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Project:MASA (Mechicano Alliance of Space Artists) was an exhibition series of Latino artists that use cosmic iconography to comment on Meztizo issues, culture and or Chicano consciousness. Melding together the old with the new, the exhibit took both a serious and satirical look at contemporary events dealing with immigration, identity and social justice as they relate to "Chicano Space" at a national and cosmic level.

Project:MASA II video trailer

Project:MASA brought together both established and emerging artists from the East Coast, South Texas, the Southwest and the West Coast. It not only provided a platform for San Antonio-based  artists but also acted as a bridge for creative and intellectual exchange between artists and their communities. The inaugural Project:MASA-I was open call curated by Luis Valderas & Paul Karam. Project:MASA-II & III were curated by Arturo Infante Almeida-Curator to the University of Texas-San Antonio Permanent Collection.

Project:MASA Prototype Catalog Cover

The inaugural Project:MASA-I was open call curated by Luis Valderas & Paul Karam. Project:MASA-II & III were curated by Arturo Infante Almeida-Curator to the University of Texas-San Antonio Permanent Collection.

Project:MASA III video trailer