoa and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Pablo Melendez

Harry Gamboa Jr. and Catherine Taft (Curator, Whitney Museum)
Photo: Ari Marcopoulos

Charles Gaines and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Ruben Ochoa

Raphael Montañez Ortiz with his work, Archaeological Find, Number 9, 1964
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Bibbe Hansen and Friends
Photo: Sean Carrillo

Ruben Ochoa and Pablo Melendez
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Sean Carrillo and Bibbe Hansen
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Whitney Museum of American Art: Handbook of the Collection.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015.

Administrative Poetry – REDCAT


Mariana Botey
Arturo Romo
Sandra de la Loza
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Vicente Razo
Mario Ybarra Jr.

Photo Credit:
Ryan Wardwell


Vicente Razo

The Fourth Session of Administrative Poetry


February 10, 2015
7:30 P.M.


Ruth Estevez

Director & Curator
Mariana Botey
Sandra de la Loza and Arturo Romo (Mapache City Projects)
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Francesco X. Siqueiros
Mario Ybarra Jr.
Gallery at REDCAT
Los Angeles
The Session of Administrative Poetry (Jornada de Poesía Administrativa) is a conceptual poetry event organized by artist Vicente Razo at the Gallery at REDCAT.  In this convening, with a mixture of enthusiasm and melancholy, the worn and weary legacy of the art administration is invoked, mended and stroked.  This series delves into issues such as the dispensation of bylaws, incorporation, clerical correspondence, the call for applications, or tax exemptions as the pillars and props of artistic practice in the 21st century.  These poetic readings act as a celebration of those “magical” moments when art projects acquire a certified legal body and public liability, when a person turns into a corporation, or when a proposal turns into cash.  In previous editions of  The Session of Administrative Poetry tax receipts, articles of incorporations, bureaucratic correspondence, disclaimers and legal contracts have been read.


Water & Power – Film Screening

Water & Power
written directed by Richard Montoya
screening at
Highland Park Independent Film Festival

October 9, 2014
Los Angeles

water_power9oct14aBLOG©2014, Harry Gamboa Jr.

front l-r:
Barbara Carrasco
Willie Herrón
Barbie Gamboa (Power’s daughter_Water&Power)
Richard Montoya (writer/director_Water&Power)
Benjamin Quinones
Fabiola Torres
Daniel Villarreal

back l-r:
Lorenzo O’Brien (co-producer_Water&Power)
Juan Carlos Garza (editor_Water&Power)


water_power9oct14bBLOGHighland Park Theater
Highland Park Independent Film Festival

‘Water & Power’ opens Highland Park Independent Film Festival

‘Water & Power’ stakes out its turf
Los Angeles Times