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Uprising of the Spirit by Enrique        Chagoya

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Enrique Chagoya

Uprising of the Spirit by Enrique        Chagoya


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Enrique Chagoya is a Mexican-born painter and printmaker who has been living and working in the U.S. since 1977. His childhood nurse, a Nahua Indian, afforded him an early knowledge of indigenous Mexican traditions. After studying economics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and working in rural development projects, Chagoya, at the age of 24, moved to the United States where he spent his first eight months working with migrant farm laboreres in Texas. Former director of the Galería de la Raza in San Francisco, he has curated exhibitions at the Drawing Center, New York, and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco, among others. His recent shows include the De Young Museum, San Francisco, and David Beitzel Gallery, New York, as well as "American Stories," which traveled to Japan. His book works are represented in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Chagoya is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships,

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