Changarrito Residency: Carolina Yáñez

Sep. 1

Sep. 1 @ 8:00 am Sep. 30 @ 5:00 pm

37 el mundo / digital collage / 2500×3000 pixels / 2023

About the Artist

Carolina Yáñez is a Tejana multimedia artist from Austin, Texas. She is primarily working with photography to explore ideas regarding Tejano culture and politics, place, gender issues, mental illness and how they all intersect. Yáñez currently attends Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas pursuing an MFA in Art.

Artist Statement

“I am a 21 year old Tejana multimedia artist from Austin, Texas and currently based in Dallas. I primarily work with photography to explore ideas regarding Tejano heritage, gender identity, and mental illness. Other themes my work surveys is feminine identity, standards of beauty, and political intersections of Tejano identity. I currently attend Southern Methodist University, and pursuing an MFA in studio art.

My work has been shown in the Blaffer Art Museum Student Association Biannual Art Show, Houston Center for Photography’s Contemporary Practice ’21, The Art of Awareness: A Community’s Self-Portrait of Immunization Health, Lawndale Art Center’s The Big Show, Alta Arts, Sawyer Yards, and Hardy and Nance Studios. I have been featured in VoyageAustin and Canvas Rebel magazines.

I capture portraits, architecture, landscapes and anything else that illustrates the beauty of the world. My work allows me to express my creative mind, explore the world around me and share the art of photography with others. My interests are often expressed though alternative process of photography such as cyanotypes and photograms, as well as fabric and textiles, often paired with storytelling and writings to discuss familial trauma and healing between generations. In addition to my current concepts, the idea of sustainability and accessibility are subjects I’m considering while producing my art. I practice sustainability by trying to minimize as much excess as possible and trying to take advantage of used or found materials, instead of producing new. The idea of accessibility is also important to me because I believe art should be made accessible to everyone regardless of race, class, or physical ailments.”

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.

Carolina Yáñeza will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance. Dates coming soon!

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.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 9/26 @5pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Carolina Yáñeza, taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs,