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    New SFMOMA Exhibit to Honor Bay Area Trans Leaders

    The 2022 SECA Art Award Exhibition—running from December 17, 2022, to May 29, 2023, at SFMOMA—will celebrate Bay Area artists Binta Ayofemi, Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza, and Gregory Rick. Ariza’s portion of the exhibit honors “Bay Area trans leaders in photographic portraits that appropriate Catholic altarpieces featuring saints. Exploring the relationship between kinship and queerness, the tender images hang on walls saturated with color and jeweled patterns,” according to SFMOMA.

    Ariza’s series I Am Very Lucky, Very Lucky to Be Trans will consist of HD dye-infused prints with frames, custom benches, light filters, acrylic paint, vinyl, and single-channel video projection with sound lasting nearly 4 hours. The Bay Area trans leaders to be honored in it include Adam Reyes, Adela Vázquez, Alexis Jiménez, Anjali Rimi, Arianna Salinas, Aubrey Davis, Boo Parker, Cecilia Chung, Celine Seno, Donna Personna, Ebony Ava Harper, Esteban Rodriguez, Honey Mahogany, Ivory Smith, Joaquin Remora, Julián Delgado Lopera, Jupiter Peraza, Kiesha Lambino, Lana Patel, Lashai Williams, L’Oreal Earle, Natasha Tansey, Nicole Santamaria, Pau Crego, Porshay Taylor, Rocky Davis, Sage Hapke, Sam Favela, Sathya Baskaran, Shane Zaldivar, Sofía Sabina Ríos Dorantes, Tina Aguirre, and Victoria Castro.

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    The recorded segments in “We Are the Ones” by Freddie and produced by Tim Vickers (Grandbankss) spotlight Mahogany, Santamaria, Peraza, Rimi & Patel, Davis, Personna & Zaldivar, Aguirre, Harper, Crego & Rodriguez, Chung, Ríos Dorantes & Castro, and Remora.

    For their help and support the artist thanks California TRANScends, the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, Dimensions Queer Youth Clinic, El/La Para TransLatinas, Our Trans Home SF, Parivar Bay Area, the San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives, St. James Infirmary, the Transgender District, and the Transgender Law Center.

    SFMOMA will offer free admission to the museum’s galleries on Floor 2—including the 2022 SECA Art Award Exhibition—for the run of this show.

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    Published on December 15, 2022