WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga will be featuring in the exhibition, ‘Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today’ at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition will open tomorrow, Thursday June 20th and run until September 15th, 2019.
“Transamerica/n is the country’s first broad survey of contemporary artwork from across North America to explore the construction of identity through gender and outward appearance. Transformative, transcendent, and trans-historical, Transamerica/n breaks down conventional boundaries and celebrates a spectrum of gender identity through individual presentation and societal perception. Transamerica/n showcases artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are deeply committed to exploring shifting definitions of gender identity and bravely testing the limits of self-expression. The exhibition also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which served as a catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement in the U.S. and around the world.”
Athi-Patra Ruga will be showing alongside artists like Catherine Opie, Keith Haring, Sarah Hill, Nan Goldin and Andy Warhol.