Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Public Events

Enrique Chagoya
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
800 Chestnut Street
SFAI Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the US-Mexico border in the late 1970s, and also in Europe in the late 1990s, SFAI alumnus Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America, and the world. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Through these seemingly harmless characters, Chagoya examines the recurring subject of colonialism and oppression that continues to riddle contemporary American foreign policy. He is currently Full Professor at Stanford University, Department of Art and Art History,  and his work can be found in many public collections, including the MoMA, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and SFMOMA; among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, to mention a few.