José Guadalupe Sanchez

José Guadalupe Sanchez

- is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Relying heavily on self-reflexivity, his work is an investigation of the multilayered experiences of varying social realities in Los Angeles. This includes looking at the structural nature of oppositional value systems, epistemologies, subjectivities, and how they become validated or not. A driving question in his practice asks, “how as artists can we make work that, on the one hand, validates the neglected experiences of the people we care about (i.e., through direct positive representation and intervention) and, on the other, be a critical reflection on those structures that created the conditions of making a people socially, politically, economically invisible?” Additionally, his practice includes an exploration of ‘world-making’ in opposition to  epistemological homogeneity. His projects manifest as pedagogical interventions as an arts educator, paintings, performance, video, documentary video, and his socially engaged art practice.