They // Them // Theirs
[ID: A collage of three headshots. 1) a person with bright pink hair and aviator-style glasses touches their face pensively, showing off a ring on one finger. 2) a person with long dark hair and stylish glasses wears a striped turtleneck shirt and looks into the camera. 3) a person with a dark beard and dark curly hair. The tint of the picture gives off a warm, pink glow.]
Rio Grande Delta Carrizo Comecrudo Territory Maiza, and Brownsville, TX
2022 USA Fellow
This award was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Las Imaginistas is a socially engaged art collective building a culture of liberation for all beings. The group is based along the Rio Grande Delta in Estok Gna territory. The group is composed of skyborgs, sociocultural cyborgs working in the interest of nature. They are disruptors, truth-tellers, healers, shape-shifters, and magic makers.
The group received an ArtPlace America national creative placemaking grant, A Blade of Grass Fellowship, and NALAC’s Catalyst for Change Award to foster racial justice. The group’s writings have appeared as part of the Ford Foundation Creative Futures provocations, the Architectural League’s American Roundtable series, and in Shelterforce.
Las Imaginistas is composed of queer, mixed-race, Uto-Aztecan, Mixecan, Chichimeca, and Mayan peoples. Current members are ChristinaMaria Patiño Xochitlzihuatl Tou Tou Soutil Houle (Black Jaguar), Rubén Garza (Ocelot), and Claudia Michelle Serrano (Murciélago).
Portrait photo by Las Imaginistas, ChristinaMaria Patiño Xochitlzihuatl Tou Tou Soutil Houle.