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Mercedes Dorame: Virtual Artist Talk

Wed, October 21, 2020, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Mercedes Dorame

Join MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art resident Mercedes Dorame (Tongva) for a presentation on her artistic practice, former and current work, and learn about the project she will be working on throughout her residency month.

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame

Mercedes Dorame, born in Los Angeles, California, received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her undergraduate degree from UCLA. She calls on her Tongva ancestry to engage the problematics of visibility and ideas of cultural construction. Dorame’s work is in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Triton Museum, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, The de Saisset Museum, The Montblanc Foundation Collection, and The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from: Creative Capital, the Montblanc Art Commission, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Loop Artist Residency, the James Phelan Award for California born visual artists, En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards program, Galería de la Raza, for her solo exhibition there, the Harpo Foundation for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and from the Photography Department at the San Francisco Art Institute for her MFA Studies. She is currently visiting faculty at CalArts, and was recently honored by UCLA as part of the centennial initiative UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact, and was part of the Hammer Museum’s 2018 Made in L.A. exhibition. She has shown her work internationally. Her writing has been featured in News From Native California, and 580 Split, and her artwork has been highlighted by PBS NewsHour, Artforum, KCET’s Artbound, the New York Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, KQED, Artsy, ARTnews, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.


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For more information, please contact Senior Manager of Museum Education Winoka Yepa (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or


Wed, October 21, 2020
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
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(888) 922-4242