N@N – Claudia Chagoya: Making Space for Grief

N@N – Claudia Chagoya: Making Space for Grief

March 2, 2023 12:00 pm

Event Details

“Making space for grief” is an artist talk focused on gender violence and the disruption of grieving processes in relation to violent deaths. Chagoya’s artwork invites the community to mourn together and enable social engagement through the contemplation of mourning rituals within an artistic practice.

Claudia Chagoya is an interdisciplinary artist born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and based in Calgary, Canada. She holds an MFA degree from the University of Calgary, and a BFA from Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2022 Chagoya received The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award.

Her artistic practice explores topics related to gender violence and her socio-political background, through the use of materials rooted in Mexican culture tied to various rituals such as: rebozos, salt, copal and sawdust.

Learn more about Chagoya with CADA’s Storytelling Podcast

Nickle at Noon is presented live and in-person in the Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary.

Claudia Chagoya, Unweaving Foundations, 2018. Unraveled Rebozos and copal incense. Image courtesy the artist.


Claudia Chagoya, Novem, 2019. Unraveled rebozos, salt and audio. Image courtesy the artist.


Claudia Chagoya, A Rose for Remembrance, 2021. Incised rose petal encased in resin, red cedar base. Courtesy the artist.