Christina Sanchez Juarez
Christina Sanchez Juarez is a socially and politically engaged artist working in the public sphere. Her discursive practice operates at the intersection of performance, community organizing, and popular education to investigate how collectivity and the arts can merge to acknowledge the issues of the working poor and bring about social change. Since 2011 she has been actively invested in advocating for restaurant workers rights through a series of community engaged art projects that focus on archiving and disseminating restaurant worker histories. These projects manifest themselves as participatory performances, installations, dining experiences, and cooking demonstrations, and have been presented in community colleges, cultural centers, and other public spaces such as farmers markets. She has presented works at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Projects, SUR: Biennial, and LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions). She is the recipient of the inaugural SPArt grant, a funding initiative that supports Los Angeles-based social practice art projects. Christina was also recently commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to develop a public engagement project (2015/2017) at Victoria Community Regional Park in Carson CA, as a part of a the Open Spaces Creative Graffiti Abatement initiative. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from San Francisco State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Public Practice from the OTIS College of Art and Design.
Difference, Video 2009