Author: victoriadelgadillo

Visual artist, curator, producer, activist, filmmaker, writer Victoria Delgadillo is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. In 2003, her written account on her curatory process for the first international exhibit on the femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico was published through UCLA press. Through the publication in 2018 of “Regeneración, Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology,” her radical artwork is linked to the crucial Chicanx inspired ideology of Mexican anarchists, the Flores Magón brothers.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

In 2007, Georgia Fee and Catherine Ruggles launched what would become a twelve-year commitment to emerging artists, arts writers, and critics. Beginning in LA as …

 

La Moda

La Moda

Still from “La Moda” La Moda was created for “Caught Between A Whore and an Angel,” a women’s performance exhibit at Regeneración/The PRC in Highland Park.  …

 

Gloria Anzaldúa Paris Symposium/Conference, May 16-17, 2019

Gloria Anzaldúa Paris Symposium/Conference, May 16-17, 2019

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (1942-2004) is a major figure in many inter-disciplines, disciplinary areas of scholarship and art. She was born in the U.S., in the …

 

Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

The Sketchbook Project goes to LONDON + PARIS!  The theme for the 2019 Tiny Sketchbook Project is “Small Secrets.”  Catch it at the SLOW Galerie …

 

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Bolsa de Mercado, 2013

Bolsa de Mercado, 2013

Bolsa de Mercado prints are in these collections: Los Angeles County Museum Print Department, University of Notre Dame Latino Studies (Notre Dame, Indiana), UC Santa …

 

Entre Tinta y Lucha

Entre Tinta y Lucha

Entre Tinta y Lucha 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art January 31 – March 9, 2019 Exhibition opening January 31, 6-8pm California State University, Bakersfield  – Todd …

 

Presentation at Guadalajara University 2018

Presentation at Guadalajara University 2018

 

MexiCali Biennial

MexiCali Biennial

CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise, 2018 “Calafia” is a group exhibition featuring 30 artists from California and Mexico that seeks to explore the spirit of California by …

 

Entre Tinta y Lucha – Self Help Graphics & Art’s 45th Anniversary Exhibition

Entre Tinta y Lucha – Self Help Graphics & Art’s 45th Anniversary Exhibition

Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art Exhibition on view at Fine Arts Gallery August 21 through September 29, 2018A partnership …

 

Festivity, 1996

Festivity, 1996

Victoria’s description on this print for the Glasgow Print Studio Collection: I am a Chicana artist that was born in Southern California,  USA, 1951. Self-identifying as …

 

Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology

Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology

  Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology examines the transnational exchange and circulation of revolutionary and activist ideas through which political protest intersected with experimental artistic …

 

Mexicali Biennial / Califas

Mexicali Biennial / Califas

  The MexiCali Biennial 2018/2019. Raul Baltazar a trans-disciplinarian artist and Victoria Delgadillo filmmaker, fine art printer and organizer premiered their film “Califas”  at the MexiCali Biennial …

 

Mi Sereno

Mi Sereno

  Raul Baltazar invited Los Angeles cultural workers, friends, family and neighbors to unite at Ascot Hills Park in El Sereno for two Sundays of processions, …

 

Con la Casa a Cuestras

Con la Casa a Cuestras

“Mi historia, tu historia, nuestra historia” and “Con la casa a las espaldas: miradas migrantes” are an initiative of Proyecto Caracol. Migración y patrimonio cultural …

 

Nuestras Historias, National Museum of Mexican Art

Nuestras Historias, National Museum of Mexican Art

Victoria Delgadillo’s painting of Laura Berenice, a lost women of Ciudad Juarez is in the inauguration exhibit of a new 1363 square foot gallery, Galería …

 

Orange County Library Tour 2017

Orange County Library Tour 2017

Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys Dates:  July 3 – August 31, 2017 in Fullerton & September 15 – October 15, 2017 in …

 

Gregorio Escalante Gallery July 2017

Gregorio Escalante Gallery July 2017

Victoria Delgadillo’s print Bolsa de Mercado was on display during the month of July 2017 at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery (in the upstairs Salon), 978 Chung King …

 

Los Four Meet Los 40

Los Four Meet Los 40

Press Runs April 1 – 11, 2017 Gregorio Escalante Gallery • La Bodega Gallery • Zack de la Rocha Gallery In collaboration, is pleased to announce “Los Four …

 

Border 2007

Border 2007

 

Pañuelos Rosas

Pañuelos Rosas

(Arriba) Foto de la V-Day Protesta en Ciudad Juárez, 2004, con el proyecto Pañuelos Rosas de Rigo Maldonado y Shakina Nayfack. Los pañuelos que totalizaron 370 …

 

Digital Posters

Digital Posters

Ayotzinapa to Ferguson, 2016 Lola La Trailera vs La Reina del Sur, 2016 La India Maria in Bollywood, 2016 Dame Dolores, 2016 Kung Fu Raza, 2016 La Prensa, 2016

 

V-Day Protest in Ciudad Juarez, 2004

V-Day Protest in Ciudad Juarez, 2004

          Lea esta página en Español aqui (Above) V-Day Protest in Ciudad Juarez, 2004. Photo of Pink Square project by Rigo Maldonado and Shakina Nayfack. The Squares which totaled …

 

Self Help Graphics: Aztlán, the Permanent Collection, and Beyond

Self Help Graphics: Aztlán, the Permanent Collection, and Beyond

Exhibition: August 28, 2016 –January 15, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6 p.m. –8 p.m. Read “RAM’s Self Help Graphics Exhibition is a Political Art …

 

Chicano Dream

Chicano Dream

  CHICANO DREAM at the Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France DATES:  Friday, June 27, 2014 & Sunday, October 26, 2014 This is how it goes . . .  much …

 

This Machine Kills

This Machine Kills

11/14/16, Fine Arts Complex had protesters at This Machine Kills, post-election drama related .  On 11/13/16  the artists were told that this exhibit would come …

 

ChIFF, Chicano International Film Festival 2016

ChIFF, Chicano International Film Festival 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 Chicano International Film Festival (ChIFF) will take place at Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA  90031.  …

 

Indigenous Women and Creative Traditions: Transforming Lives through Radical Practice

Indigenous Women and Creative Traditions: Transforming Lives through Radical Practice

Indigenous Women and Creative Traditions: Transforming Lives through Radical Practice “I’m very honored to be a part of such an inspiring and important exhibition of Indigenous …

 

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition

From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson Protest Exhibition May 1 through June 10, 2016 Self Help Graphics & Art in partnership with Social Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), the …

 

Edges of Chaos: Promoting Madness & Dissent in the 90’s

Edges of Chaos: Promoting Madness & Dissent in the 90’s

PSSST Gallery in Boyle Heights opened with Edges of Chaos: Promoting Madness & Dissent in the 90’s – a series of events and two dance …

 

Cinema Directo

Cinema Directo

     My solo exhibit: “Cinema Directo” (February 12  to March 20, 2016) took place at Steppling Art Gallery,  San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus, 720 …

 

“The Space,” Regeneración

“The Space,” Regeneración

An historical overview of Regeneración art space (1992ish -2000) was presented for the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time at The San Diego Museum (May 2, 2015).  …

 

Art Presentation

Art Presentation

In December 2013, I presented this film on selected portions of my art work for the Women in Americas Conference in Aix Provence, France.

 

Scotch Tape Cinema

Scotch Tape Cinema

One afternoon in July of 2015 I took a studio class at the Echo Park Film Center on experimental film making.  This is a very …

 

Democratizing Food in Boyle Heights

Democratizing Food in Boyle Heights

From a paper written by Prof. Enrique C. Ochoa February 2014, Democratizing Food Policies: Community Activists and Reclaiming Mexicana/o Food Cultures and Health in Boyle …

 

Loteria La Victoria

Loteria La Victoria

In 2011 my friend, designer and fellow artist Leslie Gutierrez Saiz made a special birthday party game for me–Loteria!  It came complete with frijolitos and …

 

Introspection

Introspection

After having attempted every avenue available in the United States to find success, the racism that prevails appeared at the end of each path for …

 

This is why I love LA!

This is why I love LA!

I am a transplant to LA, but have lived here longer than I have lived anywhere else.  I suppose I am a native now. My …

 

Robot Party

Robot Party

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Two Trees

Two Trees

  I went to Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades for a cranio sacral and polarity bodywork alignment appointment. Its a very rustic park in that nature …

 

Photos

Photos

I recently got my Nikon digital camera fixed.  I am so happy, because (for over a year) I have had to use other cameras for …

 

Rehab/Downsize

Rehab/Downsize

Part of downsizing my work, expenses, possessions –entire life was finding a small home and rehabbing it.   My 850 square foot home in Boyle …

 

Non Wearable Fashion

Non Wearable Fashion

Plastic recycled materials into a chic look Paper Dress in Downtown Pomona Gallery    

 

Another Kind of Woman

Another Kind of Woman

I had been approached to participate in the white feminists movement of the late 1960s and 1970s–including the new women art movements in California, but …

 

báwrdər

báwrdər

In 2007 I made a short film on the Tijuana side of the San Diego border. I called it báwrdər, the phonetic pronunciation of the …

 

2014!

2014!

  2014 has already started off with a bang.  I have been extremely busy (as usual) with the woes of 2013 in a far distance.  Money …

 

Glamour Shots

Glamour Shots

Glamour Shots, A transformative store front beauty shop and performance–where you are the star: In 2005, Glamour Shots was part of a larger exhibit on gentrification. …

 

Whew!

Whew!

I am still trying to catch my breathe from the past few months.  Back in my Los Angeles home base, I am looking forward to …

 

Institut des Amériques’

Institut des Amériques’

These past weeks, I have been too busy to blog. Someone noted last night, that I am like everyone in LA “keeping extremely busy to …

 

Photograph: Richard Armas

Photograph: Richard Armas

 Through an introduction by a close UCSD friend,  I became part of the Richard Armas’ photography studio clique in San Diego (1973-ish).  Ricky (to everyone) …

 

Textile Stories in Print

Textile Stories in Print

Tradition by Rocky Ormsby-Olivares I curated a print series, Communication Threads & Entwined Recollections, that will be unveiled on Sunday, June 30th at the studios of …

 

Sub/Culture

Sub/Culture

Still from “LA Woman” 2011 “Sub/Culture are video works exploring the heterogeneity of Los Angeles and the complex mix of personal, social, historical, and geographic variables …

 

Bad Girls Leave Home

Bad Girls Leave Home

  Heartfelt & Homespun, 2004, Mixed Media There is an association called Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambios Sociales (Women who are Active in Academia and Social …

 

Drive-by Artists

Drive-by Artists

Candle, watercolor. My art circle defines a Drive-by Artist as someone who invades a community or exposes a subject’s life for the sole purpose of creating …

 

Inspiration

Inspiration

Still from “La Moda”   What inspires my art, are those around me.  If you look at enough of my work, you will start to realize that …

 

LA Noir

LA Noir

In 2002 I was part of a Maestras (Female Print Master) Atelier called “Upraise of the Urban Goddess”, curated by Diane Gamboa. These series of …

 

Rebelde!

Rebelde!

Mixed Media   My first act of rebellion, according to my parents was my insistence that my clothes and shoes match.  I was 4 years old and …

 

Pray

Pray

 

 

When Art Makes You Go Mad

When Art Makes You Go Mad

A few days ago I was reading a blog on how to approach Los Angeles, from a writer that no longer lives here. The writer …

 

Silenced

Silenced

I created this watercolor painting in 1998. I painted it after my bout with a fibroid tumor that made me menstruate 3 out of 4 …

 

1938, I Feel You.

1938, I Feel You.

“You go to my head, And you linger like a haunting refrain And I find you spinning round in my brain Like the bubbles in a glass of …

 

Take-out Poetry

Take-out Poetry

When the laundromat becomes a stage There is a series of spontaneous poetry readings happening on the northeast side of LA.  Last night I went to …

 

On Hero Worship

On Hero Worship

Self Portrait of John Valadez Last night was artist Raul Baltazar’s 40th birthday house party. His circle of friends range from 20 to 60, each in …

 

The Sound of Performance Music

The Sound of Performance Music

Click here and listen: HareKrishPies Jeninche and the Jaguars Drummer du jour , Maria Azteca , Jeninche , James Brownie It may seem like a weird thing to say, but …

 

Art Process

Art Process

September 25, 2012 Here’s how my print process begins.  Step 1 – take a picture of what I want to draw. Bolsa de Mercado Step 2,  I translate the …

 

Anarchist Book Fair 2012

Anarchist Book Fair 2012

The 4th Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Festival took place this year at Barnsdall Park (September 8, 2012). For the last 3 years I wanted …

 

The Zen of Curating

The Zen of Curating

  Curating an art exhibit is exciting and some days, stressful.  Merging many artists into one anything is a feat.  You’ve heard of the difficult tortured artist? …

 

Take Note

Take Note

I suppose everyone has to have a deficit disorder of some sort. Mine is making lists.  I have little books, notepads, sketchbooks, pieces of paper, …

 

“striking appearance”

“striking appearance”

Yesterday when I saw him, he tells me that he has planned out my whole weekend and starts telling me all the things that he …

 

Sketchbook Tour

Sketchbook Tour

sketchbooksketchbook I’m part of a nation-wide sketch book tour traveling across the US from April – November 2012.  It is being organized by Art House Co-op …

 

Peel Here Snapshot

Peel Here Snapshot

(Above) Peel Here 5, a photo from The Dirt Floor Magazine of Victoria Delgadillo’s sticker. The Dirt Floor was a leading contemporary and underground arts and …

 

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

Asi Es El Mundo . . . .

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