The Visual Culture of Mask Making with Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle

Programmed by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Make your own masks inspired by a variety of visual cultures, with a special focus on Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, which takes place in November. Led by Los Angeles–based curator, artist, and educator Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle, workshop participants will cut, collage, and glue to transform simple materials into unique and creative pieces.

Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle approaches the arts as a critical tool for education and change. Through exhibitions and programming, she is committed to honoring marginalized narratives and facilitating conversation. She has worked with No Longer Empty, the New Museum, and Red Bull Arts, in addition to curating exhibitions independently. Most recently she co-curated make_place, a group exhibition at the New York Immigration Coalition, and curated Consejos de la Isla at Studio 106, a solo show of new work by filmmaker/photographer Reva Santo. As cofounder of Casa Experimental, she led weekly arts workshops with high school students at the Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center.