Who Are You? exhibit image

On View:
January 17, 2016 - March 13, 2016
The Port to Learning Gallery
(562) 437-1689

The Port to Learning’s inaugural exhibition, Who Are You?, presents works by fourteen local artists in dialogue with pieces from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection. Curated by Gabriela Martínez with Nalini Elias, Who Are You explores the way that we choose to express aspects of our identities through language, clothing, traditions, our diet and our own bodies. With over 30 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures, this exhibition focuses on how artists play with, manipulate and struggle with the various categories that make up our identities while creating a rich visual environment where visitors can reflect on how they transmit or conceal who they are.


Benvenuto Chavajay Kimberly Morris Shuai Fu
Gazelle Samizay Sergio Paniagua Diane Linquata
Nahum Zenil Craig Cree Stone Miguel Alvear
Carlos Garaicoa María Galaviz Arroyo Sir Oliver Kirsch
Ja’Rie Gray Sheila Garrett Rodríguez Doris Salcedo
Norax Ayala Cynthia Herrera Myriam Gurba
Cintia Alejandra Segovia María Guadalupe Verónica Riedel



Single Cell_Myriam

Single Cell_Cintia

Single Cell_Sheila

Single Cell_Kimberly

Single Cell_Gazelle

Single Cell_Jarie Single Cell_Maria Single Cell_Craig

The Artists participating in Who Are You? answered the following prompts to share more about their identities and artistic processes.

  1. What is an “identity”, and what advice can you give someone who is discovering their identity? 
  2. When has your identity been compromised, and what advice can you give someone whose identity is being challenged?
  3. What actions and/or tools do you use to remind yourself about the value of your unique identity?
    How can someone be proud of who they are?



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The Port to Learning is a new gallery space committed to expanding visitors’ understanding of topics central to MOLAA’s mission through interactive educational programming. Coordinated by Gabriela Martínez, Curator of Education at MOLAA, and Nalini Elias, MOLAA’s Education Programs Coordinator, the gallery will present a series of exhibitions and events, organized with members of the community, that provide local artists and emerging curators—of all ages—the opportunity to explore museum careers through hands-on experiences.

Exhibition support provided by: