Numina Femenina: Latin Women in the Arts

Ana Belen Cantoni (Peru/Columbia) Carta, 2011 Embroidery on veil

It’s not every day that we run across a conceptual art exhibition in an alternative space, let alone one that sheds light on the harder realities of the female experience within a political space.  Numina Femenina, meaning the presents of light or the spirit of women, is on display now through December 13th, 2011 at the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco. The show is seamlessly curated by Frida Cano and co-curated by Ana Labastida for Visual Arts, Karina Hodoyan for Literature, and Martha Rodriguez Salazar for Performing Arts.

Marta Sanchez Vazques (Columbia) Permanence, 2011 Mixed media, paper, glue and metal

Each piece adds a slightly different perspective into the lives of Latina women who use the arts as an outlet to convey their experiences.  A total of 35 artist contributed pieces. Many of the visual works on display are backed by resumes ranging from emerging artists to recent MFA graduates to participation in the Venice Biennale.  Numina Femenina has been made possible through the partnerships of 11 institutions who have sponsored various events since the show’s opening.

Maria Adela Diaz (Guatamala) My Gestalt, 2005 Lithographic printing on paper Installation
Detail Image: Maria Adela Diaz (Guatemala) My Gestalt, 2005 Lithographic printing on paper Installation

Kudos to Frida Cano and all those contributing for the amount of time and work dedicated to sharing this work with the Bay Area.   We would encourage anyone who enjoys art to check out this show. Click here for more information.

Ilana Boltvinik (Mexico) All from the series of Tiradero Tiatel Xochitenco, Chimalhuacan, 2007 Digital Prints
Sandra Calvo Manufactura, 2011 Video and photos
Detail Image: Sandra Calvo Manufactura, 2011 Video and photos
Vera Costa (Brazil) Tear Machine, 2011 Video animation, plastic tubes, water, blown glass, cords, nails

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