Isidro Pérez García

Campesino Urbano Artist

Pencas de maguey featured on the Library of Congress website!


On the Library of Congress website: “Lost” Histories in Maguey

As part of the MexiCali Biennial, the Library of Congress has published a Story Map on their website titled “Land of Milk & Honey: California’s Agricultural Histories in Contemporary Art.” This research tool is part of the LoC/MB joint Borderlands Research Initiative, in which the biennial team was invited to interact with the Library’s digital collections and make creative connections with contemporary artists working with the U.S.-Mexico border regions and beyond.

This Story Map focuses on four projects exhibited at the Cheech Center in Riverside and include Isidro Pérez García, Chris Christion & Jessica Wimbley, Shinpei Takeda, and Rubén Ochoa.

Writers and researchers are Sam White, David Velazquez, Cam La, and Ruben Ochoa with introduction by April Lillard-Gomez. Project overseen by Rosalia Romero (Assistant Professor Art of the Americas at Pomona College).

Click here to check out Isidro’s pencas de maguey featured as part of the Land of Milk and Honey Story Map!