October 5 – October 20

SITE Sharp Gallery


Contributing Artists

Juan Arango Palacios, Moises Salazar

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

Recuerdos explores the complexities that are generated by the re-contextualization of a quinceañera’s cultural celebration within a queer identity. It includes various paintings and sculptures and serves as the performance space for the artists’ quinceañera celebration. The exhibition defies social assumptions about queerness, femme identity, masculine identity, and their cultural identity. It aims to speak on the duality of trauma and joy that the artists have experienced being queer within the Latinx community. It is by focusing on this relationship that Recuerdos explores themes of neglect, self-acceptance, and nostalgia.


Vals: A Performance by Juan Arango Palacios

October 15

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“On October 15th, Join SITE Galleries for Juan Arango Palacios’ quinceañera performance video, VALS, at The video will also be available on the artist’s website:!!

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