Changarreando with Gabi Magaly: Instagram Takeover

Oct. 4, 2021

Oct. 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm Oct. 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Gabi Magaly, Yo No Nací Para Aguantar A Nadie, 2020, Archival Pigment Print, 33” x 44”

About the Artist


Gabi Magaly is an emerging artist born in Bryan, Texas. Magaly received her BFA in photography at Sam Houston State University in 2015 and received her MFA in Visual Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020. Magaly has exhibited in solo shows at Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX; The Brick, San Antonio, TX; Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX; Casa Lu, Mexico City. Her numerous group exhibitions include at Luis Leu Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany; The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX; Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana; Museo De Las Américas in Dever, Colorado; She’s been awarded two CAMMIE awards from Blue Star Contemporary and Luminaria Contemporary Cultural Center during Contemporary Art Month 2020. She works predominantly in the medium of photography, but also employs other mediums like sculptural installation and embroidery. Magaly currently lives in San Antonio, Texas and works remotely at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona

Artist Statement


“Growing up in a Mexican-American household, my childhood was saturated with the machismo and marianismo culture. Hypermasculinity oozes brutality, control, and bad cologne. Placated and tongue-biting women don’t speak up, act up, and always have rice and tortillas on the table at precisely six o’clock. Daughters are raised to submit to men, and are being taught to fetishize purity and holiness. We are expected to feed stomachs, ego, and a taste for violence. With my work, I draw from my experience within this toxic culture and provide a call to action for the women who don’t have a voice to feel empowered and for the men with a little too much to say to be softened. The imagery I use within my work is: Fiesta spices, Fideo, prayer cards, candles, blankets, and tortillas. I want these items to be culturally and physically accessible. A visual language usually reserved for Abuela’s kitchen and living room is transformed into defiance, empowerment, and hopefully change.”


Changarrito Cart October 16-17


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.

Gabi Magaly will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring he artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on October 16-17 from 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy her artwork and get to know them in person! 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.


Changarreando Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, October 28th

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarreando Instagram Live event with Artist Gabi Magaly on Thursday, October 28th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Mario Villanueva, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Marketing and 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 20 minutes of the event. 


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