For Latinx Heritage Month, we’re highlighting some of the people and brands you should know about all year long.
At Hunker, we're always interested in conversations around design and homes — and how we can think more deeply about what objects we bring into our homes. We're also interested in hearing from creative people from across disciplines who can add another layer to how we approach decor.
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we're speaking with artist and curator Frida Cano about how Latinx design and art are merging, and how we can support creators in both areas not just this month, but all year round.
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Join us on Instagram Live on October 5 at 5:15 pm (PST) for this special talk.
Cano is a Mexican visual artist and art curator; she currently is the Curator and Artist Residency Coordinator at 18th Street Arts Center. Cano is the creator of the transdisciplinary research-based art project entitled "Arttextum, Tejido de agentes culturales inspirados en Latinoamérica" that maps the intangible territory of our time through the metaphorical algorithms among cultural producers; Arttextum has collaborated with the Ministry of Culture in Madrid since its beginning in 2012. Cano holds a BFA from the ENPEG La Esmeralda, Mexico City, and an MFA in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute, California, USA.
Cano has had exhibitions and public talks in Mexico, the USA, Germany, Japan, Korea, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Spain, among other places. Frida has worked in various art venues such as SPACE Collection, California, USA; Centro de la Imagen and Kurimanzutto Gallery, Mexico, Walter and McBean Galleries, California, USA. She has been awarded the Endesa Scholarship for Ibero-American Cultural Heritage by Fundación Duques de Soria, Spain, FONCA, Mexico, Jumex Foundation, Mexico, Fulbright, among others. She is the co-author of the book Geografía artística de Arttextum –El mundo que también habitamos (Promoción del Arte / Xociartek, 2019).
In the meantime, read our latest interview with Andi Xoch of Latinx With Plants and stay tuned for more Latinx Heritage Month content.