Sandra de la Loza

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sandra de la Loza approaches art and education as a way of cultivating alternative decolonial knowledge and practices. She returned to Los Angeles after graduating from UC Berkeley three weeks after the riots spurred by the acquittal of police officers on trial for the beating of Rodney King in 1992. For the next decade, she participated in numerous collectively run community centers organized by working class youth of color that approached art as a way to create alternative structures for learning and transformation. From local guerilla interventions to museum exhibitions abroad, de la Loza occupies a variety of sites to simultaneously interrogate underlying power dynamics as she seek ways to enact her/our agency to reshape and redefine the various social cultural and ecological landscapes she/we inhabit.

 

Image: Sandra de la Loza, Joseph Santarromana Action portraits, in Mural Remix as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Initiative 3-Channel Video Installation 2011

Image: Sandra de la Loza, Joseph Santarromana
Action portraits, in Mural Remix as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative
3-Channel Video Installation
2011