Decolonizing the Artist: Indigenous Mexican identity in the Art ofSuzy González and Sage Alucero
Suzy González and Sage Alucero are two contemporary Chicano/a/x artists who are part of anexpanding group of Mexican-Americans who identify strongly with their Indigenous Mexicanancestry. Through choice of art medium, imagery, and historical location these artists createworks that explore their indigenous connections in an effort to heal the generational scarring ofcolonization. A large part of the decolonization of their artwork and themselves as artists is theradical act of uncovering the past and internalizing the indigenous understandings that theyhave found. González does this through her choice of culturally significant media which shecalls “Mestizx Media” and her practice of dietary non-violence, while Alucero does this throughtheir location of queer and non-binary identity within indigenous histories and imagery.
View the Google Stories for Sage Alucero and Suzy González through the Latino Hub ofGoogle Arts & Culture which will be featured as part of the celebration of Hispanic HeritageMonth
The Virtual Exhibit and Google Stories will be on view beginning Friday, September 15, 2023 on the Museo Eduardo Carrillo website: museoeduardocarrillo.org
Curation by Nicole Rudolph-Vallerga with funding from the Arts Council Santa Cruz CountyCreate Grant
Google Stories for Sage Alucero and Suzy González created in collaboration with Google Arts &Culture