Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures

  • Black and white double exposure photo of a woman facing the camera, arms crossed. To the left, half a woman is visible, covered by a draping scarf, where her left arm should be connects/melds into the other woman's arm, so they are sort of hugging each other/themselves.

    Christina Fernandez, Untitled Multiple Exposure #4 (Bravo), 1999. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles. 

    This landmark exhibition presents the work of Christina Fernandez, whose photographs and installations explore migration, labor, gender, and her Mexican American identity. Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures surveys over three decades of Fernadez’s most important photographic series and installations.

    Informed by her family’s involvement in the Chicano movement, Fernandez’s conceptual practice has paired aesthetic inquiry with political commitment since the 1990s. Working between portraiture and landscape photography, Fernandez addresses the intersections between the personal and the political as grounded in her immediate community in East Los Angeles and her family’s history of migration. Fernandez’s first monographic museum exhibition invites us to reconsider history, borders, and the lives that cross and inhabit both.

    Exhibition Reading List - Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures

    Compiled by Cassandra Ponce and Jessica Lundin, for Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures on view at SJMA through September 22, 2024.

    Reserve your book by clicking on the format links to pick up a copy to borrow. A selection of these books is available for reference in the exhibition's Reading Area.


    Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures is organized by UCR ARTS and made possible by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for the publication was provided by AltaMed Health Services, and Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. The San José Museum of Art presentation is made possible in part by lead support from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the SJMA Exhibitions Fund, with generous support from Mr. Cole Harrell and Dr. Tai-Heng Cheng, Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese, and McManis Faulkner, and additional support from Diane Jonte-Pace.

    Operations and programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by principal support from SJMA’s Board of Trustees, a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and the Lipman Family Foundation; by lead support from the Adobe Foundation, Toby and Barry Fernald, Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, Tammy and Tom Kiely, Kimberly and Patrick Lin, Sally Lucas, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Skyline Foundation, and the SJMA Director's Council and Council of 100; and with significant endowment support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the San José Museum of Art Endowment Fund established by the Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. 


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