Changarreando Instagram Live + Q&A with Artist Angel Ortega

Aug. 10

Aug. 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarreando Instagram Live event with Artist Angel Ortega on Tuesday, August 10th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Mario Villanueva, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Marketing & Events Associate, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 15 minutes of the event. 

Artwork: Angel Ortega, Body by Barbacoa, Digital, 10” x 10″, 2020

About the Artist: 

Angel Ortega, also known as Garzig is heavily influenced by metal music, their Mexicax heritage, and their love for redesigning pop culture with a low brow chic. All of Angel’s work starts with a pencil sketch that they fine tune using digital software. Angel currently has a sculpture piece at the Mexic-Arte Museum, Fideo Paleta Man. Many of the techniques Angel used to build the sculpture were taught by her dad and art mentors.

Artist Statement 

“The work I’m submitting for Changarreando are pieces I’ve created during 2020. With these pieces I not only plan to reproduce them in a tangible format, but I’ve also created digitally with animations in the works.”

Presenting Changarreando

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. The word “changarreando”, is a verb form that comes from the noun “changarro,” slang originating in Mexico City for “a small retail store.” The suffix “-ando” adds significant meaning to the word but can be summarized here as indicating the act or action of hanging out at a “changarro” with the featured artist. 

Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. Changarreando takes this a step further to connect with people through social media, generate interaction with art, and embrace the digital era with our existing programs!  

Changarrito Residency

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito and Changarreando are dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. Normally, artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram  and receive 100% of the sale. For each Changarrito/Changarreando artist, the Museum acquires a work of art for its permanent collection.