Media Mixer: Self Portraits

Jun. 27

Jun. 27 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

When: Thursday, June 27th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Where: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas, 78705


Admission: $25 General, $20 Members (Use Membership Code)


Parking: Frost Bank Tower  – $10 parking for visitors after 5PM (4th and Brazos St.)


Artist Workshop, drinks, small bites, and a gallery tour!

Join us for an Artist workshop/encuentro with Changarrito Artist, Gerardo E. Silguero! Guests will be able to enjoy drinks, small bites, and a gallery tour with the artist while creating Self Portraits!

Gerardo E. Silguero (1st Gen Mexican-American, b. 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist from the US/Mexico border city of Brownsville, Texas. His work challenges our perceptions of beauty, identity, and colonialism. His work has been exhibited internationally across the USA and Mexico. Silguero’s work is in the collections of the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas; La Peña Gallery, Austin, Texas; among other institutions and private collections. Silguero received his BA from St. Edward’s University in Design and Art. 

During this encuentro participants will delve into their own psyche, exploring themes of self-perception, emotions, and vulnerabilities through the art of self-portraiture. This introspection can be deeply personal and revealing, offering a window into our inner world. This workshop is perfect for anyone curious about oil pastels and eager to capture more than just their own likeness. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, Silguero will guide you through every step, from basic techniques to expressive application and art theory.

About the Artist


Gerardo E. Silguero (1st Gen Mexican-American, b. 1994) is a contemporary artist whose work challenges the notion of Nepantla. His work has been exhibited internationally across the USA and Mexico. Silguero’s work is in the collections of the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas; La Peña Gallery, Austin, Texas; among several other institutions. Silguero received his BA from St. Edward’s University. He lives and works in Austin, Texas. He has a group exhibition opening in Spring 2021 in Los Angeles. Silguero is a self-represented artist.

Nepantla: A concept in Chicano and Latino anthropology, social commentary, criticism, literature, and art that represents a concept of “in-between-ness.” Nepantla is a Nahuatl word that means “in the middle of it” or “middle.” Indigenous people who were invaded by the Spanish created their own “in-between” culture where they would leave behind aspects of their culture that they could not synthesize into the new culture.