Estévez asks El Museo’s staff and all of those who make up this iconic cultural enclave, including artists who have exhibited, talked,performed or worked with the organization, plus former employees, to submit selfies and to answer one or two questions about personal matters as well as their relationship with El Museo. The materials submitted are organized as an online album, pointing to the concept of the workplace as an extended household, always growing.
Estévez also invites everyone participating in this action to contemplate the possibility of imagining the unforeseen connections that may link us to each other beyond our professional roles as artists, curators, educators, installers, operations employees, and managers. “En Familia: El Museo as Genealogy” is a continuation of the work the artist has been engaged in for a decade around art as a social exchange.
A Component of “Office Hours (OH),” a project by Nicolás Dumit Estévez in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio’s staff, artists and audiences.
As a kid, stories told by my grandmothers were mystical; as I was older I’d paint, draw, animate, and write to solve them. As an adult, I honor, share and explore living histories at El Museo.
Committed to making a Positive impact through live performance and community activism, I love that El Museo is committed to cultivating healing conversations on race and culture through the arts.
I enjoy technology, bike riding, Lego’s, and amateur radio that allows me to talk to people around the world. This is a great place to work, we support the community in the Arts and Education.