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Jose Villalobos

In-Person Artist Performance with Jose Villalobos

Oct 12, 6:00 PM–6:30 PM

West Courtyard

Ticket Price: Free

Add to Calendar 10/12/2021 6:00 PM 10/12/2021 6:30 PM America/Chicago In-Person Artist Performance with Jose Villalobos

San Antonio-based artist Jose Villalobos will perform United States Customs of Oppression in the West Courtyard. This performance is part of the 2021 Texas Biennial, a geographically-led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas.

Jose Villalobos grew up on the US/Mexico border in El Paso, TX, and was raised in a traditional conservative family. His oeuvre reconciles the identity challenges in his life, caught in between traditional Mexican customs and American mores, as well as growing up with religious ideals that contrast with being gay. In his artistic practice, Villalobos explores traditionally "masculine" objects and softens the virility of these objects. Villalobos received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016.

He was awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant that same year for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Villalobos recently earned a Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptures grant and residency and is also a recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award. His work was featured in the nationally recognized exhibition Trans America/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today at the McNay Art Museum. Villalobos has exhibited and performed at the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; and El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, among other institutions and galleries nationwide.

San Antonio Museum of Art (west_courtyard)

San Antonio-based artist Jose Villalobos will perform United States Customs of Oppression in the West Courtyard. This performance is part of the 2021 Texas Biennial, a geographically-led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas.

Jose Villalobos grew up on the US/Mexico border in El Paso, TX, and was raised in a traditional conservative family. His oeuvre reconciles the identity challenges in his life, caught in between traditional Mexican customs and American mores, as well as growing up with religious ideals that contrast with being gay. In his artistic practice, Villalobos explores traditionally "masculine" objects and softens the virility of these objects. Villalobos received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016.

He was awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant that same year for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Villalobos recently earned a Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptures grant and residency and is also a recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award. His work was featured in the nationally recognized exhibition Trans America/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today at the McNay Art Museum. Villalobos has exhibited and performed at the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; and El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, among other institutions and galleries nationwide.

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