ICP welcomes Guadalupe Rosales online to kick off the Fall ICP Talks lecture series. Based in Los Angeles, multidisciplinary artist and educator Guadalupe Rosales is dedicated to building archives and new modes of history-keeping by uplifting the stories and visual history of Latinx communities in Southern California and beyond. In 2015, Rosales created the first of two online archive projects using social media, Veteranas and Rucas and later Map Pointz. Highlighting over 5,000 images, these community-sourced projects collect and share personal images and memories to reframe how histories and subcultures are identified, formed, and remembered.

Join Guadalupe online for a career-spanning presentation highlighting her work on building new archives, as well as recent projects that use artifacts, memorabilia, and immersive sound and installations to form collective experience around Mexican American culture in the U.S.

About the Series

ICP Talks is ICP’s Photographer’s lecture series sponsored by MPB. Join us monthly each season for four one-hour lectures featuring renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or explores critical questions about the form. The Fall season takes place online and in-person from September through December and features Guadalupe Rosales, Farah Al-Qasimi, and Marvin Heiferman. Additional speakers to be announced.

Current ICP students and faculty of the One-Year Certificate programs are automatically enrolled.

Guadalupe Rosales (b.1980 Los Angeles) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator best known for her community generated archival projects, Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz, found on social media. The projects manifested in 2015 from the under/misrepresentation and historical erasure of [email protected]/x communities in Southern California. These community-generated projects begin with an open invitation to various [email protected]/x communities to share personal images and memories that create visual narratives that celebrate identities and historicize subcultures. The archives explore ideas about how history and culture are framed and who does the framing. As a counterpoint, the archive celebrates, humanizes and reflects the positive and honest attributes of our shared culture. It creates a space for collective healing and storytelling and finds ways for new dialogue to emerge about youth culture in Southern California that would not exist otherwise.

In her studio practice, Guadalupe works with sculpture, photography, video, sound, drawing, and community based projects and collaborations, and the archive, centering on the creation of immersive and sensorial spaces to activate memory and evoke a collective experience and embodiment. These spaces conjure up emotions as well as collective feelings of longing that reside in our bodies and remain as living archives. Here, she wants us to consider the body as archives and a locus that preserves, carries, moves, and transforms memory but also intervenes in the continuum of a life archived. The purpose is to uplift private experiences and create space for them to be shared, to see what is concealed and collectively create a multidimensional experience.

Guadalupe’s studio also houses and preserves a physical archive of Chicano/Latinx ephemera from the 1970s to the late-1990s, including but not limited to magazines, prison art and letters, posters and flyers from the Los Angeles underground backyard-party and rave scenes of the 1990s.

Guadalupe Rosales holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute Of Chicago. She has exhibited at Museo Universitario Del Chopo (Mexico City), The Gordon Parks Foundation (New York), The Vincent Price Art Museum (Los Angeles), The Kitchen (New York), and Aperture Foundation (New York), and has lectured at various institutions such as UCLA, Yale University, Columbia University, The Getty, The New Museum, MOCA, and The Graduate Center in New York.

Her work has been featured by The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, ArtNews, Artsy, Artforum, Univision and NPR. 

Her forthcoming book will be released next year with One World, Penguin Random House Publishing.

ICP Talks is made possible through generous support from MPB.