MXLA 2017 – Creative Economy Forum

6th Session – Visual Arts

June 27, 2017
13:10 – 15:10

Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Eduardo Abaroa
Julieta González
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Janet Sternburg
Raúl Zorrilla
Alma Ruiz

©2017, Francesco X. Siqueiros

MEXLA 2017
Los Angeles Times
August 3, 2017

México ama a Los Ángeles, y Los Ángeles ama a México
Julia Barajas
La Opinión

also, previous items:

Luna Córnea 34. Viajes al Centro de la Imagen Vol. 2, 2015

Mexico City’s Best, 2013 – Patrick Charpenel
Art in America

crisisss. Art and Confrontation in Latin America. 1910-2010 at Palacio de Bellas Artes

Hecho en Latinoamérica. Segundo Coloquio Latinoamericano de Fotografía by Centro de la Imagen, 1981

Water & Power – Film Screening


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_power9oct14bBLOGWater & Power
written directed by Richard Montoya
screening at
Highland Park Independent Film Festival

October 9, 2014
Los Angeles

Highland Park Theater
Highland Park Independent Film Festival

‘Water & Power’ opens Highland Park Independent Film Festival

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

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

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, Williams College Art Museum

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, Williams College Art Museum
l-r: Willie F. Herrón III, Harry Gamboa Jr. at Williams College, Massachusetts.
©2012, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Willie F. Herrón III, Patssi Valdez, and Harry Gamboa Jr. attended the opening reception of Asco: Elite of the Obscure at Williams College Art Museum. Williams College sponsored a symposium that featured conversations with artists Sean Carrillo, Harry Gamboa, Jr., Willie F. Herrón III, Patssi Valdez and scholars Colin Gunckel, Amelia Jones, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Mario Ontiveros.  Moderated by co-curators C. Ondine Chavoya and Rita Gonzalez.

Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987
Exhibition tour:

Los Angeles County Museum
September 4, 2011–December 4, 2011

Williams College Museum of Art
February 4, 2012 – July 29, 2012

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo
March 21, 2013 – July 28, 2013

The New York Times

Los Angeles Times

LA Weekly

Artforum, Art in America, Frieze (UK), LA Weekly, Rolling Stone (Italy), BBC Mundo, Modern Painters, Revista Ñ (Argentina), The Huffington Post, and others.

Exhibition catalogue: