Changarrito with Harry Chavez

Mar. 18, 2018

Mar. 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Harry ChavezRumbo Norte

For the launch of the 2018 season, Mexic-Arte Museum is featuring six Changarrito residencies during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. On Sunday, March 18,  Harry Chavez will be on hand from 12-3pm. Stop by and meet the artists who will be featured in front of the Museum on 5th St. and Congress Ave.

Support our March 2018 Changarrito Artist, Harry Chavez! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Harry Chavez allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.


About the Artist: 

Harry Chávez, born in Lima, graduated from the Catholic University of Pontificia in Perú. He studied Korean art and culture at Dankook University in South Korea. His work integrates wisdom and iconography of ancient cultures, with particular attention to the Peruvian Andean-Amazonian Cosmovisión, which makes a powerful synthesis of his knowledge utilizing a singular technique and thereby creating a contemporary mythology.

He received first place in the National Painting Competition Ⅲ of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, second place in the Cerro Verde Young Artists Contest, and third place in the passport contest, for an artist of the French Embassy. He also received first place for the Milka Expressions Course and honorable mentions, in both the Metropolitan Contest of Young Artists for the Pancho Fierro Gallery and the National Painting Competition Ⅰ, of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.

He has had solo exhibitions in Lima, Iquitos, and Cusco and participated in various group exhibitions in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Spain.

About Changarrito Project:

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. 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. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art. 

Changarrito vending cart:

True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latina/o and Latin American art. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as a representative for the Museum during various Austin art festivals) while keeping 100% of sales. For each Changarrito artist, the Museum purchases a work of art to acquire for its permanent collection. The time commitment is four days over two weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 3 pm.

Presenting Changarrito’s virtual component:

As of Spring 2020, the Mexic-Arte Museum has added a virtual component to the Changarrito Artist Residency, allowing Changarrito artists to not only showcase their artwork on the Changarrito vending cart, but also to the museum’s Facebook and Instagram audience for the month the Changarrito Artist Residency takes place. Artists are allowed to showcase themselves or artwork through ten to twelve Facebook and Instagram posts for the entire month and get the chance to be interviewed via an Instagram Live interview byMexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, Isabel Servantez during the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. The Instagram Live interview is optional. 

Chosen artists will be able to display their artwork, create video and picture posts, sell their artwork, and walk us through their artistic process throughout the month. Rules on posting: 3 posts per week for a total of 10 – 12 posts for the whole month, via Mexic-Arte Museum’s Instagram account (@mexic_arte) and Facebook account (@mexicarte).

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