Changarrito with Paloma Mayorga

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012 @ 12:00 pm Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

About the Artist

Paloma Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Austin, Texas. Her work has been exhibited across Texas, including The Contemporary Austin, Artpace, Mexic-Arte Museum, grayDUCK Gallery, The Union HTX, Southwestern University, and Texas State University, as well as at the Fort Wayne Museum of art in Indiana.

She participated in The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group program in 2019 and most recently, the Future Front Texas Residency at The LINE Austin.

She earned a B.A. in Painting from the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in 2010, and has gone on to receive the Emerging Artist Award from the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in 2015, Best Visual Artist by the Austin Chronicle 2017 Reader’s Poll, and Southwestern University’s 18 Under 40 Award for 2020.

About the Artist

Through unconventional forms of photography, Paloma Mayorga documents the interaction between her body and other natural objects to create elaborate self-portraits that beg the viewer to consider the subtleties of touch. Her photographs, created with the use of a scanner, are inspired by ecofeminist philosophies and explore gender politics as well as human behaviour.

Changarrito Cart November 17 – 18 & 24 – 25

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.

Paloma Mayorga featured her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on November 17 – 18 & 24 – 25, 2012.

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Mexic-Arte Museum

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