©1984, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r: Juan Garza, Linda Gamboa

Vaporz, a young couple is at wits’ end while trying to outmaneuver the silent treatment as crossword puzzles spell out impending doom.

Juan Garza
Linda Gamboa
Humberto Sandoval

Vaporz, a 7-minute video directed by Harry Gamboa Jr.

Vaporz is included in the DVD compilation of 1980′s video by Harry Gamboa Jr., sponsored by UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.


Erased: Limits and Borders

Erased: Limits and Borders

E. Carmen Ramos, Ph.D., Associate Curator for Latino Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, introduces Erased: Limits and Borders, an artist talk by Harry Gamboa Jr. at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2011.

Click on link to video of Erased: Limits and Borders:

À La Mode

À La Mode

À La Mode
©1976, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Performed by (l-r):  Gronk, Patssi Valdez, Harry Gamboa Jr.

À La Mode, is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

À La Mode, has been featured in several art reviews:

Art in America


Smithsonian Exhibit on American Art

Asco Video
Alvaro Parra

Decoy Gang War Victim

Decoy Gang War Victim

Decoy Gang War Victim
©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Decoy Gang War Victim, was staged and photographed in East Los Angeles as a project to counteract negative stereotypes in both print and electronic media.

Decoy Gang War Victim, is in the permanent collection of  the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Decoy Gang War Victim, has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris),  Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Williams College Art Museum, and other institutions.

Decoy Gang War Victim, appeared on the cover of Artforum for its October, 2011 issue.

Decoy Gang War Victim can be seen in a recent exhibition catalogue:

Smithsonian Exhibit on American Art

The City Lost and Found at the Princeton University Art Museum



Performed by Virtual Vérité
l-r: Jennifer Sternad Flores, Francesco X. Siqueiros

Aztlángst, a fotonovela, written/photographed/designed by Harry Gamboa Jr. features Virtual Vérité ensemble performance troupe in a narrative that reveals fleeting love, domestic drone attacks, and wanderings/musings by a disparate group of urbanites who wander the L.A. urbanscape with biting satire and reverberating insight.

Jennifer Flores Sternad 
Francseco X. Siqueiros
Denise Sandoval
Antonio Vigil
Gala Porras-Kim
Juan Garza
Humberto Sandoval
Carribean Fragoza
Brenda Zamora
Ruben Mendoza
Oriel María Siu
Elena Rosa
Jennifer Sandoval
Steven La Ponsie
Octavio Tizoc Gaitán-Díaz

Additional photography:
Calvin Lee
Manuel Alejandro Rodriguez

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