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Pipe-Cleaners

Thursday, 20 July 2017 20:04 Written by Blanka Amezkua

Blanka utilizes traditional and domestic Mexican techniques and customs in her work to address community-based social issues such as equity, race, gender and identity.


Throughout Amezkua’s work she combines traditional and contemporary art practices and techniques as well as sociocultural-based mythologies and philosophies to create alternative, yet accessible, and inclusive dialogues around the challenges and controversies we experience in society.
 
She is a Mexican-born, Bronx based contemporary artist. She studied in Florence, Italy and received her B.A. from California State University Fresno. She is a recipient of the BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts. Her work has been included in exhibitions nationally including: MoMA-PS1, Exit Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Taller Boricua and the Queens Museum (New York); Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (San Francisco) and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (San Jose) among others. She is the Founder of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project (BBBP), an alternative, artist-run gallery in the Bronx as well as Fo Kia Nou 24/7, in Athens, Greece. Her most recent artistic collaborative venture, AAA3A, Alexander Avenue Apartment 3A, is housed in the former home of BBBP. Mentions of her work and projects are included in The New York Times, TimeOut, ARTnews as well as other national and international publications.
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