we are longing for a future that will never come
Featuring collaborative works by
Kaitlin Bryson, Madeline Cass, Matea Friend, Emigdio Turner, Rowan Willow
With collaborative performances by
Azure Marie, Diego Medina, Beata Tsosie-Peña, and The ASMartians
February 12th – March 11th, 2022
Reception: February 12, 2022 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents we are longing for a future that will never come, a project featuring a group of artists who collaboratively address the problematic and eroding narrative of a linear “future” of “progress” fueled by consumption, displacement of peoples and species and the commodification of the Earth. This type of future has been misleading, misrepresentative and inherently violent, especially for traditionally marginalized people, land-based peoples, and the Earth. Working entirely together with multi-media – bioart, textiles, performance, sound and video and photographic installation – the artists com/post these narratives to collaboratively com/pose the future they’re longing for. This project centers alternative futures, highlights trans and queer beauty through gender nonconforming expressions while also challenging notions of individuality and the hierarchy of humans as the dominant species. This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
The collective is composed of a group of queer, trans/non-binary and Indigenous artists, scientists, and activists. Kaitlin Bryson (queer artist and mycologist), Madeline Cass (queer multi-disciplinary artist and poet), Matea Friend (non-binary, queer new media artist), Azure Marie (trans/non-binary multidisciplinary artist), Diego Medina (Piro-Manso-Tiwa, artist and educator), Beata Tsosie-Peña (Santa Clara Pueblo environmental and reproductive health and justice organizer and poet), Emigdio Turner (trans/non-binary chemist and sound engineer), Rowan Willow (queer bio artist).
Congratulations to University of New Mexico MFA Candidate Ranran Fan on receiving Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Award! The Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar (EVAS) series offers professional space for a Master of Fine Art graduate student for their final thesis show. The culminating exhibition launches them into their profession as an artist. With the series, we underscore exceptional artists attending regional institutions while highlighting Albuquerque’s innovative contemporary art scene.
Ranran Fan (b. China) is an artist currently based in the US, working in photography, installation, and performance. Ranran earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BS in Biology in Hong Kong, and is pursuing an MFA at the University of New Mexico Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Academy Art Museum, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe Art Institute, Tamarind Institute, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (China), and Incheon Marine Asia Photography and Video Festival (Korea). Ranran has been nominated as a SITE Scholar at SITE Santa Fe (2020). She received several awards including Student Award for Innovations in Imaging at Society for Photographic Education (U.S., 2019), and the Shiseido Photographer Prize at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (China, 2018).
We are pleased to present the catalog for hazel batrezchavez and mk’s incredible exhibition Across the Room From Each Other. The catalog features a forward by sheri crider and an essay by Alicia Inez Guzmán. This book was made possible by Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s Exceptional Visual Artist Scholar Award and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund.
December 10, 2021 – January 14, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, December 10, from 5-7 pm
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents Antonym by SV Randall. Rendering a speculative system of senses as sculptural objects, Antonym examines ocularcentrism and the estranged mechanisms of perception.
The eye reaches out for objects like a lantern, crawling at first, then illuminating, then apparition, entire atmospheres reconstructed, unfurling from contorted knots, tendon to tendril, all limbs and limits reverberating, ricochet, a bell in everything, even absence. This is a site of interface and interference between organ and object.
SV Randall creates work which encompasses a range of media including sculpture, installation, painting, and performance that address the various ways in which objects mutate in nature and function across time. He explores how we situate ourselves in the world; principally highlighting larger issues of social visibility, class structures, technological obsolesce, and spatial politics. In his latest exhibition, SV explores speculative receptors of contact between the individual and the outside world.
SV Randall is an interdisciplinary artist from Buffalo, NY. He received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from VCU and his BFA from Alfred University. His work has been exhibited at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY; the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR; and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez in Mexico. SV is the recipient of the Toby Devin Lewis Fellowship Award and has most recently participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, ME), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (Roswell, NM). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Nikesha Breeze, Collette Marie, Cynthia Cook, Erin Currier, Jodie Herrera, Caroline Liu, Joanna Keane Lopez, Tigre Mashaal-Lively, Anita Rodriguez, Cara Romero, Rose B. Simpson, and Maye Torres
November 5 – 30, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5th, 5-9pm
open Thursdays + Fridays 12-5pm and by appointment
Masks Required at all events
Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents, HERE, an exhibition curated by Jodie Herrera, centering around New Mexican womxn and non-binary artists of color. This exhibition was created to celebrate the great talent and impact that these important artists have contributed. They have been “Here” and will continue to show up with a remarkable and undeniable presence, not only in the visual arts community but in our creative histories of this region and beyond.