Category: Installations

Día de Muertos: Coronavirus Piñata and Storefront Altar

ReclaMisión engaged several artists to create storefront windows and street altars in the Mission for 2020 Día de Muertos. I proposed to Acción Latina to take over their window. They graciously allowed me to do so. The storefront installation prominently features the number of our unknown beloved departed who have died of COVID-19 in our Read More

Threading the Life of a Mayan

SOMARTS, Day of the Dead, Altar installation with José Góngora Pat and his family, and Paz de la Calzada, Oct.-Nov. 2016 The following description is an excerpt from “Threading the Life of a Mayan”. Threaded altar By nature, thread tangles. This year for Day of the Dead in San Francisco, Jose and I worked alongside Read More

The Twilight of Alex Nieto

Somarts, Day of the Dead, Altar installation, Oct. 3-Nov. 10, 2014 On October 3rd, Elvira Nieto and I began painting the walls of our SO- MArts altar titled The Twilight of Alex Nieto, in honor of her son, Alex Nieto. Alex Nieto was killed at twilight on Bernal Hill by four still unnamed police officers Read More

Unaccountable murders by police

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Day of the Dead, Oct.-Nov. 2014, Interactive installation Over the extended Columbus Day weekend (October 11th-13th), we began readying the walls of another altar. Our altar at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is titled “Unaccountable Murders: Counting and recounting homicides by police in San Francisco,” a collaboration Read More

With patada!: Exposing the Eviction of Yolanda M. Lopez (2014 collaborative installation)

This post is a documentation of installation work with Yolanda Lopez related to forced eviction. 1. Meeting A Mission Legend 2. The Context of Ellis Act Evictions in La Mission 3. Home/Studio: Eviction Scene Investigation (Lopez & Camarena, 18th Annual Sólo Mujeres, MCCLA, March 12-April 18, 2014) 4. Eviction Garage Sale (Yolanda Lopez & Rio Read More