Xican-a.o.x. Body


This book is not yet published, but will be available from April 2024.

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Compelling survey of Xicanx art that has shaped visual culture over the last 50 years.

Xican-a.o.x. Body centres the political and creative resistance of Xicanx artists from 1968 to the present. The publication presents new histories of Xicanx art, illustrating how artists foreground the Brown body to explore, expand, and complicate conceptions linked to Chicanx, Latinx and Xicanx experiences.

The publication offers new insights into more than 50 years of Xicanx art, examining influential works by some 70 artists who highlight the Brown body as a site of resistance and who have created artistic communities that push against systemic racism and the exclusionary practices of mainstream art institutions. Thematic essays by renowned scholars address the ways in which Xicanx art lies at the intersection of the politics of identity, race and class, and interrogate questions of “high” and “low” culture.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 29 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 30 April 2024
Number of pages 248
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Gilbert Vicario, and Marissa Del Toro, Text by C. Villaseñor Black, M. Chavez, Ondine Chavoya, R. Salseda, and J. Daniel Valencia
Dimensions 24 x 29 cm
Weight 300 g


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Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator specializing in contemporary Latin American art. She co-curated the touring show Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017. She is a Research Scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Gilbert Vicario is Chief Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and The Selig Family Chief Curator at Phoenix Art Museum, and as Senior Curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center.

Marissa Del Toro is Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Programs at NXTHVN in New Haven, CT. Previously, she served as the 2021-2022 Curatorial Fellow at NXTHVN and as the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Curatorial Fellow at Phoenix Art Museum.