Title:[Nicolás González-Medina political prints and other artworks]
Creator/Contributor:González-Medina, Nicolás, creator, artist.
Woodblock prints and other artworks pertaining to political issues such as immigration, Dreamers (DACA recipients), anti-racism,
anti-colonialism and the Black Lives Matter movement. Includes a 2-part hand-painted shield (forming a single image) used
in BLM demonstrations of 2020. One side of shield depicts a black woman with extended hand, from which grows a plant, a banner
held by black acivists with text "Las vidas negras importan", and a cityscape of Oakland, Calif. in background; the other
side is decorated with a collage of multiple copies of a print depicting a masked demonstrator, with text "Juntxs lucha".
Other works feature prominent text usually combined with faces and various Mexican and indigenous design motifs.
1. Can I live / undated -- 2. Migrantes : from Palestine to Tijuana, sin nada que perder / 2018 -- 3. Chinga la Migra (with
cactus) / undated -- 4. Chinga la migra (face) / 2019 -- 5. We are the new ancestors / 2020 -- 6. Decolonize : stop letting
white people decide our future / 2020 -- 7. Black Lives Matter shield (left half) / 2020 -- 8. Black Lives Matter shield (right
half) / 2020 -- 9. Chinga la migra : fuck your borders / 2020 -- 10. Defend DACA / 2020 -- 11. Dreamers have courage / 2019
Emigration and immigration -- 21st century -- Pictorial works
Immigrants -- United States -- 21st century -- Pictorial works
Black lives matter movement -- California -- Oakland -- Pictorial works
Anti-racism -- 21st century
Shields -- Specimens
Title devised by cataloger.
All works signed by the artist.
Nicolás González-Medina political prints and other artworks, BANC PIC 2021.001, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase ; from Nicolás González-Medina ; 2020.
Oakland-based artist and activist (self-described "artivist"); born in Guanajuato, Mexico; immigrated to United States, settling
in Chicago at age 5; moved to California in 2013.
11 items in 5 folders : chiefly woodblock prints ; sheets 132 x 68 cm or smaller
BANC PIC 2021.001--PIC
BANC PIC 2021.001--F folder 1
BANC PIC 2021.001--F folder 2
BANC PIC 2021.001--F folder 3
BANC PIC 2021.001--I
BANC PIC 2021.001