Malaquías Montoya


Photo/Foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

For the People

A collection of politically-oriented prints by artist Malaquías Montoya, from the collection of Gilberto Cárdenas. This exhibition includes his works: Immigrant’s Dream: The American Response, Texas- Abolish the Death Penalty,  Zapatista, and Salvador. Using his signature poster/mural style, he addresses issues of injustice, empowerment and international struggle, particularly in relation to Chicano and Latino communities in the United States.


Malaquías Montoya was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, raised in California, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He was a Professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA for twelve years; five of which he was also Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department. Since 1989, he has held a professorship at the University of California, Davis, teaching in the Art and Chicano/a Studies departments, and has taught at Stanford and Berkeley. He is best known for his silkscreen prints, which have been exhibited internationally and he is a founder of the social serigraphy movement in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Museo de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 21-30, 2009
  • Country: United States
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