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CoCA and La Sala Present Programming in Seattle for (Where)Do We Belong?

CoCA and La Sala Present Programming this November for (Where)Do We Belong?

This November, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and La Sala announce new events for the exhibition,​ (Where) Do We Belong?

The public is invited to join CoCA and La Sala at the First Thursday Art Walk for a performance by Milvia Berenice Pacheco ​Salvatierra. ​Pacheco ​is an Afro Latina artist, born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she trained in dance and theater. Her art is inspired by early traumatic experiences and she has devoted her life to reaching liberation through art and movement as a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer,bodyworker,mother and community organizer.​Marías,​ is a​ work-in-progress dance and poetry performance inspired and created by Pacheco during the recent staged reading of the book, ​Killing Marías​, written by Washington State’s Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.Recorded music by Trio Guadalevin will accompany the piece. Drawing on Mexican Son Jarocho and Huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song,

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CoCA Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Judy Shintani Pledge Allegiance Tule Lake Incarceration barrack wood, vintage barbed wire 48" x 24" x 12"

(Where) Do We Belong?​ Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Jake PrendezTwo DreamersOil on canvas 36″ x 24″ x 1″

From October 4 through November 17, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present the group show, ​(Where) Do We Belong?​. This exhibit ​shares the realities and challenges surrounding immigration and includes artworks that are a response to Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policies”—amplifying diverse artistic voices with direct experience.

A wide range of media including installation and textile to video and paintings will present artworks from Humaira Abid, Hawo Ali, Tatiana Garmendia, Hiba Jameel, Rohena Alam Khan, Jake Prendez, ​Marcia Santos, and Judy Shintani.

Humaira AbidTogether But Not Together: Mother and ChildCarved Mahogany and Pine wood 18″ x 11″ x 2.5″

Not only are family separations consistent, but xenophobia, racism, and bigotry have been constant, taking different forms in the lapse of America’s history. The

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