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Jazmín Urrea

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Born and raised in Compton and Watts, Jazmín Urrea (b. 1990) received her MFA in Photography and Media from the California Institute of the Arts (2017) and a BFA in Photography from CSU Long Beach (2014). 

Her works have recently been exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Urrea lives and works in South Central Los Angeles. In her practice, Urrea satirizes the gendered symbols and totems prevalent in Latino communities. She incorporates a broad range of mediums and familiar tropes to question negative stereotypes that are still predominant.

 She uses humor, and the inherent absurdity, as a disruptor to critique perceptions, and preconceived notions, about people in low-income neighborhoods. These themes are portrayed through, but not limited to, autobiographical events, junk food, drawings, performance, self-portraiture, video, sculpture, and installations.