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Zoe Beloff and Eric Muzzy
Presented by Basement Films

Exhibition: April 21 – 27, 2024

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 21 5-8pm 

Artist Talk: Wednesday, April 24, 11:30-1pm during Experiments in Cinema v19.8

Sanitary Tortilla Factory and Basement Films is pleased to present @WORK, a documentary public art project by Zoe Beloff and Eric Muzzy that was created to celebrate the working people of New York. The project gives workers a platform to share their thoughts about their work, their world and their dreams for the future. The project takes on multiple forms of portraiture. From the start Zoe and Eric saw themselves as facilitators. Their first step was to interview each worker. They began the conversation with the words, “we are here for you…”. Subsequently they build the interviews into short films both serious and playful that situates the subject in place and time. Each worker was invited to choose a song that energized them. This exhibition is presented as part of Experiments in Cinema v19.8, Basement Film’s annual international experimental film festival. 

The project includes fourteen life size portrait banners. QR codes link the banners to the films. The final part of the project was a large-scale wall mural and installation at the Electrical Workers Training Center (IBEW Local #3) in New York City.

During the process of interviewing an incredibly diverse group of workers they learned a lot. For one thing if it were not for the contribution of immigrant women, the city would rapidly grind to a halt. This work is inspired by photographs of workers by Walker Evans and Alan Sekula, painted murals by Ben Shahn and the vernacular style of fairground banners. At the same time, they wanted to take these inspirations into the twenty-first century. They hope these images will travel far and inspire new oral histories.  

Artists bios

Zoe Beloff is a visual artist and filmmaker. With a focus on social justice, she draws timelines between past and present to imagine a more egalitarian future. Zoe’s work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings including the Whitney Museum, Site Santa Fe, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and the Pompidou Center in Paris. However, she particularly enjoys working in alternative venues that are free and open to the community. She is a Professor at Queens College.


Eric Muzzy studied documentary filmmaking at Temple University though he started his young professional life peripatetically in a series of pursuits including factory worker, cabinet maker, house builder, deckhand and cameraman. He has worked in the film industry as well as acting as director of photography on independent films. He regularly collaborates with two New York artists, Zoe Beloff and composer and singer Shelley Hirsch. He is also engaged in still photography.


Experiments in Cinema is an annual production of Albuquerque non-profit Basement Films. The annual festival festival, now in its 19th year, showcases artist films from around the world in a week-long festival in April. More at

Experiments in Cinema v19.8 is made possible by support from New Mexico Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Central New Mexico Community College, The Albuquerque Film Office.  @Work was created with support from New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Artist Corp, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Social Practice CUNY and The Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. 

Printed Matter

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Delilah Montoya, Untitled detail, 1985, photographic serigraph

Printed Matter
Delano Garcia, Diego Garcia, Isabel Hees, Malcolm King, Jesse Littlebird, Delilah Montoya, Henry Morales, The Mobile Abolition Library

Exhibition: March 8 – 29, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 5-8 pm. Live printing throughout the evening.

Sanitary Tortilla Factory is pleased to present Printed Matter, a group exhibition organized by Diego Garcia. Showcasing the diverse talents of artists shaping the creative landscape of Albuquerque, this collection of prints delve into the rich world of print media. From traditional printmaking like screen printing, silkscreen, and serigraphs to non-traditional print techniques, Printed Matter offers an exploration of the myriad mediums utilized by today’s artists. Join us for the opening reception, where throughout the evening live printing will infuse the space.

Image left: Diego Garcia, The Aces detail, silkscreen poster series

One Day Closer to Home

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One Day Closer to Home

Students from the Metropolitan Detention Center and Gordon Bernell Charter School in collaboration with Juli Cobb, Amanda Dannáe Romero, sheri crider, and Working Classroom

February 9, 2024 – February 23, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Sanitary Tortilla Factory is proud to present One Day Closer to Home, an exhibition celebrating the artwork, music, and writing made by students at both the Metropolitan Detention Center and Gordon Bernell Charter School (GBCS), facilitated by Amanda Dannáe Romero and sheri crider as part of the year-long residency partnering with Artists at Work & THE OFFICE Performing Arts + Film in New York along with the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts & Culture and Sanitary Tortilla Factory (STF).

Romero was one of four Albuquerque artists selected for the Artists at Work Artist Residency in the New Mexico Borderlands Region cohort for 2022-2023. As part of the residency, Romero was paired with a Cultural Organization, City of Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture) and a Social Impact Initiative partner, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory. Throughout her year-long residency, Romero has worked with sheri crider at STF and the visual arts teacher, Juli Cobb at Gordon Bernell Charter School to develop and facilitate arts and music programming for students at the Metropolitan Detention Center and students at the GBCS North Fourth campus. This exhibition is a culmination of some of the work created throughout this residency. It explores questions and ideas related to social justice, the negative impact of the carceral system, identity, what it means to be ‘home’, and how one can be authentically involved with and supported by their community. 

Romero and crider collaborated with students in the detention center on various workshops that included writing music and lyrics, music production and recording, writing and illustrating zines, drawing, portraits, and photography. This space for self-expression gave students a platform to share their stories and experiences not only about being incarcerated, but about who they are as people. The Gordon Bernell Charter School North Fourth campus offers dynamic, flexible academic programs for students. 

Romero and crider will continue to offer this programming along with developing additional initiatives that include system impacted communities. This will be integrated into Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s ongoing framework and organizational capacity as artist and community advocates. They both look forward to engaging with other system-impacted populations through their programming and to continue to advocate for creative expression for those who are inside the system and create sustainable connections during the transition out of incarceration. 

Mobile Abolition Library Book Drive

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Mobile Abolition Library Book Drive
Friday, December 8th, from 5-8pm,
Sanitary Tortilla Factory
401 2nd St SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

In an ode to generosity and the pursuit of abolition, the Mobile Abolition Library announces a Book Drive, will be held at Sanitary Tortilla Factory on Friday, December 8, from 5-8pm. This initiative aspires to provide multiple copies of books to readers and communities. Bring a book thats on our list or purchase one at the Book Drive to contribute to our library. On view will be the two-person exhibition,  Divine Immanence, embarks on a profound exploration of  identity, and spirituality through photographic works by Apolo Gomez and Delilah Montoya. This exhibition challenges preconceived notions of heaven, female archetypes, and the queer experience through photography. Sanitary Tortilla Factory is pleased to announce the exhibition has been extended and will be on view through the end of December.  

The Mobile Abolition Library is a groundbreaking initiative challenging one-sided narratives surrounding crimes and punishment. This portable library boasts a collection of three hundred books, abolition-centric zines, an abolition seed library, and a digital portrait archive housing incarcerated narratives. Its mission is to transform public spaces into vibrant platforms that amplify marginalized voices while fostering nuanced discussions to envision a more just future.

Bookworks, an esteemed local independent bookstore in Albuquerque, graciously joins hands as our partner for this commendable endeavor. Authors, book enthusiasts, and Abolitionists globally are encouraged to engage by purchasing books for the traveling library.

This ambitious project is the brainchild of the collaborative efforts of sheri crider, Bernadine Hernández, Apolo Gomez, and Martín Wannam, all members of the FRONTERISTXS Collective in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Housed within a specially designed and crafted Ford E Transit, the Mobile Abolition Library is a living archive, encapsulating stories and experiences from impacted communities, migrants, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families. The youth artist Anjelica Abeita (Zia Pueblo) spearheads the digital portrait archive.

The Mobile Abolition Library strives to challenge societal norms and narratives through education, representation, and community engagement. Join us in reshaping the narrative towards a more equitable and inclusive society.

Key supporters: Art for Justice Fund, Bookworks and ACLU New Mexico.

Divine Immanence

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Delilah Montoya, La Llorona in Lillith’s Gardens, detail, photographic mural on canvas, 10’ x 8’

Divine Immanence
Apolo Gomez and Delilah Montoya
November 10 – December 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10 from 5-8 pm

Sanitary Tortilla Factory is proud to present Divine Immanence,  a two-person exhibition that embarks on a profound exploration of  identity, and spirituality through photographic works by Apolo Gomez and Delilah Montoya. This exhibition challenges preconceived notions of heaven, female archetypes, and the queer experience through photography. 

Delilah Montoya’s “La Llorona in Lillith’s Gardens”is a mesmerizing photographic mural that reimagines two archetypal figures, Lillith and La Llorona. Traditionally portrayed as evil spirits, these women have been used to prescribe societal norms for women’s behavior. Montoya’s work provocatively challenges these traditional double standards, infusing these female archetypes with new and empowering meaning.

Gomez’s exploration of spirituality, body, and queerness, in his work creates a compelling dialogue with Montoya’s ability to challenge reimagine archetypal figures. Together, their works collectively challenge viewers to consider the multifaceted nature of identity.

Artist Bios:

Apolo Gomez was born in Austin, TX, and is a queer Chicanx visual artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Now in remission after overcoming a bout with lymphoma, Apolo started photographing and began capturing portraits of his friends and important people in his life. His interdisciplinary practice, encompassing photography and installation, explores themes of person hood, queerness, desire, loss, and their Latinx identity. Gomez’ work has been exhibited at notable venues including the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, CO, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum in Albuquerque, NM. His work has also been published in I-D magazine, Southwest Contemporary, and Elephant magazine. Gomez is represented by Kouri + Corrao Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and currently serve as a Studio Assistant for artists Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman

Delilah Montoya is a self-identified Chicana artist, works and lives in New Mexico.  As an activist artist, she poses herself questions about identity, power, land, borders, gender, community, family.  She is an investigator of histories and lives; her primary subject is the human condition through time and territory as expressed through the lens of being a mestiza, a Chicana, someone who claims a hybrid identity.   Delilah’s work is in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA; Houston Museum of Fine Art; Houston, TX; National Mexican Museum; Chicago, Ill.; The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY;  Albuquerque Museum and the Smithsonian Institute; Washington DC.  Her awards include the USLAF Latinx Fellowship, Artadia Award and the Richard T. Castro Distinguished Professorship.  She is a professor emerita from the University of Houston, College of the Arts.