Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and is the first member in her family to attend a four-year university. Lopez-Anleu has packed a lot in her four years at UC Santa Cruz. Besides her B.A., she is completing minors in Latin American and Latino studies and History of Consciousness. During her second year, she studied contemporary curatorial practices at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and engaged with different methods of studying art history at UCLA. She also interned at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Broad. These experiences starkly illustrated how limiting the traditional art world can be, and she has dedicated her efforts to bring underrepresented artists from communities of color to the forefront. “I do this in hopes that by seeing art that engages with their identity, communities of color and queer communities of color will arrive at an understanding that art and careers in the arts is not something that is inaccessible to them.
Project: Jocelyn will act as a curatorial and program assistant in preparation for the 2020 exhibition Intergalactics: Against Isolation.